Gabbard Blasts Daily Beast for ‘McCarthyite Witch Hunt’ After Piece on Pro-Russia Donors

WFB: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) pounced on The Daily Beast in a fundraising email after the publication highlighted pro-Russia donors supporting her campaign.

Gabbard’s campaign labeled its report a “McCarthyite witch hunt,” according to Mediaite.

The Daily Beast is really scraping the bottom of the barrel in their attempts to ‘get’ Tulsi,” an email from May 19 read.

“This hit piece is an example of the kind of McCarthyist witch hunt made possible by the mainstream media’s role in fomenting the new Cold War with Russia. It stirs up hysteria that makes it easier to push our country into war. It paints patriotic Americans as foreign agents and so-called ‘apologists’ for foreign leaders. And it pushes us to sacrifice our hard won civil liberties at the altar of war,” the email added.

A few days later, her campaign hammered “the mainstream media soap opera hysteria” for spreading the piece.

Gabbard called the report “fake news” during an appearance on ABC’s This Week on Sunday.

The Daily Beast article said Gabbard’s campaign “is being underwritten by some of the nation’s leading Russophiles.”

“Donors to her campaign in the first quarter of the year included: Stephen F. Cohen, a Russian studies professor at New York University and prominent Kremlin sympathizer; Sharon Tennison, a vocal Putin supporter who nonetheless found herself detained by Russian authorities in 2016; and an employee of the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, who appears to have donated under the alias ‘Goofy Grapes,'” the article says.  more here

11 Comments on Gabbard Blasts Daily Beast for ‘McCarthyite Witch Hunt’ After Piece on Pro-Russia Donors

  1. She’s the only viable Candidate that the left has…Apparently

    they are scared sh*tless of Her….It’s good for us though…Keep

    supporting the Crazies You Leftist Loons.

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  2. When ‘Fake News’ is REAL News….what’s the MSM to do? Put on the NPC face and read the talking point memo straight as written. ‘By the Book’ ….just controlled breathing…and stick to The Book.

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  3. The intelligence community will go after her like they did With Trump. They bolt ran on a being anti-war. I think that’s why John Mccain hated Trump, Trump wanted to end McCain’s arming of terrorists.

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  4. I actually think she says intelligent things… She is the ONLY Democrat I can occasionally get my cortex to agree with…

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  5. “… McCarthyist witch hunt made possible by the mainstream media …”

    Are you kiddin me?
    Is this a “refudiation” of the phony Trump collusion “scandal?”
    Are there fissures forming in the nihilist/totalitarian narrative?
    Or do they just assume that their nose-picking sycophants will bob their heads and mutter “uh, yeah, like, uhh, y’know dude …” no matter what they lie about?

    The “mainstream media” needs to look into this.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  6. Because Tulsi is strongly against regime change wars and has called out her own party (2016), they try to smear her by saying she has “Russian support.” THe very day she launched her campaign, NBC put out a hit piece which has since been debunked.

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