If you thought the onslaught of pro-Trump “alternative facts” outlets was going to die down anytime soon, because, you know, it’s insane, well… Guess again.
The White House has just added another fudge-friendly media outlet to the Briefing Room — hysterical right-wing blog and conspiracy theorists’ paradise The Gateway Pundit has joined the fray.
Launched in late 2004, this pocket of hot air in the conserva-bubble has been host to brain-meltingly stupid articles such as “Bud Light: The Beer of Choice For Honky Women“, “Indonesian Christian Who Survived Beheading Makes Progress,” and “Wow! Zawahiri is a Democrat!” Owner and founder Jim Hoft, who was already present in the Briefing Room by the time his hero sat down with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, openly touts his conservative cred on his “About” page:
TGP has been cited by Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, Mark Levin, FOX Nation and by several international news organizations.
If that’s not a shining seal of approval from the dregs of humanity, I don’t know what is. Hoft is right at home in the company of those he calls his friends. His lead White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich has collaborated with noted hatemonger Milo Yiannopoulos, lately famous for publicly outing transsexual students and recruiting alt-Right and white nationalist zealots to his cause.
In an interview with the New York Times, Mr. Wintrich was quoted as saying
We will be doing a little trolling of the media in general here.
Wonderful news, considering The Media is now viewed as The Opposition Party, according to the Trump White House. Wintrich’s Twitter feed is a veritable breeding ground for misogyny, racism, and what Trump fans call “locker room talk”:
One more of these asinine #debate questions, and Donald Trump needs to grab Anderson Cooper by the pussy.
— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) October 10, 2016
We have already watched Shady Spice carefully call on only reporters from complicit, pro-Trump agencies: Fox, The Daily Caller, and Sinclair Broadcasting are among those lucky enough to share the privilege of under-handing tennis balls at the President’s lapdog, and nobody is even hiding the bias. According to Politico, Sinclair even made a deal with Jared Kushner and assured the most famous name in nepotism of more favorable press coverage for Trump and his team.
Yes, Fake News fans, the day has finally come. All of those times you were arguing on Facebook with your racist uncle when he tried to quote Breitbart or Jim Hoft, possibly the most easily debunked garbage on the web, have come full circle — they’re no longer the extremist fringe they have long been considered, but full-fledged members of the Ministry of Truth.
Welcome back to 1984.