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This is RationalWiki's snarkilicious take on some of the more "WTF?" or egregious blog posts, editorials, videos and social media posts out there. The best can be found in Best of the clogosphere and older entries can be found in the archives.

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September 2017[edit]

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21Universal healthcare is bad, because if everybody gets a Ferrari, Ferraris would no longer have value.
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17‘Don’t shoot at Hurricane Irma’: Cops forced to issue warning after idea goes viral No not the Onion, just InfoWars.
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47Prison Planet journalist writer Paul Joseph Watson argues that George Orwell would hate Antifa if he were alive today. Despite claiming to have read all his books, he forgets that Orwell is the definitive Antifa and, after being corrected on Twitter by a Spanish Civil War historian and Anti-fascist groups, then declares everyone else to be "Libtards" and mocks the idea that they could be right.

August 2017[edit]

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16Infowars: If You Hate Poverty, You Should Love Capitalism
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25The Illuminati is transmitting DNA-altering signals to make people oppose Trump.
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29Nutty evangelist Jim Bakker inciting followers to violence: "If President Trump is impeached, Christians will rise from the shadows to start another civil war"
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-18Adam returns from the dead, or so he says; to deliver a message connecting Genesis to ending world hunger, tying his life story to Minority Report, the book of Judges, and Samson to see pre-crime implemented in our virtual Garden of Eden and dreams Joseph's dream of a sign in the sky ... and why, to open Doors to Heaven.
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1North Korea shoots a fucking missile over Japan.
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-21Dangerous:The Audiobook is announced.
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-40Once again, the left naively exacerbate matters in the USA.
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14Apocalypse Prediction number [ERROR:INT OVERFLOW]: the August 2017 eclipse heralds the arrival of Nibiru, and indicates that the world will end on September 23rd, 2017.
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26Hare Krishnas say: solar eclipses are not caused by the moon.
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21Reddit's BadHistory group have written up a point-by-point refutation of everything historically wrong Steven Crowder says in his latest video about Native Americans.
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21People actually losing their shit for a fake news claiming Big Ben to be renamed into 'Massive Mohammed'.
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14Arguably the worst confederate statue apologetics existing: "what American blacks suffered under segregation was nothing compared to what liberalism has inflicted on them since the 1950s, as it destroyed their families, their schools, and their young men and women’s lives through drugs and guns and the gangster-rap culture “lifestyle,” which is really a death style".
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19Adam Marshall Dobrin presents a concise introduction to paradox proven by the Bible through "verifiable" anachronism in language some stuff about Mars colonization and virtual reality and a list of reason why ignoring this is actually an ELE. Adam claims to be Thor because of a connection between music and the Trial of Thor. He suggests you be Thundercats and call a reporter. There is also a suggestion that Richard Nixon and John Hancock are related to a signature from God, about freedom and America... and Deepthroat and Taylor Momsen
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0Infowars comments on the Google manifesto
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11BBC analyzes the Illuminati conspiracy
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11Infowar lauches a new website to "fight against real fake news"
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11Alex Jones claims the Virginia Riot was staged
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6Infowars is having a song contest to fight globalists with a 10K USD prize
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28According to the Spiritual Science Research Foundation, 85% of the time homosexuality is the result of possession by a ghost of the opposite sex and can be cured by "spiritual healing remedies."
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29Newsweek reports on astrologers' opinions of Trump's future, based on a solar eclipse, of all freaking things.
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40An image of some bus seats are posted to anti-immigrant groups and most mistook the bus seats as women wearing burkas.

July 2017[edit]

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11How acting like a feminist can ruin your marriage.
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19From Living Waters, creators of the award-winning TV program The Way of the Master and the popular movies “180” and “Evolution vs. God,” comes the riveting and hope-inspiring film another piece of evangelical pseudoscience called EXIT.
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47The new lead in Doctor Who is a woman - and the broflakes can't handle it. Meanwhile, The Sun and the Daily Mail celebrated the only way they knew how: by publicizing various nude scenes that the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, had done in the past.
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2You Are Being Poisoned By Transhumanists
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2Infowars Forced Gay Vatican Orgy Into The Mainstream
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39Someone failed to realize that the metric system is the work of the Devil.
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42NASA forced to deny that it's holding child slaves on Mars

June 2017[edit]

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42Apparently the risk of autism in vaccinated children is %420 higher than non-vaccinated children. [1]
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13Satire is dead, pt.94: Britain First republish an entertainment website's article about Jeremy Corbyn, not realising it's satire.
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13A University of Utah professor claims that Republicans have happier marriages than Democrats; whites have happier marriages than blacks, and Republicans have better sex and more sex than Democrats. Also, "It’s not that much easier to understand the strong effects of party identification on marital infidelity."
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19Terry Hurlbut goes full "false flag" on the Virginia shootings.
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13Jesus Christ returns with proof of Creation, and it's good. Really good. Check Hammer and "to see" a kiss. He says proof and "Tribulation" quite a bit.
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28Wayne Allyn Root: There's no difference between calling somebody "old" and calling them the n-word. (He says "the n-word".)

