Posts Tagged ‘Rightwing Liars’

May 27th, 2024 - 5:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Rightwing politics and facts don’t mix well

Oil and water don’t mix. Neither do foxes and chickens. Or rightwing politics and facts. Lying is so endemic on the political right that you take it for granted what rightwingers say won’t pass a fact-check or truth-check. Trump’s lies are legion; Washington Post “fact-checke[...]

May 26th, 2024 - 4:25 pm § in Law and Courts

Be careful how you lie

Negative stereotyping is as old as humanity. It probably went on in paleolithic caves. We have a caveman demographic in our society today, too, and it’s as busy as ever fabricating lies about tribes living a spear’s throw away. For example, lies about drag performers. They can say pretty[...]

June 14th, 2023 - 1:50 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake doesn’t know history

Kari Lake, who lost a race for Arizona governor in 2022, partly because 30,000 Republicans voted against her (see details here), is one of America’s most strident election deniers after Trump himself. A British reporter for Australia’s Sky News who disputed her assertion that American el[...]

June 8th, 2023 - 1:19 am § in Christianity, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox hosts haven’t stopped lying

Harris Faulkner (bio here), one of the Fox personalities filling in for Tucker Carlson after he was fired, claimed on the air that Christians are under attack. It’s classic rightwing victimhood. To bolster her storyline, she asserted she was kicked out of a restaurant for saying grace. She tol[...]

May 8th, 2023 - 6:35 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Your eyes aren’t lying, but tweeter is

Vernon Jones, a perennial GOP candidate in Georgia (profile here), tweeted this image of migrants supposedly besieging the U.S. border on May 8, 2023. Numerous other conservatives also used the photo (see partial list here, and story here). The photo was actually taken in southern Mexico on October[...]

November 1st, 2022 - 7:14 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Surveillance video explodes rightwing Pelosi lie

The lie goes like this: “Paul Pelosi and the man who attacked him were gay lovers who had gotten into a fight.” Republicans parted company with truth long ago and no sensible person believes them anymore. I’ll debunk this conspiracy theory anyway, not least because Trump embraced it (pun i[...]

September 16th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The voting machine wars

Voting machines have been breached by Trump loyalists in at least three states. In all these cases, they gained physical access to the machines and/or obtained confidential software and data. The consequences: “Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting soft[...]

May 4th, 2022 - 2:33 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Stupid things some people listen to

Newsmax is a rightwing propaganda website (details here) originally funded by Richard Mellon Scaife who, until his 2014 death, spent much of his inherited billions on spreading rightwing extremism. It has a following. I don’t know why. That defies logic (more about this below). Anyway, “[...]