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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
On today's 'BradCast': New revelations today uncover actual conspiracies behind the disasters we're now facing in the U.S., and further expose conspiracies that should be disregarded. Rightwing wingnut Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) -- who claimed the coronavirus pandemic was a conspiracy created by the Chinese, or Democrats, and criticized the idea of mask-wearing and health experts who recommend it -- has tested positive for COVID-19. A very real conspiracy is behind a viral video with quack "doctors" that spread dangerous disinformation about coronavirus, leading to its removal from social media platforms. New reporting exposes that the video, published by rightwing media outlet Breitbart, was funded and disseminated by dark money groups affiliated with the astro-turf "Tea Party Patriots," in a desperate wingnut attempt to help Trump's re-election with deadly nonsense that has helped kill at least 150,000 Americans so far. In Minneapolis, police say they have identified the infamous "Umbrella Man," who was videotaped casually smashing the windows of an AutoZone store, and is credited with sparking the violent protests and looting that engulfed otherwise peaceful protests following the police killing of George Floyd. Turns out the man is allegedly a member of a white supremacist group, who 'wanted to sow discord and racial unrest' -- likely part of a larger conspiracy exposed in new, leaked federal documents that reportedly show white racist extremists discussing plans to pose as anti-fascists (Antifa) to incite riots and violence at the protests, in an attempt to spark a race war. The new evidence debunks conspiracy theories pushed by the Trump Administration, Republicans and Fox 'News' hoping to blame mostly peaceful protesters for the unrest. Plus: a new, brilliant parody from musical comedy satirist Randy Rainbow...