MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin ratcheted up the fear-mongering during an 11:00 a.m. segment where he claimed there were “armed militias” and “white nationalist groups” at the gub right rally in Richmond:
Fake News is bad enough, but this is dangerous rhetoric from MSNBC!
“This is the scene in Richmond. armed militia, white nationalist groups from all over the country taking part on MLK day.”
FAKE NEWS -> @MSNBC's @CraigMelvin who just claimed that "thousands" of "white nationalists" and "militia groups" are "swarming the state capitol in Richmond" (along with "guns rights activists") #2A #LobbyDay2020 #VirginiaRally pic.twitter.com/9cgymITqe4
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 20, 2020
Melvin was called out on social media for his lies.
A video of an attendee at the rally saying that the media is mischaracterizing those at the gun rally:
Such liars. https://t.co/5ZI3gag8kJ
— MonicaRae ❤️🇺🇸 (Minds/Gab: MonicaRae) (@IamMonicaRae) January 20, 2020
Democrats claiming President Trump’s supporters are divisive should check out Melvin trying to push a racist false narrative.
More often than not, it’s the fake news from CNN or MSNBC that plants the seeds of discord.