This week, the New York Times published a piece exposing the close connection between Tucker Carlson and the media elite, for whom he often serves a source, in an unspoken exchange that results in soft-pedaling coverage of Carlson’s conspiracy theories and extremist rhetoric. I spoke with Chauncey DeVega of Salon.com about Carlson’s fascination with UFOs and the close connection between radical UFO conspiracy theories and right-wing extremism. You can read my interview here.
6/21/2021 05:36:24 pm
" A majority of Republicans apparently believe the Big Lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 election and that it was somehow "stolen" from him and his followers by Joe Biden and the Democrats."
6/22/2021 02:09:42 am
Many people have testified the world is flat too,,,, that don't make it so.
6/22/2021 10:38:23 pm
Name one. The world being round has been known since the ancient Greeks.
6/23/2021 08:12:46 pm
6/24/2021 01:28:05 pm
Gratuitously asserted, just as gratuitously denied.
6/27/2021 10:57:44 am
6/22/2021 06:32:27 pm
Imagine what would happen if a Republican lost a presidential election because a liberal majority of the US Supreme Court stopped a state from administering its own election.
6/23/2021 11:24:12 pm
It's always ibteresting when the Supreme Court decides against the Constitution.
6/24/2021 06:33:52 pm
We don’t have to imagine that a conservative majority of the US Supreme Court stopped the state of Florida from conducting its own election in 2000 and that it had the effect of handing the presidential election to a Republican while Democrats barely complained. So much for the sacred “states’ rights” that conservatives worship. And that’s not based on some Lyndon Larouche level conspiracy theory about the Richard Daley machine stuffing ballot boxes in Chicago or whatever the wacky claim is about 1960.
Not the Comte de Saint Germain
6/24/2021 06:58:29 pm
Mr. Knowles was clearly describing a hypothetical inversion of the Bush v. Gore decision. I'm happy to see you think Bush v. Gore was unconstitutional.
An Anonymous Nerd
6/25/2021 01:58:23 pm
There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. As is typical in US elections, some fraud slips through but not enough to sway the outcome. The big tipoff here is that Trump's Attorney General was constrained to admit this, and that Republican judges and election officials across the land have rejected the claims.
6/23/2021 03:07:02 pm
Hi Jason -
6/23/2021 11:06:48 pm
Still waitin' to see ONE picture of ONE seven foot tall Indian.
6/25/2021 12:34:36 pm
I have to admit you've mastered the salon.com tone,
6/25/2021 02:37:28 pm
The link between the right, UFOS, and Trump is interesting. Those who claim to fight the New World Order and aliens, but embrace Trump’s return have been somewhat of a mystery to me - who better personifies the New World Order than Trump?
6/26/2021 06:25:43 pm
Excellent interview, Jason. A sophisticated analysis of the recurrence of conspiratorial thinking in populist times.
6/27/2021 10:53:53 pm
Maybe it was the marxists that started it all
6/30/2021 01:10:05 am
Salon that bastion of objective nonsense, lmao, you have no credibility either.
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