Let’s talk about Russian claims, chemicals, and masks – Beau of the Fifth Column

Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters

We all know about America’s red scare in the 1950s when everyone and their mom freaked out about Communists secretly plotting to overthrow the government and eat their babies. But did the USSR have anything similar with respect to capitalists. Did the USSR have a blue scare? To find out the answer (it’s no) watchContinue reading “Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters”

Revealed: The Billionaires Funding the Coup’s Brain Trust

Conservative mega-donors including the DeVoses and Bradleys are pumping big money into the Claremont Institute think tank that fueled Trump’s election-fraud fantasies The Claremont Institute, once a little-known think tank often confused with the liberal-arts college of the same name, has emerged as a driving force in the conservative movement’s crusade to use bogus fraudContinue reading “Revealed: The Billionaires Funding the Coup’s Brain Trust”

AT&T wanted another Fox News, and OAN is what it got

OAN has support from AT&T – and is actively pushing other networks to give it similar treatment On October 6, Reuters published the first part of a special report revealing AT&T’s central role in the creation and continued survival of One America News Network.  According to court records reviewed by Reuters, OAN founder Robert Herring Sr. testifiedContinue reading “AT&T wanted another Fox News, and OAN is what it got”

QAnon Is Spreading a Fake Version of the Arizona Audit That Says Trump Won

The fake audit report contains the line “The election should not be certified, and the reported results are not reliable.” The conspiracy theories coming out of Arizona’s sham election audit have become so bad that even the company that ran the recount has been forced to debunk a fake audit report being boosted by someContinue reading “QAnon Is Spreading a Fake Version of the Arizona Audit That Says Trump Won”

Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate

A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro’s preferred ‘miracle cure,’ a lawyer for whistleblowing doctors told senators on Tuesday. At least nine people died of COVID-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March toContinue reading “Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate”

The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38

In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War as it unfolded in Asia. As John pointed out last week, the Cold War was occasionally hot, and a lot of that heat was generated in Asia. This is starting to sound weird with the hot/cold thing, so let’s just say that the United StatesContinue reading “The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38”

TGA demands Craig Kelly’s party stop distributing ‘seriously misleading’ Covid information

Federal MP says allegations made by medicines regulator are defamatory and will be ‘vigorously defended’ Australia’s medicines regulator has issued a public statement saying its lawyers have written to United Australia Party leader Craig Kelly alleging the party has breached copyright and demanding it stop distributing “incomplete extracts” of adverse event reports relating to Covid vaccines whichContinue reading “TGA demands Craig Kelly’s party stop distributing ‘seriously misleading’ Covid information”

Indian news channel uses Arma 3 gameplay footage to claim Pakistan bombed Afghanistan

Bohemia Interactive says it’s not the first time its game has been used in erroneous reports. In a bizarre development, some Indian news broadcasts claimed that the Pakistani airforce attacked the Panjshir valley, an Afghanistan mountain province home to about 170,000 people, which is currently the last major holdout of anti-Taliban forces.  The only problem?Continue reading “Indian news channel uses Arma 3 gameplay footage to claim Pakistan bombed Afghanistan”

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