“Or maybe it is VERY BAD and the markets are finally catching up to the reality that Donald “Art of the Deal” Trump is president.”
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast that the social-media giant “shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week.” The company declined to elaborate, except to confirm that the events were promoted with paid ads.
Regular readers know we quite enjoy lampooning Alex Jones and his “news” outfit InfoWars. Alex is of course a standing joke. The stories he pushes are so far-fetched that I’m no longer sure “conspiratorial” is an adequate descriptor. Indeed, it’s no longer clear that the English language is a sufficient tool when it comes to…
Well in the spirit of treating Alex like Alex deserves to be treated (that is, like the joke that he most certainly is, rather than as someone who reputable news outlets should be interviewing), here’s a fun clip of what it would be like if “Alexa Jones” replaced “Alexa” in Amazon’s Echo…
“There were just 26 brands appearing on Breitbart in May, down from a high of 242 in March.”
“We want you to win and do not want to create a bunch of boring rules.” But there’s a bonus if you shout “Infowars.com”
“But let’s be clear: he was talking about you, Doug.”
As regular readers know, we like to take a few minutes each day to “bully the alt-Right bullies,” so to speak. Some folks probably see this as a superfluous distraction from markets and/or from serious political commentary, but those folks are wrong. Here’s why… The alt-Right blogosphere (which is a global phenomenon) has become a mainstay…
I’ll admit that I can’t quite decide how to frame the ongoing Alex Jones versus the world+his ex-wife story. On one hand, it’s pure comedy gold. Jones and his InfoWars propaganda channel are the very definition of absurd. So the fact that he’s having to sit in court and watch tapes of himself screaming about…
It just gets worse and worse – and funnier and funnier.
“Does chili affect your memory?”
“Big bowl o’ chili?”
“You Heisenbergers are dirty dogs on this one.”
Here’s something that, on the surface, doesn’t seem like it’s worth highlighting. In fact however, it’s pretty important for what it says about the alt-Right blogosphere. I’ve argued on any number of occasions that popular alt-Right sites prey on the uneducated by pushing conspiracy theories and other off-the-wall memes in a relentless quest for page…