Over the course of former President Donald Trump's tenure in the White House, CNN fact checker Daniel Dale rose to prominence for his efficient fact checking of the thousands of lies broadcast from the White House and Trump's Twitter account.
In the weeks before Trump's departure from the White House, Dale announced that he'd be applying his skills to broader right-wing disinformation in addition to fact-checking President Joe Biden. He acknowledged that the former President's constant barrage of lies required full-time devotion that wouldn't be required under Biden.
Dale has begun this work already with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who ascended to Congress despite her support of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which hinges on the delusion that a hidden network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controls the United States government.
Greene, who introduced articles of impeachment against Biden on his first full day in office, picked up where Trump—now banned from Twitter—left off in broadcasting right wing lies from the social media outlet.
She continues to peddle the delusion that widespread voter fraud stole the election from Trump, in addition to bogus claims about the First Amendment and Democrats' prior condemnations of violence in response to unrest last summer.
Dale packaged the 11 biggest lies Greene told on Twitter in an article on Thursday for CNN.
I sent Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's office a list of my fact check findings and invited her to comment on any of t… https://t.co/RASp5VOMgn— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1611269423.0
Dale mentioned he'd invited Greene to comment on the piece, but was met with a response from her communications director:
"CNN is fake news."
Trump himself popularized the "fake news" phrase over the course of his 2016 campaign, encouraging his followers to reject all reporting from the mainstream media. Republicans like Greene quickly followed suit.
Dale's followers saw Greene once again using Trumpian cries of "fake news" to dodge accountability for her own lies.
Trump’s legacy. Militant assholes reveling in each others militant assholery in all walks of life. https://t.co/g7gDKUz4RE— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1611277604.0
She’s Trump, but without the… anything. https://t.co/eIeW6Ni4aw— David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™ (@David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™)1611293283.0
This was always a lame refrain from Trump, but coming from non-Trumps it seems much much lamer. https://t.co/7TDSq3KhVp— Dan Morse (@Dan Morse)1611269931.0
This one is following the Trump Playbook to a T. https://t.co/c8mhELiN7T— O.G. @NT4ME. Biden #46 #TrumpLIES 👊🏼📻♠️ (@O.G. @NT4ME. Biden #46 #TrumpLIES 👊🏼📻♠️)1611284987.0
Trump is gone but his legacy of hate against the media lives on. https://t.co/m1mjF2rqKx— Michelle’s Feminist State Project (@Michelle’s Feminist State Project)1611269761.0
Just because trump is gone doesn't mean the trumpcult hell is over. Far from it. https://t.co/LB5JqBcWVk— Elisabeth Spenser #POTUS46Biden #VPHarris (@Elisabeth Spenser #POTUS46Biden #VPHarris)1611277987.0
The infantile response reflected poorly on her communications staff as well.
I have the impression that the communications team sits around the computer, laughs and high-fives each other about… https://t.co/Ph1iYt7fX1— ed lavandera (@ed lavandera)1611275058.0
Well, you've got to figure anyone willing to work for her... https://t.co/bytw9cQBJN— Schooley (@Schooley)1611269610.0
Working for MTG must actually be a pretty sweet communications director gig. I imagine it mostly consists of downi… https://t.co/ssAkHFXFyh— RedCrake (@RedCrake)1611288536.0
Greene faces calls for her role in inciting the deadly violence on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, mobilizing supporters by calling it our "1776 moment" prior to the riots.