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December 21, 2022

#WalkAway founder Brandon Straka is suing MSNBC for defamation for falsely reporting that he was part of the “insurrection” that “broke into” the Capitol on January 6th, 2021, that he was recorded urging the crowd to take a shield away from a police officer, and that he confessed to and was found guilty of helping to attack police officers. Needless to say (this is MSNBC, after all), not a single syllable of that is true.

After months of persecution, unfair vilification and threats of ridiculous overcharging, Straka agreed to plead guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct to make the harassment stop. In fact, he never attacked anyone, much less police officers. He never even entered the Capitol building, the alleged quote they cited was incorrect, and he certainly didn’t attempt to stage an insurrection.

He was on my TV show a while back and told the entire story. You can see that interview here:

Quite appropriately comparing MSNBC’s careless slander to Alex Jones, Straka’s lawsuit says that MSNBC’s defamatory false statements caused him to be inundated with threats, intense harassment and hate messages and caused him to suffer “insult, embarrassment, humiliation, mental anguish, injury to his reputation, loss of income and career damage.” I wish him the very best of luck in making them pay.

By the way, his attorneys say this is just the first lawsuit, and it will be followed by others. To which I say, “Let’s go, Brandon!”

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