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Skip the first 30 seconds or so of this rant by Fox News host Steve Hilton – and then listen as he presents the next level of Trump impeachment spin. You see, Hilton aims to blame the entire Ukraine fiasco on Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s loony lawyer, as well as Rudy’s entourage of such crooks and creeps as Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.  Hilton points out that they’re all toxic grifters, seeking to enrich themselves off their association with the president.

While Hilton’s indictment is surely sincere (and accurate), he never quite explains how that exonerates Trump, whom he urges to dump the Rudy crew before it’s too late. Except it’s already too late.

Predictably, the far right is now furious with Hilton, not Giuliani. The former Tory and self-styled “populist” made the mistake of mixing in a little truth with the usual Fox cocktail of falsehoods.

Click and chuckle.

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The latest right-wing "antifa" hoax—namely, the claim that leftist arsonists have been secretly behind the wildfires that have swept the West Coast this month—is now being broadcast to millions of people. It bubbled up from the fever swamps of the far right, broadcast widely by key figures atop the media food chain: Donald Trump, Joe Rogan, Fox News, and leading Republican political candidates.

Trump retweeted an alt-right-flavored anti-Biden video suggesting he was ignoring antifa arsonists threatening the suburbs. Rogan, a wildly popular podcast host, told his audience that "left-wing people" were responsible for the fires (and apologized for it the next day). Fox News appeared especially eager to blame antifa for the wildfires as a way of denying the role of climate change. And in Washington state, where the fires have hit hard, the Republican nominee in the governor's race joined in spreading the claims through a campaign video.

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