by Peter Barry Chowka
The conservative journalist’s incarceration didn’t stop her new documentary film from being seen by millions of viewers online
New media reporter Millie Weaver is scheduled to have her first court hearing this morning after a weekend in jail following her arrest last Friday. Weaver’s arrest came on the eve of the release of her 82-minute documentary Shadow Gate that is an exposé of the Deep State with the assistance of two individuals identified as whistleblowers. Her arrest and incarceration in the Portage County Jail in Ravenna, Ohio immediately raised suspicions that she was being subjected to a scary new level of intimidation and censorship.
Millennial Millie, as Weaver is known, is a conservative rising star on the new and alternative media landscape, having worked as a reporter and contributor for Infowars since 2012 and lately on her own, as well. She has developed a loyal following and there is widespread interest in the outcome of the legal case against her.
Millie Weaver in Shadow Gate
Heavy dot com succinctly summarized the case.
The fate of Shadow Gate at YouTube
A clarification courtesy of heavy dot com: Preliminary reports that the charges against Weaver and Wince were “secret” are a result of the fact that “in Ohio, a ‘secret indictment’ simply means the indictment is sealed until after the accused has been arrested.”
The Portage County Jail where Weaver and Wince are being held has been the subject of investigations by both media and official bodies for a range of alleged complaints and problems. The Portage County Record-Courier, in an article published Jan. 25, 2020, “FBI ‘looking into’ Ohio county jail,” mentioned a long list of violent abuses reported at the facility. After reading some of the articles about the jail that have been published recently, it is disconcerting to imagine what Weaver and Wince may be experiencing during their stay there.
Milli Weaver in a video call from jail, Sunday August 16, 2020 Photo by Tore via Infowars
Later today, the picture of what’s going on with Weaver and Wince will hopefully be clearer, assuming they get their day in court. The hearing is scheduled for 11 AM EDT. Meanwhile, the fate of journalistic critiques of the Deep State and the ability of Americans to watch and read these critiques remain in serious doubt.
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