Marjorie Greene Embarrasses Herself With CPAC Saturday Spazz-Out

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As criticism for the virulent destructiveness associated with the Republican Party continues to mount, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is sticking right to her ideological nonsense. After a late-night vote against a COVID-19 economic relief package that she described as a “waste,” Greene headed to Florida, where she was slated to participate in an event associated with the ongoing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). On Saturday, she posted an angry and belligerent screed against the mainstream media, which she indirectly characterized as “anti-American” — and this kind of existential fearmongering directly ties into real-world consequences like the rioting at the Capitol last month.

Heated, cultish rhetoric can have serious consequences, and Greene is, by all appearances, hoping to essentially incite her followers into virulent hatred of the media. She petulantly posted as follows:

‘If you are a fiction writer, conspiracy theorist, or actor, who has hard left progressive/communist radical beliefs against America, then YOU should apply to work in the mainstream media.’

Greene is fueling this cultish resentment against the mainstream media with what amounts to a fairy tale. There is no real evidence that there’s some kind of epidemic of “fiction writing” against Republicans within the mainstream media ecosystem.

It’s right-wing outlets like Fox News, One America News, and Newsmax that have faced actual evidence of their rampant on-air lying. Recently, Smartmatic — a voting technology company — filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against defendants including Fox News over the network’s platforming of claims that the company was involved in the imaginary scheme to rig the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden. After that lawsuit, Fox abruptly cancelled the show hosted by Lou Dobbs, who was another one of the named defendants, so not only is there no evidence of some kind of conspiracy to make up stories about Trump, it’s Trump’s allies in the media who have been caught spreading actual lies!

On Saturday, Greene also posted a laughably belligerent tweet complaining about restrictions on indoor gatherings in D.C. Florida, where Greene headed on Saturday and where Trump ally Ron DeSantis is in charge as governor, doesn’t have similar restrictions in place, and Greene touted this difference on Twitter — where she did not mention the fact that over 30,000 Floridians are dead of COVID-19.

See Twitter’s response below:

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