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GOP State Politicos Push Quack COVID Cures

January 31, 2022

GOP State Politicos Push Quack COVID Cures

Republican state lawmakers in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Indiana, Virginia, and West Virginia have proposed legislation that allows quack doctors to prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to prevent and treat Covid-19 which, despite pronouncements on Fox News and right-wing podcasts, they do not do. North Dakota and Tennessee have already passed such laws, even though:

” … those treatments have not proven effective at preventing or treating Covid and infectious disease experts see the bills as examples of right-wing lawmakers politicizing medicine – a trend that is increasing as the pandemic wears on in America in to its third year amid an increasingly fraught political atmosphere.

And so it goes with the latest suspect Covid-19 treatment that has become about more than just a drug, but rather about whether to trust established public health organizations or doctors who stray from their guidelines, and podcast and cable news hosts.”

— “Concern as Republicans push to make dubious Covid cure prescriptions easier,” Eric Berger, The Guardian

More:

“Republicans Are Changing State Medical Board Rules So It’s Easier For Doctors To Prescribe Hydroxychloroquine And Ivermectin,” Kadia Goba, BuzzFeed News

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The warning signs before the Capitol riot

January 5, 2022

Logan Jaffe of ProPublica and Robert Evans of Bellingcat describe the warning signs they observed weeks, months, and even years before a mob of violent Trump supporters broke into the Capitol. A Vox video by Liz Scheltens.

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Arsonist Torches Fox Fake Christmas Tree

December 13, 2021

A homeless man with a Bic lighter set the Fox News Christmas tree on fire last week. Fox is the HQ of fake news, so of course it was a fake tree. The 50-foot-tall tree-shaped object was really a graduated series of metal hoops festooned with green fringe, glass ornaments, and lights. God takes decades to make a 50-foot tree, but Fox put theirs together in 21 hours. Fox faked up a second “tree” 24 hours after the incineration.

Update:

Comedy Central claims Fox News covered the tree torching as “Pine-Eleven.”

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Music: “Christmas Tree On Fire,” written and recorded by Tom Heinl, 2003.

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Ivermectin Cannot De-Worm Anti-Vax Brains

September 7, 2021

Ivermectin Cannot De-Worm Anti-Vax Brains
In the latest outbreak of Red State meme medicine, anti-vaxxers are visiting the Feed & Seed for the horse de-wormer Invermectin and gulping it down, trying to prevent or treat COVID-19, a viral infection for which there are proven preventative measures, i.e., vaccines. Result: over-taxed emergency health services are crowded with Invermectin OD cases.

Ivermectin has been found useless for treating Coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped Fox pundits, wingnut politicos, and others who sow doubt for a living from proposing gobbling livestock de-wormer instead of getting vaccinated to survive the pandemic. Even Rand Paul, who risks his medical license by spouting Ivermectin nonsense, can’t resist running with the herd.

More:

“A human is not a horse. So why is a livestock drug sweeping America?” Arwa Mahdawi, The Guardian

“What the ivermectin debacle reveals about the hypocrisy of the anti-vaxxer crowd,” Chris Cillizza, CNN

“What is ivermectin, and how did people get the idea it can treat covid?” Allyson Chiu, Washington Post

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Twitter’s Insurrection Night Massacre

January 13, 2021


After it became clear that Donald Trump had used Twitter to organize and incite the murderous mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, Twitter finally suspended his disinformation-spewing account permanently.

Twitter also disabled 70,000 QAnon-linked accounts used to propagate the conspiracy theories behind the MAGA Capitol insurrection. People those conspirators followed were unhappy.
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Fox News Mission to the United Nations

December 10, 2018

Fox News Mission to the United Nations

Heather Nauert, a former Fox News personality and current State Department PR flack, has been tapped by President Trump as Nikki Haley‘s replacement as U.N. Ambassador. Ms. Nauert has shown a fine grasp of diplomacy in her current position at State:

She also accompanied Secretary of State Pompeo to Saudia Arabia for a grim discussion about the torture and murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi, marking the solemn occasion by posting a grinning tourist self-portrait on Instagram.

