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In the news, Thursday, March 1, 2018


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from Miami Herald

Shouldn’t there be somebody to defend Donald Trump? Opinion page editors have been wrestling that question for over a year. The Trump question, though, is just a subset of a larger one. Namely, how should mainstream news media deal with the fever swamp of conspiracy, lies and hogwash that produced and sustains him? To put it another way: Should crazy have a place in the public square? Jerome Corsi is a birther who heads the Washington bureau of InfoWars, the conspiracy theory empire of Alex Jones. He’s the guy who says the Newtown massacre never happened and who once promoted claims of Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizzeria. As Media Matters put it, “No serious outlet should elevate Corsi’s opinion.



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from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

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from Vox
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What Putin’s scary-sounding nuclear weapons announcement really means
Hint: You don’t need to worry that much. It’s possible that Russia created a missile that America can’t destroy in flight, but America’s relatively weak missile defense makes investing in its creation wholly unnecessary. Plus, Russia already has 7,000 nuclear weapons and roughly 2,000 missiles to deliver them. Russia could already overwhelm America’s missile defense system if it launched multiple nuclear-tipped weapons at once.

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