SOURCE: The Trace
Only a tiny majority of Republicans in contested races will go on record with an opinion about Sandy Hook conspiracist Alex Jones. A historian of the conspiratorial far right explains why.
SOURCE: Letters from an American
by Heather Cox Richardson
Alex Jones's defenders on the far right claim the judgment is a political persecution. They must remember that the agents of that verdict weren't government officials, but jurors – American citizens exercising a duty to weigh facts and evidence. Maybe the excesses of MAGA need to meet a jury as well.
Will Alex Jones's expensive defeat in court slow down the spread of conspiratorialism in right-wing media?
Seattle history teacher targeted by Alex Jones and trolls for lambasting YouTuber PewDiePie for antisemitism
The teacher warned that students were encouraging racism and antisemitism by subscfribing to the YouTuber's video channel.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Michael J. Socolow
Confrontational characters spouting conspiracy theories and promoting fringe ideas have been with us since the invention of American broadcasting.
Rep. Paul Gosar is pushing conspiracy theories popularized by 9/11 Truther Alex Jones about the August white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville.
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