It’s Thursday Threatcon, your intelligence briefing on right wing activity. Below are the best reports, investigations, exposées, and debunkery of the wingnutosphere this week. Due to Neil Patrick Harris’s hosting of the Oscars, our Threatcon Color-Code is FIFTY SHADES OF GAY

  • How our media fails us abroad: Zaid Jilani tears apart US press coverage of Pakistani reaction to Malala Yousafzi’s Nobel Peace Prize
  • Did you know that the Department of Justice has a Community Relations Service that secretly organizes peacemaking efforts in places like Ferguson, Missouri? Cue the right wing paranoid conspiracy theories in 5, 4, 3…
  • Explicitly aimed at expanding Republican power, the Koch brothers’ super PAC is a big hit with right wing millionaire donors who aren’t afraid to let their names be known
  • During the last week, Klan recruiting flyers have reportedly turned up in Hamilton, Ohio, East Texas, and Indiana
  • Not only does the Christian right think Ebola is a sign of End Times, they’re eager to help apocalypse happen: at least one pro-life group is now organizing to stop Ebola vaccines over their opposition to stem cell research
  • ‘Sovereign citizen’ Cherron Phillips was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for filing $100 billion in fraudulent liens against federal court officials
  • Dark money groups that don’t disclose their donors are concentrating their money on a few key Senate races
  • Everything economists ‘know’ about wage theory is wrong
  • At least eight American police officers have been killed this year by ‘sovereign citizens,’ usually in ambush situations
  • Your US RDA of outrage porn: leading Islamophobe and homophobe David Horowitz says “there’s no community more racist in America than the black community”

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