Right-wing Journalists Prosecuted for Covering U.S. Capitol Protest Fundraise for 1st Amendment Battle in Court
Journalists Nick Ochs and Nick DeCarlo are raising legal defense funds after being charged with felonies for covering the U.S. Capitol protest as part of their Murder the Media reporting front.
Ochs and DeCarlo believe they are being prosecuted and having their 1st Amendment rights violated because of their political beliefs. Their anti-establishment independent news outlet is an existential threat to the fake news, and the deep state wants to normalize the prosecution of opposition journalists. Ochs has a GiveSendGo platform he is raising funds off of while DeCarlo is collecting money on GoGetFunding.
“Help an American fighting for his life against selective prosecution. Nick Ochs is being threatened with 20 years imprisonment for filming the same events in the same place as mainstream media reporters – who were not arrested. He also the target of vicious leftist and media smears: accusing him of being in the klan and abusing his black wife and mixed son, among other vile lies,” Ochs’ fundraising page states.
“This is where things are at in 2021. Financial censorship has made it almost impossible to raise money to mount a needed legal defense. Please help out if you can. We’re all in this together,” it continues.
DeCarlo released a video defending his journalistic behavior in the U.S. Capitol:
Right now, DeCarlo has raised $5,445 out of his $20,000 goal. He says he needs at least $15,000 to cover his legal defense fees. Ochs has raised $892 and is seeking up to $80,000 from donations as he fights to save his freedom and rebuke the courts on behalf of journalists nationwide.
Big League Politics has reported on how Ochs has been targeted in the past because of his association with the Proud Boys and his unabashed America First political beliefs:
Hawaiian state house candidate Nick Ochs has been removed from the Facebook platform in yet another blatant case of electoral interference by the social media giant.
Ochs, who is running as a Republican for Hawaii House District 22, was removed from Facebook despite never violating the platform’s terms of service. He was presumably banned because of his membership in the Proud Boys, a pro-Trump fraternal organization that is widely slandered as a white supremacist group.
“It was just done without warning and now they’ve interfered with election. My opponent has a huge advantage that I don’t. He can put his message out where people will see it and I can’t and the Democrats are cheering this on,” Ochs told KITV.
The Democrats have cheered on the corporate censorship of their opposition, claiming that Ochs deserved the ban because he does not support transgender children and other LGBTP atrocities.
“This isn’t a political issue, this is a moral issue, this is about what we as a community stand for and we as welcoming people of Hawaii believe in,” said Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, who serves as chairman of the Hawaii Democratic Party.
“I hope the voters know that this does not represent Hawaii values and more importantly that they exercise their right to vote and reject this racism, bigotry, and hateful ideology,” said Ochs’ Democrat opponent Adrian Tam.
Ochs noted that he is in a mixed-race marriage and has no history of racism or bigotry.
“I’m happy to talk to anyone. And again, I am either the world’s worst racist, or I’m not a racist. You have to acknowledge that a white supremacist does not marry a black woman and have a mixed family, that is not what that word means and the people that are throwing it around are disingenuous,” Ochs said.
Ochs spoke with Big League Politics to reiterate his disgust with the entire situation.
“I just find it pretty rich that the same crowd that has the utmost concern about election interference and are complaining it’s a rampant problem do not seem to care that my Facebook account was removed without any violations and without any notice,” Ochs said to Big League Politics.
“Facebook has their so-called “Dangerous Persons” list, and they have elected to put me on it, and it doesn’t matter if my constituents are disenfranchised. Facebook is basically the only place I can reach them and now they will be denied representation and a choice because of this election,” he added.
Ochs and DeCarlo are canaries in the coal mine for the coming regime being instituted by President-imposed Biden against right-wing dissidents. Their legal cases may have major long-term ramifications for the Bill of Rights and Constitution.