May 2017[edit]

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55Sean Hannity cites Conservapedia
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30The moral of the Assange story? Wait long enough, and bad stuff goes away
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28Unwilling to tolerate the rhetoric of the phrase "hanging offense" in a Boston Herald editorial, some fellow anti-vaxxers reciprocate by sending hate mail with even more violent and anti-Semitic imagery (all while they have a history of comparing vaccines to the Holocaust... hmmm...). Ginger Taylor of Age of Autism has to practically beg for them to stop.

April 2017[edit]

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78According to anti-vaxxers, Sesame Street's new autistic muppet is part of a pro-vaccination conspiracy to "normalize autism".
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48The trailer for Star Wars:Battlefront 2 is released, featuring a female main character. Men in the comments section flip their shit, accusing Disney of being "SJWs," for daring to have a woman as a lead in a video game.
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47What happens to your dog if you give it a rabies vaccination? Why, he'll get autism of course.
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32Mike Cernovich, Infowars, Ron Paul and Richard Spencer all agree: The chemical attack in Syria is a false flag. And it's not just from the right; TYT's Jimmy Dore has his take on it as well.
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52Earth is a prison planet for aliens too violent to fit in their advanced society.(ScienceVibe)
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51Popular youtuber JonTron allegedly "goes full Nazi".

March 2017[edit]

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27Mike Adams got a patent for a dietary supplement that removes cesium-134 and cesium-137 from the body. Somehow, I don't think that works.
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30Backlash after North Carolina bans book about boy who wears dresses
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16Oh great, Humans Are Free are now dancing on David Rockefeller's grave by calling him a eugenicist.
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30Now Christians can "cure" homosexuality with cake!
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35Because of Mass Effect Andromeda's lackluster animations, trolls attack a woman who had nothing to do with them.
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40Stopped clock moment from Rebel Media (of all places): Alt-right White Nationalists Are Stupid. The reactions from said alt-righters in the comments section are what you'd expect, especially considering the person calling them out is a black dude.
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72When accountant Nathan D. Larson talked to voters and collected signatures to qualify as a candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates, he left out some details from his platform: legalizing child pornography as well as incestuous marriage;…repealing the 19th Amendment; and abolishing state funding for girls and women to attend high school and college. RW old-timers will recognise him as User:Tisane, the very first person ever to get banned from RationalWiki, for his essay advocating sex with children.

February 2017[edit]

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48Richard Spencer, white nationalist and self-described spokesman of the alt-right, after being unceremoniously kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference, says "People want to talk to me... They don’t want to talk to these boring conservatives. They want to learn about ideas whose time has come, not whose time has passed."
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59Milo 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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14A 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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32American 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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38NBA 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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30Why Liberals Are Wrong About Trump
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13Flynn Resigns Over NIBIRU Dispute
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19NaturalNews 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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33Netflix 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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27Suzanne Venker, writing for Fox News, informs us that society is creating a horde of 'alpha' women incapable of love.
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38NaturalNews 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!)

January 2017[edit]

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61Reddit bans the subreddit r/altright, due to "repeated violations of the terms of our content policy," including doxxing.
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26David Ernst: Donald Trump Is The First President To Turn Postmodernism Against Itself.
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59Kiwi Farms, a forum notorious for doxxing and harassing people, has just shut down because the owner was doxxed and harassed.
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81Alt-right media outlet The Right Stuff collapses after fellow racists discover the founder’s wife is Jewish.
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69Dinesh 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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41The 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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67Far-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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41American 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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35Ann Coulter tweets an unexplained "14!", widely interpreted as a dog whistle for the Fourteen Words, a white nationalist slogan.
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32Infowars: Why Does Popular Culture Glorify Being a Pussy?
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25Alex 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

December 2016[edit]

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-6Russia hysteria infects WashPost again: false story about hacking U.S. electric grid.
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36A picture speaks a thousand words.
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5Maajid Nawaz, doing his best Chris Crocker impression: Leave Israel alone!
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43On 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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12 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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33After 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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25An 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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36High 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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15 Murdoch AU paper trumpets fortune-telling Nostradumbass woo mixed with Trump references. Newscorp is pretty much abandoning reality
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12Stephen 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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20Bill 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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20Mike Adams is Native American: Apparently the Health Ranger is related to Pocahontas somehow. (Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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22Preschool 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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22BREAKING NEWS: CLIMATE SCARE IS OVER! Lord Christopher claims that global warming projections are due to faulty math.
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25Man 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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11Mainstream 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.

November 2016[edit]

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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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-38Washington 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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58Proving 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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19Alan Dershowitz Ludicrously Defends White Nationalist Stephen Bannon against anti-Semitism and racism charges.
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12Donna 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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4 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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32Bill Maher reveals himself to be a reactionary asshole by stating that Trump will rid the US of "PC culture and Islam apologists".

October 2016[edit]

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43Alex 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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18Channel 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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25Ben & Jerry's endorses Black Lives Matter and the result is predictable.
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25If 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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104A 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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17Tyron Zegold thinks the sun doesn't exist. (Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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57Rush 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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21Vox 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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28Faux News breathlessly reports on a Bigfoot sighting.

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  • [2]One guess who wrote it.