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"Republicans can’t just support a peaceful transition. They must condemn Trump’s words."
STRAW MAN "Boldly rejecting Trump’s scare tactics, Wray explained, ”We have not seen historically any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise.” (He noted some fraud occasionally happens on the local level. The best example of this would be the fraud committed by Republican operatives in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District in 2018.)"

"Critics Blast Trump's ‘Good Genes’ Rally Call As A Chilling Echo Of Hitler's Eugenics"
REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM "Again and again, President Trump and his allies publicly, gleefully embrace incredibly dangerous white nationalist tropes and ideas"..."clear the president's far-right worldview poses an unprecedented threat to refugees, immigrants and vulnerable minorities in this country ― one of the many reasons why he faces vehement opposition from the large majority of American Jewish voters"

"Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science"
APPEAL TO AUTHORITY ANONYMOUS AUTHORITY "...challenging the science behind their public statements and attempting to silence agency staff"..."People familiar with the emails said it was an attempt to use Redfield to shame his own staff" THE EMAIL

"No One Should 'Colonize' Space"
STRAW MAN "Colonial-era travel spread invasive species across the planet; space-era travel could seed earthlings all over the solar system"..."If astronauts are the elite of space workers, in the future a less powerful class could form, and language associated with exploitation and domination could make those people that much more vulnerable"

"Netflix star under FBI investigation for soliciting sex from minors previously held Instagram session with Biden"
WELL POISON "A popular Netflix personality who is reportedly under FBI investigation for soliciting nude photos from minors helped boost Joe Biden's presidential campaign earlier this year."

"QAnon fans spread fake claims about real fires in Oregon"
MISDIRECTION "In the anonymous online posting, "Q" also shared a link to a post from a Washington State trooper who said a 36-year-old male had been arrested for setting a fire. Authorities in Washington, however, gave no indication that the alleged arson was politically motivated."

"Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen links Falwell’s endorsement in 2016 to suppression of racy photos"
HEARSAY "Becki Falwell...could be heard urging her husband to cut short the conversation with Reuters. “Hang up the goddamn phone,” she told her husband. “Hang up the phone, Jerry!”...Earlier this year, Cohen was quoted by CNN saying “there is absolutely no connection between the photos and my personal request to the Falwells to assist the Trump campaign.”...Cohen doesn’t explicitly say that the endorsement was the favor he sought in return for his help in having kept the Falwell photos from getting out."

"Were 20,000 Fake IDs Seized at Chicago Airport Part of a Voter-Fraud Scheme?"
APPEAL TO AUTHORITY "Snopes reached out to the Michigan secretary of state, which manages the voting process, regarding concerns over these IDs. Their spokesperson, Tracy Wimmer, highlighted that reproducing a real person’s license, with the exact signature and bar code information was 'virtually impossible,'"...Tracy:"I'm the Interim Communications Director for the Michigan House Democrats"

"California Bill Doesn't Make Pedophilia 'Legal'"
MISDIRECTION "doesn’t address the criminal classification of sex with a minor"..."the bill would actually standardize the rules about who is required to be on the state’s sex offender registry"

"From QAnon to Kyle Rittenhouse, the Right is Sinking Deeper Into an Alternate Reality"
MORE WELL POISON "On August 19, President Donald Trump gave a nod of approval to believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory"... "Carlson suggested Rittenhouse felt he “had to maintain order when no one else would.”"

"Business partner of Falwells says affair with evangelical power couple spanned seven years"
WELL POISON "He says he !!! with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, head of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of President Trump, looked on."

"Trump administration to recommend National Guard as option to help hospitals report coronavirus data" (archive)
MISLEADING "HHS officials on Monday finalized a new data reporting protocol for hospitals, which will eliminate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a data recipient"... ACTUAL HHS REPORT

"Peaceful Protesters Targeted By Wave Of Vehicle-Ramming Attacks" (archive)
MIND READING POE'S LAW "ISIS has used vehicles to to intimidate, harm and kill for years. The tactic is being adopted by the far-right as well." ... "In several cases, authorities are still working to determine a motive, although many are reminiscent of the infamous, hate-fueled attack that killed anti-racism activist Heather Heyer three years ago." ... "There is a deluge of far-right propaganda in the form of memes and other hateful posts on social media intended to incite and normalize violence against protesters..."

"Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal" (archive)
SHARPSHOOTER HASTY GENERALIZATION EXTREME DANGER! "In the great debate of the past two decades about freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong. Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is compatible with a society’s norms and values."

"The Meme-Fueled Rise of a Dangerous, Far-Right Militia"
MEME SALAD WHATABOUTISM "No one knows how many people consider themselves Boogaloo Bois, but the number is certain to be small."..."They have no leaders, no local chapters, no manifesto or even unified ideology."
Yet author calls it a "movement" 8 times...

"At Mt. Rushmore and the White House, Trump Updates 'American Carnage' Message for 2020"
ZERO SOURCES VERY FAKE NEWS "The president repeated his false claim that an abundance of testing made the country's cases look worse than they were because they show cases, 99 percent of which are totally harmless."

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