Media Becomes Triggered After Kayleigh McEnany Fact Checks Twitter Over Mail-In Ballot Fraud Claims

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)



My RedState colleague Nick Arama wrote earlier today about how Twitter is now “fact checking” President Trump’s tweets, starting with two he posted on Tuesday about how mail-in ballot voting is ripe for fraud, and has the potential of “rigging” the 2020 presidential election.

As Nick noted, a number of high-profile conservatives fact checked Twitter in response, debunking their erroneous claim that Trump’s statements about voting by mail were “unsubstantiated.”

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was another who pushed back hard against Twitter’s dismissal of Trump’s remarks on mail-in ballots, posting a series of tweets on the issue. Here are a few of them:


Naturally, this triggered “journalists” like Tampa Bay Times political editor Steve Contorno, who rushed to find out whether or not McEnany has ever voted by mail. As it turns out, she has – which was more than enough for other reporters to declare Contorno’s find as a “great catch” (read: “gotcha”):


Except …. was it?


Last one nailed it.

BTW, McEnany did issue a statement in response to the “report” on her voting habits:

“Absentee voting has the word absent in it for a reason. It means you’re absent from the jurisdiction or unable to vote in person. President Trump is against the Democrat plan to politicize the coronavirus and expand mass mail-in voting without a reason, which has a high propensity for voter fraud. This is a simple distinction that the media fails to grasp.”

Our media firefighters either do not know the difference between a voter actually requesting a ballot be mailed to them vs. the state just mass mailing ballots to the names and addresses on their voter rolls, or do know the difference but are deliberately conflating the two anyway because Orange Man Bad.

Either way, it’s not a good look, and it most certainly is not “journalism.”


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