Rachel Maddow Calls OAN “Paid Russian Propaganda,” May Face Lawsuit

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow spread a conspiracy theory that One America News is "Russian propaganda."

MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow spread another outrageous conspiracy theory last night, claiming that One America News (OAN) “literally is paid propaganda.”

“In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right wing news outlet in America really, literally is, paid Russian propaganda,” said Maddow.

Ironically, MSNBC has often featured Mehdi Hasan as a contributor. Hasan is literally paid by the government of Qatar.

OAN’s Jack Posobiec responded to Maddow by tweeting, “Do you have a shred of evidence to back up this? Do you understand how defamation laws work? Please feel free to respond to our lawyers.”

OAN reporter Emerald Robinson offered to console Maddow, tweeting “If @maddow needs help understanding the Russiagate hoax that she pushed for two years, I’m here for her.”

OAN’s Chanel Rion bashed Maddow, tweeting “Baffling why @MSNBC, with almost no viewers, pays you for phony intellectual posturing and fake analysis.”

OAN owner Robert Herring said The Daily Beast, which wrote the report Maddow based her conspiracy theory on, will be hearing from OAN’s attorney. Herring also called Maddow’s segment “libelous fake news.”

After losing a half million viewers following the implosion of her Russiagate conspiracy theory and after a series of failed stories on subjects like President Trump’s tax returns, Maddow took a shot at a rising news competitor.

In the wake of her newest conspiracy theory, videos of Maddow near tears after the Mueller Report’s findings were released are again going viral online.

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Andrew Meyer