MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell showed that he’s not above posting “fake news” as long as it helps his leftist agenda. On Sunday morning he spread this video that supposedly shows a Muslim girl beating up a boy who tried to pull her burkha off.
The dude tried to knock her hijab off, she gave him a hard lesson.. pic.twitter.com/IgF5u2R5Lt
— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) January 15, 2017
Here it is on his Twitter account:
But the story is fake, according to school officials who looked into the matter and interviewed the kids involved:
A video posted Friday afternoon to Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook purportedly showing a Muslim student at Washburn High School using her fists to exact revenge on a boy who tugged her hijab is fake, a Minneapolis schools spokesman said Saturday.
The video, titled “Welcome to Washburn,” has gone viral since it was posted to Facebook, with more than 6.5 million views, more than 161,000 shares and more than 29,000 comments — many supporting the girl, who appears to be defending herself.
Even if it had been real, it would have been irresponsible of O’Donnell to spread it without a link showing it’s true. It’s that much more absurd that he would spread it without any proof of the explanation when it’s false.
Guess what, idiot, that’s EXACTLY how “fake news” gets spread. This is happening on the right too as scumbag alt-right people spread videos of violence and lie that they’re about Muslim immigrants when they’re not. But lying is wrong no matter what agenda it serves.
Fake news strikes again. https://t.co/mNlN0eM2sh
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) December 29, 2016
Get a brain, moran.