Trump blamed the “fake news” for quoting him verbatim
— Read on www.salon.com/2022/12/05/desperately-tries-to-walk-back-call-to-terminate-constitution-in-all-caps-truth-social-rant_partner/
Trump failed to disclose the loan, which was paid off months after he took office, Forbes reported.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-loan-north-korea-daewoo_n_638d77ede4b0214ec980b57c
Elon Musk promoted a thread by Matt Taibbi rehashing known information about Twitter’s internal discussions over handling the Hunter Biden laptop leak while doxxing Jack Dorsey and US Representative Ro Khanna.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2022/12/2/23490863/elon-musk-twitter-expose-hunter-biden-flop-doxxed-multiple-people
The report confirms a ProPublica and Texas Tribune investigation that found the privately built fencing could collapse during major flooding. The federal government resisted making the findings public for more than a year.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/border-wall-texas-doj-arcadis-webuildthewall
Right-wingers hail Elon Musk as a champion of free speech. He frequently boasts of his opposition to censorship in all forms and claims to defend the right of individuals to express their opinions, no matter how controversial they may be. In reality, Musk does not support free expression as much as he pretends to and…
— Read on boingboing.net/2022/12/01/phony-free-speech-advocate-elon-musk-bans-prominent-left-wing-twitter-accounts.html
Even though he is getting (mostly) broad condemnation, White Supremacist Nick Fuentes is almost certainly enjoying his moment in the media spotlight following his scandalous dinner at Mar-a-Lago with former President Donald Trump and Kanye West.
— Read on www.mediaite.com/tv/daily-show-mash-up-shows-how-white-supremacist-nick-fuentes-isnt-that-different-from-fox-news-hosts/
The decision comes amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject a vote count that had Democrats winning for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide races.
— Read on www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/republican-controlled-arizona-county-refuses-to-certify-2022-election
Dick Uihlein has been awfully busy backing election deniers. A new IRS filing shows he also teamed up with one.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-billionaire-backed-dick-uihlein-hub-for-election-denial-restoration-action
Just a week after elections, number of weekly segments focused on crime slashed in half on Rupert Murdoch’s flagship network
— Read on www.theguardian.com/media/2022/nov/25/fox-news-crime-coverage-decline-us-midterm-elections
Online searches for the word “gaslighting” on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before, leading the reference publishing company to name it the word of the year.
— Read on www.npr.org/2022/11/28/1139384432/its-no-trick-merriam-webster-says-gaslighting-is-the-word-of-the-year
Some right-wing media figures and influencers have doubled down on the use of inflammatory rhetoric against the LGBTQ community in the wake of Saturday night’s
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/right-wing-influencers-media-double-anti-lgbtq-rhetoric-wake-colorado-rcna58371
As the LGBTQ community mourned the people killed in the Colorado attack, the social media site brought back influencers who had previously run afoul of its anti-trans harassment policy.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/epz8jz/elon-musk-twitter-colorado-shooting-anti-trans-reinstated
Democrats beat midterms expectations, but still fell short of keeping the House. The chamber under Kevin McCarthy, and with an emboldened right flank, may “exist exclusively as a vessel state of MAGA nation,” Rep. Eric Swalwell tells Vanity Fair.
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/11/gop-house-majority-kevin-mccarthy-marjorie-taylor-greene
Ruling follows disturbing trend of wealthy and connected financiers attacking the press by bankrolling litigation.
— Read on freedom.press/news/judge-orders-disclosure-of-funders-of-lawsuit-against-cnn/
Facebook’s fact-checkers will need to stop fact-checking former President Donald Trump if he announces that he is running for president, according to a company memo obtained by CNN.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2022/11/15/politics/facebook-fact-check-donald-trump/index.html
Elon Musk has fired a Twitter engineer after a public debate about a statistic the CEO tweeted. The employee’s been criticized for using the platform instead of correcting him privately.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2022/11/14/23458247/elon-musk-fires-engineer-correcting-twitter
ENGLAND’s Three Lions fly to the World Cup on a Gay Pride jet tomorrow — to show a red card to host nation Qatar’s intolerance.Boss Gareth South
— Read on www.thesun.co.uk/sport/20427392/england-gay-pride-jet-world-cup-qatar/
BigLaw is too woke, according to a former U.S. solicitor general who left Kirkland & Ellis in a dispute over representation of gun clients.
— Read on abovethelaw.com/2022/11/former-u-s-solicitor-general-complains-that-biglaw-adjusts-too-well-to-its-woke-clientele/
A teacher in Pflugerville, Texas, was filmed telling students that he believed in white racial superiority: “Deep down in my heart, I’m ethnocentric, which means I believe my race is the superior one.” He’ll not be teaching them anything else, though, as administrators suspended him after the tape went viral. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErQpH-iluZE
— Read on boingboing.net/2022/11/14/texas-teacher-suspended-after-declaring-white-racial-superiority-to-class.html