"‘Million MAGA March’ Falls More Than 900,000 Short of a Full Deck"
STRAW MAN "An anti-democracy protest by an assortment of white supremacists, violent fascists, and conspiracy nuts. They came to town to collectively demand the disenfranchisement of more than 78 million Americans, Joe Biden voters, and to reaffirm that “legal votes” can only be cast by white folks outside of miscegenated cities."
"Trump loyalists march in Washington to contest vote result"
VERY FAKE NEWS "President Trump continues to impede Biden's ability to prepare for his transition ahead of inauguration on January 20 and has filed numerous lawsuits -- unsuccessfully -- to challenge vote counts around the country."
"Debate leaves much of the world 'despondent about America'"
FABRICATED "The U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic has done extensive harm to our international standing...Donald Trump's refusal to honor a peaceful transition of power made matters worse."
"Engel: World reacted to Biden win like U.S. overthrew a dictator"
VERY FAKE NEWS THE MEDIA SPENT YEARS SMEARING THE PRESIDENT, THEY NOW PROCLAIM RELIEF FROM THEIR OWN FABRICATED RHETORIC!
"Biden's first move as president-elect? Mask mandate for all. Here's how he plans on doing it."
APPEAL TO FEAR "The future 46th president, however, says if they refuse than he will go to mayors and county executives and get local masking requirements in place."
"Trump, who never admits defeat, mulls how to keep up fight"
MISLEADING "...now that Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House"
"Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wis. recount"
BEGS THE QUESTION "The actions reveal an emerging legal strategy that the president had signaled for weeks, namely that he would attack the integrity of the voting process in states where the result could mean his defeat."
"How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge"
DECEPTIVE "The fake intelligence document, however, preceded the leak by months, and it helped lay the groundwork among right-wing media for what would become a failed October surprise"
"The absolutely bonkers threat Donald Trump made this week"
MALA FIDES "Trump's willingness to make clear that he plans to exact revenge on a governor because of some alleged disagreement...it's possible that Trump loses his bid for a second term next Tuesday and never has a chance to make good on that threat to Wolf."
"Members of the right-wing majority on the Supreme Court have announced their intent to throw out ballots"
BEGS THE QUESTION "You'll notice that the president and his handpicked Supreme Court justices are right in line on this. If he can find a lead on Election Day, they will all scream in concert that the count must stop."
"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 "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."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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"
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"
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."