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Right-wing media’s talking points about Trump’s indictment for fake electors plot have little basis in reality

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2023
From The Left
Media Bias, Media Watch, Media Industry, Donald Trump, Trump Indictment, Right-wing Media
Andrea Austria / Media Matters

In response to Donald Trump’s federal indictment for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, right-wing media have embarked on a smear campaign against the entire investigation, spreading misleading and baseless myths to obscure the nature of the charges and the evidence being presented against the disgraced former president. 

Since the indictment was filed, Trump’s lawyers and right-wing media have offered flailing defenses and pro-Trump spin, as well as falsehoods about the charges.

MYTH: Trump was indicted for believing the election was stolen, which violates his free speech rights.

Right-wing media figures have claimed that...

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