When I say your Congresswoman loves you, this is what I mean.
Kelly, I may not be your representative, but I love you and I will not stop working to make sure you and every person in our country has what they need to thrive. pic.twitter.com/qoDjn0xGnk
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) August 5, 2021
CNN recently promoted the story of a “mom” of three young children who were nervous about being evicted amid the federal eviction moratorium. The liberal network even pushed a GoFundMe to help her cover the rent – but it turns out she wasn’t the mother after all.
"You know it's happening when we start talking about it… it's bringing all of my emotions."
Dasha Kelly is a single mom facing eviction over unpaid rent.
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) August 2, 2021
CNN reporter Nick Watt caught up with Dasha Kelly last week for a story on the recent eviction moratorium lapse. He referred to the three children as “her little girls” and noted they could all end up on the street as CNN’s on-screen chyron said, “Mom braces for eviction.” Watt explained that Kelly lost her job because of the coronavirus pandemic and can no longer afford child care, and her “little girls” were shown during CNN’s segment.
After CNN aired a story about her potential eviction, Dasha Kelly clarified to CNN that she is not the mother of the three children featured in the story. CNN has verified she takes care of the children in her home for periods of time – i.e. the babysitter.
The CNN-promoted GoFundMe, which was also shared on CNN social media accounts, ended up raising over $230,000. CNN then brought back Kelly and the three small children for an emotional follow-up interview alongside Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo.
More than $170,000 was raised in 24 hours for the Las Vegas woman facing eviction. GoFundMe told CNN it has put the funds on hold and nothing has been withdrawn.
Will Democratic Rep. Cori Bush apologize for her disinformation? Don’t hold your breath. After all the interactions with the woman of interest, they could not tell if she really was not the mom? Perhaps they knew all along and they really didn’t care to get the story. What does this say about these people?
CNN has a habit of virtue signaling for clicks, only to find out the story was either false, staged, or totally made up. How can anyone believe anything from these mainstream media outlets?