Republicans falsely claim that Rachel Maddow pushed “fake news” on Ivermectin and are trying to get it banned from Twitter.
Maddow reported on a doctor in Oklahoma who said rural hospitals were filling up with overdoses of ivermectin, which is a story from a local Oklahoma television station that landed everywhere, including PoliticusUSA.
A hospital system released a statement denying the doctor's claim and Republicans went nuts.
Glenn Greenwald, a regular at Fox News (remember when he got parts of the left to love him?) Tweeted:
Why is this @Maddow viral tweet still spreading a completely bogus story? Why didn't @TwitterSafety add a "DISINFORMATION" label? Why didn't Maddow remove it himself? Why didn't Twitter?
Yes, these are rhetorical questions. https://t.co/xpRtlqvfBr
Republican Senate Candidate / Appalachian Fraud J.D. Vance tweeted:
Alex Jones is a far more reputable source of information than Rachel Maddow.
One of them is censored by the regime. The other is thereby promoted. https://t.co/zPtXWMTQj9
Oh look, Trump grifter Sabastian Gorka is noticed:
Republicans don't just complain. They want Maddow banned.
It's no coincidence that Vance mentioned serial misleading / Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in his tweet. Alex Jones is banned from all social media.
Republicans are still angry about Trump being kicked off Twitter, so they want their own scalp in Maddow.
The problem is, unlike Trump, Maddow didn't spread dangerous misinformation. Ivermectin is not a treatment for COVID. Unlike Trump, Maddow also doesn't use her platform to promote violence.
There is no basis for sanctioning Maddow, but reality is not a strength of the Republican Party.
Rachel Maddow is one of the most powerful voices in the American media.
Republicans can't handle the fact that they inform millions of people every night.
The GOP is threatened by Rachel Maddow, which is why they try to discredit and silence it.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association