Kari Lake

  (Experience: Born in Illinois and grew up in Iowa. Lake worked as an anchor for KSAZ-TV (Fox 10 Phoenix) from 1994 to early 2021 and for other anchor, weather and reporter roles for locations in Illinois and New York.)  

Kari Lake Says She’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine To Ward Off COVID-19
“Candidates generally are either committed to evidence, or they aren’t,” said Will Humble, director of the Arizona Public Health Association, when asked about Lake’s most recent comments. “Kari Lake appears to be in camp two.”
Nov. 23, 2021

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"Here we have a person.
Who’d like to be Governor.
Of, like, an entire state.
Who thinks the Governor

Source: Twitter  

Trump-Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate Appears With Nazi Sympathizer And QAnon-Linked Activists At Campaign Events
"At a campaign event in late August, Lake posed for a photo and video with far-right personalities Ethan Schmidt-Crockett, the founder of the AntiMaskersClub, who harassed a store specializing in wigs for cancer patients this summer because it required customers to wear masks, and Greyson Arnold, a Nazi sympathizer who has a history of making White nationalist, racist, antisemitic and pro-Nazi statements, including once calling Adolf Hitler "a complicated historical figure which many people misunderstand.""
Nov. 4, 2021
Kari Lake And Kelli Ward Are Heading To A Phoenix Elementary School For An Anti-Mask Protest
"An anti-mask mandate rally Friday that will feature gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, staunchly anti-vax Sen. Kelly Townsend, and various other high profile, far-right politicians has settled on an interesting venue: an elementary school campus in Phoenix."
Oct. 29, 2021
How CNN's Kyung Lah Took On Kari Lake 'Relentlessly Repeating Misinformation'
Oct. 21, 2021
Fact-Checking Kari Lake, Serial Promoter Of Election Lies And Early Frontrunner In GOP Primary For Arizona Governor
"Lake has baselessly advocated the imprisonment of state Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is now running for governor, over unspecified election crimes; there is simply no sign Hobbs broke the law. Lake has also pushed for the imprisonment of unspecified journalists she claims have told lies about the election and other subjects."
Oct. 16, 2021
Trump-Backed Candidate For Arizona Governor Caught Having Dinner With Top QAnon Operator
"According to Vice, Watkins is a longtime QAnon activist who started a website about aliens. He was also a featured speaker at Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium. Many believe that Watkins is the man behind the QAnon movement."
Oct. 13, 2021
Trump's Pick For Arizona Governor Claims 1/6 Rioters Were 'Invited In By Capitol Police'
Oct. 10, 2021
Trump’s Candidate For Arizona Governor Says She Would Not Have Certified Biden’s Victory
"Kari Lake, a former news anchor who is now the Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor in 2022, told One America News on Friday that she “would not have certified” the votes had she been governor at the time. She cited debunked lies about “serious irregularities” that were spread by the likes of Rudy Giuliani"
Oct. 2, 2021

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'Take The Mask And Shove It': Kari Lake Leads Anti-Mask Rally At ASU. Here Are 5 Takeaways
"GOP candidate for governor makes dubious pledge to students. Supporters include Jan. 6 participant and anti-masker who tried to ruin a business."
Aug. 15, 2021
Kari Lake Tweets Like Trump: Irresponsibly And Dangerously. How Long Until She's Banned?
"Kari Lake, the former Fox 10 Phoenix news anchor running as a Republican for governor of Arizona, is taking advantage of Twitter's inconsistency with a string of irresponsible tweets that have no business on Twitter or anywhere else. It's the best of both worlds for her. She can tweet Trump-like nonsense to appease her followers."
Aug. 14, 2021

Photo: Twitter                      

Photo: Twitter                       

Kari Lake Scores A Gold In The Olympics' Newest Event: The Red Meat Toss
"It's sad that a candidate for Arizona governor chooses the morning after an Arizona gymnast wins Olympic gold to try to score cheap points with Republican voters by dissing Olympic athletes."
Aug. 2, 2021

Photo: Twitter                      

Photo: Twitter                       

Former Phoenix News Anchor Announces Run For Arizona Governor
"Lake made her religious beliefs a theme in both the resignation video as well as on her new website, which outlines the duties of Christians in their beliefs [...] Lake got her name in the news more than a year ago after she shared on Twitter a video where two California doctors promoted lifting that state’s shelter-in-place order, saying that COVID-19 is similar to the flu and that isolation actually may weaken the immune system [...] She also sent out a Twitter post in January saying the “First Amendment is under attack’’ after Twitter and Facebook first suspended Donald Trump’s accounts after the platforms concluded that his misinformation and lies inspired the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol."
Jun. 1, 2021

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Not On TV, Kari Lake Is Active On Site For Right-Wingers, Nazis
"Kari Lake went viral in 2019 for bashing Phoenix New Times to a colleague while defending her affiliation with the far-right Twitter clone Parler. Now, she's ventured even deeper into the shady ecosystem of far-right social media, joining a social media network known as Gab that's favored by neo-Nazis and QAnon cultists."
Jan. 21, 2021
Fox 10 Anchor Kari Lake Doubles Down On Debunked Coronavirus Video On Twitter
"Lake, a news anchor for Phoenix TV station Fox 10, took to Twitter to spotlight a recent viral video in which two California doctors promote lifting the shelter-in-place order in the state — doctors whose claims have been roundly criticized by health care professionals [...] Citing a violation of its terms of service, YouTube removed video"
Apr. 29, 2020
'Fuck Them': Fox 10's Kari Lake Blasts Phoenix New Times, Her Own Bosses
"Fox 10's Kari Lake dropped an f-bomb on camera after her bosses asked her to hide her account on a right-wing social media platform"
Jul. 15, 2019
Fox 10 Conspiracy Theorist Credulously Retweets Unverified Claim Of Election Fraud
"The Phoenix television anchor who once peddled a conspiracy theory about #RedForEd has done it again, retweeting an unverified claim of election fraud on Sunday from an anonymous account to her 9,000 followers"
Nov. 5, 2018
Fox10 Phoenix Anchor Claims #RedForEd Is Ploy To Legalize Pot
Apr. 25, 2018

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