January 23, 2022

JD Vance, Gullible MAGA Fan, Falls for Apparent Hoax about Biden’s COVID ‘Focus Camps’

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Some web mischief-makers created a pretend DHS web site purporting to indicate President Biden’s plan for COVID-19 focus camps—and conservative Senate candidate JD Vance fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

The enterprise capitalist and would-be politician maybe ought to have seen that the positioning—which claimed to stipulate authorities intentions to limit cross-state journey and arrange Australia-like “quarantine facilities”—listed the DHS Secretary not as current officeholder Alejandro Mayorkas however as Tim Woods, in any other case often known as the DHS secretary in two seasons of the TV present 24.

It’s simply the most recent instance of how Vance’s “culture-war shoutouts, they’re not touchdown proper,” notes Fever Goals co-host Will Sommer. Quite, each time Vance spits out one thing inane (like telling voters they will dine with him and his buddy Peter Thiel in the event that they donate $10,000 to his marketing campaign), his rival Josh Mandel “brutally personal[s]” him—by, for instance, providing to satisfy voters for $10 in a Chick-fil-A parking zone.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Fever Goals co-host Asawin Suebsaeng recounts how he teamed up with a number of different reporters and editors at The Every day Beast to reply a long-running thriller: Did character actor Jay Johnston—of Mr. Present, Anchorman, and Arrested Improvement fame, who notably voices the villainous Jimmy Pesto on Fox sitcom Bob’s Burgers—actually storm the Capitol on Jan. 6?

Again in March, Twitter actually took be aware when the FBI launched the image of somebody who regarded precisely like Johnston, asking for details about the person in reference to the violent assault on the Capitol that day. However since then, there have been no agency updates or solutions—till now.

Suebsaeng and his workforce verified that Johnston has certainly been “banned from Bob’s Burgers” and that the writers will not be writing for him anymore on the present. Additionally, the director of Johnston’s latest movie admitted on the document that the actor copped to being in DC that day, although he swears he didn’t violently try and overthrow the federal government. Nonetheless, as Suebsaeng notes, “that alone signifies that Jay Johnston has been held extra accountable by the folks at Fox, by the folks at Bob’s Burgers, than Donald Trump—who led the fucking violent coup—has been by the Republican social gathering.”

In the meantime, the infamous Proud Boys are teaming up with a radical Black nationalist group referred to as Black Hammer, who’re darlings of right-wing media. Journalist Dick Lehr drops by the pod to debate his new e-book, White Scorching Hate, on a home terror plot to bomb a Somali immigrant in Kansas. And Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is getting slammed at rightwing conferences for possibly not being excessive sufficient, whereas James O’Keefe entertains the group with musicals. As Suebsaeng notes, additional proof that “failed theater children will destroy us all.”

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