Get out the popcorn, Mesa County.
A new “documentary” movie is coming out July 16 that tells the story of embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters’ efforts to convince people that massive election fraud occurred in Mesa County’s voting machines.
In reality, a recent months-long, thorough investigation into allegations of voting machine problems by Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein and his team, the results of which were presented to the Mesa County Commissioners and the public last week, reveal that was not the case. The evidence revealed beyond a doubt that human action by a member of Peters’ own Elections Department staff, who was trying to remedy a frozen computer screen, was at the heart of Peters’ accusations, and the investigation found the County’s vote tabulating machines worked appropriately and counted ballots accurately.
Logan was forced to apologize for a 60 Minutes segment in 2013 about Benghazi after it was revealed that the segment had been based on the word of a single security contractor named Dylan Davies who had lied to Logan about his experiences inside the U.S. Embassy in Libya. It turned out Davies was nowhere near the embassy at the time of the attack. CBS retracted the segment and Logan apologized for it. The network chief and executive producer of “60 Minutes” at the time described the segment as “the worst mistake on my 10-year watch.”
After that disgrace, Logan left CBS and in 2018 became a Fox News commentator where she drew widespread condemnation after making a comment on the air in November, 2021, in which she likened Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and public health advisor to the President, to Dr. Josef Mengele, a Nazi war criminal.
Once considered a courageous war correspondent, in the last decade Logan has developed a reputation for spouting right wing lies.
Logan once enjoyed a distinguished reputation as an extraordinarily brave war correspondent, having covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and returning to those countries over and over again despite almost losing her life in 2003. In recent years, though, she’s developed a reputation as a “truth bender” — to put it lightly — leading news outlets to keep their distance from her and leading people to ask “What happened to Lara Logan?”
Examples of her current hard right-wing persona include statements she made in March of 2022.
On March 11, 2022, episode of the Charlie Kirk Show streamed on Rumble.com, Logan said the Covid-19 vaccines were “murdering people” and were “genocide by government.”
Logan falsely linked Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s previous career in entertainment to the occult and said the entire Ukrainian military has ties to “actual Nazis.” That same month, Logan promoted a piece on her Gettr social media account that claimed Jews are behind an attempt to create “a one world government.” She also said that the Rothschilds, a Jewish banking family, engineered the U.S. Civil War, as well as the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, and that Vladimir Putin purged “the Rothschild money changers.” The Kremlin has been using Logan’s remarks to justify Putin’s war on Ukraine. Also in March, Logan also claimed that Darwinism is a plot from the Rothschilds.
Logan attended the May 5 movie premier at Mar A Lago of Dinesh DiSousa’s election denial film “2,000 Mules,” the same event Tina Peters got dispensation from the Court to attend in May. Peters treated the premier as a campaign event, listing some of the expenses for the trip in her state campaign finance filing for May.
“Selection Code” is described as a “political thriller” by RedVoiceMedia.com, a far right wing commentary website also known for poor sourcing, conspiracy theories, propaganda, and failed fact checks. RedVoiceMedia describes the movie about Peters and voting machines as “Lara Logan’s most important assignment to date,” and says the movie reveals “yet another facet in the ever-unfolding saga of election fraud, demonstrating the role of the machines in stealing our vote.”
The movie was financed by My Pillow Guy Mike Lindell, and is due out on July 16.