This week in right-wing trolling
I present to you content by and about the worst purveyors of disinformation and absurdity from last week. Stay up to date on the latest insanity!
I’m going to try out a weekly roundup of the worst in right-wing content. I’ve been toying with this idea for a while, as I generally view and collect this material each week to inform the newsletter and the podcast. Up to this point, I’ve avoided sharing this stuff because I try to avoid needlessly amplifying lies without any real tangible benefit. However, the more I’ve been talking to various people online, the more I realize how much of this messaging isn’t making its way to people on the left or the mainstream media. I think it needs to be seen because if all of this happens in a vacuum, then people are confused when you try to explain to them what’s happening in what amounts to an alternate information universe. Much of this content will be weird one offs that are quickly forgotten, but even so, it’s trying to strike a cord with familiar narratives the right has embraced such as attacking the “Fake News,” the “Deep State” and CRT. Some of it this material will make its way from obscure meme to full-blown GOP policy in a matter of days or weeks. That’s why I think it’s important to put together this list of weekly right-wing messaging so you can prepare yourself for what may be coming.
At the end of this post, I’m going to provide some material on what I’m calling the 4chan Civil War which pits Trump trolls against DeSantis trolls. Though you may have missed it, the 4chan Civil War is already well underway.
Without further ado, I present you content by and about the worst purveyors of disinformation, hate and 4chan memes on the internet.
The antivax rhetoric on the right is through the roof. I wish this wasn’t real.
Damar Hamlin is alive but some right-wingers believe he’s not.
Need some context? I’ve got you covered.
Mike Flynn was reinstated to Twitter, and yes, he’s dog whistling QAnon quite often.
Lauren Witzke’s racist thread about Tyre Nichols is here.
“Did not deny” means ignored. Witzke never followed up on the above tweet. I’m sure you're shocked.
“Leftist” Jimmy Dore went on Tucker’s show to say Russia and China aren’t your enemy, and the U.S. are the real terrorists. Straight up Kremlin propaganda here.
Updates from the 4chan Civil War
MAGA influencer Laura Loomer is #NeverDeSantis
Team DeSantis responds:
John Cardillo is also part of team DeSantis.
But he hasn’t always been. This tweet keeps resurfacing in the replies to Cardillo.
John’s in an ongoing Twitter feud with pro-Trump guy Alex Bruesewitz.
What a hypocrite! But it seems to cut both ways.
What’s real and what’s for show? We’ll have to see.
Stay tuned for the Chinese spy balloon and more next week!