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NBC 'Real' Reporter Gets Caught Telling A Whopper About Rally Attendees

Jeff Katz
January 21, 2020 - 1:22 pm

Although the mainstream media tried their best to compare the gun rally at Capitol Square on Monday to riots by white nationalists in Charlottesville, it was exactly the opposite. At least it was for most people.

On Sunday, NBC News reporter Ben Collins tweeted out a warning about the "white nationalist rally" in Richmond and cautioned his media colleagues against "neo-Nazi propaganda."

In the since-deleted tweet, Collins wrote, "Reporters covering tomorrow's white nationalist rally in Virginia, I'm absolutely begging you: Verify information before you send it out tomorrow, even if it's a very sensational rumor you heard from a cop. Don't become a hero in neo-Nazi propaganda circles with made-up stuff."