The Cliff’s Notes Version of Alex Jones

Media Matters has a comprehensive guide to the bizarro world in which Alex Jones is king. It's a long list of some of Jones' crackpot conspiracy theories, but it doesn't even get all of them. You name the conspiracy theory, he either believes in it or invented. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Award Winner: David Barton

Of all the Bryan Fischer awards I've given out, this might be the most jaw-dropping one yet. It's like David Barton has finally reached peak David Barton. He actually had the audacity to say of another fake historian that if something he says is factually wrong, he should correct it. … [Read more...]

Fox Host: College Turned OSU Killer Into a Jihadist

The dolt collective at Fox News, led by Greg Gutfeld and Kimberly Guilfoyle, have decided that the young Muslim man who drove into a crowd of students at Ohio State and slashed people with a knife was "corrupted" into becoming a jihadist because he (allegedly) took a class that taught about microaggressions. … [Read more...]

MI Business Owner Goes on Racist, Threatening Rant

The owner of a business in Holland, Michigan (not far from where I live) decided on Tuesday to destroy his reputation with a vicious, racist, rant full of death threats at a black man he thought was sleeping with his girlfriend. … [Read more...]

Trump Team Explodes Over Accusation of Courting White Supremacists

The top officials from both of the presidential campaigns took part in a discussion at Harvard about the campaign and the Trump team, led by Kellyanne Conway, went ballistic when a Clinton adviser accused them of courting the white supremacist vote. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump and the Prosperity Gospel

Michael Schulson, an editor at Religion Dispatches, has an article in the Washington Post that picks up on something I've been talking about for months, that Trump has mainstreamed the prosperity gospel preachers. After all, he is essentially one of them. … [Read more...]

Trump Surrogate: There’s No Such Thing as Facts

Scottie Nell Hughes, who may well be the dullest of the whole gaggle of Trump media surrogate (and there's stiff competition for that title), went on the Diane Rehm show on NPR and declared that there's no such thing as facts anymore, it's all just opinion. … [Read more...]

7th Circuit Considers Obama’s Gender Discrimination Position

For the last few years, the EEOC under President Obama has taken the position that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is already illegal under the Civil Rights Act because it constitutes gender or sex discrimination, which is already forbidden. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is now hearing a case that tests that position and Mark Joseph Stern has a fascinating report on the hearings. … [Read more...]

Conway Continues to Sell Out Women

One of the most disturbing things about Baghdad Kellyanne Conway is that, as her job requires, she has continually defended Donald Trump's clearly misogynist behavior. The evidence that Trump is a sexist to the point of advocating sexual assault is overwhelming. Conway could not care any less: … [Read more...]

Guandolo’s Fascist Plans for Muslims

John Guandolo, a former FBI agent who lost his job because he had sex with a witness in a case he was investigating and reinvented himself as an "expert" on Muslims and terrorism, wants to start rounding up and punishing pretty much any Muslim group in the country. Speaking of the Muslim Brotherhood, he said: … [Read more...]

Who Would Jesus Hire?

Jerry Falwell, Jr. doesn't want to leave Liberty University for a cabinet position. Perhaps he has in mind make the school a big sports power. Guess who he just hired to be the athletic director at the school? The former AD at Baylor, who knew about gangrape accusations against football players and did not report them. … [Read more...]

New HHS Secretary Member of Far Right Doctors Group

From time to time you'll see references or interviews, usually in the right-wing media, to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). It sounds legit, right? It's not. It's a bunch of far right paranoiacs with medical degrees. And Tom Price, Trump's nominee for HHS Secretary, is a member. Dave Gorski has more: … [Read more...]