Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.
Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.”
— The Recount (@therecount) January 28, 2021
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 5, 2019
Redditors rallying GameStop is market manipulation, but a hedge fund billionaires shorting a stock is just playing the market?
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 28, 2021
— Cullen Roche (@cullenroche) January 28, 2021
In other manipulation, Vice TV is running a three-part series on QAnon that demonstrates for those less-steeped in the idiocy how a small group of criminal RWNJs managed to bamboozle a bunch of cult-hungry Trumpists by inventing a simplistic conspiracy theory.
— Graphika (@Graphika_NYC) January 26, 2021
The average QAnon believer likely has no idea what “frazzledrip” is. But Marjorie Taylor Greene is no average QAnon follower.
— Timothy Johnson (@timothywjohnson) January 28, 2021
In November 2018, California was hit with the worst wildfire in the state’s history. At the time, future Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wrote a bizarre Facebook post that echoed QAnon conspiracy theorists and falsely claimed that the real and hidden culprit behind the disaster was a laser from space triggered by some nefarious group of people.
Greene’s post, which hasn’t previously been reported, is just the latest example to be unearthed of her embracing conspiracy theories about tragedies during her time as a right-wing commentator. In addition to being a QAnon supporter, Greene has pushed conspiracy theories about 9/11, the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings, the Las Vegas shooting, and the murder of Democratic staffer Seth Rich, among others.
Greene also has a history of pushing anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic remarks.
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) January 26, 2021
— VICE (@VICE) January 27, 2021
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 28, 2021
Will it read “Donald Trump, only president in history to be impeached twice…” or “Donald Trump who presided over the end of American democracy and became it’s first king…” or perhaps, “Donald Trump, former president and father of current President Ivanka Trump..?”
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) January 14, 2021
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 15, 2021
— Mashable (@mashable) January 15, 2021
Now we've witnessed a coup attempt in the United States where more people actually died (five) than during its Soviet counterpart (three). So it's a good time to revisit this half-forgotten week that shook the world and ended the “evil empire”. Then as now, the battle was really between authoritarians and (small-d) democrats. Then as now, democracy was fragile. Then as now, democrats were outraged and emboldened by the attempt to silence their voices. Then as now, countering the regime's lies was key.
And then as now, the authoritarian threat wasn't as defeated as it seemed. Arguably, you can draw a direct line between the KGB-backed coup of 1991 and the election in 2000, under suspicious circumstances, of former KGB officer Vladimir Putin.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 28, 2021
— VICE (@VICE) January 28, 2021
“You’re not mopping fast enough. (Laughter) That’s a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause) Grab a mop — let’s get to work.” – Barack Obama (2009); “Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible!”