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NBC News reporter Ben Collins deleted a January 19 tweet in which he referred to the then-pending Virginia Second Amendment event as a “white nationalist rally.”
Collins tweeted the white nationalist moniker on Sunday, the day before the rally was held.
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Breitbart News reported on Collins’ tweet.
As the tweet gained more and more attention, Collins removed it.
This is what it said:
Reporters covering tomorrow’s white nationalist rally in Virginia, I’m absolutely begging you:
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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.
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Collins is not the only establishment media source to frame the pro-Second Amendment rally in racial and/or extremist tones.
For example, the Washington Post previewed the rally in a way...
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