Tag Archives: conspiracy theory

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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DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz promises “aggressive” oversight of the Trump administration after the President’s shameful late-night firing of Michael Atkinson

In what Nancy Pelosi called a “shameful late-night firing,” Donald Trump sent a letter to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees this past Friday evening calling for the immediate dismissal of Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the Intelligence Community. [A 30-day waiting period is legally required when removing an inspector general from office, in […]

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What’s all this nonsense about CrowdStrike?

A friend wrote to me yesterday and asked it I could explain what Donald Trump is trying to get at when he invokes the name CrowdStrike. What follows, slightly edited, is my response to him. I thought that I’d share it here as well, as some of you, I suspect, may find yourselves in conversations […]

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