Tag Archives: conspiracy theory

Roger Stone, Russia, and the 2016 roots of the “Stop the Steal” disinformation campaign

Over the past several years, when trying to understand the objectives and tactics of Vladimir Putin, I’ve found Russian dissident, chess grand master, and human rights activist Gary Kasparov to be an incredibly useful resource. Well, a few days ago, when discussing Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 presidential election, choosing instead to spread dangerous […]

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In nationally televised shitshow, Donald Trump says Proud Boys should “stand back and stand by” when asked to condemn white supremacists

During last night’s shitshow of a debate, Donald Trump was given multiple opportunities to condemn white supremacy. Instead of doing so, he called on members of the Proud Boys — an organization described by the FBI as a far-right, male-exclusive group group with ties to white nationalism — to “stand by.” Chris Wallace, as you […]

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A communal response to a local conspiracy theorist

As I don’t have very much time today, I thought that perhaps I could count you to help in drafting a response to the following comment, which was left on the site earlier this morning by one of our resident conspiracy theorists. If you want, we can take them sentence by sentence. As I’ve got […]

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Woolery good. Fauci bad.

Today, the President of the United States shared a tweet claiming that the CDC and other public health officials are “lying” about COVID-19 in order to hurt his chances of winning reelection. It wasn’t clear from the tweet, which was authored by second-rate conservative conspiracy theorist Chuck Woolery, the former host of the syndicated daytime […]

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Donald Trump speculates that elderly man pushed to the ground by Buffalo police could have been an “ANTIFA provocateur” who orchestrated his own near-death experience to “set up” the police

Last week, as we all saw, a 75 year old man was shoved to the ground by two Buffalo police officers. We saw him approach the officers. We saw him shoved backward. And we saw him hit the ground, where he remained motionless, as blood ran from his right ear. The Buffalo Police Department put […]

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