Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, November 26, 2017

In a Saturday night tweet, Trump attacked CNN, saying the network's international division "represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly." A few minutes later, Trump tweeted an alternative: MagaPill.com. ... The name MagaPill is a riff on "red pill," a term popular with white nationalists and others on the far right. A metaphor based on a plot line from The Matrix, it refers to the process of normalizing extreme views. MagaPill is also active on Gab, a social network favored by white nationalist and banned from the Google app store violating its hate speech policy. But while Trump presents MagaPill as the antidote to "fake news," the site regularly traffics in unhinged conspiracy theories.

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Just a few hours before being endorsed by Trump, MagaPill posted a video from Liz Cronkin, a fringe figure best known for pushing the Pizzagate conspiracy. ...

Another recent MagaPill post features an "interesting flow chart" which combines nearly every conspiracy theory imaginable: "false flag terrorism," "organ harvesting," "child/human sacrifice," "weaponize forced vaccination," "earthquake machines."

Another post refers to Lady Gaga as a "spirit cooker," a conspiracy theory associated with Pizzagate that alleges Gaga participates in satanic rituals.

The MagaPill account also has embraced conspiracy theories related to the October mass shooting in Las Vegas, posting links to InfoWars and suggesting there is a cover-up.

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"Shortly after Trump tweeted a link to the MagaPill website, it went offline. On Twitter, the MagaPill site immediately alleged there was a conspiracy to suppress information about Trump's accomplishments.

During the presidential campaign and as president, Trump has repeatedly retweeted accounts linked to white nationalism and conspiracy theories."

I, for one, am SO proud of our President!

He's everything we say he is... and more!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-25 11:21 PM | Reply

Yet another opportunity to play the Official Trump Presidential Theme Song

www.youtube.com

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-26 12:40 AM | Reply

Some of you communists are pretty humurous...gullible, but pretty entertainingly funny.

#3 | Posted by mutant at 2017-11-26 10:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2 | Posted by truthhurts

Do you have that post saved so you can just copy an paste it? I mean you get to do use all too often...

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-26 08:41 PM | Reply

On another note just "wow". Just when you think he isn't going to sink to a new low - he finds a way.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-26 08:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


It looks like it is part of Pres Trump power quest.

I thought this column was interesting...

Strongmen have a new playbook for consolidating power
www.washingtonpost.com

...The news out of Saudi Arabia has been startling. A country famous for its stability to the point of stagnation is watching a 32-year-old crown prince arrest his relatives, freeze their bank accounts and dismiss them from key posts. But on closer examination, it should not be so surprising. Mohammed bin Salman is now applying to Saudi Arabia what has become the new standard operating procedure for strongmen around the world.

The formula was honed by Vladimir Putin after he came to power in Russia. First, amplify foreign threats so as to rally the country around the regime and give it extraordinary powers. Putin did this with the Chechen war and the danger of terrorism. Then, move against rival centers of influence within the society, which in Russia meant the oligarchs -- who at that time were more powerful than the state itself. Then talk about the need to end corruption, reform the economy and provide benefits for ordinary people. Putin was able to succeed on the last front largely because of the quadrupling of oil prices over the next decade. Finally, control the media through formal and informal means. Russia has gone from having a thriving free media in 2000 to a level of state control that is effectively similar to the Soviet Union.

Naturally, not every element of this formula applies elsewhere. Perhaps the crown prince will prove to be a reformer. But the formula for political success that he's following is similar to what's been applied in countries as disparate as China, Turkey and the Philippines. Leaders have taken to using the same ingredients -- nationalism, foreign threats, anti-corruption and populism -- to tighten their grip on power. Where the judiciary and media are seen as obstacles to a ruler's untrammeled authority, they are systematically weakened. ...


Curious that Pres trump seems to get along well with the leaders of Russia, China, Turkey and the Philippines.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-26 09:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He truly represents moderate Republicans.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-27 12:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Eat nothingburgers, not Magapills!

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-27 03:27 PM | Reply

Why would he trust his own advisers when he can just go to these sites?

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-27 05:27 PM | Reply

"the site regularly traffics in unhinged conspiracy theories"
Somebody who is unhinged would love that.

#10 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-11-27 08:27 PM | Reply

Well there is CNN now wanting to freely ban the use of the term "fake news"...

But keep getting your polished news from jewish operated news providers as that is who runs the majority of the united states news companies....

FACT!

#11 | Posted by mutant at 2017-11-28 09:45 AM | Reply

Oh, so it's the jews that are the problem? Where have I heard that one before?

#12 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-11-28 12:13 PM | Reply

But keep getting your polished news from jewish operated news providers...
#11 | POSTED BY MUTANT

We have our very own Nazi on the DR.

Where are HeliumRat and Nulli to coddle him?

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-28 12:29 PM | Reply

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