"Trump says 'nobody gets hacked' but forgot his hotel chain was hacked — twice"
OUT OF CONTEXT "referencing the recent suspension of C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, who admitted falsely claiming his Twitter account was hacked this week after sending a tweet"
"Trump tells Pennsylvania rally 'nobody wants me' before cutting event short and dancing off stage to YMCA"
VERY FAKE NEWS "They don't want me, China doesn't want me, Iran doesn't want me, nobody wants me!" he added as the crowd chanted: 'We want you!'"
"America’s Judiciary Doesn’t Look Like America"
MISLEADING RACIST "Since January 20, 2017, the president has appointed 55 appellate judges, two of whom now sit on the Supreme Court and the remaining 53 on circuit courts of appeal. Of those 55 judges, 85 percent are white and 80 percent are male. Not one of those judges is Black." BIG PICTURE "The numbers show, so far, the Trump administration has confirmed 203 federal judges. Of that number, eight have been Black."
"McConnell warns Democrats are 'on fire' as GOP falls behind on fundraising and polling"
VERY FAKE NEWS "'Democrats are on fire,' the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told lobbyists on a call recently, according to someone familiar with the comments"
"Campaigns Spar Over Debate Plan After Trump Rejects Virtual Face-Off"
INVERSION VERY FAKE NEWS "In fact, it was Mr. Trump who, on Thursday morning, had declared 'I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate' and dismissed the idea as 'ridiculous.'"..."The debate commission had not consulted with the Biden and Trump campaigns before announcing the new virtual format for the Miami debate"
"A West Wing meltdown"
VERY FAKE NEWS NO SOURCE "A senior White House official said it was "ridiculous'"..."Several staffers told Axios they were furious with Meadows for leaving much of the staff in the dark, at the same time the White House was sending mixed, incomplete and inaccurate messages to the public."..."A senior White House official defended the chief"..."The White House's public communication about the virus has been a debacle of deception and contradictory information."
"Secret Service agents, doctors aghast at Trump's drive outside hospital"
NO SOURCE "A growing number of Secret Service agents have been concerned about the president's seeming indifference to the health risks they face when traveling with him in public"..."As the backlash grew, aides who were not authorized to speak publicly also called Trump's outing to wave at supportive crowds an unnecessary risk"
"6 Questions Ahead Of The 1st Trump-Biden Presidential Debate"
NO SOURCE "Part of why he hasn't been able to expand his appeal is because independents and suburban voters, both groups he won last time, have disagreed with him on most issues since he took office. And they overwhelmingly disapprove of the job he's doing handling the coronavirus pandemic."
"Republicans can’t just support a peaceful transition. They must condemn Trump’s words."
STRAW MAN "Boldly rejecting Trump’s scare tactics, Wray explained, ”We have not seen historically any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise.” (He noted some fraud occasionally happens on the local level. The best example of this would be the fraud committed by Republican operatives in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District in 2018.)"
"Critics Blast Trump's ‘Good Genes’ Rally Call As A Chilling Echo Of Hitler's Eugenics"
REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM "Again and again, President Trump and his allies publicly, gleefully embrace incredibly dangerous white nationalist tropes and ideas"..."clear the president's far-right worldview poses an unprecedented threat to refugees, immigrants and vulnerable minorities in this country ― one of the many reasons why he faces vehement opposition from the large majority of American Jewish voters"
"Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science"
APPEAL TO AUTHORITY ANONYMOUS SOURCE "...challenging the science behind their public statements and attempting to silence agency staff"..."People familiar with the emails said it was an attempt to use Redfield to shame his own staff" THE EMAIL
"No One Should 'Colonize' Space"
STRAW MAN "Colonial-era travel spread invasive species across the planet; space-era travel could seed earthlings all over the solar system"..."If astronauts are the elite of space workers, in the future a less powerful class could form, and language associated with exploitation and domination could make those people that much more vulnerable"
"Netflix star under FBI investigation for soliciting sex from minors previously held Instagram session with Biden"
WELL POISON "A popular Netflix personality who is reportedly under FBI investigation for soliciting nude photos from minors helped boost Joe Biden's presidential campaign earlier this year."
"QAnon fans spread fake claims about real fires in Oregon"
MISDIRECTION "In the anonymous online posting, "Q" also shared a link to a post from a Washington State trooper who said a 36-year-old male had been arrested for setting a fire. Authorities in Washington, however, gave no indication that the alleged arson was politically motivated."
"Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen links Falwell’s endorsement in 2016 to suppression of racy photos"
HEARSAY "Becki Falwell...could be heard urging her husband to cut short the conversation with Reuters. “Hang up the goddamn phone,” she told her husband. “Hang up the phone, Jerry!”...Earlier this year, Cohen was quoted by CNN saying “there is absolutely no connection between the photos and my personal request to the Falwells to assist the Trump campaign.”...Cohen doesn’t explicitly say that the endorsement was the favor he sought in return for his help in having kept the Falwell photos from getting out."
"Were 20,000 Fake IDs Seized at Chicago Airport Part of a Voter-Fraud Scheme?"
APPEAL TO AUTHORITY "Snopes reached out to the Michigan secretary of state, which manages the voting process, regarding concerns over these IDs. Their spokesperson, Tracy Wimmer, highlighted that reproducing a real person’s license, with the exact signature and bar code information was 'virtually impossible,'"...Tracy:"I'm the Interim Communications Director for the Michigan House Democrats"
"California Bill Doesn't Make Pedophilia 'Legal'"
MISDIRECTION "doesn’t address the criminal classification of sex with a minor"..."the bill would actually standardize the rules about who is required to be on the state’s sex offender registry"
"From QAnon to Kyle Rittenhouse, the Right is Sinking Deeper Into an Alternate Reality"
MORE WELL POISON "On August 19, President Donald Trump gave a nod of approval to believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory"... "Carlson suggested Rittenhouse felt he “had to maintain order when no one else would.”"
"Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal"
SHARPSHOOTER HASTY GENERALIZATION EXTREME DANGER! "In the great debate of the past two decades about freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong. Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is compatible with a society’s norms and values."
"The Meme-Fueled Rise of a Dangerous, Far-Right Militia"
MEME SALAD WHATABOUTISM "No one knows how many people consider themselves Boogaloo Bois, but the number is certain to be small."..."They have no leaders, no local chapters, no manifesto or even unified ideology."
Yet author calls it a "movement" 8 times...
"At Mt. Rushmore and the White House, Trump Updates 'American Carnage' Message for 2020"
ZERO SOURCES VERY FAKE NEWS "The president repeated his false claim that an abundance of testing made the country's cases look worse than they were because they show cases, 99 percent of which are totally harmless."