Wednesday, October 24, 2018


As I noted yesterday, many on the right believe that the bomb found at George Soros's home was a false flag meant to garner sympathy or distract from "Democrat mobs." You'd think this might change their minds:
Two explosive devices were found in mail sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Secret Service said Wednesday.

The devices were similar to one found on Monday at the home of the billionaire philanthropist George Soros, two law enforcement officials said.
Or this:

But it's all likely to make right-wingers even more suspicious -- not just because right-wingers are incorrigible believers in conspiracies and fairy tales, but because of something Lily Loofbourow calls "the Anti-Bandwagon Fallacy."
It's the belief that a news item's truth content actually diminishes as more people come forward with corroborating stories.
A few weeks ago, Loofbourow discussed the Anti-Bandwagon Fallacy with WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, in the context of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings:
LILI LOOFBOUROW: The anti-bandwagon fallacy is something I kind of made up to explain a tendency that I've noticed where a news item's truth content actually diminishes for people as more accusations emerge. We saw for instance with Dr Christine Blasey Ford.

FEMALE CORRESPONDENT [FOX'S JEANINE PIRRO]: I've never seen so many repressed memory places in my life especially against one guy.


[JEANINE PIRRO]: So the question is if there is something awry going on, was there hypnosis?

LILI LOOFBOUROW: Yeah. When more emerged a lot of people I think on the right interpreted that to be a bandwagon that invalidated the initial accusation.
That will happen now. It's already happening at Free Republic.
Soros yesterday, The Clintons and Obama today. Right before midterms. Has to be a hoax.


This hoax false flag is the Dems October Suprise.


Some Democratic lunatic... Trying to coddle sympathy for some of the most pathetic people on planet earth. I can hardly wait for them to catch the SOB and expose their sad charade.
And here's a (now-deleted) tweet from a host at Newsmax TV (who, according to his bio, used to be a New York City cop):

Will elected Republican officials also claim this was a hoax? Maybe not now -- but I guarantee you we'll find emails or social media posts from state or local GOP officials insisting that this was all fake.

(And yes, there exists the remote possibility that a lefty lone nut sent these bombs to generate sympathy. But there's zero chance that this was organized at high echelons of the Democratic Party or by any known left-wing group -- and that's what much of the right already believes is the case.)


UPDATE: Rush Limbaugh, Frank Gaffney, Mike Flynn Jr. -- all suspect a false flag. Read about them and other conspiratorialists in this Daily Beast story.

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