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Right-Wing Media Giant Sinclair Orders Local News Anchors to Read Script Bashing Journalism

Check out this backgrounder on Sinclair from the Guardian: “This is Sinclair, ‘The Most Dangerous US Company You’ve Never Heard of.'”

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InfoWars Plagiarized Russian Propaganda

1,000+

“Over the past three years, conspiracy site InfoWars has copied more than 1,000 articles produced by Russian state-sponsored broadcaster RT to its website — all without the permission of RT,” BuzzFeed News reports. “InfoWars is headed by radio host Alex Jones who propagated the false Pizzagate conspiracy theory, fueled hate against migrants, and pushed the unfounded theory that former president Barack Obama is not an American citizen.”

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More on Right-Wing Influences That Drove Loughner to Violence

A week or so after crazed gunman Jared Loughner’s Jan. 8 alleged terror attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her constituents in Tucson that left six dead and 13, including Giffords, wounded, it’s the consensus now that Loughner was not driven to mass murder by Sarah Palin’s crosshairs map.

The Times asserts that only liberals like to smoke pot and listen to the Jimi Hendrix and the Doors.

The fact that there is no provable causal link between Loughner’s actions and Palin’s map does not mean Loughner, in his madness, was not influenced by GOP-tea party toxicity. As we noted on Jan. 12, Loughner was definitely influenced by a right-wing kook named David Wynn Miller and his “sovereign citizens” movement, which advocates declaring oneself exempt from laws set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Some of the more extremist factions in the right-wing militia movement are founded on a similar concept.

The Los Angeles Times also published a report on Loughner’s influences on Jan 12:

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Caught Race Baiting, Breitbart’s Site Blames the People Breitbart Snookered

The scandal around the firing of USDA staffer Shirley Sherrod began on Wednesday when Andrew Breitbart, the notorious tea-bagger propagandist, posted a deceptively edited video of a speech Sherrod gave on racism to his website, Big Government. Here’s part of what he wrote about the video then:

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