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CNN was forced to issue another embarrassing correction.
The left-leaning network helped raise signficant funds for a woman by promoting her GoFundMe page. This was supposed to help her cover rent following a legal challenge to the Biden administration’s renewed eviction moratorium.
The woman was described as a “mother” of three kids. As a result, she raised more than $230,000.
The GoFundMe account was shared on CNN’s social media pages, which had a major impact on the amount raised.
The problem is that she’s not actually their mother at all. CNN falsely depicted the woman in the story.
Here’s CNN’s correction:
“Update: After CNN aired a story about her potential eviction, Dasha Kelly clarified to CNN that she is not the mother of the three children featured in the story,” said a correction.
“CNN has verified she takes care of the children in her home for periods of time. She says she originally described herself to CNN as a mother because she considers herself to be like one to them,” the correction added.
“Dasha Kelly has started a GoFundMe page to try and cover that rent, $2,000. It’s a Hail Mary, she says she’s praying for a miracle, hoping for a miracle,” CNN’s Nick Watt told viewers.
When I say your Congresswoman loves you, this is what I mean.
Kelly, I may not be your representative, but I love you and I will not stop working to make sure you and every person in our country has what they need to thrive. pic.twitter.com/qoDjn0xGnk
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) August 5, 2021
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“This is the least that we can do for you is to step up and make sure that you get to stay in the safety and comfort of your home, while we work on other things, to help make sure that your life and the lives of your children are better,” Bush said.
Now, however, the network is reporting that three children will be reuniting with their real mother ahead of the upcoming school year.
The headline for the original story, “More than $170,000 raised in 24 hours for mother and three kids facing eviction,” was later changed to read: “More than $170,000 raised in 24 hours for Las Vegas woman facing eviction.”