Heather Nauert has been at the State Department for 19 months. That’s her first and only government experience.

“Ms. Nauert is one of numerous television personalities with roles in Mr. Trump’s as-seen-on-TV administration. Mr. Bolton was a Fox contributor, and Bill Shine, a former Fox co-president, serves as deputy chief of staff. Larry Kudlow, a longtime CNBC host, stars as the president’s chief economic adviser.”

— “Heather Nauert’s Pick as U.N. Envoy Hints at Reshaping of the Role,” Peter Baker and Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times

More:

“Three Takeaways as Trump Picks Former Fox Anchor for UN Envoy Post,” John T. Bennett, Roll Call

“Who is Heather Nauert? The new UN ambassador with little experience,” Julian Borger, The Guardian

“What do most U.N. ambassadors have in common? Decades of experience.” Adam Taylor, Washington Post

“Heather Nauert Says Visit to ‘It’s a Small World’ Ride Qualifies Her For U.N. Job,” Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

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The New Northern Border

June 14, 2018

The New Northern Border

“The United States and Canada are in a fight, obviously,” said Fox News commentator Shepard Smith on Monday afternoon:

“President Trump accusing the country’s prime minister of making false statements, and the president’s trade adviser saying there’s ‘a special place in hell’ for the leader of Canada, our biggest trading partner in all of the world, our best friend from way back in World War II and every time in between. Canada. Maybe we need a northern wall.”

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Quitter: Trump Debate No-Show

January 28, 2016

Quitter: Trump Debate No-Show

“Trump’s Misogynistic Meltdown,” Emily Arrowood, U.S. News & World Report

“Donald Trump Is Skipping the GOP Debate Because He Hates Women,” Jesse Berney, Rolling Stone

“CNN’s Carol Costello: If Trump ‘Cherishes Women,’ Why Does He Call Them Bimbos?” Alex Griswold, Mediaite

“Donald Trump has a problem with strong women,” Edward Luce, Financial Times

“Rand Paul: Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Like A Strong, Assertive Woman,’” Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed

“The sexism in Donald Trump’s latest swipe at Fox News’s Megyn Kelly,” Eric Wemple, Washington Post

“Fear of Women Is Key to Donald Trump’s Misogyny — and America’s,” Adele M. Stan, American Prospect

Related:

“Millions Resent Being Put in Horrible Position of Siding with Megyn Kelly,” Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

“How Donald Trump uses .political correctness. to make sexist bullying seem like heroism,” Amanda Taub, Vox

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Cheney: Okay, Iran Nukes ARE My Fault

September 9, 2015

Cheney: Okay, Iran Nukes ARE My Fault

Chris Wallace interviewed former Vice President and unindicted war criminal Dick Cheney on “Fox News Sunday.”

Chris Wallace: “You and President Bush, the Bush-Cheney administration, dealt with Iran for eight years. Iran went from zero known [nuclear] centrifuges in operation to more than 5,000. So in fairness, didn’t you leave — the Bush-Cheney administration — leave President Obama with a mess?”

Dick Cheney: “Well, I don’t think of it that way ….

Chris Wallace: “But the centrifuges went from zero to 5,000.”

Dick Cheney: “Well, they may well have gone but that happened on Obama’s watch, not on our watch.”

Chris Wallace: “No, no, no. By 2009, they were at 5,000.”

Dick Cheney: “Right, But I think we did a lot to deal with the arms control problem in the Middle East.”

More:

“Dick Cheney faces surprise accusation on his own foreign policy,” Tony Dokoupil, MSNBC

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GOP TV Game Show on Fox

August 8, 2015

GOP TV Game Show on Fox

On Thursday night Fox News premiered its new game show, Last Clown Standing, with GOP celebrity contestants Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich performing for a record audience. So who won? Probably Megyn Kelly. Certainly not the Republican Party.

Only 9 more exhausting exciting episodes before Election Day, November 8, 2016. Stay tuned for the next show, on September 16, 2015.

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