Skip to comments.Stephen King Apologizes for Tweeting Fake News About Ron DeSantis But Doesn’t Delete Tweet
Posted on 07/09/2022 7:19:20 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
Stephen King is sorry, not sorry for spreading fake news about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The novelist has publicly apologized for tweeting a false claim that Gov. DeSantis signed a bill requiring Florida students and professors to register their political views with the state. The erroneous claim appears to have come from a Salon article from last year that recently went viral.
“I regret having posted the headline without being more confident the story was correct. Salon is usually more reliable. Twitter is a constant learning experience, and I will try to do better,” the author said in a statement to CNN.
But as of Friday mid-afternoon, King has still failed to delete the tweet, which he posted on Tuesday to his more than 6 million followers. Nor has Twitter visibly flagged the post in any way.
DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state.
I. Can't. Even.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 6, 2022
The original 2021 Salon headline erroneously stated: “DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state.”
The law in question requires public colleges and universities in Florida to perform annual surveys on the subject of “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” but participation in the survey is entirely voluntary.
Salon only revised the headline this week despite efforts last year by DeSantis spokesperson Christina Pushaw to get the publication to run a correction. The left-wing CNN and Politifact also ran fact-checks debunking the claim.
The novelist still hasn’t deleted his incorrect tweet from last year.
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Salon is reliably false.
Yeah, let’s all pretend Twitter is important.
He hasn’t matured past 12 years old never learning words with more than 4 letters.
Slander lawsuit, defamation of character, whatever it takes.
Hit them where it counts, in the pocket!
Is this the guy who got hit by a car?
Stephen King: Yuccck!
It was actually a van and it left him impaired. Evidently.
Stephen King is a rarity among left leaning people.
He puts up his own money for decent causes. Particularly, his hometown high school baseball team was playing baseball in a poor facility.
King paid to build a high school quality stadium. His only requirement was that he have a permanent box seat behind the plate for occasional attendance.
Steven King can be counted on to be an ardent supporter of the latest liberal thing, whatever it is.
Stephen King is a rotting old shell of lies, complaints, sheep-like bleating, and the funk of on-coming death.
King’s a burned out old fruitcake anyway.
LOL. Yeah. I forgot about that.
He’s a lousy writer, too.
He’s starting too look like one of the monsters in his books. But hey! He’s a dog waggin’, Ukraine stander.
I read a couple of his books a long time ago (”Carrie,” and “The Stand”). Fun reading; but that’s about it. Nothing “timeless” or exceptional. Tom Clancy was a better writer. Nelson DeMille is a better writer and a far better story teller. Then, there is Ken Follett across the pond, who is among the very best contemporary writers. My opinion, of course.
An update. He did delete it:
I deleted a tweet about Ron DeSantis requiring notice of political views of students and teachers. That really was fake news. Sorry.
4:25 PM · Jul 9, 2022·Twitter Web App
DeSantis is still a jerk. That isn’t fake news.
4:25 PM · Jul 9, 2022·Twitter Web App
He looks homeless. Sad to be filled with such anger. I don’t think he lives in Florida.
That aside, King is just another lefty hypocrite. You can be damn sure if the rumor was a Democrat governor signed such a bill, King would have been all for it.
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