• May 20, 2020 8:00 am

    Disinformation, Coronavirus, and the 2020 Presidential Election

    …to an ideologically aligned real independent media website [like One America News or Breitbart] to Facebook to Reddit—a process designed to reduce skepticism in the original unknown blog.” It’s a…

  • October 22, 2020 9:32 am

    QAnon: The Dangerous Movement Making Waves In 2020 Election

    …believers who organized themselves into hundreds of QAnon groups and subgroups on mainstream social media platforms; members of those pages and chats often drop QAnon talking points onto social media

  • October 5, 2017 9:15 am

    White Supremacy Figured Out How To Become YouTube Famous

    …their even more extremist counterparts on YouTube. Shorenstein Center on Media fellow Zach Elexy noted in a case study of YouTube commentator Black Pigeon Speaks that in the same way…

  • October 28, 2020 8:31 am

    Running on Racism: Far-Right Congressional Candidates in the 2020 Elections, and Those Who Lean That Way

    …its members to become involved in local Republican politics and try to take over local GOP organizations at the ground level. In 2017, nonprofit media organization Unicorn Riot posted leaked…

  • November 4, 2010 5:16 pm

    The Tea Party and Religious Right Movements: Frenemies with Benefits

    …the American Way’s Right Wing Watch blog, wrote in February: At the moment, Tea Party activism istheface of the conservative movement and so it is no surprise that Religious Right…

  • March 16, 2011 8:23 pm

    How Not to Respond to Political Bullies: Lessons From the Smithsonian’s Response to the Manufactured Right-Wing Controversy Over Hide/Seek

    …of November, an operative with the right-wing Media Research Center manufactured a controversy over the exhibit that became an instructive example of the right-wing echo chamber in action. We’ve seen…

  • December 8, 2010 12:36 pm

    Glenn Beck: Irresponsible And Indifferent To The Violent Consequences of His Dangerous Rhetoric

    …accountable. Media Matters and People For the American Way are two of the organizations Beck has identified as his enemies. Media Matters documents Beck’s actions on a daily basis, creating…

  • December 15, 2010 9:47 am

    Meet the Leadership: Corporate America and the Religious Right’s New Team in the House

    …the prominent conservative blog RedState wrote that McCarthy’s Pledge was “perhaps the most ridiculous thing to come out of Washington since George McClellan.” Despite the GOP’s avowed commitment to balancing…

  • August 6, 2015 4:56 pm

    2016 Republican Candidates Report

    …courses will inspire students to join ISIS. Carson has inserted himself directly into popular Tea Party martyrdom narratives, claiming that he is the victim of liberal media bias and IRS…

  • April 28, 2009 7:01 pm

    Harry Jackson: Point Man for the Wedge Strategy

    …popular with the media, not only because he is a smooth performer, but also because a black pastor and self-described “registered Democrat”1 is viewed as a desirably atypical right-wing spokesperson….

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