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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:06 AM

Local TV stations set to air discredited 'Plandemic' a researcher's conspiracy theory about Fauci

*this is a new low, even for them

New York (CNN Business)Local television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group are set to air a conspiracy theory over the weekend that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, was responsible for the creation of the coronavirus.

The baseless conspiracy theory is set to air on stations across the country in a segment during the program "America This Week" hosted by Eric Bolling. The show, which is posted online before it is broadcast over the weekend, is distributed to Sinclair Broadcast Group's network of local television stations, one of the largest in the country. A survey by Pew Research Group earlier this year showed that local news was a vital source of information on the coronavirus for many Americans, and more trusted than the media overall.

In this week's episode of the show, Bolling spoke with Judy Mikovits, the medical researcher featured in the discredited "Plandemic" video that went viral earlier this year and which was banned from platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Throughout the segment, the on-screen graphic read, "DID DR. FAUCI CREATE COVID-19?"

Bolling also spoke with Mikovits' attorney, Larry Klayman, a right-wing lawyer who also has a history of pushing misinformation and representing conspiracy theorists.

During the interview Mikovitz told Bolling that Fauci had over the past decade "manufactured" and shipped coronaviruses to Wuhan, China, which became the original epicenter of the current outbreak. Bolling noted that this was a "hefty claim," but did not meaningfully challenge Mikovits and allowed her to continue making her case.

(Read More) https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/media/sinclair-fauci-conspiracy-bolling/index.html

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FM123 Jul 2020 OP
Iliyah Jul 2020 #1
exboyfil Jul 2020 #2
dawg Jul 2020 #3
Gothmog Jul 2020 #4
FM123 Jul 2020 #5
Gothmog Jul 2020 #6

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:15 AM

1. Thanks for the heads up . .

This will further put Dr. Fauci and his family in mortal danger. Secret Service is well deserved on his behalf. There has to be a counter, seriously.

Freedom of speech at it's most ugliest.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:53 AM

2. It's libel not freedom of speech

Fauci may be a public figure, but I think he can get over the hurdle.

I hope he sues.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:04 AM

3. Responsible businesses should pull all advertising from Sinclair stations.

This is disinformation that will get people killed. Enough!

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:10 PM

4. Public pressure matters. Don't let up.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:59 PM

5. Yes! I am so glad they got push back for this. We can't let up...

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Response to FM123 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:02 PM

6. We can not let up

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