American Plagues: Covid and Congressional Conspiracy Theorists

While Fox News host Sean Hannity spent the bulk of his show defending Congress’ resident conspiracy theorist — and rightly poking at Biden climate czar John Kerry for flying around the world in a private jet, CNN’s Chris Cuomo warned the coronavirus variants mean the war on the pandemic is an uphill battle.

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Resolution Stripping Rep. Greene From Committee Assignments Moves to Full House

The House Committee on Rules advanced a resolution seeking to strip the freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments Wednesday, saying House Republicans have failed to hold accountable the representative’s past comments espousing conspiracies and violence against members of Congress.

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YouTube Channels

A federal court in California declined to grant YouTube channel creators a temporary restraining order against Google in their case alleging the company censored conservative YouTube channels. A YouTube employee stated the channels espoused harmful conspiracy theories and “horrifying and unsubstantiated accusations of violent and criminal conduct supposedly committed” by various people.

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Fauci Lights Into Conspiracy-Theory Peddlers at Senate Hearing

Shooting down a “deep-state” conspiracy theory on the Covid-19 vaccine and eviscerating an unscientific claim that herd immunity lowered virus transmissions in hard-hit New York City were just two items on a packed agenda for public health officials called Wednesday to testify before Congress on the state of the pandemic.

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