…what Jen Psaki said was…false. So was the statement from HHS. And the posts from Rupar and other Twitter libs. And WaPo. And supposedly independent fact checkers, several of which are trusted by Facebook to police speech on its platform.
“They were never a part of the kit, it was inaccurate reporting.” Those were White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s words earlier this year when she was asked about reporting that a new “harm reduction” grant program from the federal government allowed taxpayer dollars to end up putting free crack pipes in the hands of addicts.
Former Vox “journalist” Aaron Rupar pounced on behalf of Democrats and tweeted furiously that the claim was a “lie,” “false,” nothing more than “Fox News-fueled hysteria,” and “total BS!” then used his tweets to hawk subscriptions to his Substack.
The Daily Beast laid blame for the narrative with a “false” report in The Washington Free Beacon. The Washington Post fact-checked the claim and concluded that “no,” the Biden program wouldn’t see crack pipes given to addicts.
The self-appointed arbiters of truth at Snopes rated the claims made by The Beacon, Townhall, Fox News, and concerned lawmakers “mostly false” before subsequently changing their rating to “outdated.” USA Today debunked the claim. So did CNN and Politifact. more
Washington Free Beacon –> Crack pipes are distributed in safe-smoking kits up and down the East Coast, raising questions about the Biden administration’s assertion that its multimillion-dollar harm reduction grant program wouldn’t funnel taxpayer dollars to drug paraphernalia.
The Ministry of Truth was hardest hit.