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Media Matters Hires ‘Fact-Checker’ Who Falsely Accused ICE Agent of Being Nazi

The reporter, who previously worked for The New Yorker, accused a disabled veteran of bearing Nazi tattoos on his arm. It was his platoon's symbol.

By NTK Staff | 07.20.2018 @2:30pm
Media Matters Hires ‘Fact-Checker’ Who Falsely Accused ICE Agent of Being Nazi

Talia Lavin, a former fact-checker for The New Yorker, announced on Twitter Friday that she would take her talents to the liberal organization, Media Matters for America (MMFA). Her submitted resume most likely did not include falsely accusing a veteran of being a Nazi.

Lavin resigned her position at The New Yorker after tweeting that an ICE agent’s tattoo indicated that he was a Nazi. The agent, Justin Gaertner, actually received the tattoo to mark his service in Afghanistan.

Per The New York Post:

Lavin’s since-deleted tweet was about Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Justin Gaertner, whom she falsely accused of having a tattoo of the Nazis’ Iron Cross.

But the ink, ICE later explained, is really of a “Titan 2” symbol for his platoon when he served in Afghanistan.

At the time, she complained that ICE “target[ed]” her for the error. “ICE also lied about me, saying I originated the scrutiny of Gaertner’s tattoo, misspelling my name and misstating my job,” she said.

Now the “fact-checker” has landed on her feet, joining MMFA, a David Brock-run organization.

MMFA prides itself on attacking conservative media for its bias and the mainstream media for not criticizing Republicans enough.

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