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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Local television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group are set to air a conspiracy theory over the weekend that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, was responsible for the creation of the coronavirus. The baseless conspiracy theory is set to air on stations across the country in a segment during the program "America This Week" hosted by Eric Bolling.

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I was just reading about this and was going to share.

It's incredible. We're supposed to be the "greatest nation on earth!"

But COVID has stripped that illusion. It's become more apparent than ever how were the stupid nation on earth.

#1 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-25 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

By the way. Expect feral Trumpers to increase attacks on Fauci.

If I were Fauci I'd disappear.

He tried his best.

You can't fix the (R)Tarded Klansmen who blindly follow Donnie Dementia.

Their only goal is to turn America into Somalia.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-25 12:18 PM | Reply

FTA: "Throughout the segment, the on-screen graphic read, "DID DR. FAUCI CREATE COVID-19?"

Trump voters are some of the stupidest people on the planet.

The GOP have three months to lie nonstop. This will be their strategy to win in November.

Get ready to see what they can really do.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-25 12:36 PM | Reply

I wonder where they got the idea that it was OK to attack one of the leading medical experts in the country, if not the world, to say nothing of being one of few public figures in Washington that the majority of the people have been looking to for guidance and advice? Strange, isn't it...

OCU

#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-25 01:04 PM | Reply

I wonder where they got the idea that it was OK to...

Yup.

And it's not even as if they're using real criticisms.

They're running a play out of Alex Jones' playbook where it's the insinuation they're trying to convey, not a real message.

As if the Republicans couldn't debase this country any further, they're stooping to airing conspiracy theories on local news stations to remove an obstacle to further illness and death.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-25 01:07 PM | Reply

@#2 ... Expect feral Trumpers to increase attacks on Fauci. ...

The goal of those verbal and wrtten attacks seems to be to lower Dr Fauci's approval rating and credibility regarding the pandemic.

It seems that those in the Trump campaign and Trump White House think that it is better to degrade your enemies than to improve yourself.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-25 01:46 PM | Reply

They need to lay the ground work for their last week of campaigning before the election where we'll all learn that Dr. Fauci is responsible for the virus itself, and that the governors blew it by opening too soon agasint the strong advice of Donald Trump, despite him having been given bad data by the CDC that it was OK to do so, and that he was the original champion for wearing face masks when everyone else in the country thought that he was being too cautious.

OCU

#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-25 01:54 PM | Reply

Trump White House think that it is better to degrade your enemies than to improve yourself.
#6 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

When you and all your policies are giant pieces of s--- that's really all you can do.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-25 01:55 PM | Reply

Sinclair tells local stations not to air controversial "plandemic" interview
www.axios.com

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-25 06:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

By the way. Expect feral Trumpers to increase attacks on Fauci.

They already are. He's receiving death threats for him and his wife and daughters. This is the world of feral trumpers encouraged by scum like Nacarro. A security detail has been assigned to him.

"I mean, really? Is this the United States of America? But it's real. It really is real," (Fauci) said.

www.cnbc.com

I'd also like to point out that Trump now has a nationwide network to broadcast his propaganda. This will come in handy as his fascist paramilitary are deployed in more and more cities, and when the elections don't turn out the way he wishes.

100 days and then the ---- really hits the fan.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-25 07:01 PM | Reply

#9 - We'll see. I hope they stay true to the spirit of what they've said, but this is Sinclair and what I'm finding is only a delay in broadcast. They had planned on a rebuttal to the interview with someone strongly saying Fauci's responsibility for the virus is "highly unlikely." Not much of a denunciation.

Also they're "reworking" it.

"We will spend the coming days bringing together other viewpoints and provide additional context," the company later shared.

No. Not good enough. It's not a "viewpoint." This is why Sinclair is scum.

www.washingtonpost.com

#11 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-25 07:09 PM | Reply

@#11 ... No. Not good enough. ...

I agree.

I posted #9 to bring the thread up to date.

imo, Sinclair looks to be, as you note in #10, part of the Trump Propaganda Network.


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-25 07:17 PM | Reply

Apparently the people at the home office have decided that this wasn't such good idea and have asked their affiliate stations not to run the program. However, they say they may still run it in the future but they'll try to provide an opposing view to balance things out. But have to ask, since everyone of any credibility has already debunked the premise of the article that they were going to air and it's been shown to be nothing more than a conspiracy theory, why run it at all, even if they do give equal time to someone who can refute it? If it's trash, and everyone knows that it's trash, than don't take it out of the trash can.

OCU

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-25 07:42 PM | Reply

See, just as I predicted

Cancel culture strikes again

- - the so called "personally responsible"

#14 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-07-25 07:44 PM | Reply

The "doctor" cited in the piece claimed she was arrested without a warrant and jailed without charges.

Turns out she was arrested with a no-bail warrant (according to her lawyer, and jailed on charges of misappropriating (read:stealing) property. From Snopes:

In "Plandemic," Mikovits declares that she was arrested without a warrant and "held in jail with no charges." But according to contemporaneous reporting, WPI filed a civil lawsuit against Mikovits to compel the return of their "misappropriated property," and WPI reported the lab notebooks and other materials as stolen to the police force of the University of Nevada at Reno. Mikovits was subsequently arrested as a fugitive in California (where Pfost said she was "hiding out on a boat" to avoid being served in the WPI lawsuit) pursuant to a warrant issued by University of Nevada at Reno police, which listed two felony charges: possession of stolen property and unlawful taking of computer data, equipment, supplies, or other computer-related property.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-07-25 08:02 PM | Reply

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

-Issac Asimov

*it's just possible I may have posted this previously....

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2020-07-25 09:50 PM | Reply

Glad to hear it was pulled.

Disturbed that it was even considered.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-26 01:57 AM | Reply

I've heard this conspiracy at the same time as the first US infections were recognized.

#18 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-26 06:23 AM | Reply

Ok, help me out here. Assuming Fauci created the virus [I know, ridiculous], how [and why, for that matter] did he manage to infect Wuhan first?

#19 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-07-26 02:19 PM | Reply

Seriously, WhoDaMan? As if that is even relevant!
(conspiracy nuts now working on a crazy way it could be done...)

He infected Wuhan through his connections with the American CDC members working there. This was done in coordination with Trump, prior to pulling out almost all Americans from the US CDC contingent. When everything was set, it was triggered.

Also, it's important to know that we have a vaccine already, and it's been actively tested by the American CDC members that remained in Wuhan.

This was going to be Trump's surprise attack on China, but they responded too quickly so now Fauci's being made the fall guy.

Please folks, I just made all of that up right now, as I read WhoDaMan's question. Do NOT take it seriously.

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-26 02:34 PM | Reply

#20 | POSTED BY YAV

That's freakin' scary.

#21 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-07-26 02:38 PM | Reply

But wait a minute. Doesn't that make Fauci the good guy?

#22 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-07-26 02:40 PM | Reply

It does. Fauci has to be sociopathic, or at least lacking positive character traits in the current conspiracy theory.
I throw in a twist and turn him into an anti-hero.

What can I say? I'm a Fauci fan-boy :)

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-26 04:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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