Soldiers who served under Clint Lorance in Afghanistan see Trump’s pardon as betrayal

Clint Lorance had been in charge of his platoon for only three days when he ordered his men to kill three Afghans stopped on a dirt road.
A second-degree murder conviction and pardon followed.
Today, Lorance is hailed as a hero by President Trump.
His troops have suffered a very different fate.
-Washington Post; 7/2/2020

Trump’s Baseless Attacks on Times, Post Reporting on Russia Probe

But Trump and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany have pointed to no errors in the reporting, and a rereading of the articles shows that the work is quite solid. The reporting is heavily supported by special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and by other publicly available documents and sources.

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/07/trumps-baseless-attacks-on-times-post-reporting-on-russia-probe/

-FactCheck.org; 7/2/2020

Longtime Trump Ally Roger Stone (R): ‘I Certainly Hope Q is Real’

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump and an early adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign for president of the United States, appeared on a pro-QAnon YouTube channel last weekend and told the audience that he hoped the conspiracy theory was true.

The QAnon conspiracy theory posits that Trump and his administration are working behind the scenes to uproot and prosecute a network of satanic pedophiles operating within the United States federal government, entertainment industry, business world and media. Followers of the conspiracy theory believe that cryptic riddles authored by an anonymous source—“Q”—and posted on far-right internet forums contain high-level intelligence about Trump’s supposed covert operation and clues meant to awaken “patriots” to the truth about their governments. The FBI considers the QAnon movement a domestic terror threat.

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/longtime-trump-ally-roger-stone-i-certainly-hope-q-is-real/

-Right Wing Watch; 7/2/2020

The right-wing playbook against supposed liberal media bias is being used on tech giants with alarming effectiveness

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported how President Donald Trump and Republicans have used baseless charges of anti-conservative bias to create an increasingly conservative-friendly environment at Facebook. Nothing about the Post’s reporting is particularly surprising as Facebook’s many instances of right-wing favoritism and willingness to cave to conservative demands have been public knowledge for some time.

https://www.mediamatters.org/facebook/right-wing-playbook-against-supposed-liberal-media-bias-being-used-tech-giants-alarming

-Media Matters; 7/1/2020