Tag: Qanon

Will Christian America Withstand the Pull of QAnon?

Even if you believe that some interpretations of critical race theory have problematic, illiberal elements to them, it is hardly in danger of taking hold in the 47,000-plus congregations in the convention, which is more theologically and politically conservative than most denominations. What is ripping through many Southern Baptist churches these days — and it’s […]

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Fox News and the GOP Are Now Blaming the Capitol Riot on the FBI

Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Getty Images) I’m a simple man; I tend to believe what I see with my own eyes. It’s a crazy concept, I know, but it’s gotten me through the last 29 years just fine. Apparently, the lunatic fringe currently known as the Republican party doesn’t share that same tendency, as they have […]

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Scratches Head in BLM: Congressman Claims Capitol Police ‘Executed’ Ashli Babbitt, the White Woman Who Stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (R)Photo: Jonathan Ernst (Getty Images) Seems like that Blue Lives Matter bullshit only applies when it comes to killing unarmed Black folks, as one congressman has gone so far as to claim that Ashli Babbitt—the woman who was shot and killed during the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6—had been […]

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NC Rep. Madison Cawthorn Hires Friend as Lead Staffer, Who Makes $127,000, Despite Having No Work Experience

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Conservative up-and-comer North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn, which totally sounds like a porn name, has made quite the name for himself. Even before taking office, Cawthorn was caught up in several […]

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The FBI’s New QAnon Report Is Scary as Hell

A demonstrator holds a “Q” sign outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images The FBI has warned lawmakers in Washington that QAnon followers may move from being “digital soldiers” to engaging in “real world violence.” The warning is contained in an unclassified threat […]

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My Fellow Republicans, Stop Fearing This Dangerous and Diminished Man

Many Republican leaders seem to think any all-encompassing investigation will be bad for the party. I disagree. Some prominent Republicans want to uncover the truth, as are police officers who heroically protected members of Congress and their staff on Jan. 6. Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after engaging with the Trump-inspired mob, supported Mr. Trump. […]

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From Doomsday Preppers to Doomsday Plotters

But accelerationist mythmaking also offers a fantasy of strength: It promises adherents that they have the power to bring about that collapse and to dominate the new order that will follow it. The risks of that ideology are far from theoretical. In Germany, members of the terrorist group Revolution Chemnitz were convicted last year of […]

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After Being Banned on Twitter, Trump Started a Blog. It Lasted Less Than a Month

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Looks like the former president isn’t cut out for that blogging life. Just 29 days after starting his blog entitled, “How I lost everything and still feel entitled to it all” (OK, seriously, I don’t know what it’s called), Trump has called it quits. Advertisement Oh wait, Jason Miller, Trump’s […]

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QAnon Has a Disturbing Takeover Plot to ‘Eliminate’ Elected Officials

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A known grifter and QAnon supporter who claims she can time-travel has amassed an army of thousands of loyal followers to carry out […]

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Texas Just Provided a Sneak Peek of America’s Next Right-Wing Nightmares

The legislature’s failure to pass S.B. 7 drew sharp criticism from top Republican officials in Texas, who faulted themselves for the flubbed timeline for passage but reserved most of their venom for the Democratic lawmakers who walked out on Sunday night. “I will veto Article 10 of the budget passed by the legislature,” Texas Governor […]

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Trump’s Republicans Want a Coup

Trump is hardly being shy about it. The sad, grandiosely named blog he launched last month—From the Desk of Donald Trump—consists mostly of rambling posts about how the election was stolen from him. On Memorial Day, for instance, he suggested that someone broke into the area in Fulton County, Georgia, where ballots were being held. […]

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Delusional Former President Is Telling People He Will Be ‘Reinstated’ as President by August, New York Times Journalist Reports

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Former President HooHoo Von SlumLord is still smoking the MAGA dope and truly believes that he will become sitting president by August, according to a tweet Tuesday from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Advertisement Haberman is among a rare group of mainstream reporters who has covered the possible prisoner […]

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QAnon’s Wildest Moments From Their Massively Disturbing Conference

In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. QAnon’s biggest celebrities threw […]

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Death of QAnon Follower at Capitol Leaves a Wake of Pain

But her increasing absorption in the QAnon community was by that time pushing some of her closest friends away. “I care about you, but I think it would be best if we didn’t talk for a while,” one friend since childhood, Sydney Vinson, texted her on Oct. 3 after Ms. Boyland had sent her a […]

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Wacko Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell Told A QAnon Crowd That The Former President Can ‘Simply Be Reinstated’

Some spend Memorial Day weekend enjoying a rare three days off — grilling with friends and/or family, thinking about those who died fighting for America, maybe making jokes about Cruella. Others have no chill. Republicans have spent the holiday break keeping the crazy going. Fox News tried to turn an innocuous tweet from Kamala Harris […]

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QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests

As hopes fade for a bipartisan inquiry into the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, it’s increasingly clear that the Republican base remains in thrall to the web of untruths spun by Donald J. Trump — and perhaps even more outlandish lies, beyond those of the former president’s making. A federal judge warned in an opinion […]

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Trump Hotel Reportedly Raised Its Rates to Keep QAnon Trump Supporters Out and…LOL!

Photo: Mark Tenally (AP) So apparently, Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel raised its prices in March in order to deter QAnon Trump supporters from visiting, and…my God, that’s hilarious. Imagine a cult leader telling his loyal cultists: “Loving me is free, but if you want to come to my house and stink up my furniture, […]

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Since Leaving Office, Trump Has Charged the Secret Service $40,000 for a Single Room at Mar-a-Lago

Photo: Sarah Silbiger (Getty Images) The current president of Florida just can’t stop the grift. According to the Washington Post, the current president of white supremacy charged the Secret Service (read American taxpayers) some $40,000 for a single room at his Mar-a-Lago Club. Advertisement Records viewed by the Post show that Trump’s club charged the […]

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