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RationalWiki:What is going on in the clogosphere?

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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.

Be wary of Poe's Law; if something seems too outrageous to be true, use {{poe}}.

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October 2018

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0This issue affects the United States. Witches Are Hexing Brett Kavanaugh
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9The top cause of exertional rhabdomyolysisWikipedia's W.svg in America CrossFit has tweeted utterly irresponsible nutritional advice that makes the Healthy Band from Don't Hug Me I'm Scared seem vaguely credible. Particularly egregious: "Is that a label there? Labelled food makes your teeth go grey!"
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28"Trump is the most honest president ever." How honest is he? "Don't get me wrong, he lies all the time."
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11Classic Betteridge's LawWikipedia's W.svg: Does the Bible (Job 40) Describe a Sauropod Dinosaur (Behemoth)?
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17This brilliant internet detective has decoded a hidden video message from God and discovered that the next 9/11 will take place on November 1st, 2018. Watch out!
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16Before It's News thinks Hurricane Michael was a weaponized storm created by "the globalists" so the Democrats can rig the midterm elections while Florida is in chaos.
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23Mid-term election strategy for leftists according to an RT correspondent: "I wasn’t planning on voting this November but I love seeing the Democrats squirm. So as a leftist, I’m going to vote Republican down the line. The sooner we see the destruction of the Democratic Party, the better. #Accelerate"
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31Tucker Carlson: Brett Kavanaugh Backlash is Due to a “Theocracy Run By Atheists”
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31Natural News thinks Christine Blasey Ford ran a mind-control program for the CIA.
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28Another scoop from Before It's News: Now that Barack Obama is no longer president, Michelle Obama aka "Michael Robinson" has given up on pretending to be a woman and is growing a beard!

September 2018

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70The role played by dinosaurs in the American Civil War.
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53The neckbeards are at it again. Apparently, the turn-based strategy game Total War: Rome II features more women than the sensibilities of the capital-G Gamers are able to process. For a change, an employee at the company that produces the game grew a spine and issued a statement to the effect of: "Yes, dipshits, there exists such a thing as people with two X chromosomes, and if this fact offends you, you are free to take your business elsewhere." Alas, said employee happened to be female, so you can guess the results...
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23According to Before It's News, NASA recently used the Cassini probe to turn Saturn into a new sun, but hid it from the world with the "SkyCloak" in order to fulfill an apocalyptic prophecy.
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22Allnews Pipeline seriously thinks that Hurricane Florence might have been created by the "globalists" using a weather-modification weapon to attack the US. Just to make Trump mad, of course.
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18Natural News is calling on Trump to issue arrest warrants for Pelosi and Schumer. Because writing a letter opposing a move by the President is TREASON!!!
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29Alex Jones makes a rant wearing donkey head mask. Also, get prepared to get a completely accurate depiction of how pansexuality "actually" works!
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28Things just aren't going too good for Alex Jones. Shoot, I guess now I can't download his app and get all the sweet, sweet Alex-Jones-isms I desire.
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24And next on the list of miracle cures for cancer that don't work...hydrogen peroxide!
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35Alex Jones responds to his Twitter ban by claiming America will be destroyed on October 6. It's all about 666.

August 2018

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9Why Bigfoot must die! Important debate covered on Gizmodo.
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23To keep the US from having the same fate as Sodom and Gomorrah, don't compromise and brutally enforce your own beliefs.
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23Michael Levinson, candidate for the US Senate from Florida, and graduate of the Timecube school of web design.
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32Vox points out that "truth isn't truth", according to Trump's lawyer. Well, that explains it all...
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19Republic Standard: The evil liberal media is pushing out anti-white propaganda in order to cause white genocide.
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36PragerU is here to warn you about the dangers of men becoming less masculine.
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33Not the Onion: The UKIP leadership is now strategising with Sargon of Akkad... and Alex Jones' right-hand man, Paul Joseph Watson
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11Allnews Pipeline is worried that an anti-ICE protest in Portland on August 4th will turn violent and start another American civil war. [EDIT: It seems we'll have to wait a little bit longer...]

July 2018

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25Meghan Murphy thinks that trans people being allowed in Pakistan, but not gay people, proves that transgenderism is a conservative/regressive practice.
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27Natural News now thinks that there's an actual modern-day communist plot to take over the US.
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21Survey Reveals Bible Reading Habits of Christians… and Ken Ham Is Very Unhappy.
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13"Brexit could lead to spread of infectious diseases such as super-gonorrhoea, health chief warns".
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11Flat Earthers overreact to Buzz Aldrin "admitting" that the Moon Landing was fake and space travel is a hoax.
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17Plastic straws are being banned in California. It sucks, according to Ben Shapiro.
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13The news is dropping hints about an evil upcoming deception that would convince many that aliens exist.
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20Candace Owens responds to Trump's Iran tweet by calling him an "Alpha" and saying she's glad to be "running in his pack."
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17 One America News Network believes in a white genocide against South Africa's white minority and that Obama is praising it.
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46She-Ra - a crappy 80s cartoon designed to market toys to girls - is getting a reboot, and Gamergaters are angry that the breasts of the title character will not be as big as they were in the original series.
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-7London is the most Homophobic area in Britain, according to Breitbart. Also according to the British Social Attitudes survey.
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20The John Birch Society claims that the UN is planning to instigate another Constitutional Convention to repeal the Second Amendment and allow UN troops to occupy the US.
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-3This Breitbart writer really, really, liked Boris Johnson's recent Brexit speech
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11Natural News believes that Democrats will make America "ungovernable" through violence, especially if they win the midterms.
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30 Helsinki is one of Trump's finest moments [No, not The Onion].
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29Fundamentalist Christians pounce on Ariana Grande for a music video about God being a woman. But, why would an all-powerful entity that mankind cannot comprehend be restricted to basic biology and or man-made concepts of gender? NO! YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO QUESTION THE BIBLE!!!1!
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33Two Christians Claim on Radio Show That Donald Trump’s Critics Are “Not Human”. Either that or child-eating demons, take your pick.
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14Natural News believes that Youtube's new fact-checking system is censorship designed to prop up the "deep state." The best part is that one of the article tags is "techno tyranny."
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14Move over, InfoWars, there's a new player on the alternative news scene! (Poe's Law applies) The site's a joke, but all the text on it is from real kooks.
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21InfoWars: 133 attacks on Trump supporters prove Civil War has already begun.
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25Rick Wiles: God will destroy the US unless Justice Kennedy's successor is pro-life.
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52Alex Jones claims that Democrats will start a new civil war on July 4th. [EDIT: Well, damn. Stockpiled all those weapons for nothing.][Edit - if you missed the war you can read about it in various historical documents - the horror is palpable]