Comcast’s confirmation on Wednesday that it is preparing an all-cash offer for the Fox assets that Disney has agreed to buy is a sign that the current media consolidation craze is peaking. As much as the news media will focus on the story of the personality clashes between the Murdochs, Comcast’s Brian Roberts and Disney’s Bob Iger, the real story is how Brian Roberts is throwing caution to the...
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I Helped Uncover QAnon. Failed Prophecies Won’t Kill It
I first stumbled upon the collective delusion we now refer to as QAnon in November 2017, just a few weeks after it began as a series of conspiratorial posts on one of the internet’s more untamed bulletin boards. In a sprawling discussion thread on 4chan titled “Calm Before the Storm”—a reference to a quote from the prior month by then-President Donald Trump—an...
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