Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza is accusing Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and the right-wing news outlet Newsmax of refusing to promote his new film 2000 Mules, which pushes the conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen by mass voter fraud.
“I’m sorry to say Tucker Carlson and his team specifically instructed Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote NOT to mention the movie, D’Souza tweeted, also tagging Justin Wells, the executive producer of Tucker Carlson Tonight.
In another tweet, D’Souza writes: “BTW @newsmax is also blocking coverage of ‘2000 Mules.’ I was booked on Grant Stinchfield’s Newsmax show and then the network cancelled on me. Criticize the move if you like, but why isn’t this a legitimate news story? How can so-called news networks pretend it doesn’t exist?”
Newsmax has covered ‘2000 Mules,’ including airing its trailer dozens of times, airing President Trump’s comments on it, and featuring '2000 Mules' in our daily podcast.
Also covered it on https://t.co/HSSwgVCU0L. (1/2)
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 9, 2022
The film claims that 2,000 “mules” were paid by Democratic officials to collect and drop off votes in multiple states. According to an Associated Press fact-check of the movie, it is “based on faulty assumptions, anonymous accounts and improper analysis of cellphone location data, which is not precise enough to confirm that somebody deposited a ballot into a dropbox, according to experts.”
“There’s no evidence a massive ballot harvesting scheme dumped a large amount of votes for one candidate into drop boxes, and if there were, it would likely be caught quickly, according to Derek Muller, a law professor at the University of Iowa,” adds the AP.