MSNBC Health Commentator Forced To Admit He Fabricated Information
Dr. Peter jay Hotez is an American scientist, pediatrician and a MSNBC health commentator has recently been forced to admit he fabricated false information.
On May 6, Hotez fabricated a claim about independent journalist, Sharyl Attkisson. You may remember Attkissson from the Obama years when CBS pressured her to resign allegedly at the behest of the administration because she was uncovering some nasty things about Obama.
Hotez claimed that Attkisson had endorsed an article that encouraged people to go “on the attack against him.” He used the social media post to go on a media tour claiming people like Attkisson were threatening his safety.
However, after being contacted by Attkisson’s attorney Hotez has changed his tune:
Dear Dr. Hotez:
This law firm is First Amendment counsel to Sharyl Attkisson. We have been retained to pursue redress for your May 6, 2021 false and defamatory accusations against Ms. Attkisson on Twitter. More specifically, you knowingly, maliciously, and falsely accused Ms. Attkisson to your approximate 161,700 followers of endorsing you being doxxed and comparing you to Mengele, thereby encouraging threats against you, in an article she authored. These accusations are false and defamatory per se, and damages to Ms. Attkisson’s reputation will therefore be presumed as a matter of law. While you have taken down the offensive tweet – only after doubling and tripling down on your false claims – a takedown will provide you no cover under the law. To afford you an opportunity to mitigate the reputational harm you have caused to Ms. Attkisson, I hereby demand – as more specifically described below – that you post (and pin to your Twitter account) a complete retraction of your false accusations.
The letter detailed how Hotez defamed Attkisson and continued to fabricate attacks against her.
After receiving the letter Hotez was forced to publically apologize admitting he was wrong.
Attkisson is a solid reporter, she tells like it is and for that reason she always seems to be targeted by the left.