Leftist Co-Host Apologizes For Spreading False Claims About Ron DeSantis: ‘I Had All These Biases’
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Ana Kasparian attends the California Fire Foundation's 5th Annual Gala at Avalon on March 28, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
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Ana Kasparian, a left-wing co-host on “The Young Turks,” apologized this week for promoting false claims about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ handling of the COVID pandemic.

“I want to correct all of those errors that we had previously reported,” Kasparian said. “And I want to be clear that out of everyone who works on the main show, the only person who should be held responsible for that is me. I’m the executive producer of the show, and I screwed up royally. And part of the reason why I screwed up is because I had all these biases, of course, against Ron DeSantis.”

Kasparian said that she did not feel bad about having biases against DeSantis because she does not agree with everything that he has done as governor.

“But it becomes a problem when that bias blinds you to what the facts of various stories happen to be,” she said. “And I should have done my due diligence. I failed to do so.”

Kasparian then revealed that she was specifically talking about discredited conspiracy theorist Rebekah Jones, a twice-failed Democrat congressional candidate who was fired by the DeSantis administration.

“And by failing to do so, I feel like I’ve misled the audience into thinking that Rebecca Jones is some sort of hero,” Kasparian said. “Now, to be fair to myself, and to be fair to other independent media sources, if you’re not doing your own original reporting, you’re relying on the mainstream media narrative a lot of the time, and if they’re not doing their due diligence, if they’re allowing their personal biases to stand in the way of actual factual reporting, well, that’s unfortunately going to trickle into the way independent news sources cover these types of stories as well.”

“Fact of the matter is, I want to make sure that I correct my errors,” she added. “I get you guys accurate information, and I avoid helping someone who might be a grifter, from fundraising off of our own audience members.”


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