Yesterday the representative from Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District tweeted a bit of misinformation:
Note the time stamp: April 26 at 12:26pm
By that point the story had already been debunked by:
The Washington Post:
But Biden’s plan doesn’t include any call to limit meat-eating. Instead, conservative ire was sparked by a Daily Mail article that baselessly speculated about measures that could accomplish Biden’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
Biden announced that his administration would seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. The Daily Mail ran a story that asserted, in entirely theoretical terms, that the policy "could" require Americans to reduce their meat consumption by 90%. Politicians like Rep. Lauren Boebert retweeted the Daily Mail's speculation as fact.
Biden has not publicly announced plans to limit the consumption of meat in the U.S., at last week's summit or otherwise. Newsweek has contacted the White House for comment.
The claims made on Twitter appear to have originated from an article published by right-leaning British newspaper The Daily Mail that presented hypothetical ways that the U.S. could meet Biden's target of cutting emissions by 2030 when compared with 2005 levels.Among the hypothetical changes was cutting 90 percent of red meat of our the diet to 4 pounds a year.
All these posted online and still Rep Reschenthaler misinformed his constituency with beef BS.
And now it turns out that Fox News has even corrected the record:
So here's my question: When will Guy Reschenthaler?
“The data was accurate but a graphic and a script incorrectly implied that it was part of Biden's plan for dealing with climate change,” anchor John Roberts said Monday afternoon of the show's coverage of the fake Biden meat ban. “That is not the case." pic.twitter.com/vCUgW2Obbx— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) April 26, 2021