Stories tagged: "misinformation"


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Ron Johnson, Who is Not a Doctor, Says He’s Waging a ‘Guerrilla War’ Against Medical Experts on COVID

Republican senator blasts “woke doctors” and expresses openness to a conspiracy theory about the COVID vaccine and AIDS.

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Opposition to School Pandemic Safeguards Becomes a Trojan Horse for Other Culture War Issues

Once-sleepy spring elections in Wisconsin get heated with comments about history, race, and the role of partisanship.

Wisconsin Republican Congressmen Glenn Grothman (center, top) and Tom Tiffany (center, bottom) recently took votes against certain sanctions against Russian dictator Vladmir Putin (left). Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (right) has frequently been a conduit for Russian talking points related to Ukraine.
New Poll Shows the ‘Putin Wing’ of the GOP Is Really Unpopular

More than three-quarters of American voters disapprove of instances when lawmakers have expressed support or admiration for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Other Republicans, like Sen. Ron Johnson, are distributors of Russian disinformation.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Healthcare Workers, Moore Take Aim at GOP Misinformation on Key COVID Anniversary

The continued spread of false COVID-19 information by GOP politicians like Ron Johnson has prolonged the pandemic, speakers say.

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Doctors Slam Johnson for Promoting a ‘Clown Car’ of COVID Conspiracy Theorists

Senator spread multiple falsehoods in a DC event based on undermining vaccine confidence.

Rep. Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) in a December 2021 episode of "The Ramthun Report." The state lawmaker has embraced conspiracy theories and the QAnon cult. (Screenshot via The Ramthun Report/YouTube)
Opinion: Election Misinformation Is Often Spread By Those in the Shadows. Shine a Light on Them.

Rep. Timothy Ramthun's assault on elections must be stopped. But first, people need to know who he is.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A Look Back at a Year’s Worth of Lies From Ron Johnson

From COVID conspiracy theories, to touting the Big Lie, Johnson doubled down on dishonesty in 2021.