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

The only people dismissing the Russia bounties intel: The Taliban, Russia and Trump

This is Trump’s M.O. Stories that are bad for him are never cast in shades of gray; they are always a hoax. The Russia investigation was a hoax, even though special counsel Robert S. Mueller III found significant evidence of obstruction of justice. Impeachment was a hoax, even though the underlying Ukraine allegations were overwhelmingly confirmed. Trump even rather awkwardly tried to cast the coronavirus as his opponents’ “new hoax.” Trump doesn’t quibble with the details. It’s just deny, deny, deny — even when it leads to misperceptions like it did with coronavirus.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/01/only-people-who-are-dismissing-russia-bounties-intel-taliban-russia-trump/

-Washington Post; 7/1/2020

Samuel Rodriguez Says Democrats Are ‘Hostile to Our Christian Worldview in Every Sense of the Word’

“It’s an anti-Christian element hijacking the Democratic Party,” he said. “It’s hostile to our Christian worldview in every sense of the word. The silence of Joe Biden, that silence right now makes him complicit, de facto affirming the actions that run against our Judeo-Christian value system.”

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/samuel-rodriguez-says-democrats-are-hostile-to-our-christian-worldview-in-every-sense-of-the-word/

-Right Wing Watch; 7/1/2020

Ohio National Guard Soldier Pulled From Mission in D.C. Appears on Neo-Fascist Podcast, Says He’s Being Discharged

​An Ohio National Guard soldier​, who was suspended and recalled from his mission in Washington, D.C., earlier this month for holding white supremacist views​, appeared on a neo-fascist podcast uploaded Sunday​​, where he said that he was being discharged from the military and discussed how federal agents ​tracked him down and confronted him​.

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/ohio-national-guard-soldier-pulled-from-mission-in-d-c-appears-on-neo-fascist-podcast-says-hes-being-discharged/

-Right Wing Watch; 6/30/2020

Scott Lively Would Rather Be Beheaded Than Forced by the Government to Wear a Mask

Radical anti-LGBTQ activist Scott Lively posted a video on YouTube Saturday in which he argued that requiring people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus is akin to the Nazis forcing Jewish people to wear yellow stars on their clothing, and declared that he’d rather be beheaded than to be forced to wear one by the government.

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/scott-lively-would-rather-be-beheaded-than-forced-by-the-government-to-wear-a-mask/

-Right Wing Watch; 6/29/2020

Scott Lively Uncorks Bizarre Conspiracy Theory About Bill Cosby, Ferguson Protests, and the ‘Homosexualization of Black Youth’

During Sunday’s “Breaking News Bible Study” program, radical anti-LGBTQ activist Scott Lively defended convicted sex offender Bill Cosby and asserted that the dozens of sexual assault allegations were ginned up to discredit him ahead of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of Michael Brown.

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/scott-lively-uncorks-bizarre-conspiracy-theory-about-bill-cosby-ferguson-protests-and-the-homosexualization-of-black-youth/

-Right Wing Watch; 6/26/2020

Eric Metaxas Says Black Lives Matter Is an ‘Evil Enemy’ Run by ‘Mad Marxist Anarchists’

Right-wing author and radio host Eric Metaxas used his broadcast yesterday to attack Black Lives Matter as “an evil enemy” that wants to destroy the country and to claim that white Christians deserve credit for ending slavery in the United States.

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/eric-metaxas-says-black-lives-matter-is-an-evil-enemy-run-by-mad-marxist-anarchists/

-Right Wing Watch; 6/24/2020