Here’s the thing: If Twitter is seriously going to put news stories like the Hunter Biden hard drive exposé behind warnings or even block links to the article, they’re going to be very busy, because there’s a lot of fake news and misinformation out there.
Richard Grenell is calling on people to report as fake news an NBC News story about gay couples racing to get married over fears that same-sex marriage will be made illegal. “The Supreme Court’s rightward tilt has some LGBTQ couples rushing to the altar,” NBC News writes.
This is NOT true and reckless misinformation. Please report it. https://t.co/j8ALszFVfO
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 29, 2020
Always count the sources. The piece, by Dan Avery, first says that “some” LGBTQ Americans are worried about the future of same-sex marriage. It then reports that “a number” of couples are rushing to the altar for fear of the right to same-sex marriage being reversed. The reporter talks with one pastor who says they organized “a series” of wedding ceremonies after Amy Coney Barrett was recommended by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
And of course, the piece goes into Barrett’s “lifelong association with the insular Christian community People of Praise,” which has also “raised alarms” — with hysterical liberals.
How sad to use such fear against folks. ??? to overcome the fake craziness
— Carlene Baker (@cbmtfly) October 29, 2020
For all Twitter’s “fact checking” onslaught; there is no avenue to report a tweet that is untrue and dangerous.
— Ron Scribner (@ronscr) October 29, 2020
NBC is just terrible.
— Cael Fielding ??? (@CaelFielding) October 29, 2020
Even if there was any truth to it, it's kind of ridiculous to assume that any changes would come with a grandfather clause.
— Small Metal Owl (@SmallMetalOwl) October 29, 2020
Never thought I’d miss the ‘throwing granny over the cliff’ hysteria…good times…@RichardGrenell
— Lady Goodman (@LadyGoodman3) October 29, 2020
I mean, are they afraid they won’t be able to sue Christian bakers or caterers for not wanting to participate? I don’t see anything other than protecting people religious rights ever being brought before the court. What am I missing?
— Hands off the Boomer (@charlietrips) October 29, 2020
It is the same story every election. It is also utter bullshit.
— RebekahLeigh (@RebekahLeigh79) October 29, 2020
I’m old enough to remember Iowa allowing same sex marriage despite the Obama Administration
— Colby Covfefengton (@QCNerd) October 29, 2020
In 2008 a gay screenwriter client of mine in LA said he couldn't vote McCain because McCain would "put gays in ovens." The only thing Democrats offer Americans is fear mongering. Sad.
— Hollywood Resistance ?????? (@BettinaViviano) October 29, 2020
Yeah, that's some bullshit. Thats as "fake news" as it gets.
— Dan White (@bwomped) October 29, 2020
NBC is fearmongering. Don't buy into it.
— Marilyn (@rchattermatters) October 29, 2020
I just reported as well. This is classic election interference with false information. If @jack was fair then this should be flagged as misinformation.
— westcoastnats (@westcoastnats1) October 29, 2020
Fear porn is currency.
— mindstream (@Mindstream) October 29, 2020
NBC thinks news is reporting some people's fears and amplifying them. This is not news. That is manipulaiton.
— jchap2k1 (@jchap2017) October 29, 2020
Thank you Grenell. So much disinformation across the board – on all things.
— Rhonda Thompson (@rhondaathompson) October 29, 2020
Now maybe we could get Twitter to go back and fact-check all the leftist fear-porn stories about President Trump refusing to leave the Oval Office if he loses.
‘Anonymous source would be more reliable’: Richard Grenell calls fake news on Trump campaign being broke https://t.co/LPQ7Dxiozp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 27, 2020