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MSNBC’s Stengel Claims First Amendment ‘Doesn’t Protect False Speech About a Virus’

Posted on 21 May 2020

For all of CNN’s conspiracy theories, juvenile news coverage, and lack of accountability on the left, MSNBC has had many of the same issues. On Thursday’s Deadline: White House, host Nicolle Wallace and former Obama official Richard Stengel flaunted their opposition to the First Amendment, equating President Trump’s pandemic rhetoric to Chinese disinformation campaigns. But even more sinister came from Stengel, who falsely claimed that “the First Amendment doesn’t protect false speech about a virus or a false speech that endangers the health” of social...