What would President Trump have to do to get banned from Twitter? This episode of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland” examines that question in the context of Trump pushing painful conspiracies about a former aide to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
President Trump and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough have had a tumultuous relationship that ultimately became one of the bitterest feuds of the Trump presidency — a clash that is examined in detail in this episode of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland.”
The widower of a former aide to Joe Scarborough said the conspiracy theories about the death of his wife have caused the family pain and anguish.
How Fox News came to report an inflammatory and unsubstantiated conspiracy story about the murder of Seth Rich — and then, after hawking it for a week, retract it and strike it from its website — is the subject of the next two episodes of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland.”
Jack Burkman’s controversial involvement in the case — including attention-getting gimmicks and press conferences filled with wild and completely unsubstantiated claims — would ultimately lead to a real-life shooting: of Burkman himself.
In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”