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WE GO TO KASEY HUNT.>>Reporter: EVEN BEFORE HIS STUNNING PRESS CONFERENCE ENDED, THE FIERY REACTION BEGINNING. SWIFT CONDEMNATION FROM SO MANY CORNERS OF AMERICAN LIFE, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT’S OWN PARTY. REPUBLICANS UPSET HE DOUBLED DOWN, BLAMING BOTH SIDES AGAIN FOR THE VIOLENCE. REPUBLICAN CONGRESSWOMAN ROSS TWEETING BLAMING BOTH SIDES FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE? NO. BACK TO RELATIVISM WHEN DEALING WITH KKK, NAZI SYMPATHIZERS, WHITE SUPREMACISTS? JUST NO. MARCO RUBIO SAYING, QUOTE, A TERROR ATTACK BY WHITE SUPREMACISTS. MARK WARNER TWEETING, NO WORDS. AND BEYOND THE BELTWAY, CELEBRITIES AND SPORTS STARS WEIGHING IN. LeBRON JAMES WRITING ON TWITTER, HATE HAS ALWAYS EXISTED IN AMERICA. YES, WE KNOW THAT. BUT DONALD TRUMP JUST MADE IT FASHIONABLE AGAIN, BUT THE PRESIDENT DID EARN PRAISE FROM ONE CORNER, WHITE SUPREMACISTS WHO TOOK IT AS A SIGN OF ACCEPTANCE. DAVID DUKE, THE FORMER KKK GRAND WIZARD WRITING, THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR YOUR HONESTY AND COURAGE FOR TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLOTTESVILLE. AND SPENCER SAYING THE REMARKS WERE FAIR. MORE SHARP CRITICISM FROM RICHARD TRUMPKA SAYING HE’LL RESIGN FROM THE PRESIDENT’S MANUFACTURING COUNCIL. HE CAN’T TOLERATE BIGOTRY AND DOMESTIC TERRORISM.>>THAT COULD BE PARTICULARLY MEANINGFUL, BECAUSE HE REPRESENTS SO MANY OF THE BLUE COLLAR WORKERS WHO HELPED TRUMP TO VICTORY IN STATES LIKE MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN. AND NOW THERE ARE AT LEAST FIVE EXECUTIVES WHO HAVE RESIGNED FROM DIFFERENT PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY BOARDS. THERE ARE OTHERS WHO SAY THAT THEY’LL STAY ON, BUT ALSO TONIGHT, LESTER, THE HOUSE SPEAKER, PAUL RY

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SPEARCY THEORIES ON AND OFF. ONE MAN, PRESIDENT AND OFF. ONE MAN, PRESIDENT TRUMP. ONE MAN, PRESIDENT TRUMP. KELLY O’DONNELL IS TRUMP. KELLY O’DONNELL IS TRAVELING WITH THE KELLY O’DONNELL IS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HAS THIS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HAS THIS REPORT. PRESIDENT AND HAS THIS REPORT.>>Reporter: WIELDING REPORT.>>Reporter: WIELDING THE WORLD’S MOST>>Reporter: WIELDING THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MEGA PHONE, THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MEGA PHONE, PRESIDENT TRUMP POWERFUL MEGA PHONE, PRESIDENT TRUMP RETWEETED A BASELESS PRESIDENT TRUMP RETWEETED A BASELESS CONSPIRACY THEORY TO RETWEETED A BASELESS CONSPIRACY THEORY TO NEARLY 63 MILLION CONSPIRACY THEORY TO NEARLY 63 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, A NEARLY 63 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, A SPURIOUS ACCUSATION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, A SPURIOUS ACCUSATION THAT THE CLINTONS ARE SPURIOUS ACCUSATION THAT THE CLINTONS ARE SOMEHOW LINKED TO THAT THE CLINTONS ARE SOMEHOW LINKED TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S SOMEHOW LINKED TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH. JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH. TODAY, DEMOCRATIC DEATH. TODAY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SAID TODAY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SAID ENOUGH. CANDIDATES SAID ENOUGH.>>THIS IS ANOTHER ENOUGH.