Washington Post writer Talia Lavin accused "many figures on the right," including "fast-talking far-right pundit Ben Shapiro" of spreading rumors that "evoked the specter of a war between Islam and the West" in the wake of last week's Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
When Shapiro called out Lavin for what he called "the sheerest form of disgusting bulls***" and challenged the Washington Post to "fix this nonsense," Media Matters jumped on the opportunity to join the attack against Shapiro.
This, from @chick_in_kiev, in The Washington Post, is the sheerest form of disgusting bulls***. I blamed no one for… https://t.co/lGZhOtzUY7— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1555444437.0
"F*** you and the burro you rode in on," the self-proclaimed "progressive media watchdog"
Media Matters followed up on their profane tweet by defending Lavin, who goes by @chick_in_kiev on Twitter, claiming that the "great writer" has been subjected to right-wing harassment "for the better part of a year."
Lavin resigned from her position as "fact-checker" for the New York Post in June 2018, after falsely accusing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent of having a Nazi tattoo.
In the latest episode of "Pseudo-Intellectual," host Lauren Chen took a closer look at Media Matters for America, David Brock's not-for-profit "dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."
"What is this organization [Media Matters] that, in response to Ben Shapiro clarifying fake news written about him, would say 'F*** you'? And not only that, but go on to defend the writer of said fake-news piece, who also as it turns out has a history of wrongfully calling people Nazis?" Chen asked.
Watch the video below to hear Lauren break down this ironic example of left-wing fake news and smear tactics:
“Progressive" Watchdog LIES & SLANDERS Conservatives youtu.be
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