Austin, TX, Release: August 21, 2020. For Immediate Release

The New York Times published an article yesterday written by Maggie Haberman and Matthew Rosenberg. In the piece, the two journalists claim that the Republican Party of Texas is aligned with some vast right-wing conspiracy on the Internet. No one from their organization reached out for a comment or clarification, and their article contained a number of baseless assertions and assumptions.   

It is disappointing to see an outlet — once considered the gold standard in journalism — fall to new lows by again engaging in fake news in order to paint conservatives and Republicans as conspiracy theorists.

Chairman West was asked about Qanon a few weeks ago, and curtly replied, “I don’t know about anybody else and I’m not into internet conspiracy theories.”

The “We Are the Storm” poem is one of Chairman West’s favorite quotes to use in speeches. He and the entire Texas GOP will not be bullied by partisan leftists in the media into ceding powerful phrases with biblical roots — taken from Psalm 29 — to Internet conspiracy groups.

The New York Times should be ashamed of themselves, and we look forward to their correction, apology, and retraction.