Fox News commentator, author and former NRATV host Dan Bongino has accused Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay of running a fake news story about his departure from the online television network.
“This story is absolutely untrue and the “reporter” knows it. He texted me on Friday, after hearing I DECLINED A GENEROUS RENEWAL OFFER, this ‘Heard you didn’t renew with NRATV.’ Yet, he lied & wrote I was ‘dropped’ and liberal imbeciles immediately ran with it. This is fake news,” Bongino said, quoting a Tweet from Markay in which Markay linked to his story.
He followed up with a Tweet showing text messages from Markay inquiring about the alleged “cancellation.” Bongino did not respond to Markay’s texts.
The screenshots suggest that Markay was aware of the renewal offer that Bongino referenced, but Markay cited two anonymous sources in his story claiming that Bongino’s show was cancelled.
Bongino demanded a retraction and promised a story on his site, which presumably will counter Markay’s claim.
Asawin Suebsaeng, who contributed to Markay’s report, took a shot at Bongino, too.
“The Daily Beast had never heard he declined a generous offer of any kind, so Dan is (shocking!) splitting hairs here and calling a completely accurate story (Read. It.) ‘fake news’ because why not?” he said.
The Daily Beast had never heard he declined a generous offer of any kind, so Dan is (shocking!) splitting hairs here and calling a completely accurate story (Read. It.) “fake news” because why not? https://t.co/qWXqgf3gyF
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) December 10, 2018
Bongino fired back.
“Fake news ‘reporter’ writes I was ‘dropped’ after his fake news co-author texts me saying he heard ‘I DIDN’T RENEW,’ and now he’s desperately trying to unwind his bullshit. These idiots dunk on themselves,” he said.
Markay is notorious for playing fast and loose with the truth. Earlier this year, he smeared Students for Trump, claiming that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was desperately trying to figure out why the organization had not provided information about its “financial backers.” In reality, the group had no financial backers or revenue stream. It was briefly a registered PAC before canceling its status as such.
Last month, Markey recycled a Big League Politics story from July and slapped an “exclusive” tag on it. He did not remove the tag once BLP alerted him to the fact that he was four months behind on the “news.”
Markay did not immediately respond to a comment request about the Bongino story.
CANCELLED: Conservative Gatekeeper Caleb Hull Has Racial Slur Laden Tweets Exposed After Joining Leftist Witch Hunts Against ‘America First’ Movement
Some poetic justice for Mr. Hull.
Faux-conservative gatekeeper Caleb Hull, who has attacked many prominent ‘America First’ voices for not being sufficiently politically correct, is now under attack from the same leftists who he has cheered on in the past.
Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch exposed Hull’s history of making offensive comments on social media. Hull worked for Turning Point USA before becoming a digital communications strategist and marketing his services to pro-Trump Republicans.
“In 2014, Hull made anti-Black, anti-Muslim, and anti-LGBTQ remarks on a Twitter account that RWW determined belonged to Hull by reviewing archives from the account and comparing them to still-active posts on accounts where Hull uses his real name. The account, with the handle @FlwTV, was deleted from Twitter shortly after RWW started reaching out to Hull’s industry colleagues,” Holt wrote.
“Hull casually deployed the n-word on his @FlwTV Twitter account on several occasions and shared jokes in which the slur was the punchline. In one instance, he remarked that he was banned from a streamer’s chat room after he “spammed” the n-word “17 times.” Hull promoted racist tropes about Black people, specifically those involving watermelon and fried chicken, Black children without fathers, and slaves picking cotton,” he added.
While Holt’s hit pieces are meant to enforce cancel culture on the Right and typically abhorrent, Hull’s history of joining leftist witch hunts against conservative voices guilty of mob-imposed wrongthink has made these circumstances particularly ironic.
Hull once went after Kaitlin Bennett of Liberty Hangout after she was attacked by a mob of campus leftists, inferring that Bennett was asking for it due to her history of confrontational political activism.
“When you knowingly enter an area with hundreds of people who you know hate your guts that will confront you, going in without alerting police or having protection isn’t just “exercising your right to free speech.” It’s just plain old stupid and a call for attention,” Hull wrote in his tweet blaming the victim.
“Nothing unites America quite like hating Kaitlin Bennett,” he wrote in a subsequent tweet.
When @KaitMarieox was assaulted and rioted against by hundreds of students, @calebjhull blamed her for it and said she should expect violence. Today he's crying about how he's being canceled. Sorry but you shouldn't have joined Antifa if you didn't want to play by their rules! pic.twitter.com/sBsoNxV1uM
— Liberty Hangout (@LibertyHangout) July 1, 2020
Hull also attacked right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin, calling her an anti-Semite for refusing to disavow paleoconservative video blogger Nick Fuentes.
Time and time again, mainstream conservatives think the cancel culture mob they feed will never eat them too. They think they can fend it off with condemnations of those farther right. But one day, it'll come for them too. Welcome to the club, Caleb Hull! pic.twitter.com/VFJPSiRW1A
— Ashley Rae Groypenberg (@Communism_Kills) July 1, 2020
Groyper Curse. pic.twitter.com/9JBBSC2AiI
— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) July 1, 2020
The cancelling of Hull by the social justice mob should teach a lesson to every conservative who believes they are untouchable because they serve Conservative Inc. and try to police their speech to appease the Left. Sooner or later, the mob will come for your scalp as well.
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