Why so much attention?
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast A man armed with a rifle and a handgun drove an armored truck to the Hoover Dam last Friday and started blocking traffic. He brought a homemade sign with him that said, “Release the OIG report.” Except the report was already out.
Donald Trump in 2017. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Roseanne Barr’s recent career-ending tweetstorm didn’t just lead to her eponymous sitcom being cancelled, it demonstrated what the ugliest side of the right-wing internet looks like. As the New York Times reported at the time, Barr’s tweets weren’t just racist, they occasionally delved into into the widening black hole of insane conspiracy theories known as QAnon.