Saturday, June 01, 2024

Publisher of ‘2,000 Mules’ election conspiracy theory film issues apology, halts distribution of the film.

by Tom Dreisbach, NPR, MAY 31, 2024 - The conservative media company behind the book and film “2,000 Mules,” which alleged a widespread conspiracy by Democrats to steal the 2020 election and was embraced by former president Donald Trump, has issued an apology and said it would halt distribution of the film and remove both the film and book from its platforms.

In a statement posted to their website, Salem Media Group, Inc. apologized specifically to Mark Andrews, a voter from Georgia falsely depicted illegally voting in “2,000 Mules.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation cleared Andrews of wrongdoing, and found he was legally dropping off ballots for members of his family. Andrews filed a defamation lawsuit against Salem, as well as the team behind the movie: right wing commentator Dinesh D’Souza, and the group True the Vote.

Though “2,000 Mules” has been widely debunked by law enforcement officials and the media, including NPR, the film and book developed a widespread following among supporters of the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen. (Read more)

Rod's Comment:  See, this just proves how deep the tentacles of the Deep State really are. This shows how the Biden administration and liberal elites have turned America into a fascist state. So will reason the Trumpinistas. Anything that contradicts what they believe is proof of how corrupt and powerful the other side is. 

I did not watch the movie nor read the book but have read enough about it to know the basic argument of the movie and the methodology of the research that went into supposedly proving the thesis that the 2020 election was stolen.

On several occasions when having discussions with Trumpinistas and I expressed my view that the election was not stolen, and that Biden was the actual winner of the 2024 election, I have had people ask, "Did you see 2000 mules?" This has often been to go-to proof of the stolen election.

The movie and book have been widely debunked. I hope this latest development will change some minds, but unfortunately, I doubt it will. With over 60-some failed lawsuits not finding evidence of a stolen election and numerous examinations by researchers and media outlets finding no support for the stolen election big lie, I doubt the publisher withdrawing the book and movie and apologizing will make much difference.

Tumpism is a cult. Like people who believe we did not go to the moon, or that 9-11 was an inside job or any number of other weird things people may believe, the belief in the stolen election is based on nothing but a faith. Often facts cannot shake an irrational faith.

Once people are in a cult, it is hard to shake their faith. 

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