Right-wing outlet cuts off CPAC broadcast to disown conspiracy theories about the 2020 election
The 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference, underway on Thursday, is being covered by Right Side Broadcasting — a conservative media outlet founded in 2015. During a panel discussion that Right Side was covering, speakers promoted the debunked claim that former President Donald Trump really won the 2020 election — inspiring Right Side to cut away with an emphatic disclaimer.
Obviously hoping to shield Right Side from legal liability, a host jumped in and told viewers, "There's a lot of sensitive topics being talked about right now. We want everyone to do their own research in regards to what they're talking about in this discussion right now —anything with the election, anything like that. It's important to do your own research."
Wow. Right Side Broadcasting cut away from the big lie CPAC panel discussion so hosts could read a disclaimer prote… https://t.co/QGOMXXsFo5— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1614358501.0
The reporter's colleague seconded that, saying, "Absolutely….. Although we are broadcasting these speakers — we want to provide you with that — it does not that mean we necessarily believe or support all of their beliefs."
Recently, voting technology companies have filed major lawsuits against people on the right who pushed debunked conspiracy theories and falsely accused them of helping President Joe Biden steal the election. Dominion Voting Systems, for example, has filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
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