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Today POLITICO’s Shane Goldmacher described how the Out House Chief of Staph is trying to keep other staph germs from passing fake news to the God-King. The lead was Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland giving the God-King two TIME covers on climate change, one of which is a widely-debunked internet hoax which an Out House staph germ described as “fake but accurate.” But there was nothing “accurate” about the “fake” cover; it portrays as scientific consensus a minority view that was quickly cast aside with better research. Goldmacher also described how Out House staph germs shared a source-less story by wingnut huckster Chuck Johnson to force out deputy Chief of Staph Katie Walsh, and last night the God-King peddled another debunked Chuck Johnson hoax in a Fox News interview. Mother Jones’s Kevin Drum cites another bit from Goldmacher’s story: how the God-King’s tax plan was lifted from an op-ed written by four wingnut economists. But Vox’s Yochi Dreazen and The Atlantic’s David Graham suggest a deeper worry, echoed by the National Review’s Jim Geraghty: that the God-King’s gullibility for internet hoaxes could be catastrophic in an international crisis. Should our military trust orders from a Commander-in-Chief who doesn’t bother to distinguish fact from fiction?


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