The newest salvo from the left within the ongoing ‘unpersoning’ of anybody (on the suitable) who questions election integrity fell flat on its face in lower than a day.
On Tuesday, the New York Times framed a narrative circulating on the suitable over a software program firm’s reference to the Chinese Communist Party as a “proper-wing conspiracy idea.”
“At an invite-solely convention in August at a secret location southeast of Phoenix, a gaggle of election deniers unspooled a brand new conspiracy idea in regards to the 2020 presidential consequence,” was the Times’ unique lede (through the Daily Caller).
In it, the Times wrote that “proper-wing” election deniers in Arizona had fabricated a conspiracy idea that election software program firm Konnech had secret ties to the CCP, and was passing them info on round two million US ballot employees.
“In the 2 years since former President Donald J. Trump misplaced his re-election bid, conspiracy theorists have subjected election officers and personal firms that play a significant function in elections to a barrage of outlandish voter fraud claims,” reads the article. “But the assaults on Konnech show how far-proper election deniers are additionally giving extra consideration to new and extra secondary firms and teams. Their claims typically discover a receptive on-line viewers, which then makes use of the assertions to boost doubts in regards to the integrity of American elections.”
The subsequent morning, Konnech govt Eugene Yu was arrested for the alleged theft of ballot employees’ private info.
Monday: New York Times publishes story flattening loopy proper-wing conspiracy theories about voting software program firm. Tuesday: New York Times experiences firm CEO has been arrested. Read this: https://t.co/5Jg9KziRNI Then this: https://t.co/pJTlI05Mwu pic.twitter.com/PKYuouspEC
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 5, 2022
What a distinction a day makes.
Day 1: Those loopy rightwingers preserve peddling this loopy conspiracy idea
Day 2: …which seems to be true
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) October 5, 2022
The New York Times. Never neglect. https://t.co/0jZ3SZ4wPP pic.twitter.com/YwFQXl6XF6
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 5, 2022