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Alex Jones of Infowars an infosource for Trump

Alex Jones is one of the most lunatic right-wing truthers out there. And now he apparently has telephone access to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Sun, February 19 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Trump White House rejected Holocaust statement that mentioned Jews

The U.S. State Department wrote an International Holocaust Memorial Day statement, but the White House kiboshed it and went with one that didn’t mention Jewish victims.

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Anti-Semitic website heartened by Trump admin’s snub of Jews

On Jan. 27, the Trump administration released a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that curiously omitted any mention of Jews. Some saw this as an oversight. Other, darker groups saw this as a wink and a nod to their own anti-Semitic beliefs.

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German police debunk Breitbart church-burning story

Breitbart News, those irrepressible alt-righters, reported Saturday that a mob of Muslims had chanted “Allahu Akbar!” after setting fire to a church in the German city of Dortmund on New Year’s Eve. It seems Breitbart got the story very wrong.

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Sat, January 7 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on German police debunk Breitbart church-burning story

Russia: Propagandizing like it’s 1935

Not since the early days of Joseph Stalin has Russia been such a beacon for an international movement — or such an active peddler of propaganda.

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Mon, December 19 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Russia: Propagandizing like it’s 1935

Defining the alt-right in news stories

On Friday, the Canadian Press came out with a style directive on the term “alt right”:

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Sun, December 4 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Defining the alt-right in news stories

White House press corps already normalizing Trump

CBC opinion columnist Neil Macdonald writes that the extremism of Donald Trump and his nascent administration is simply being accepted by Washington reporters.

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Sat, November 26 2016 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on White House press corps already normalizing Trump

Bannon’s journey from Breitbart to White House

Media writer Simon Houpt profiles Stephen Bannon, the one-time executive chair of the right-wing Breitbart News turned most powerful adviser to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.

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Sat, November 19 2016 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Bannon’s journey from Breitbart to White House

Twitter bans some prominent alt-right accounts

Lede: “Twitter is cracking down on accounts belonging to members of the alt-right movement in the wake of Donald Trump‘s victory in the presidential election, USA Today reported Wednesday.”

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Wed, November 16 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Twitter bans some prominent alt-right accounts

Alt-right, social media helped create Donald Trump

BBC media correspondent David Sillito takes a look at some of the media forces that helped create Donald Trump.

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Sun, November 13 2016 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Alt-right, social media helped create Donald Trump