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[edit] February 2017

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5Milo Yiannopoulos is now such a pariah that even Nazis like Richard Spencer want nothing to do with him, but there's a history professor at the University of Chicago who still thinks he's literally Jesus.
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9A black republican received racist attacks for supporting Trump and Sessions, so an opinion writer says "You did something worse by supporting them."
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15American Family Association: The leftists rage because they have a wrong worldview. We must not only oppose them in the political arena, but we must also teach and demonstrate the principles and ideas that made America exceptional. Christianity has been the life-blood of America. If the Christian worldview prevails it will once again nourish every aspect of the life of this nation producing freedom, justice, prosperity, and life for all.
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13NBA star Kyrie Irving comes out as a no-joke flat-earther. Luckily, he is being ridiculed all over Twitter for his 'beliefs'.
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19Why Liberals Are Wrong About Trump
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5Flynn Resigns Over NIBIRU Dispute
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10NaturalNews wants pro-vaxxers to chug mercury since vaccines contain "lethal doses" of mercury. Allah dammit, why is Mike Adams still a person? (Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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26Netflix triggers the alt-right after posting the first teaser trailer of Dear White People online, with many cancelling their subscriptions in a mass boycott. Odd considering the movie it's based on didn't have the same effect.
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23Suzanne Venker, writing for Fox News, informs us that society is creating a horde of 'alpha' women incapable of love.
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30NaturalNews is claiming that Planned Parenthood has set abortion quotas, and that once the quotas are met, a pizza party is held. Nothing says "news" like making an outlandish claim about something that is serious. (Warning: Poe's Law in action!)

[edit] January 2017

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47Reddit bans the subreddit r/altright, due to "repeated violations of the terms of our content policy," including doxxing.
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20David Ernst: Donald Trump Is The First President To Turn Postmodernism Against Itself.
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51Kiwi Farms, a forum for doxxing and harassing people, has just shut down because the owner was doxxed and harassed.
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69Alt-right media outlet The Right Stuff collapses after fellow racists discover the founder’s wife is Jewish.
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58Dinesh D'Souza tweeting on Martin Luther King weekend: John Lewis is "a nasty, bitter old man", Rosa Parks was no big deal, Democrats are a "party of bigotry", and the South is now "largely non-racist" thanks to Republicans.
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39The official Twitter account of the UK's Russian Embassy, which previously responded to US diplomatic sanctions with a lame duckling image, responds to media criticism of US-Russia relations by tweeting a Pepe meme, sparking outrage. What a time to be alive.
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57Far-right Twitter troll Joshua Bonehill-Paine is jailed for two years in the UK for harassment of a Jewish politician he called "a rodent [...] a money grabber, a dominatrix and responsible for the death of Jesus". He insists the jury were MI6 agents, and that a real jury would see nothing wrong with a two year harassment campaign called "Operation Filthy Jew Bitch".
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35American Family Association: "All through Scripture, God has used some very unrighteous, unlikely men to lead people back to Him. I don’t know if Donald Trump is as unlikely as some might think, but I do know that only by the hand of God did Trump win the presidency."
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26Ann Coulter tweets an unexplained "14!", widely interpreted as a dog whistle for the Fourteen Words, a white nationalist slogan.
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30Infowars: Why Does Popular Culture Glorify Being a Pussy?
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24Alex Jones: How patriots can make 2017 the year of Trump and the real media
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28Burger chain Wendy's tweets a rare Pepe meme before deleting it, pleading ignorance. Nazi site The Daily Stormer responds by endorsing Wendy's as the official fast food chain of the Alt-Right.screenshot

