In order to compete, OAN has to try and outfox Fox News. So if a story has been fact check and proven false, that doesn’t bother them. They’ll run with it anyway.
This is what happened during a segment that ran Wednesday night with Eric Bolling and Ronna McDaniel. Over the last month or so, a viral story about Nancy Pelosi moving to Florida has spread in Conservative circles. The issue, though, is that the story is completely false.
That didn’t stop the RNC chair from bringing it up. McDaniel said during her spot, “I heard she’s looking for houses in Florida. So maybe Ron DeSantis, you know, is a better governor… than [Gavin] Newsom. But she’s looking for houses in Florida.”
The host then weighed in, “Florida! Of all the places that this woman, all the heartache that she gives Ron DeSantis, and all that disrespect she gives that man, she’s gonna end up being one of his constituents. I guess she may have to vote for him because he’s doing a pretty good job.”
Somehow missed this entire imaginary story https://t.co/LhJgbUUkjW
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 1, 2021
McDaniel continued to push the false story, saying, She likes no income tax. She must like his tax policy. That’s why people go to Florida. That’s why many people go to Florida. Between Newsom and DeSantis, she just chose DeSantis.”
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