>>THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR>>THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR PRESIDENT USING THIS EXAMPLE OF OUR PRESIDENT USING THIS POSITION OF PUBLIC PRESIDENT USING THIS POSITION OF PUBLIC TRUST TO ATTACK HIS POSITION OF PUBLIC TRUST TO ATTACK HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES WITH TRUST TO ATTACK HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES WITH UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY POLITICAL ENEMIES WITH UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY THEORIES. UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY THEORIES.>>WHAT HE’S DOING IS THEORIES.>>WHAT HE’S DOING IS DANGEROUS.>>WHAT HE’S DOING IS DANGEROUS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT DANGEROUS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ONCE SOCIALIZED>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ONCE SOCIALIZED WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN TRUMP ONCE SOCIALIZED WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN BUT SAID LAST MONTH WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN BUT SAID LAST MONTH THEIR FRIENDSHIP ENDED BUT SAID LAST MONTH THEIR FRIENDSHIP ENDED YEARS AGO. THEIR FRIENDSHIP ENDED YEARS AGO.>>WELL, I DIDN’T GET YEARS AGO.>>WELL, I DIDN’T GET ALONG WITH HIM.>>WELL, I DIDN’T GET ALONG WITH HIM.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT ALONG WITH HIM.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD KNOWN>>Reporter: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD KNOWN EPSTEIN, TOO, BUT A CLINTON HAD KNOWN EPSTEIN, TOO, BUT A SPOKESMAN SAID THEY EPSTEIN, TOO, BUT A SPOKESMAN SAID THEY HAD NOT SPOKEN IN MORE SPOKESMAN SAID THEY HAD NOT SPOKEN IN MORE THAN A DECADE. HAD NOT SPOKEN IN MORE THAN A DECADE. THE TRUMP CONSPIRACY THAN A DECADE. THE TRUMP CONSPIRACY RETWEET PROVOKED THIS THE TRUMP CONSPIRACY RETWEET PROVOKED THIS RESPONSE FROM A RETWEET PROVOKED THIS RESPONSE FROM A CLINTON AIDE. RESPONSE FROM A CLINTON AIDE. “RIDICULOUS AND OF CLINTON AIDE. “RIDICULOUS AND OF COURSE NOT TRUE, AND “RIDICULOUS AND OF COURSE NOT TRUE, AND DONALD TRUMP KNOWS COURSE NOT TRUE, AND DONALD TRUMP KNOWS IT.” DONALD TRUMP KNOWS IT.” TRUMP ADVISER IT.” TRUMP ADVISER KELLYANNE CONWAY TRUMP ADVISER KELLYANNE CONWAY TODAY. KELLYANNE CONWAY TODAY.>>WHY DID THE TODAY.>>WHY DID THE PRESIDENT RETWEET THAT>>WHY DID THE PRESIDENT RETWEET THAT CLINTON SUGGESTION? PRESIDENT RETWEET THAT CLINTON SUGGESTION?>>I THINK THE CLINTON SUGGESTION?>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT JUST WANTS>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT JUST WANTS EVERYTHING TO BE PRESIDENT JUST WANTS EVERYTHING TO BE INVESTIGATED. EVERYTHING TO BE INVESTIGATED.>>Reporter: DONALD INVESTIGATED.>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP HAS A PATTERN OF>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP HAS A PATTERN OF PROMOTING FALSE TRUMP HAS A PATTERN OF PROMOTING FALSE CLAIMS. PROMOTING FALSE CLAIMS. BIRTHERISM ABOUT CLAIMS. BIRTHERISM ABOUT BARACK OBAMA, LINKING BIRTHERISM ABOUT BARACK OBAMA, LINKING TED CRUZ’S FATHER TO BARACK OBAMA, LINKING TED CRUZ’S FATHER TO THE JFK ASSASSINATION, TED CRUZ’S FATHER TO THE JFK ASSASSINATION, NOTABLY EPSTEIN DEATH THE JFK ASSASSINATION, NOTABLY EPSTEIN DEATH CONSPIRACIES ARE NOTABLY EPSTEIN DEATH CONSPIRACIES ARE COVERED BY SOME CONSPIRACIES ARE COVERED BY SOME RUSSIAN-OWNED MEDIA, COVERED BY SOME RUSSIAN-OWNED MEDIA, AND ALL OVER THE WEB. RUSSIAN-OWNED MEDIA, AND ALL OVER THE WEB.>>JUST BECAUSE THE AND ALL OVER THE WEB.>>JUST BECAUSE THE ACCOUNTS INITIALLY>>JUST BECAUSE THE ACCOUNTS INITIALLY PUSHED THIS ARE ACCOUNTS INITIALLY PUSHED THIS ARE ECONOMIC DOMESTIC PUSHED THIS ARE ECONOMIC DOMESTIC ACCOUNTS DOESN’T ECONOMIC DOMESTIC ACCOUNTS DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN ACCOUNTS DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN RUSSIA OR OTHER NECESSARILY MEAN RUSSIA OR OTHER FOREIGN ACTORS AREN’T RUSSIA OR OTHER FOREIGN ACTORS AREN’T INVOLVED. FOREIGN ACTORS AREN’T INVOLVED.