RationalWiki:What is going on in the clogosphere?/August 2019

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August 2019[edit]

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50Infowars' return to YouTube lasts less than a day.
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25How bad a source is Globalresearch? It just got added to the anti-spam blacklist on English Wikipedia.
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38Donald Trump on how to combat hurricanes: "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them? They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?". For the sake of fairness note that there's no solid record of this statement, sources are unnamed and Donald Trump has denied saying it. While it would be both hilarious and in character for him to say it remain skeptical until better evidence comes forth.
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69Ben Shapiro to people who work multiple jobs to survive: "If you had to work more than one job to have a roof over your head or food on the table, you probably shouldn't have taken the job that's not paying you enough. That'd be a you problem."
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41U.S. Represenative Steve King's bizarre comment defending why he doesn't support abortions even in cases of rape or incest: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?
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34Allnews Pipeline weighs in on the El Paso tragedy: the shooter wasn't a white supremacist, he was brainwashed by the deep state's MKULTRA program!
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3520 year old white man faces charges of "making a terrorist threat in the second degree" after he decided it was a good idea to go walking into a Walmart five days after the El Paso shooting, carrying a loaded AR15-style rifle, over 100 rounds of ammo, a ballistic vest, and recording himself on his cell phone as he pushed a cart around the store. His explanation was "I wanted to know if that Walmart honored the 2nd Amendment". Best part, his wife warned him "it was not a smart idea".
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23Washington Post opinion piece by torture advocate Marc ThiessenWikipedia: "There were no ‘safe spaces’ or ‘trigger warnings’ for young people fighting in the Warsaw Uprising."
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25Vox Day: The real reason behind the tragedies in Dayton and El Paso? An attempt to "interfere" with QAnon.
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18FOX Host: The Dayton Tragedy Occurred Because the Shooter Didn’t “Fear the Lord”. Brought to you by Mike Huckabee.
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36Donald Trump believes the Dayton mass shooting occurred in Toledo and and hops on the "blame it on video games" bandwagon by blaming "the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace" for mass shootings.
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28 Neil deGrasse Tyson applies logic whataboutism in the worst possible way to the weekend's mass shootings by pointing to more deaths from medical errors, the flu, suicide, car accidents, and homicide via handgun.
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27Ohio congresswoman Candice Keller blames mass shootings on open borders, drag queen advocates, Obama, gay marriage, and more!
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35GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick blame social media, violent video games and lack of school prayer for mass shootings. Because social media, violent video games, and a lack of school prayer don't exist in other countries