Just Making It Up: CBS Journalist’s ‘Speculative Fiction’ Predicts 2023 Violence, Civil War

Scott Whitlock | September 21, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] They’re not even trying anymore. CBS Washington Correspondent Major Garrett has a new book out in which he employees “speculative fiction” to imagine election violence next year: A Texas Republican shoots a voter at the polls. CBS Mornings co-host Tony Dokoupil used this dishonesty as a way of warning of America’s coming “civil war.”  Garrett’s new book is called The Big Truth: Upholding Democracy in the Age of the Big Lie. Co-author Garrett explained on Wednesday how “speculative fiction” gives him license to make stuff up in his journalistic reporting: “So, to make it clear to everyone, this is speculative fiction. It's a nonfiction book that opens with a chapter of speculative fiction.” 

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