>>KELLY, WHAT IS THE INVOLVED.>>KELLY, WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING>>KELLY, WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT THIS TONIGHT? WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT THIS TONIGHT?>>Reporter: WELL, ABOUT THIS TONIGHT?>>Reporter: WELL, CURIOUSLY, LITTLE,>>Reporter: WELL, CURIOUSLY, LITTLE, JOSE, BEYOND CONWAY’S CURIOUSLY, LITTLE, JOSE, BEYOND CONWAY’S COMMENT. JOSE, BEYOND CONWAY’S COMMENT. WE TRIED REPEATEDLY TO COMMENT. 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DISCORD, ACCORDING TO TWITTER. THE TWEETS WERE FIRST SPOTTED BY THE TWEETS WERE FIRST SPOTTED BY PINBOARD, A SOCIAL MEDIA PINBOARD, A SOCIAL MEDIA BOOKMARKING SITE. BOOKMARKING SITE. FOLLOWING BACKLASH IN A FOLLOWING BACKLASH IN A STATEMENT TODAY, TWIRTSTTER STATEMENT TODAY, TWIRTSTTER ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE UPDATING ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE UPDATING ITS ADVERTISING POLICY. ITS ADVERTISING POLICY. FACEBOOK IS ALSO FOLLOWING SUIT. FACEBOOK IS ALSO FOLLOWING SUIT. IN A STATEMENT TODAY IT SAID WE IN A STATEMENT TODAY IT SAID WE HAVE REMOVED SEVEN PAGES, THREE HAVE REMOVED SEVEN PAGES, THREE GROUPS AND FIVE FACEBOOK GROUPS AND FIVE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS INVOLVED IN COORDINATED ACCOUNTS INVOLVED IN COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR AS PART OF INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR AS PART OF A SMALL NETWORK THAT ORIGINATED A SMALL NETWORK THAT ORIGINATED IN CHINA AND FOCUSED ON HONG IN CHINA AND FOCUSED ON HONG KONG. KONG.>>>MEANWHILE, OVER THE WEEKEND,>>>MEANWHILE, OVER THE WEEKEND, ORGANIZERS SAY A RECORD 1.7 ORGANIZERS SAY A RECORD 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE BRAVED RAIN TO MILLION PEOPLE BRAVED RAIN TO PROTEST PEACEFULLY. PROTEST PEACEFULLY. JANICE MACKEY FRAYER IS ON THE JANICE MACKEY FRAYER IS ON THE GROUND IN HONG KONG. GROUND IN HONG KONG.>>Reporter: THIS WAS A SHOW OF>>Reporter: THIS WAS A SHOW OF STRENGTH AND ALSO A MEASURE OF STRENGTH AND ALSO A MEASURE OF POPULAR SUPPORT FOR THE PROTESTS POPULAR SUPPORT FOR THE PROTESTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON HERE FOR THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON HERE FOR OVER TWO MONTHS NOW. OVER TWO MONTHS NOW. ORGANIZERS FIGURED THERE WERE ORGANIZERS FIGURED THERE WERE 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS. STREETS. POLICE FIGURE THE NUMBER WAS A POLICE FIGURE THE NUMBER WAS A LOT LOWER, BUT REGARDLESS, THIS LOT LOWER, BUT REGARDLESS, THIS IS A HUGE CROWD. IS A HUGE CROWD. IT WAS ALL AGES, AND THEY DEFIED IT WAS ALL AGES, AND THEY DEFIED BOTH THE POLICE BAN AND THE BOTH THE POLICE BAN AND THE POURING RAIN TO GET OUT INTO THE POURING RAIN TO GET OUT INTO THE STREETS TO MARCH. STREETS TO MARCH. WE TALKED TO ONE GUY. WE TALKED TO ONE GUY. HE SAYS NOW IS THE MOST HE SAYS NOW IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME. IMPORTANT TIME. I ASKED HIM IF HE WAS AFRAID OF I ASKED HIM IF HE WAS AFRAID OF A CRACKDOWN BY CHINESE FORCES. A CRACKDOWN BY CHINESE FORCES. HE SAYS IF THE TROOPS MOVE IN, HE SAYS IF THE TROOPS MOVE IN, THEY’LL JUST GO HOME. THEY’LL JUST GO HOME. BUT THIS IS HONG KONG’S FUTURE BUT THIS IS HONG KONG’S FUTURE THAT THEY’RE FIGHTING FOR. THAT THEY’RE FIGHTING FOR. NOW THERE WERE OTHER PROTESTS IN NOW THERE WERE OTHER PROTESTS IN OTHER CITIES IN THE WORLD IN OTHER CITIES IN THE WORLD IN SOLIDARITY WITH HONG KONG. SOLIDARITY