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Is Larry Elder the Latest Victim of a High-Tech Media Takedown?  

Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore)

Larry Elder, the leading candidate to become California governor if Gavin Newsom is recalled next month, insists the incident never happened, but the headline in Politico yesterday afternoon was disturbing. Alexandra Datig, a former girlfriend, claimed that “she broke off an 18-month engagement with the conservative talk show host in 2015 after he waved a gun at her while high on marijuana.”

Waving a gun at a woman would be a horrific act, and the headlines were soon everywhere, from Drudge Report to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A few hours later, the context arrived via the Los Angeles Times, a publication that’s

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