Watch: Former Dem Rep Blasts Dishonesty of 'Conservative Media,' Immediately Lies
Former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland, who appeared Tuesday on MSNBC to discuss former special counsel Robert Mueller’s then-upcoming testimony to Congress, did a very good job demonstrating the hypocrisy of the left.
Edwards got a good taste of her foot after MSNBC played an interview with a woman who had attended pro-impeachment, Republican-turned-independent Rep. Justin Amash’s town hall in May.
“I was surprised to hear there was anything negative in the Mueller report at all about President Trump,” the woman said. “I hadn’t heard that before, and I mainly listen to conservative news.”
Edwards then pounced at the chance to bash right-leaning news outlets.
“It’s not surprising to me that given that woman and others’ limited knowledge coming from conservative media, she comes up with that conclusion,” she said, “And it’s notable, I think, that tomorrow Fox News, for example, is not airing the Mueller testimony at all.”
Fox News did, in fact, air the testimony on Wednesday and had been promoting its coverage for some time.
Host Stephanie Ruhle, to her credit, jumped in to set the record straight, as the Washington Free Beacon noted.
“Actually, I don’t believe that’s true. I think they are going to air it,” she told Edwards.
“Oh, OK. I misunderstood that,” Edwards responded, seemingly scrambling to recover her credibility.
She likely fell victim to a viral rumor started by MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance, who claimed Sunday on Twitter: “Fox isn’t showing Mueller’s testimony Wednesday. Trump is afraid of what will happen if his base gets to hear Mueller’s testimony for themselves.”
Vance has since deleted the tweet and offered an underwhelming excuse for outright lying to her nearly 340,000 followers.
The Associated Press reported that her post had garnered almost 10,000 retweets before being taken down.
I’ve deleted an earlier tweet I intended ironically, but that some took as factual regarding Fox news coverage of Mueller’s testimony. My apologies to anyone I confused. I don’t like to delete tweets but that seems a better course than unintentionally misinforming people.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) July 21, 2019
“I’ve deleted an earlier tweet I intended ironically, but that some took as factual regarding Fox news coverage of Mueller’s testimony,” she wrote in a followup post. “My apologies to anyone I confused. I don’t like to delete tweets but that seems a better course than unintentionally misinforming people.”
Vance, a prominent media personality, seemed genuinely shocked that people would take her words at face value. Even Joyce Vance thinks Joyce Vance is “fake news.”
Since she doesn’t seem to know what “ironically” actually means, one only need to point her to the clip of Edwards, which fits the definition of “irony” like a glove.
In the middle of a baseless attack against what she believes to be dishonest “conservative media,” Edwards perpetuated a fake news story and was chastised even by the friendly left-leaning media.
Honesty is the most basic journalistic standard, and even left-wing bias would be (slightly) more tolerable if establishment media outlets were at least upfront about it.
Nevertheless, they won’t admit it, so they’ll continue to spout nonsense like this and issue half-hearted pseudo-apologies.
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