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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 07:27 PM

Just got hit with a RWNJ talking point ...

Breitbart is pushing the story; I sent a query to Snopes.

Here's coverage of the story from "telesur", a source I admit I'm not familiar with:


Far-right Media Uses Female Genital Mutilation Ruling to Attack Muslim Legislator

Published 24 November 2018


Breitbart News accused newly elected Somali-American congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, of being against an anti-female genital mutilation bill.

Using a controversial ruling against a federal ban on female genital mutilation, Breitbart News falsely accused newly elected United States congresswoman Ilhan Omar a Black and Muslim woman of “arguing against a 2017 bill in her state that increased penalties for female genital mutilation.”

The "news" was shared by many far-right voters through social media, prompting Omar to show she had actually voted in favor of the bill. "I am perplexed by the number of “reporters” who are so allergic to the truth and maybe reading," the congresswoman tweeted in rebuttal, "Do better, just do better!"

The far-right media organization, known for stoking xenophobia and white nationalism, has yet to take down the article. Instead, it included the following text at the bottom of the article, which keeps the same headline: "Update: While she argued against the bill, Omar ultimately voted for it. The article has been updated to reflect that fact."

The accusation follows a Tuesday ruling by a U.S. federal judge declaring a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) unconstitutional.

more: https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Far-right-Media-Uses-FGM-Ruling-to-Attack-Muslim-Congresswoman-20181124-0012.html

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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 07:29 PM

1. Breitbart philosophy:

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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