Read time: 1 minute

Crookie Award: Public Menace Of The Year, Proud Boys And White Nationalists

Supported and egged on by Trump, these "very fine people" represent an ever-growing threat to our democracy and our national security that will remain long after Trump leaves office.
Crookie Award: Public Menace Of The Year, Proud Boys And White Nationalists

Supported and egged on by Trump, these "very fine people" represent an ever-growing threat to our democracy and our national security that will remain long after Trump leaves office.

Whether it's the Proud Boys, the Boogaloo Bois, the far-right militia movement, QAnon, these fringe groups have continued to grow and intensify thanks to the "Trump effect" that David Neiwert reported on earlier this year.

These extremists planned to bomb a Missouri hospital to revolt against COVID lockdowns, they fanned the flames of chaos during the George Floyd protests, they spread conspiracy theories about contact tracers, and they celebrated and announced they were ready and waiting for marching orders from Dear Leader after he told them to "stand back and stand by" during his debate with Joe Biden.

And now we have a flood of right-wing eliminationist hate speech directed at the media, politicians and election workers following Trump's refusal to concede the election.

Here's your Crookie Award.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team