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Kagro in the Morning

Oct 29, 2018

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We emerge from another dark weekend about a week away from, you gotta hope, some sunny days. For now, let David Waldman and KITM be your your little rays of sunshine:

Donald Trump might be a horrible president, but at least he doesn’t put a lot of effort into it, much preferring dotardling off to rallies to foment violence and intolerance. Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media can’t escape responsibility either.

Stop! Hey, what’s that sound? It’s Greg Dworkin coming around, with the latest punditry and polls: The Pittsburgh gunman is an example of some of the worst the US produces. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is an example of the best. There is a straight line from our Charlottesville ordeal to Pittsburgh shooting, and a straight line from Donald Trump to anti-semitism. We all know what we need to do to fix this. Greg peels the polling onion to find Republicans are the early voters, and the early-early voters, but don’t let that keep you from registering, helping others to register, voting, getting others to vote, and sticking out those lawn signs!

The Pittsburgh shooter was radicalized efficiently and thoroughly via the internet, naturally, often by the Russians, of course. Russian disinformation on Facebook targeted the Ukraine long before 2016. Russian money targeted Republicans long before Trump. Russian trolls have much more success in social media than they have being social in person. The white nationalist global takeover claims Brazil.