Right-wing website apologizes to Dominion for lying about voter fraud conspiracy
It has begun.
The right-wing site “American Thinker” has posted a long apology to Dominion, the company accused of orchestrating massive voter fraud in the 2020 election.
It’s pretty unequivocal, I added emphasis:
We received a lengthy letter from Dominion’s defamation lawyers explaining why they believe that their client has been the victim of defamatory statements. Having considered the full import of the letter, we have agreed to their request that we publish the following statement:
American Thinker and contributors Andrea Widburg, R.D. Wedge, Brian Tomlinson, and Peggy Ryan have published pieces on www.AmericanThinker.com that falsely accuse US Dominion Inc., Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., and Dominion Voting Systems Corporation (collectively “Dominion”) of conspiring to steal the November 2020 election from Donald Trump. These pieces rely on discredited sources who have peddled debunked theories about Dominion’s supposed ties to Venezuela, fraud on Dominion’s machines that resulted in massive vote switching or weighted votes, and other claims falsely stating that there is credible evidence that Dominion acted fraudulently.
These statements are completely false and have no basis in fact. Industry experts and public officials alike have confirmed that Dominion conducted itself appropriately and that there is simply no evidence to support these claims.
It was wrong for us to publish these false statements. We apologize to Dominion for all of the harm this caused them and their employees. We also apologize to our readers for abandoning 9 journalistic principles and misrepresenting Dominion’s track record and its limited role in tabulating votes for the November 2020 election. We regret this grave error.
Maybe this has something to do with their apology:
This one website just had a small part in the self-radicalization of the right, but this is what led to us losing the Senate to the Democrats, this is why Trump still hasn’t conceded, this is why those scumbag violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol, and this why people are still defending them. This pathetic, idiotic, conspiracy theory based on nothing but insinuation, rumor, and easily retweeted lies.
And we are all at least a tiny bit complicit in this stupidity. Some of us more than others.
BUT THE APOLOGY WON’T MATTER.
The gullible populace is already self-radicalized and self-stupified. They will come up for some idiotic excuse for why this happened. The website was compromised. They were blackmailed. They were extorted. This just proves how eeeeevil Dominion really is.
It will never end, because we did this to ourselves.
And there are a vast multitude of unethical grifters on the right STILL happy to lie to their gullible audience as long as the venmo and the patreon payments keep rolling in. It’s pathetic.
And we deserve it.
Update: We really should have listened to this intelligent smart fella.