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Trump Supporters Are Freaked Out By Kamala — And It Shows

For months, I've adhered to the conventional wisdom that Joe Biden was most likely to pick Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. She's highly qualified, young but not inexperienced, a woman of color, a talented public speaker, not afraid of a fight, perceived as relatively moderate, and has been through the rigors of a national campaign. Her appeal to Biden was impossible to miss.

And yet somehow, the defenders of President Donald Trump seemed totally caught off guard when the choice came down on Tuesday. They have no unified strategy of how to attack the California senator.

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Top Right-Wing Media Figures Rally Around Trump's ‘Demon Sperm’ Doctor

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

Here's how the right-wing media's obsession with conspiracy theories and the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine resulted in "demon sperm" trending on Twitter.

On Monday afternoon, Breitbart published a video featuring Houston-based pediatrician Dr. Stella Immanuel and other members of the conservative "America's Frontline Doctors" group making false and dubious claims about the novel coronavirus at a press conference organized by the right-wing political nonprofit Tea Party Patriots. Notably, during the event, Immanuel claimed hydroxychloroquine is "a cure" for COVID-19 and the numerous studies showing the drug is ineffective are "fake science." The video went hyper-viral and was repeatedly shared by President Donald Trump on Twitter before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Racist Writer Neff Took The Fall For Tucker Carlson

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

Fox News' top executives are shocked and appalled to discover that Tucker Carlson Tonight has been harboring a bigot. No, not that one.

CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace announced that they had accepted the resignation of the program's head writer, Blake Neff, and condemned him in a memo sent over the weekend to the network's staff. The pair cited Neff's authorship of "horrendous and deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic comments under a pseudonym on the forum AutoAdmit," as detailed by CNN's Oliver Darcy in an investigation published Friday. Claiming they had been unaware of his comments, the executives promised that Carlson himself would address the issue.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.