Seth Rich

Top Republicans Hit Up QAnon Conspiracy Nuts for Cash

Devin Nunes is the latest big GOP name to appear in campaign-fundraising emails via Big League Politics, the home of Seth Rich conspiracy theories …

News (U.S.)

Russian Trolls Spread Baseless Conspiracy Theories Like Pizzagate And QAnon After The Election

Matt Rourke / AP<p>A campaign rally with President Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 2.<p>Long after President Trump's election victory in 2016, …

Internet

Beyond The DNC Indictments -Leaks, Hacks, and Treason

A big surprise is coming!<br>(Image by George Eliason) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Summary: People have been divided about the DNC hack-leak …

Liberal View

Trump Fans Are Suckers and QAnon Is Perfect for Them

Conspiracies are hard. They're even harder when you're stupid.<p>They are, however, deeply compelling. Some people need a single, grand unifying theory …

Donald Trump

Trump renews attacks on “clowns and losers” in the FBI in Twitter rant

President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to “get involved” in a conservative activist group’s efforts to obtain Andrew McCabe’s text messages, …

Donald Trump

Why is Twitter tolerating Alex Jones and courting the right wing? Insiders have four theories.

One theory: Twitter is going to ban Alex Jones soon.

Social Media

Minnesota’s Timothy Holmseth finds trouble with his Q-Anon conspiracies

Its followers believe that a high-level government agent has been secretly posting cryptic clues about a conspiracy on Trump-friendly message boards,</i> …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Illinois Republicans Have Nuts-And-Nazis Problem

The Illinois Republican Party just can't seem to get a handle on its basket of deplorables. Things looked comically bad when it <i>accidentally</i> nominated …

Liberal View

Should Reddit ban r/The_Donald?

After far-right conspiracy website InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones were banned from several major social media platforms on Monday, Reddit’s …

Internet

Orange County homeless couple's journey, firefighting technology is changing, UCI cannabis research

As fires continue to rage across California, firefighters are using new tools. And the University of California-Irvine is researching the medical …

Orange County

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends Stance on Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones in Sean Hannity Interview

Facing mounting scrutiny for allowing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to remain on the platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave an exclusive radio …

Jack Dorsey

Senate Asks Julian Assange to Testify in Russia Investigation

The Senate Intelligence Committee sent a letter to WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange asking him to testify on Russian interference in the …

Donald Trump

Twitter Gives a Very Bad and Unsatisfying Explanation for Why It Won’t Ban Alex Jones

As we’ve covered, Alex Jones has been getting shown the door by a number of platforms over the last few days. Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, LinkedIn, …

Alex Jones

USC President resigns, CA intends to keep tougher emissions standards, air pollution masks

About a week after the Trump Administration announced its plan to freeze federal fuel economy standards at 2020 levels, California announces it will …

Southern California

Republican Party officials in Illinois withdraw support for GOP congressional nominee after Media Matters' reporting

• Fawell promoted material claiming that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a false flag. He also smeared late Sandy Hook Elementary …

Liberal View

Twitter CEO Gives a Rare Media Interview — But He Chose to Do It with Fox News Clown Sean Hannity

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faced blowback this week as his social media network remained one of the few sites still willing to host content from …

Social Media

Anxiety Connection

Avoiding the dentist? Is it fear that’s keeping you away or. . . something else?<p>This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.<p>Scientists have …

University of California

The cost of fighting CA's fires, Koreatown's homeless shelter location, LAUSD school safety report

We've barely passed the halfway mark for 2018, so how will CA pay to fight the rest of the year's wildfires? Plus, L.A. City Council President Herb …

Fish

Bill Maher Calls Fox News the ‘Enema of the People’ (Video)

Because, ahem, “they’re so far up his ass”<p>Bill Maher returned from a summer hiatus on Friday to continue his needling of the usual targets, …

Donald Trump

Unpacking QAnon: A Batsh*t Conspiracy Theory Tailor-Made for the Trump Era

It's Pizzagate, the Deep State, and Sandy Hook trutherism rolled into one–and it counts Roseanne Barr among its Trump-loving believers.<p>Sending journalists to interview the President’s most fringe and incoherent supporters is among the lowest-hanging media fruit, but when CNN’s Gary Tuchman covered …

QAnon

Because The 'Sandy Hook Truther' Congressional Caucus Needs New Blood!

It probably shouldn't surprise anyone that yet another actual winner of a GOP primary turns out to be a wackaloon conspiracy aficionado who believes …

Liberal View

QAnon conspiracy blew up because of a bigger internet problem

Six years or a lifetime ago, outgoing <i>Daily Show</i> anchor Jon Stewart began mocking Fox News with the nickname "bullshit mountain." It was an …

Internet

Fox News notches ignominious court victory over Seth Rich conspiracy story

Fox News hosts commonly praise the United States for its extraordinary freedoms. In light of a Thursday federal court ruling in the company’s favor, they have fresh cause to exult.<p>Judge George B. Daniels dismissed a lawsuit brought by the parents of Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee …

Opinion

Judge Rules in Favor of Fox News in Seth Rich Murder Case

A New York City judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the parents of murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich on Thursday that asserted …

Donald Trump

Unpacking The QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Trump supporters wearing QAnon T-shirts appeared at a Florida rally on Tuesday. NPR's Don Gonyea unpacks the QAnon conspiracy theory with journalist Alex Goldman of the Reply All podcast.<p>Transcript<p>DON GONYEA, HOST:<p>If you saw TV coverage of President Trump's rally this week in Florida, you may have …

Donald Trump

Judge Tosses Out Rod Wheeler’s Defamation Case Over Fox News Seth Rich Story

Fox News scored two big wins in legal battles over a story they published–and later retracted–about the death of former Democratic National Committee …

Corruption

NYC’s MARIJUANA loophole — BRONX prosecutors slowing trials — DEM AGs in first debate

<b>Ever since members of the NYPD turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio</b> after the murder of two police officers in late 2014, the mayor has seemed to cower at the thought of truly angering the city’s rank and file, the tens of thousands of men and women who patrol the city’s streets and help to …

Bill de Blasio

Judge tosses 2 suits against Fox News over retracted story about slain DNC staffer

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Judge tosses 2 suits against Fox News over…<p>Tort Law<p>SlayStorm / Shutterstock.com<p>A federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed two lawsuits …

Law

Nebraska News Headlines Friday, August 3, 2018

(Columbus, NE) -- The victim of a deadly workplace accident in Columbus is being identified. The Columbus Telegram reports police identified the man …

Affordable Care Act

Q&A with researchers Fiona Morgan and Jay Hamilton on information needs of low-income communities, newspaper consolidation, and shrinking local news (Christine Schmidt/Nieman Lab)

Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab: <b><br>Q&A with researchers Fiona Morgan and Jay Hamilton on information needs of low-income communities, newspaper</b> …

Judiciary