OAN Goes Full Fascist, Calls for Mass Executions Over 'Election Fraud' - 2021-06-24
One America News personality Pearson Sharp unleashed an openly fascistic fantasy this week, calling for the mass executions for thousands of Americans based on his belief in the outright false claim that widespread voter fraud amounted to a "coup" against former president Donald Trump.
Since last November's election, in which Joe Biden handily defeated Trump, OAN has led the charge in peddling unhinged conspiracy theories in order to push the ex-president's "Big Lie" that the election was stolen from him. In recent weeks, the fringe network has sponsored the so-called Arizona election "audit," with OAN host Christina Bobb fundraising for the effort while also serving as a legal adviser to Trump.
The GOP-led recount in Arizona—a state Biden narrowly won—has led right-wing media figures to push for other audits in battleground states that Trump lost, resulting in the false belief that the ex-president will eventually be reinstated this summer. (Trump has, naturally, latched onto this insane theory.)