Once again, the conspiracy theories promoted by Fox News and Republican elected officials have resulted in an act of racist domestic terrorism. Ten Americans are dead in Buffalo, New York after a white supremacist citing both the “great replacement” conspiracy theory and “critical race theory” set out to murder Black Americans, part of an ongoing pattern of violence premised on once-underground conspiracy claims that have moved from far-right fascist and neo-Nazi groups into mainstream Republican discourse. Both Fox News and the party it caters to could halt the promotion of such propaganda whenever they wanted to; instead, they have embraced the lies while turning a blind eye to the resulting violence. Yet again.
Some of this weekend’s news:
- Buffalo shooting only the latest attack in the radical right’s insurgent war on American democracy
- Rep. Elise Stefanik promoted ‘great replacement’ conspiracy cited by Buffalo terrorist
- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says rape and incest victims should be barred from seeking abortions
- Far-right extremists are not just within the ranks of police, but work for firms that train them
- Something *big* is happening, as the Battle of the Izyum Salient begins
- American artillery proved decisive in Russia’s Bilohorivka bridge-crossing disaster