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Propaganda

Why Matt Drudge’s Feud With Donald Trump Matters

In the summer of 2016, Matt Drudge hammered the same story again and again on his eponymous news aggregation website, the Drudge Report: Hillary Clinton was not well. She was old and sick and feeble, unable to navigate even a small set of steps without the help of multiple aides.…
bubmag
September 3, 2020
Propaganda

Revealed: the ‘brutal’ torture methods used by Iranian security forces

Amnesty International has accused Iran’s security forces of torturing hundreds of prisoners in order to extract confessions in the wake of anti-government protests.Price hikes on fuel introduced in November last year became the catalyst for demonstrations across Iran, leading to “mass arrests amid a near-total internet blackout”, the Daily Mail reports.Amnesty’s…
bubmag
September 3, 2020
Propaganda

The Battle of Portland

On Day 50 of the Portland protests, in the middle of July, I caught a face full of aerosolized Mace.
 I didn’t yet appreciate the finer distinctions among Mace spray, pepper pellets, and tear gas. The pop-pop-pop sound of the pepper pellets is terrifying; but the sting in your eyes…
bubmag
September 3, 2020
Propaganda

The Exclusionary White Men of the American Legion

Nestled in the heart of Indianapolis is the national headquarters of the American Legion, the largest and most influential veterans’ service organization in the world. Indianapolis is second only to Washington in its number of war memorials; some of the monuments here stand on Legion grounds. The most prominent—a granite…
bubmag
August 28, 2020
Propaganda

The Republican National Convention’s War on Reality

In a Republican convention defined, in many ways, by the sheer number and vast array of Trumps that have been cleared to speak, it was remarkable that the least-regarded of their genetic contingent got to deliver the convention’s core message. “If you’re watching tonight and wrestling with your vote on…
bubmag
August 27, 2020