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The weird are turning pro: people and truth are inconvenient to Trump's staying in power

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Billions and billions of odds and dollars are being wasted or stolen because Trump thinks he can BS his way to re-election and set up federal paramilitary forces as ‘protection squads’.

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— Bob Sampson (@bobsalpha1) July 18, 2020

A new study finds that Fox News peddled misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic 253 times in only five days. The documented instances included claims which undermined science and faith in experts, as well as demands that schools and businesses reopen at the risk of public health.

Primetime host Laura Ingraham, who has no medical or scientific background whatsoever, led the pack with about a quarter of the claims — 63 total, or just more than 12 per show. Additionally, the network's “straight news” programs contributed about 35% of the misinformation.

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— Salon (@Salon) July 18, 2020

King Karen:

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— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) July 17, 2020

While working-class NYers are reeling from the pandemic, NY's 118 billionaires increased wealth $77B from March to June!

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— ✨𝕾𝖙𝖔𝖗𝖒𝖜𝖆𝖙𝖈𝖍 (@deOrygun) July 16, 2020

Funny how that non-inflationary space resembles the billionaires’ profits during COVID.

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And in Russia:

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— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) July 18, 2020

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— WIRED (@WIRED) July 17, 2020

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— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) July 18, 2020

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— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) July 18, 2020

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— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) July 18, 2020

— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) July 18, 2020

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