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The Right-Wing Afghan-Refugee Panic Is Reaching a Fever Pitch

As of this week, America has helped some 70,000 Afghans evacuate the country after a U.S.-enabled Taliban takeover put their lives at risk. Of that number, an estimated 2,000 are believed to have entered the U.S., with another 800 or so to follow. Those people have gone through a stringent vetting process—one that involves “biometric…

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Right-wing media leans into a familiar anti-refugee rhetoric

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Editor at large at the Bulwark Charlie Sykes and senior columnist for the Boston Globe Kimberly Atkins Stohr react to conservative media figures using their familiar cries of ‘invaders’ when it comes to questions of helping Afghan refugeesAug. 17, 2021Read More

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Right-wing outlet silently deletes article claiming Roger Stone did “nothing wrong” on Jan. 6

Police hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol’s Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) Right-wing outlet The Gateway Pundit silently deleted…

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The Great Right-Wing Publishing Divide Widens

Right-wing authors struggling to ink book deals—like Missouri senator Josh Hawley, whose deal with Simon & Schuster was nixed after he seemingly cheered on the January Capitol riot—can take heart: A pair of conservative publishing executives have united to bring them hope. Louise Burke, a former top publisher at Simon & Schuster, and Kate Hartson,…

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The Right-Wing War on Trans Youth Was Hiding in Plain Sight

Back in the summer of 2019, when a collection of Fox News personalities and unfamous anti-LGBTQ activists seized on their newest moral panic, it may have seemed like a miscalculation or a joke. What vexed and quite publicly obsessed them: a handful of events in public libraries at which parents brought kids to hear drag…

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Meat, Math, and Migrants: The Right-Wing Bulls–t Cycle Is Kicking Into Overdrive

On Saturday, the New York Post splashed an image of Superheroes Are Everywhere, a kids book written by Kamala Harris, across the front page. ”Kam On In: Solo kids at border welcomed with copy of veep’s book,” the Post headline blared, with the story proceeding to claim that the Biden administration was passing out copies…

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The making of a right-wing martyr: Conservatives see Derek Chauvin’s certainty as an act of war

Throwing Derek Chauvin under the bus should have been a no-brainer for the “I’m not a racist” crowd. The pretense behind “blue lives matter” has been that it’s not that conservatives are racist but that Black Lives Matter goes “too far.” They argue that most police killings are unfortunate accidents to be tolerated in the name of greater…

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Right-wing media engages in incoherent rage after Derek Chauvin is found guilty

With nationwide emotions running high following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder George Floyd, right-wing media reacted in opposite fashion to the general public, attempting to infuriate followers and lash out at the verdict.  Many on the right, both in media and politics, invoked conservatives’ word of the year, suggesting that the trial was “rigged” or…