[edit] December 2016

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-7Russia hysteria infects WashPost again: false story about hacking U.S. electric grid.
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35A picture speaks a thousand words.
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4Maajid Nawaz, doing his best Chris Crocker impression: Leave Israel alone!
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40On Twitter, hoopsteak Joe Walsh (the "grab my musket" guy, not the rock star) overdoses on War on Christmas stupidity, responding to "In the UK, these (Christmas tree lights) are called 'fairy lights'" with "That's why the U.K. has been overrun by Muslims."
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13 Associate Professor of Economics pillories Universal Basic Income concept with string of lazy arguments with a nice fluffy straw man base.
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22The Simulation Hypothesis: DNA is a Blockchain, You're an Account, Your Consciousness Holds The Private Key. Um, OK.
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32After Facebook announced it would partner with ABC, PolitiFact and Snopes against "fake news", the grand purveyor of them and multiple-time exposed by the weakest of the three Daily Mail cowardly goes against it, digging up dirt from the David/Barbara Mikkelsen 2015 divorce (the latter is no longer involved with the website). The Guardian and a Forbes-hosted blog react.
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27An Austrailian politician dismisses Western criticisms of the Philippines' war on drugs as both "a racist and colonial mentality" and "political correctness" while ignoring all of the human rights abuses going on.
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35High on MEMES, THOTS, CUCKS, Trump, Pepe and, uh, (((antisemitism))): it's Malik ObamaWikipedia's W.svg on Twitter.
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12Daily Kos founder and Vox co-founder Markos Moulitsas gleefully celebrates coal miners losing health insurance.
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17 Murdoch AU paper trumpets fortune-telling Nostradumbass woo mixed with Trump references. Newscorp is pretty much abandoning reality
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14Stephen Pollard, editor, Jewish Chronicle (UK): "I get a lot of antisemitic conspiracies sent to me. This one wins a prize for originality."
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22Bill Gates believes that Trump's push for market deregulations is like JFK's push to get the US to the Moon.
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21Mike Adams is Native American: Apparently the Health Ranger is related to Pocahontas somehow. (Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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23Preschool Teaching Kids ‘Intersex’ And ‘Genderqueer’: Pedophilia is a gender according to infowars! Infowars reacts to schools in the UK promoting gender neutral pronouns. Ironically, the reporter claims that schools are thinking with their feelings and not with scientific evidence.
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21BREAKING NEWS: CLIMATE SCARE IS OVER! Lord Christopher claims that global warming projections are due to faulty math.
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26Man claims Exodus provides paradoxical reference to 9/11, a number of English and modern computing concepts, thus "proving" the Bible is a message sent back in time. Draws parallels between a number of Biblical stories and a modern court case. Claims to be "The Messiah."
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23The Ultimate “Fake News” List: By Alex Jones
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13Mainstream paper attempt at satirical Trump snark ends in Poe, quoth the comments section, wtf?
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53Breitbart wages war against Kellogg's for typically Breitbart reasons.

[edit] November 2016

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39With Brexit posing a serious problem for Welsh infrastructure funding, a UKIP member of the Welsh Assembly offfers a unique solution: Make the Irish pay for the M4 motorway with EU funding.
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-37Washington Post disgracefully promotes a McCarthyite blacklist from a new, hidden, and very shady group.
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-37Leave it to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to write a nauseating paean to a brutal left-wing dictator.
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53Proving once again a lack of decency, the Daily Mail blames the murder of Jo Cox on immigrants; the town council wanting to move house, and Cox herself for being a Remain supporter. His support for violent extremist groups is apparently also irrelevant to his character.
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23Blatantly anti-Semitic blog defends anti-Semitic professor. In other news, water is wet.
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52The future of our planet may lie in the hands of Bill O'Reilly, who is trying to convince President-elect Donald Trump to accept the Paris Climate Agreement.
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20Alan Dershowitz Ludicrously Defends White Nationalist Stephen Bannon against anti-Semitism and racism charges.
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13Donna Brazile, the current DNC chairwoman, attended an Islamophobic gathering in Florida hosted by noted wingnut David Horowitz; right-wing smear artist, James O'Keefe also attended.
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5 An opinion piece from Washington Post proposes an idea where the author loses their mind: get rid of every state government in the United states.
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38Jew proudly proclaims himself a member of the Alt-right. You would think the responses from the Alt-right to his article, which can be seen here, would give him cause to reconsider or pause for thought.
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34Bill Maher reveals himself to be a reactionary asshole by stating that Trump will rid the US of "PC culture and Islam apologists".

[edit] October 2016

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42Alex Jones goes full raving anti-Semite. (This isn't new behaviour, but the media noting it is.)
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56Scott Adams declares that a lack of terrorist attacks before the elections is a sign that ISIS want Clinton to be President.
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32 Michele Bachmann says that Hillary Clinton wears "Mao suits" because she is a Economic Marxist.
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19Channel 4 News promoted known war criminals in Syria, and is now hiding its own report.
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101A British meninist campaigns for tampons to be taxed, arguing that "it's a woman's own fault if she lacks the self-control to hold the blood in her bladder outside the restroom". Naturally, he doesn't understand why he is being mocked over his apparent biology skills. Update: He really is that stupid.
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26Ben & Jerry's endorses Black Lives Matter and the result is predictable.
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26If you're driving down the road and you think of anything that's not related to driving it must be proof that you have a soul!
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102A student group at the University of Cape Town proclaiming themselves Fallists, short for "Science must fall", argue to remove science from curriculum because science is "Eurocentric" and "based on racism". Evidently, some people believing witchcraft causes things to fall back to earth demonstrates the inherent Western bias of only teaching the concept of gravity in a science class.
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18Tyron Zegold thinks the sun doesn't exist. (Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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56Rush Limbaugh complains that "the Left" treats nonconsensual sex as rape.
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0Jeffrey GoldbergWikipedia's W.svg has been named as The Atlantic's editor-in-chief. (Why that is a bad thing.)
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14Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Colin Kaepernick and other football player's refusal to stand for the pledge "dumb", "disrespectful", and "ridiculous". (Approx. the 20 min. mark) Update: Colin Kaepernick has responded.
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22Vox Day has decided to fork Wikipedia: Infogalactic! (Guess Metapedia was too pantywaist for him.) Check the roadmap. "No, it's not. My designs always work. See: multibutton mice."
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30Faux News breathlessly reports on a Bigfoot sighting.

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