RationalWiki:What is going on in the clogosphere?/August 2016

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August 2016[edit]

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51Vox Day puts forth the 16 core beliefs of the alt-right. The Freepers are rather enthusiastic about it.
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68Rush Limbaugh is afraid that federally-paid lesbian farmers could take over rural America. (You can farm lesbians now?)
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16Alaskan village votes to relocate due to climate change. The Daily Caller: Damn welfare queens!
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11Buying drugs with Bitcoins over the internet is pretty much its own punishment.
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15Vitalik Buterin, creator of cryptocurrency Ethereum, was totally gonna solve P=NP, if only people would fund him.
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14Ted Koppel lambasts Bill O'Reilly for dumbing down journalism.
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47"Malcolm-Ieuan: Roberts., the living soul", representing a corporate entity called MALCOLM IEUAN ROBERTS goes on national television to defend global warming denial ... up against Brian Cox. Apparently, NASA is part of the conspiracy too. With video!
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27Glenn Beck voices some sympathy for Black Lives Matter, leading to the predictable backlash from the far-right outrage machine.
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57World Nut Daily has a breathless report about how US forces engaged and killed one of the Nephilim in Afghanistan, but the story is being covered up, because evolution.
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21The Genetic Literacy Project might have been good on GMOs, but its founder, Jon Entine, just went full race realist with a GLP "study" purporting to prove blacks are naturally dumb athletes — based on Olympic medal counts. It's just science. Immediate alt-right shitshow in the comments, of course. (The article is largely a rewrite of Entine's 2000 work of courageous scientific racism Taboo, which is substantially debunked here.)
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18So forest are just large bushes, and mountains are actually the remains of very large trees. This somehow connects to the flat earth.
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39As part of a fluff piece, the Daily Beast has inadvertently outed a handful of gay Olympian athletes, some of whom may be from countries where it is illegal. Of course, they edited the article and issued an "apology" after being called out on it.
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21The DEA has compared marijuana "grow spots" to meth labs.
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23Holocaust denier, conspiracy theorist, and Clinton critic Victor Thorn has died by apparent self-inflicted gunshot. But of course we know he was REALLY killed by "Zionist hitmen working on behalf of the Clintons.
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6No, the US didn't pay Iran $400 million in exchange for the Iranian hostages.
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37The Daily Stormer has announced plans to launch local chapters of an “IRL Troll Army” that will enable righteous white dudes “to prepare for the coming race war.” Called "Stormer Book Clubs", they will be men-only. You will hunt and capture your own women as part of the SBC’s operations., Andrew Anglin says.
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12Ignoring Blockchain Is Corporate Suicide! The worst and most incoherent Bitcoin article you will read this week. "augmented reality using VR and holographic systems will feed off sensory layers that will sit on the Ledger of Things connecting the world", apparently.
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58Alex Jones suggests the crying baby at Trump rally was probably a plant