There are so many things wrong with a reporter at a major news organization promoting the Russia/Bloomberg conspiracy. First, Przybyla made no effort whatsoever to figure out whether there was any truth to the bogus allegation that the “#BloombergIsRacist” hashtag started between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. The NBC reporter did not so much as ask whether the obscure Twitter account meant Eastern Standard Time or Pacific Standard Time.

Przybyla simply promoted a Kremlin conspiracy theory on blind faith, because that is what reporters do these days.

Later, after a few users noted “#BloombergIsRacist” is indeed trending organically, Przybyla tweeted, “and it looks like this video, which was posted by a real account, not a troll, was part of where things started. … and, despite the trending time observation, looks like it started after a real account posted this .”

A whole 10 minutes of double-checking would have told her that. Also, I would like to point out that Przybyla’s use of “trending time observation” lends credence still to the incorrect claim that the hashtag began trending when “Ms. Krassenstein” claimed it did.