(FreedomBeacon.com)- In a recent article, the Ohio Capital-Journal reported that a coalition of current and former state and local leaders around the country held a panel discussion on how to combat the “conspiracy theories and baseless voter fraud claims” and fight back against “misinformation” while “holding election deniers accountable.”
The writer quotes several state officials, including Michigan’s Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who express their concern over how many candidates running for office in 2022 have “promoted false election claims” about the 2020 election.
According to the article, in 24 states, there are as many as 51 candidates running for governor in 2022 who have questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. Likewise, in 30 state attorney general races, 11 candidates running in ten states are *GASP* “election deniers.”
The writer of the article, someone named Marley Parish, warns that with the “rise in far-right media outlets” who are “promoting false information” and “giving election deniers a platform,” voters are getting lost in even more election “disinformation.” Parish makes a point of specifically singling out two “far-right” outlets in particular: One America News Network and the click-bait site The Gateway Pundit.
Parish then notes that during the panel discussion, Michigan’s Jocelyn Benson claimed that misinformation “metastasizes into real threats and violent rhetoric targeting our elections” and “election officials.”
Well, the Gateway Pundit was BIG MAD that this article mentioned them specifically as a source of election misinformation.
In a post in response, The Gateway Pundit was quick to point out that the Ohio Capital-Journal is one of the outlets linked to the leftwing group Arabella Advisors. Arabella Advisors is funding so-called “unbiased” local news outlets that are, in reality, completely biased. These outlets are pretty much local versions of Media Matters hiding behind a sheen of providing legitimate “news.”
That is a valid point to make.
At the same time, in its outrage over the article, the Gateway Pundit inadvertently claimed that it was Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson who called out One America News and the Gateway Pundit specifically.
But it was the article’s writer, Marley Parish who singled them out, not Benson.