NY Submit Reporter Who Penned Faux Article on Kamala Harris’ E-book Says She Was ‘Ordered’ to Write It

In the event anyone needs proof that Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News and the New York Post are conducting dishonest propaganda to stir up right-wing anger, all they need to do is read the tweets of a reporter who has just quit.

Former New York Post reporter Laura Italiano wrote an article last week that set the pro-Trump MAGA world ablaze.

She says she was forced to write the lie:

The Kamala Harris story – a false story to write and which I couldn’t resist enough – was my breaking point.

– Laura Italiano (@Italiano_Laura) April 27, 2021

“Kamala is not on the southern border – but migrant children get Veep’s book,” was the title of Italiano’s article on Vice President Kamala Harris when it was first published last Friday. The Post ran two versions of the play, and Fox News picked up the lie and ran with it.

The article claimed that the Biden administration was adding copies of the book to welcome kits for migrant children crossing the border.

“Unaccompanied migrant children brought from the U.S.-Mexico border to a new shelter in Long Beach, California will receive a copy of their 2019 children’s book, Superheroes Are Everywhere, in their welcome kits,” the article said .

That’s a lie exposed by the Washington Post Tuesday after Fox News, and many Republicans blew it up, despite the fact that it’s obviously false. It turned out that a copy was donated to the shelter by someone after the city turned to local residents for help.

But Fox News guests and hosts today have suggested that the Biden administration use federal funds to purchase the book, even though the story has been known to be false since at least this morning. Or that tax-exempt NGOs spent money to buy the book instead of groceries.

The Kamala Harris team admits they did not know that migrant children received their children’s book https://t.co/HKDBC8vi5K pic.twitter.com/7Qj7WG9AT6

– Fox News (@FoxNews) April 25, 2021

Here are some of the suppliers of the lie who have so far refused to remove their false claims or to apologize:

RNC chair:

After officials learn that they are distributing Kamala Harris’ book to migrants in facilities on the border, it is worth asking …

Was Harris paid for these books? Is it benefiting from Biden’s border crisis?

– Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 26, 2021

Kamala Harris can’t bother visiting the border – not even after a month as a crisis manager – but officials are distributing her book to migrants.https: //t.co/gg2Y5NtEyl

– Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 25, 2021

House GOP minority whip:

WATCH → White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodges, saying, “I hear it’s a good book,” when asked if Kamala Harris makes money from her book, which is distributed at border agencies.

Will Kamala Harris benefit from the border crisis?

Americans deserve to know. pic.twitter.com/TAdBs7IdM6

– Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 27, 2021

GOP Senator:

The weakness of the Biden government caused an increase in illegal immigration.

Now are they forcing taxpayers to buy Kamala Harris’ book to give to these illegal immigrants? https://t.co/pjpUmFRcnF

– Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) April 25, 2021

Fox News Staff and Fox Nation Presenter:

Tammy Bruce: “Migrant children are allowed to read Kamala Harris’s children’s book. It is included in a welcome pack that is given to unaccompanied minors at the border and whose propaganda is even aimed at children. ”Pic.twitter.com/6Li07FEIaX

– Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) April 27, 2021

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