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This Week In Crazy

This Week In Crazy: Alex Jones Drinks Bone Broth Chocolate Milk

Shadow government ruffians, alt-right “journalists,” and bone broth chocolate milk.

August 4, 2017
Emperor Trump, Conspiracy theorist in chief

Who Will Save Us From The Conspiracy Theorist In Chief?

Barring some unpredictable (if quite likely) disaster, it’s basically up to the Republicans to keep the presidency while saving the nation from Trump. But don’t hold your breath.

March 8, 2017
Trump Tin Foil Hat

#EndorseThis: Trump Dons His Tinfoil Hat

Last week, the media couldn’t stop gushing about how “presidential” Trump sounded during his address to Congress. But within a few days, Trump’s pivot towards sanity veered sharply back, with his most conspiracy laden tweets since he was the nation’s chief “birther.”

March 7, 2017
Alex Jones, conspiracy theories, Donald Trump

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Claims The CIA Is Trying To ‘Assassinate’ Trump

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been repeatedly warning Trump that “rogue elements” within the CIA are trying to “assassinate” him before he takes office. Trump reportedly speaks to Jones on the phone and watches his videos, and he has previously echoed Jones’ other conspiracy theories and rhetoric.

December 20, 2016
Comet Ping Pong #Pizzagate

#Pizzagate: An Old Anti-Semitic Slander Resurfaces

How Marina Abramović, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Comet Ping Pong and the “blood libel” are all connected in one giant fake news conspiracy.

December 7, 2016
Fake news inspired gunman to discharge weapon in a crowded D.C. restaurant

Gunman ‘Investigating’ Fake News Story Fires Rifle In Crowded Restaurant

The suspect entered Comet PingPong and pointed a gun at a restaurant employee, who fled and notified authorities. The man then discharged the weapon inside the restaurant. There were no injuries.

December 4, 2016
Alex Jones instigates mass psychotic episodes like Comet Ping Pong conspiracy for profit

Conspiracy Theories Will Outlast Trump

But what we are seeing in Trump is something else entirely — an utterly amoral willingness to feed and exploit a frightened paranoia unhinged from anything resembling reality. That’s why ultimately, the biggest object of concern here is not Trump, but his believers.

October 12, 2016

Paranoia’s Back In Style

“Style has more to do with the way in which ideas are believed than with the truth or falsity of their content,” Hofstadter wrote. “I am interested here in getting at our political psychology through our political rhetoric.”

March 11, 2016
Judgment

This Week In Crazy: A Tournament, A Tournament, A Tournament Of Lies!

We are on the brink of major cataclysm. It could be the Rapture, it could be Hillary’s Reich, or it could be Two Women Adopting A Child. These are the Last Days, and everyone wants the Last Word. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 12, 2015

Harry Reid Applauds Man Who Hoaxed The Right Wing

“I wish I’d meet this guy and pat him on the back,” Reid said, of the man who roped in right-wing conspiracy theorists.

April 29, 2015
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

This Week In Crazy: Obama Tried To Nuke Charleston!

Rick Santorum learns Obama’s nuclear secret, Taylor Swift sings gay demon songs, and more.

March 20, 2015
Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) asks questions of Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee for Defense, concerning the fiscal year 2013 budget at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., June 13, 2012. (DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett)

This Week In Crazy: Generalissimo Graham Prepares To Seize Congress

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Lindsey Graham Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has long complained about President Obama trampling the Constitution, and over the weekend, we may have learned […]

March 13, 2015
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Walker Blames Media, But It’s His Base That’s Questioned Obama’s Faith, Patriotism

There’s a good reason for the media to ask GOP candidates about President Obama’s faith.

March 6, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Obama Bans Jail For Black People

President Obama stops prosecuting black people, the Ayatollah Caucus takes over Washington, and more.

March 6, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Ron Paul Is Ready For Secession

Dr. Paul talks secession and food stamps, a GOP Rep. gets an anatomy lesson, and more.

February 27, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Secret Muslim Gang Sign

Obama sends another secret Muslim message, Glenn Beck predicts World War III, and more.

February 20, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Only Outlaws Will Have Yoga Pants

Obama verbally rapes the nation, ’50 Shades of Grey’ causes the apocalypse, and more.

February 13, 2015

The Secret Knowledge, Just Ignorance By Another Name

Vaccine truthers aren’t alone — Americans have long believed in inane conspiracy theories.

February 9, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Beyoncé Is ‘Mental Poison’

Iowa Republicans follow Mike Huckabee’s lead, Obama’s evil spirits attack Justin Bieber, and more.

February 6, 2015

The GOP’s Truther Primary Has Begun

Republican presidential hopefuls have started courting a critical constituency: the paranoid fringe.

February 2, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The ‘Obama Is A Muslim’ Song!

Victoria Jackson writes a song, Bryan Fischer gets fired, and so much more.

January 30, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Secret Muslim State Of The Union

President Obama sends a hidden message, Dinesh D’Souza is the new Martin Luther King, and more.

January 23, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Behead The Cable News Infidels!

Louie Gohmert shares the horrible truth about Benghazi, Joe Walsh calls for jihadists to strike CNN, and more.

January 16, 2015

This Week In Crazy: #Benghazi Caused The ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

The liberal sports media persecutes conservatives, Benghazi causes a massacre in France, and much more.

January 9, 2015

This Year In Crazy: The Looniest Wingnuts And Conspiracy Theories Of 2014

Your guide to last year’s craziest moments from the far-right fringe.

January 1, 2015