Kari Lake Chooses Far-Right Propaganda Machines Over Speaking to Everyday Arizonans

For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 17th,  2022

Contact: Josselyn Berry, Jberry@azdem.org
Kari Lake Chooses Far-Right Propaganda Machines Over Speaking to Everyday Arizonans

Lake Continues to Hide from Local Press and Arizonans in Favor of MAGA-Friendly Outlets 

PHOENIX – With every appearance on far right YouTube channels and fringe podcasts, Kari Lake continues to prove she has no interest in talking to everyday Arizonans or addressing the critical issues facing our state. Instead, Lake continues to insult and ignore legitimate media and Arizona in favor of only appearing on friendly MAGA media like OANN and Sebastian Gorka’s show. Lake has also repeatedly referred to the Arizona Republic as the “Repugnant” and insulted local reporters like Brahm Resnick.

While Lake says she wants to bring all Arizonans together, she immediately abandoned Arizonans in favor of joining her fellow conspiracy theorists at a MAGA megaconference in Texas the weekend after the primary, and last weekend Lake spoke at a MAGA rally alongside Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

“It’s clear that Kari Lake is too scared to talk with legitimate press and has no interest in meeting with everyday Arizonans,’” said Josselyn Berry, spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party. “If Kari Lake lacks the backbone to talk to everyday Arizonans now, then how will she have the backbone to stand up for them as governor? Compare that to Katie Hobbs who hit the ground running, touring the state and talking to Arizonans about Arizona issues, like rising cost of living, our water crisis and funding education.”

Here’s a Sample of the Recent Interviews Lake’s Given: 

  • Bannon’s War Room– Kari Lake went on Bannon’s War Room podcast to attack mainstream media once again, saying they attack her because of “jealousy” and that “they’re part of the propaganda machine, the news is propaganda.”
  • Sebastian Gorka on America First— Lake spoke to Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump adviser who said the FBI’s actions in regards to Mar-A-Lago were “a declaration of war.” Lake continued to push disproved conspiracy theories about elections.

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