Magazine February 11, 2019, Issue

The Future Is Fake

Republican Roy Moore
Democratic discourse in a labyrinth of lies

Just when general-purpose kook Alex Jones had almost — almost — single-handedly turned the phrase “false-flag operation” into an unmistakable banner of kookery, along comes the news out of Alabama that Democratic operatives working with former Obama advisers and a left-wing Silicon Valley billionaire indeed ran a series of false-flag operations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, the first Re­publican to lose a statewide race in Alabama in a decade.

Moore, a controversial former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, barely lost the race — the margin was just over 20,000 votes out of 1.3 million — in spite

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