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Conservatives consistently fall for satire about Rittenhouse, who is suing the view

Rumors are circulating the internet that Kyle Rittenhouse has settled a lawsuit against The View for $22 million and a formal apology. His fans are excited.

It would be big news indeed if The view agreed to pay $22 million to settle Rittenhouse’s alleged defamation lawsuit. But it’s not true in the slightest. Rittenhouse never complained The view.

In fact, the rumor came from a satirical website. This is the third time the site has misled people about Rittenhouse and The view.

Snopes reported Thursday that claims of a settlement between Rittenhouse and the daytime talk show stemmed from an article published the previous day by USA Taters, part of a network of websites run by the satirical America’s Last Line of Defense. Among the many clues that the story is fake is that it is bookmarked “weird hero fetish satire.”

“According to our records, the majority of attacks are against The view come from sites pretending to be right-wing propaganda when in fact they are left-wing trolls poking fun at Trump supporters,” the article reads.

“None of the lawsuits have been true, but this one definitely is. We promise.”

Rittenhouse’s conservative fans seem to have overlooked such clues.

They made Rittenhouse a cult icon for killing two and injuring a third during riots over the police killing of a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was found not guilty of charges related to the shooting.

you fast distribution the false claim about Rittenhouse coming to terms with it The view anywhere on the internet.

Some of the posts resulted in thousands of interactions.

“The view is settling Rittenhouse for 22 million,” @MarkDelao7 tweeted On Wednesday. “What a beautiful thing.”

The tweet has nearly 10,000 likes as of this writing.

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Huge: @TheView settles $22 million with Rittenhouse and formal apology. I’m not tired of winning,” @realJoelFischer told his 57,000 Twitter followers on Wednesday, adding several cry-while-laughing emojis.

In addition to the aforementioned posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Truth Social, the Daily Dot found fake news about Rittenhouse’s windfall circulating on Parler, Gab, and Gettr.

This isn’t the first time America’s Last Line of Defense has tricked Rittenhouse’s fans into believing satirical stories about his lawsuit The view.

In November 2021, the Daily Dot debunked an allegation against which Rittenhouse had filed a $60 million defamation lawsuit The view cohosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.

Fact-checkers traced the fake news to an article on Potatriots Unite, another website operated by America’s Last Line of Defense.

America’s last line of defense hit them again last month. An article on the Dunning-Kruger Times website said a judge denied a motion to dismiss Rittenhouse’s $25 million lawsuit against Goldberg.

After the Conservatives got involved, United States today Fact verifies the claim as false.

Now, America’s Last Line of Defense has once again tricked Rittenhouse fans into believing his satire about a fabricated lawsuit against Rittenhouse The view.

That’s the whole point.

America’s Last Line of Defense is the flag bearer of a network of websites run by Christopher Blair. In 2017, Blair told PolitiFact his goal was to get conservatives to fall for content most people wouldn’t believe.

“The good part of the population that believes doesn’t live in reality,” Blair told the outlet at the time. “They’re the people who buy them National Investigator. Tucker Carlson doesn’t just get killed, he gets murdered by a blacked out Ford Explorer.”

Five years later, Blair is still cheating gullible conservatives.

“‘Taters’ are the conservative fans of America’s last line of defense,” states Potatriots Unite’s About Us page. “They are frail, frightened, mostly elderly Caucasian Americans. They believe almost anything.”

“…They don’t understand logic and they can’t care less about reason. Facts are irrelevant.”

“BUT… they understand shame.”


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*Initial publication: May 26, 2022 3:47 pm CDT

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