A Farewell to Alarms?

  Could this really be goodbye for Alex Jones? The conspiracy theorist has just been banned by Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify. And my response is: What took you guys so long? Alex Jones is a bad joke. A dangerous bad joke. He is the kind of hazard  Oliver Wendell Holmes obviously meant when he […]
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The Fall of Talk Radio Titans

  As right-wing propagandists reach ever more bizarre extremes, longtime talk radio favorites are falling by the wayside. As a result, an outfit coyly named iHeart Media, which distributes Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity (illustration),  is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The company’s revenue is drying  up as the trio’s audiences dwindle and advertisers head for greener pastures. […]
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Conspiracy Nuts’ Odd World

When a 64-year-old gambler stockpiles an arsenal and sprays bullets into a crowd of concertgoers, some people want an exotic explanation. They refuse to believe the guy just snapped. But I have to tell these folks that the world isn’t that interesting. Usually, the most ordinary explanation of tragic events is the right one. No, […]
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Crazy Rants and Real News

  If Donald Trump were some run-of-the-mill guy back in Queens, he would probably be committed to a mental health facility after the craziness he has been spouting. But, as the Republican Party’s flag bearer, he is taken seriously by the media. Every nutty remark he makes is amplified by the wide-eyed “journalists” who follow […]
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Murdoch is the One who Should be Deported

America’s far right has no sense of irony. They’re howling for the deportation of Piers Morgan on the grounds that his gun control advocacy is somehow anti-American. Meanwhile, that creepy-crawly Australian import Rupert Murdoch (above) blithely pursues his mission to subvert American society without let or hindrance. You might not know who Piers Morgan is. […]
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