Malcolm Nance, MSNBC's intelligence analyst, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. He confronted Alex Marlow, the sleazy rag, Breitbart's editor for a lying article that placed both him and his family in danger.
Malcolm Nance demands an apology from Breitbart editor
Malcolm Nance was not going to let the Breitbart editor gain any credibility with his false polish. It was not long before he unmasked it. The interchange shown in the excerpted video was pretty riveting.
Bill Maher started by asking Alex Marlow for the definition of fake news.
"Alex how would you define fake news so for fake news," Bill Maher asked Breitbart's editor.
"It's a great question and there's no real definition for it," Alex Marlow replied. "I think that the left tried to make fake news. I thought the goal was going to be anything that's right of center anything that people on the Right want to talk about not the Left. And the right quickly reappropriation it to anything that was the least bit false that an establishment or Left-Wing outlet put out. So that's the parlor trick. That's what the Right did. It's they saw the word fake news. The Left is going to use this to harm us, potentially use it to get us banned from social media or demoted from social media. And the Right said we have to take this term back for ourselves. And I think they did an effective job."
Bill did not allow the lying propaganda magnate to get away with that statement.
"But that was a lie," Bill Maher said. "Because fake news was things that people knew when they were writing them were absolute bullshit. They were putting it out there just to confuse people because people read and they don't check things out and then they share it. And we saw that like the thing about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza parlor. That's fake news. That's different than what Trump. Trump's definition of fake news is just any news I don't like. So I cannot quite ..."
Malcolm Nance wanted to get in to say his piece because he had a bone to pick with the Breitbart rag.
I sort of have a bone to pick with you," Malcolm Nance interjected. "You are Breitbart right. And you don't do fake news. That's what you're asserting here? Yeah you know there was this article about a 35-year counterterrorism expert who claimed that they wanted Trump Tower attacked that was written in Breitbart. I got thirty-one death threats from that. And that came from your website. So you're going to secure that right now? You are going to apologize to me? I'm sorry to say. I'm sorry to say. I spent decades hunting terrorists. Yes, so that's fake as hell."
"You don't have to share your bonafides with me," Alex said. "I respect you. I respect your service."
Your followers threatened my family, my children, my wife," Nance replied.
"Are you really suggesting that Breitbart doesn't get death threats? Alex replied trying to deflect. "That our lives aren't put in danger?"
"No, No, No," Nance said. "You can apologize to me now. Alright? I'm not threatening you."
"Show me the story," Alex said. "And if the story is as you describe it I'll be happy to offer an apology."
"I will come to your office to see that retraction," Nance replied.
Also published on Medium.