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Nov 17, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
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"… 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":… 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:… 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.… 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!… 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.… 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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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/…
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/…
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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:
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.”
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“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/…
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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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Here comes the truth about John Fetterman, in today's New York Times - months too late:

"When it’s bad, Mr. Fetterman has described it as trying to make out the muffled voice of the teacher in the 'Peanuts' cartoon, whose words could never be deciphered."…
More John Fetterman revelations from the NYT, as we watch the Information Hostage Taking in action:

"He has had to come to terms with the fact that he may have set himself back permanently by not taking the recommended amount of rest during the campaign."…
NYT is ready to tell the truth about John Fetterman - who remains in the hospital for a 3rd day - now that the truth doesn't matter.

"a physical impairment and serious mental health challenges that have rendered the transition extraordinarily challenging"…
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Chris Wallace was a serious hard news journalist and host for decades. Now he's singing duets with Dionne Warwick. What happened?

I spend 1,500 words digging into the current Wallace-CNN relationship for my first @FourthWatch #RabbitHole deep dive (paid):…
@FourthWatch Chris Wallace was CNN's big bet for the now-defunct CNN+. Is the investment paying off?

Last weekend he was talking to actor Hugh Jackman about the height of a comic book character. It was a far journey from his 18 years hosting Fox News Sunday:…
@FourthWatch Sunday's "Who's Talking to Chris Wallace" had just 58K in the demo and 462K total viewers (well behind Fox but ahead of MSNBC).

The show airs just once at 7pmET (or 4pmPT), and isn't repeated throughout the evening.

@FourthWatch #RabbitHole ($):…
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This viral tweet from the former CDC director is true, but wildly out of context. Is he doing so on purpose or accidentally?

Look how a bias of omission by presenting the CDC's data with as much of a broad brush as possible distorts the reality of the science... 1/
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Unvaccinated 80+ is the top line. The 2nd line is unvaccinated 65-79-year-olds. The 3rd line? VACCINATED 80+year-olds...
Based on the CDC's own data, vaccinated 80-year-olds are more likely to die with COVID than all unvaccinated Americans below 65. It's such a big discrepancy that basically every American, vaccinated or not, looks like they're in the same category. 3/…
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