War Fever

An apartment in Irpin destroyed by a Russian bombardment in the area. Evidence of the destruction wrought by the war is still very visible in the town of Irpin, close to Kyiv. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images)

Years ago a progressive friend asked my opinion about one of the right’s kookiest political news sites. “Do they believe the things they write,” he wondered, “or is it a grift?”

Ah, the eternal question. One that no one but the kooks themselves know the answer to. 

My response to him was that I’m not sure it’s either/or.

Sometimes it is. The latest court filing from Dominion Voting Systems has pretty definitively answered the “kooks or grifters?” question about Fox News, for instance.

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