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Our headline for Monday morning’s #EndorseThis is a bit deceiving. John Oliver does not begin his rant on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding with a snooty impression of Queen Elizabeth II.

An obsessed state-side media is Oliver’s first target. The comic plays footage of wedding-broadcast announcer Gayle King croaking out a James Blunt song for not one, not two, but three cringe-worthy choruses. In the afterglow, King compares the “bottoms” of Markle and Princess Diana approximately 37 times, oblivious to the double meaning.

Don’t worry, reassures a devilish Oliver. Brits are too blue-blooded to lust after a bride’s bottom without collapsing.

Then the monarchy gets finally gets the needle. The HBO host bubbles over in glee when royal family elders appear to sulk and fall half-asleep during Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon. Just listening to Curry talk about music and dance seems to tire them out. In response, Oliver launches into a send-up of Elizabeth that is as affectionate as it is vicious.

Click for a queen’s tantrum.

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Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

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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