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Maddow reveals how Chinese group Falun Gong went from disrupting events to running a shadow campaign for Trump

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday detailed the remarkable journey of the group Falun Gong shifting from disrupting White House events to dominating the conversation on Facebook.

Maddow hilariously recounted the “major embarrassment” for the George W. Bush White House when a protester interrupted remarks by President of China Hu Jintao.

The protester was credentialed to cover the event for the Epoch Times, which is controlled by Falun Gong.

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“Well, NBC News has a scoop out today about that group, about how that paper, the Epoch Times has transformed itself a lot in the Trump era. It’s a real revelation, this reporting from NBC News,” Maddow said. “I mean, Epoch Times and its media group, they’ve made themselves into a whole new thing entirely and in a very big way.”

“Over the last six months, the single largest organization that has spent money on Facebook ads promoting Donald Trump and Donald Trump’s re-election is as you might expect the Donald Trump re-election campaign. The organization that is second on that list, though, is this Falun Gong newspaper, the Epoch Times.

She read a quote from the report, by Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins.

“By the numbers, there is no bigger advocate of President Donald Trump on Facebook than The Epoch Times. The small New York-based nonprofit news outlet has spent more than $1.5 million on about 11,000 pro-Trump advertisements in the last six months, according to data from Facebook’s advertising archive — more than any organization outside of the Trump campaign itself, and more than most Democratic presidential candidates have spent on their own campaigns,” the report read.

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“So why is this little special interest newspaper becoming the biggest online booster of Donald Trump’s re-election other than Donald Trump’s re-election campaign itself?” Maddow asked. “Well, it’s apparently their new business model.”

Maddow again read from the NBC News report.

“Before 2016, The Epoch Times generally stayed out of U.S. politics, unless they dovetailed with Chinese interests. The publication’s recent ad strategy, coupled with a broader campaign to embrace social media and conservative U.S. politics — Trump in particular — has doubled The Epoch Times’ revenue, according to the organization’s tax filings, and pushed it to greater prominence in the broader conservative media world,” the story reported.

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“When it comes to their revenue, what seems to be really driving things are parts of the epoch media group that are producing online-only content under an entity called the New Tang Dynasty,” she continued.

The host read some of the titles of videos appearing on their YouTube account.

  • QAnon — Why it’s NOT a Conspiracy Theory
  • Tentacles of the Deep State exposed
  • WHY DRUG Epidemic Was Engineered by Deep State
  • $200 Million Operation: How Deep State Funds CARAVAN and CHAOS in the United States
  • Deep State, 13 BLOODLINES & their Diabolical End Game | Tentacles of the Deep State

“So the newspaper that until just recently promoted the interests of the dissident Chinese religious movement is now whole-hog on board both in its newspaper and its related media entities with all of the completely around-the-bend pro-Trump intergalactic conspiracy theory stuff,” she explained.

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“Literally about, you know, drinking the blood of sacrificed children and the Illuminati and their persistent terrifying bloodlines,” Maddow continued. “Alongside all the explicitly pro-Trump stuff and this kind of stuff, there is also just, like, traditional Grade-A American paranoia brain rot stuff like how Ted Bundy the serial killer was groomed by the Deep State for politics, but he branched off into being a serial killer? Also how the deep state is hiding the true science of astrology, and as you might expect, naturally, there is the 9/11 stuff.

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Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

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Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow Democrats at the party's fourth 2020 debate Tuesday, cementing her status as a frontrunner in the race to challenge Donald Trump.

The president himself loomed large as the dozen Democratic contenders trained their fire on him, calling for his impeachment and assailing a Syria troop pullout that Joe Biden slammed as "shameful."

"The impeachment must go forward," thundered Warren, the progressive senator who is neck and neck with former vice president Biden at the head of the 2020 nomination race -- a stance loudly echoed by her fellow Democrats on stage.

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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