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December 2016[edit]

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-10Russia hysteria infects WashPost again: false story about hacking U.S. electric grid.
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34A picture speaks a thousand words.
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2Maajid Nawaz, doing his best Chris Crocker impression: Leave Israel alone!
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42On 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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11 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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21The Simulation Hypothesis: DNA is a Blockchain, You're an Account, Your Consciousness Holds The Private Key. Um, OK.
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31After 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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23An 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 on Twitter.
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10Daily Kos founder and Vox co-founder Markos Moulitsas gleefully celebrates coal miners losing health insurance.
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13 Murdoch AU paper trumpets fortune-telling Nostradumbass woo mixed with Trump references. Newscorp is pretty much abandoning reality
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9Stephen 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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18Bill 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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19Mike 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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21BREAKING NEWS: CLIMATE SCARE IS OVER! Lord Christopher claims that global warming projections are due to faulty math.
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23Man 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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21The 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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52Breitbart wages war against Kellogg's for typically Breitbart reasons.