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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:12 PM

Coulter, Limbaugh and others stick with conspiracy theories after mail-bomb suspect's arrest

The sending of package bombs to prominent Democrats and other high-profile figures this week was accompanied by a disturbing phenomenon. Baseless conspiracy theories, once confined to the fringes in the wake of violent acts, leaped with shocking speed into the mainstream discussion of the attacks.

A surprisingly large number of figures from the conservative establishment — commentators, radio hosts, a Trump family member, and other pro-Trump figures — shared, liked, hinted at, raised questions about or otherwise endorsed an evidence-less theory that this was a “false-flag” attack — one that was staged to advance the political goals of the very people it seemed intended to hurt (in this case, Democrats).

But the FBI’s arrest of a suspect Friday pointed to the hollowness of these claims, raising questions about why they were voiced on such a fraught issue in the absence of evidence. The bombs were not “hoax devices,” FBI Director Christopher A. Wray said Friday. The suspect, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, “appears to be a partisan,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. And images circulating of the suspect’s van, which was plastered with pro-Trump and anti-Democrat imagery, and what was believed to be his social media feed, painted a portrait of a distinctly right-wing ideology.

The devices were addressed to former president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), former attorney general Eric. H Holder Jr., and liberal philanthropist George Soros, among others. Most of the packages had the office of Rep. Debbie Wausserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as the return address.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/27/ann-coulter-didnt-ditch-conspiracy-theories-after-bombers-arrest-most-false-flaggers-didnt

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Reply Coulter, Limbaugh and others stick with conspiracy theories after mail-bomb suspect's arrest (Original post)
Zorro Oct 2018 OP
Laf.La.Dem. Oct 2018 #1
SWBTATTReg Oct 2018 #2
LakeArenal Oct 2018 #3
czarjak Oct 2018 #4
BigmanPigman Oct 2018 #5

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:16 PM

1. If FOX, Coulter, and Limbaugh say it - it must be true!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:23 PM

2. These commentators w/o evidence went mouthing off only just damaged themselves ...

major time, and reduced their credibility tremendously (to zero).

This is like the saying I have in designing a computer program, 'garbage in, garbage out'.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:24 PM

3. No disrespect to you Zorro: Generally,Please stop posting anything these idiots have to say.

Their names should get no mention on earth.

Any attention is good attention to them.


Also stop any media attention for Sarandon and maybe even Michael Moore.

They all jumped the shark years ago.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:23 PM

4. The Lubbock Avalanche Journal gives her a platform...

Gotta keep ‘em steeped in the protocol.

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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:03 PM

5. If Bill Maher ever has Coulter on I will NOT watch.

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