The right-wing media — including Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News — have launched a baseless campaign (already picked up by MSNBC) suggesting that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has gone into hiding before Tuesday’s election.
Here’s an image from Fox News moments ago:
In fact, as ThinkProgress has documented, Pelosi has been featured in numerous public and media appearances recently. Two days ago, she appeared at a public rally with former President Clinton, portions of which aired on television, and in a feature interview on CNN. She also appeared in interviews on CNBC’s Kudlow & Company on 10/24, ABC’s Good Morning America and ABC’s World News Tonight on 10/26, and conducted interviews for profiles in the New York Times (10/30), Newsweek (10/23), and the Baltimore Sun (10/27).
Nancy Pelosi will continue to be in “hiding” throughout the weekend, appearing at numerous public rallies (though Pelosi has indicated that if her daughter gives birth to her sixth grandchild this weekend, she will leave the campaign trail). Here’s where she’ll be tomorrow:
1:30 p.m. Rally with Leader Pelosi, candidate Joe Sestak, Vice President Gore, and Governor Rendell in Radnor, PA
3:00 p.m. Rally with Leader Pelosi, candidates Lois Murphy and Bob Casey, Senator Obama, and Governor Rendell in Norristown, PA
4:30 p.m. Rally with Leader Pelosi candidate Patrick Murphy, Senator Obama, and Governor Rendell in Glenside, PA