Republicans Continue Making False Pelosi Attack Claims

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Republicans Continue Making False Pelosi Attack Claims, The son of the former president, Donald Trump Jr., is making jokes online about it. On Monday, Dinesh D’Souza, the director of the debunked movie “2000 Mules,” which was about the 2020 election, accused the San Francisco Police Department of concealing the truth.

The Republican representative from Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene, claimed that the “same mainstream media democrat activists” who questioned former President Donald J. Trump’s ties to Russia were now suppressing Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter.

The reason was that Mr. Musk removed a post that had a link to a publication that had previously reported Hillary Rodham Clinton’s demise during her 2016 presidential campaign.

Following the attack on Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by an intruder who yelled, “Where is Nancy?” a slew of Republicans and conservatives have peddled irrational conspiracy theories regarding the attack and its causes.

These views have already permeated the Republican mainstream, despite the fact that the police have not yet released a full account of the events surrounding the incident. Despite the fact that many Republican politicians condemned the violence, some at the very least allowed and in some cases even applauded an attack on a political rival’s spouse.

The deception “isn’t just political,” according to Angelo Carusone, president and CEO of the liberal charity Media Matters for America. “It’s bigger and deeper than that. Really, they are rethinking and changing.

Fears have been raised about the rise of political violence against elected officials following the attack on Mr. Pelosi in the couple’s San Francisco home early on Friday morning. It appears that this violence is increasingly motivated by a poisonous concoction of extremism, hate, and paranoia that is readily available online.

In the days leading up to the attack, the attacker, 42-year-old David DePape, wrote a number of notes that seemed to indicate he had been influenced by right-wing conspiracy theories and antisemitism online. Some of the flurry of comments made by others challenging the facts surrounding the incident seemed designed to divert attention away from Mr. DePape’s viewpoints.

Top Republican legislators abstained from participating in spreading false information about the attack, but few also spoke out against it. The party was specifically cited by Mrs. Clinton, the former first lady, and senator who lost the 2016 election to Mr. Trump, for promoting “hatred and crazy conspiracy theories.”

When contacted for comment, Fox News did not offer any.

The attack on Ms. Pelosi was covered in a variety of ways, first as a fairly plain crime report, then as a result of Democratic “soft-on-crime” policies, and ultimately as a mystery with murkier undercurrents that could not yet be revealed.

During “The Big Sunday Show,” Fox News contributor David Webb advised viewers to “look for what’s missing and what doesn’t add up.”

According to Mr. Carusone, the network, like the Republican Party, showed deference to the most radical voices in the right-wing media ecosystem that both organizations support.

Right-wing fever swamps were instantly overrun with this, he claimed.

The inability to feel any pity for an elderly victim just because of his connections to a person frequently demonized on the other end of the political spectrum, he claimed, was at the heart of the disinformation frenzy.

For years, conservatives have portrayed detractors like Ms. Pelosi and others as cartoon supervillains. She was frequently referred to as “Crazy Nancy” by Mr. Trump.

Even under the most obvious circumstances, according to Mr. Carusone, “they’re very reluctant to provide them any consolation or assistance” because doing so runs counter to the general belief that they are supervillains and as such deserve it.