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POLL: 77% Say Mainstream Media Reports Fake News

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is not alone in thinking media outlets spread “fake news.” More than 3-in-4 of 803 American respondents, or 77 percent, said they believe that major traditional television and newspaper media outlets report “fake news,” according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday, marking a sharp increase in distrust of those news organizations from a year …

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Trump Hails Pro-Trump Propaganda Machine Sinclair

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday praised the Sinclair Broadcast Group amid criticism that it forces its news anchors across the country to read pro-Trump propaganda on their shows. Criticism of Sinclair has come after Deadspin created a viral video compilation of Sinclair anchors reading the exact same statements attacking the mainstream press for being “extremely dangerous to …

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InfoWars Loon Challenges Robert Mueller To Fistfight

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Jerome Corsi, Washington bureau chief for the conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, said today that he wants to take Special Counsel Robert Mueller behind the Department of Justice and fight him. “I’m fed up with this. I want to say to Mueller, ‘Let’s go out in the backyard of the Justice Department. You’ve got …

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Trump And RNC Advertise On InfoWars Channel

Media Matters reports: The Trump Make America Great Again Committee — a joint fundraising operation run by President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee — is running a campaign advertisement on toxic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ YouTube channel. Media Matters observed the ad just a day after Jones used his YouTube channel to depict survivors of …

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InfoWars Depicts Parkland Students As Hitler Youth

Alex Jones today opened his InfoWars show on YouTube with a clip which depicts Parkland activists Emma Gonzales and David Hogg as members of Hitler Youth. This follows similar widespread attacks across the far-right fever swamps including at the homocon-run Gateway Pundit, where on Sunday thousands followed a top-of-site link from homocon Matt Drudge to deluge the comments with photoshopped …

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Right Winger Erick Erickson Falls For Story Claiming Parkland’s David Hogg Wasn’t At School During Attack

The Washington Examiner reports: Conservative blog RedState issued a correction Monday evening to a piece that questioned if Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was actually on campus in Parkland, Fla., when the mass shooting occurred last month. The article was prompted after Hogg, one of the most outspoken voices following the shooting, made comments to CBS where …

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Family Of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Sues Fox News

ABC News reports: The family of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, who was killed in 2016, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, an investigative reporter and one of the network’s frequent guests over a story about Rich and allegations that he was involved in a conspiracy, according to the lawsuit. Rich was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., …

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Charlottesville Counter-Protester Sues Homocon Jim Hoft, Alex Jones, Allen West, Others For Defamation

The Hill reports: A counter-protester at the deadly white supremacist rally last year in Charlottesville, Va. is suing the media outlet Infowars, its owner Alex Jones and seven others for defamation. Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of Brennan Gilmore, who alleges that Alex …

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Sean Hannity: The Despicably Low, Hate-Trump Media Exploited Nunberg To Do Their Dirty Work [VIDEO]

Posted this afternoon to Hannity.com: Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean unloaded on the mainstream media’s “despicable” exploitation of a former Trump associate to damage the President; saying the liberal media has completely “stopped caring about the truth.” “We have a brand-new example of just how despicably low the hate-Trump media will go at every cost …

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Homocon Jim Hoft: Leftists Might Commit “False Flag” Shooting Of Student Activists During Anti-Gun March

This afternoon homocon Gateway Pundit fake news blogger Jim Hoft appeared on InfoWars where he agreed with guest host Mike Adams that liberals might slaughter student activists during the upcoming anti-gun marches. Media Matters has the quotes: Mike Adams: “If someone wanted to pull off a false flag shooting to really try to take away the guns, if they had …

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Pepe Creator Files Copyright Suit Against InfoWars

The Wrap reports: No fake news here — Alex Jones’ InfoWars is being sued by the creator of inadvertent alt-right mascot, Pepe the Frog. Cartoonist Matt Furie filed suit against conspiracy theorist Jones’ InfoWars on Monday, alleging that his amphibian creation was used without his authorization. “Artist Matt Furie created the Pepe the Frog character in the early 2000s. At …

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Alex Jones: YouTube Wants Me Arrested And Killed

“They’ve taken all the brainwashed people who believe they’ve been victimized and brainwashed at the colleges, where they have this social justice warrior mentality where no free speech is allowed of anybody conservative or capitalist or Christian. And then now they’re deploying that onto the internet. This is World War IV. This is a digital information war. “The globalists are …

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Perkins: Intolerant Gays Are Ruining Country Music

Via press release from Tony Perkins: Through all of the cultural ups and downs, country music has always been a place conservatives felt welcome. While so many other celebrities started picking up activist causes and shaming fans who held Christian beliefs, American could always count on Nashville to stay true to their values (or at least tolerate them). Not anymore. …

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Rush Limbaugh Suggests Georgia Teacher Is “Radical Leftist” Planted To Stop Movement To Arm Teachers

Media Matters has the transcript of today’s show: So we have a teacher barricaded in a classroom with no students. No children. No students anywhere around. And starts firing some shots. Barricaded in the classroom. And then here comes some cops and nab the guy is in custody and we got a breaking new stories: “Teacher in Custody After Georgia …

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Fox Hosts Issue “Correction” After Father Of Parkland Student Admits He Doctored CNN’s Email [VIDEO]

Yesterday the father of Parkland student Colton Haab admitted that he “accidentally” doctored the email which he had claimed showed that CNN “scripted” the questions for last week’s town hall on gun control. Last night Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson both issued brief “corrections” to their claims, which had inflamed right wing sites. Carlson said, “For the sake of honesty …

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Here’s Chuck Johnson’s Survivor Audition [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Chuck Johnson — a far-right troll and occasional adviser to Trump’s administration who is famous for publishing the home addresses of reporters whose work he doesn’t like, suggesting an Amtrak crash was caused by the engineer’s sexuality, questioning how many Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust, and propagating a claim he pooped on the floor …

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Alex Jones Begs Parkland Survivor David Hogg For Sit Down After YouTube Imposes Freeze On InfoWars

The Hill reports: Conspiracy theory outlet Infowars is one strike away from being banned from YouTube. The channel said it received an alert from YouTube on Tuesday morning, saying Infowars received a second strike on a video about the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting and will temporarily be unable to upload new content. “This is the second strike applied to …

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Christian Activist: Maybe Scalia Was Murdered By A 13 Year-Old Boy At That “Pedophilia Ranch” [VIDEO]

World Net Daily columnist, racist birther, and 9/11 truther Jerome Corsi, who is also a regular on InfoWars, has a new explanation regarding the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Kyle Mantyla has the quote at Right Wing Watch: “The story is a pedophilia ranch,” Corsi said, “a boy ranch for elite to go on these so-called hunting trips …

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GOP Rep. Devin Nunes: The Media Is Dead [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: A day after the Democratic rebuttal memo was released that claims to rebuke the findings of the Nunes memo, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Fox & Friends to slam the Democrats’ document while insisting that the Steele dossier was the main impetus of the Russia probe. He also used the Fox News interview to smear the media. …

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InfoWars Channel Gets “Strike One” From YouTube

From the Hollywood Reporter: A YouTube channel run by far right news website InfoWars has received a strike against it after posting a conspiracy theory video about the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a source has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. This week, the Alex Jones Channel on YouTube posted a video about David Hogg, …

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