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Nov 17, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read Read on X
Yesterday's conspiracy theories are today's legacy media news reports...

A thread on some interesting stories that have emerged in just the past 9 days since the midterm elections have been held, surely no relation of course on the timing... 1/
NBC Bay Area reporter @BigadShaban reported on the Pelosi attack based on source who saw body cam footage. It was almost identical to what Miguel Almaguer said 11/4 that got him suspended.

DA says Pelosi will "need to explain...why he did what he did"

nbcbayarea.com/investigations… 2/
WashPost reports after all that "secret docs!" drama, Trump raid produced basically nothing of interest.

"Do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets..." more just about "ego" and keeping "mementos":
washingtonpost.com/national-secur… 3/
NBC reports the January 6 committee will ignore "law enforcement failures" in final report, instead making it all about Trump.

An entire team was working on that aspect, but was given a “pens down” order recently:
nbcnews.com/politics/justi… 4/
NYT reports the #2 man in the Oath Keepers, Greg McWhirter, was actually an FBI informant, talking to them for months ahead of the Capitol attack.

Oh the day he was supposed to testify in the Rhodes trial, McWhirter, 40, had a heart attack & couldn't.
nytimes.com/2022/11/08/us/… 5/
NYT also reports the FBI "had as many as eight informants inside" inside the Proud Boys, in the months before AND after the January 6 riot.

Despite this, NYT asserts "no evidence has surfaced suggesting that the FBI played any role in the attack." Yet!
nytimes.com/2022/11/14/us/… 6/
There's also the SBF FTX implosion - who now says "fuck regulators" and "ESG has been perverted beyond recognition" and describes the "dumb game...we woke westerners play where we say all the right" things... conveniently post midterms, of course.
vox.com/future-perfect… 7/
If you said any of this - about January 6 and the FBI, Paul Pelosi, the Trump raid, SBF's virtue signaling - you would have been accused of being a conspiracy theorist.

And now, in the post-midterms news cycle...they are all just true. Period. More in @FourthWatch tonight. 8/

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Jun 14
Did Biden break a "one term" promise? It's complicated... and it involves the Acela media, partisan spinsters, and some very careful, strategic, language.

I dig into the facts - and explain why it matters NOW - in my latest @TheHill column:
thehill.com/opinion/white-…
It matters the NYT decided to fact check Biden's "tall tales" this week - and the WSJ did their "slipping" story that had the Democratic establishment freaking out.

Biden's approval rating in the 538 average ticked down to its all-time low, 37.4 percent:
thehill.com/opinion/white-…
.@NateSilver538 wrote: "Democrats would have been better served if Biden had decided a year ago not to seek a second term..."

That led to some X drama - and questions about whether Biden promised to only run for one-term back in 2020:
thehill.com/opinion/white-…
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Mar 25
Nicolle Wallace meltdown on MSNBC about Ronna McDaniel hiring:

'What we've said to election deniers is not just that they can do that on our airwaves, but that they can do that as one of us - as badge-carrying employees of NBC News. As paid contributors to our sacred airwaves.'
Jen Psaki addresses the Ronna McDaniel story, and "right-wing ecosystem" comparisons to her.

Psaki says her political experience "only matters, and only has value to viewers... if it it paired with honesty, and with good faith" .. "service to the country vs. service to one man"
Rachel Maddow is gunning for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy with a 27-minute opening monologue on the Ronna McDaniel situation - who is "part of an ongoing project to get rid of our system of government."

"It's hard, right? I mean, this is a challenging, worrying time..."
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Feb 23
The 20 Day "Sweet Spot"

There has been a lot of reporting about what might happen if President Biden drops out of the presidential race, but almost all of it ignores a scenario that is simultaneously the most chaotic and the most controlled.

Here's how it would work. 1/
In October, @ChrisStirewalt appeared on The @MegynKellyShow and laid out a variety of options for the Democrats if Joe Biden stepped aside. It all depends on the timing.

If he steps aside now, there'd be a rushed primary. If he does it later, a contested convention. But... 2/
@ChrisStirewalt @MegynKellyShow What happens if Joe Biden steps aside AFTER the convention? That's the most incredible scenario of all.

There's an approximately 20-day window between August 23 and September 10 that provides the Democratic establishment elite the most control. 3/

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Nov 4, 2023
A few days ago @AbeGreenwald wrote an excellent piece about the ongoing investigation into the death of Detroit synagogue president Samantha Woll.

She was killed two weeks ago and there is still no arrest. And barely any media coverage anymore. 1/
commentary.org/abe-greenwald/…
Within two days, the Detroit police chief said they were close to an arrest, and also assured the public they were confident it was not "anti-Semitism" that was behind the murder. The Acela Media took the word of the police chief and coverage evaporated. But what do we know? 2/
Police said they found "a large Israeli flag" in Woll's home "untouched," and used that as evidence the stabbing wasn't anti-Semitic. What?

I'm very pro-Israel and don't have a giant Israel flag at home. It not being destroyed is somehow evidence? 3/
clickondetroit.com/news/local/202…
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Mar 17, 2023
This will be the last long thread about #Uncovered for awhile… but I wanted to give you an idea what you’ll find in the book, by showing exactly what you see in the pages…

Find the hardcover, audiobook (featuring dozens of interviewees!), or ebook here: ReadUncovered.com
Tucker Carlson tells me in the prologue how he knew the Hunter Biden laptop was real and not “Russian disinformation” - he was sent emails on it between him and Hunter. He and Hunter were friendly, he tells me, until Hunter “started doing a ton of blow.” Readuncovered.com
I start #Uncovered by tracing the way the press was treated by the Obama administration - horribly - and how the Acela Media still was subservient to them.

“We created an echo chamber,” bragged top Obama aide Ben Rhodes. It seeded the ground for Trump.
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Feb 12, 2023
“Some pilots said the object ‘interfered with their sensors’ on the plane…Some pilots also claimed to have seen no identifiable propulsion on the object, and could not explain how it was staying in the air...”

This is weird! So… I have a theory… 1/

cnn.com/2023/02/11/pol…
We have to start with how bizarre the Chinese spy balloon story was. Why wasn't this dealt with immediately?!

Well we heard this happens all the time, actually. That the balloon was simply "off course."

That seemed hard to believe. But... what if it was true? 2/
Adam Kinzinger is a lot of things, but he knows basic foreign policy. Where is why his tweet during the spy balloon saga was odd.

He said the balloon was flying at 100,000 feet, when it actually was only at 60,000 feet. There's a reason for that. 3/

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