The ideas, hoaxes, and memes coming out of the right-wing media have never had such an impact on America. An Infowars report might prompt a presidential committee on voter fraud, or someone pushing a conspiracy theory could score a White House meeting with the president.
But keeping tabs on conservative media can be both time-consuming and depressing. That’s where Right Richter, The Daily Beast’s new newsletter, comes in.
Right Richter started in 2016, as the conservative media became more crucial to understanding American politics, media, and Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House.
Since then, the news on the right has only gotten more outlandish. Right Richter readers were up on stories like the QAnon conspiracy theory and the rise of the “Proud Boys” long before they were in mainstream news stories. The pipeline from scuzzy internet forums to right-wing blogs to Fox News is still going strong, and Right Richter subscribers know all about it.
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