WITH HONG KONG. AT MOST OF THEM, THERE WERE ALSO AT MOST OF THEM, THERE WERE ALSO COUNTERPROTESTS BY PRO-CHINESE COUNTERPROTESTS BY PRO-CHINESE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS. GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS. ON THE MAINLAND AND ON CHINESE ON THE MAINLAND AND ON CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA, THE PROPAGANDA HAS SOCIAL MEDIA, THE PROPAGANDA HAS BEEN ON FIRE. BEEN ON FIRE. THE LATEST TARGET, MULTINATIONAL THE LATEST TARGET, MULTINATIONAL BUSINESSES WHO ARE BEING WARNED BUSINESSES WHO ARE BEING WARNED AGAINST ALLOWING THEIR EMPLOYEES AGAINST ALLOWING THEIR EMPLOYEES TO SHOW ANY HINT OF SUPPORT FOR TO SHOW ANY HINT OF SUPPORT FOR THE PROTESTS. THE PROTESTS. IN PARTICULAR, THEY ARE WARNING IN PARTICULAR, THEY ARE WARNING THE BIG FOUR ACCOUNTING FIRMS. THE BIG FOUR ACCOUNTING FIRMS. THIS IS BECAUSE THE END OF LAST THIS IS BECAUSE THE END OF LAST WEEK, SOME EMPLOYEES ANONYMOUSLY WEEK, SOME EMPLOYEES ANONYMOUSLY TOOK OUT A FULL-PAGE NEWSPAPER TOOK OUT A FULL-PAGE NEWSPAPER AD. AD. AS WELL, THE CEO OF CATHAY AS WELL, THE CEO OF CATHAY PACIFIC AIRLINES LAST WEEK HAD PACIFIC AIRLINES LAST WEEK HAD TO RESIGN. TO RESIGN. IT WAS EITHER UNDER DIRECT IT WAS EITHER UNDER DIRECT PRESSURE FROM BEIJING OR A MAJOR PRESSURE FROM BEIJING OR A MAJOR SHAREHOLDER GETTING PRESSURE SHAREHOLDER GETTING PRESSURE FROM BEIJING. FROM BEIJING. SO IN A LOT OF WAYS, CHINA IS SO IN A LOT OF WAYS, CHINA IS SHOWING ITS STRENGTH IN MANY SHOWING ITS STRENGTH IN MANY WAYS, INCLUDING THE HUNDREDS OF WAYS, INCLUDING THE HUNDREDS OF CHINESE PARAMILITARY FORCES AND CHINESE PARAMILITARY FORCES AND RIOT POLICE WHO ARE DOING RIOT POLICE WHO ARE DOING SECURITY DRILLS ABOUT 20 MILES SECURITY DRILLS ABOUT 20 MILES DOWN THE ROAD FROM HERE. DOWN THE ROAD FROM HERE. NOW HONG KONG POLICE TODAY SAID, NOW HONG KONG POLICE TODAY SAID, LOOK. LOOK. IF THE PROTESTERS AREN’T IF THE PROTESTERS AREN’T VIOLENT, THEN THE POLICE AREN’T VIOLENT, THEN THE POLICE AREN’T GOING TO ANSWER WITH VIOLENCE. GOING TO ANSWER WITH VIOLENCE. DOESN’T MEAN THAT ANY OF THIS IS DOESN’T MEAN THAT ANY OF THIS IS GOING TO END ANY TIME SOON. GOING TO END ANY TIME SOON. THERE ARE MORE PROTESTS PLANNED THERE ARE MORE PROTESTS PLANNED THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND THERE’S THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND THERE’S STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY ABOUT STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT BEIJING MIGHT DO NEXT TO

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BETWEEN COVERING THE.>>TIAL — THE PRESIDENTIAL>>TIAL — THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WE SPENT SOME TIME AT CANDIDATES WE SPENT SOME TIME AT THE FAIR. THE FAIR.>>I’M PRISCILLA THOMPSON.>>I’M PRISCILLA THOMPSON.>>I’M LAURA BARRETT.>>I’M LAURA BARRETT.>>WE ARE NBC IOWA-BASED>>WE ARE NBC IOWA-BASED CAMPAIGN EMBEDS. CAMPAIGN EMBEDS.>>WE ARE HERE AT THE IOWA STATE>>WE ARE HERE AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR. FAIR.>>WE’RE RIDING ON A GONDOLA,>>WE’RE RIDING ON A GONDOLA, BUT WE SPENT THE DAY LISTENING BUT WE SPENT THE DAY LISTENING TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, AND TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, AND WE WORKED UP QUITE AN APPETITE. WE WORKED UP QUITE AN APPETITE.>>THE IOWA STATE FAIR IS KNOWN>>THE IOWA STATE FAIR IS KNOWN FOR GREAT FOOD, LOTS OF FOOD ON FOR GREAT FOOD, LOTS OF FOOD ON STICKS. STICKS. WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE OURSELVES A WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE OURSELVES A FUN TIME AT THE LOCAL FAIR. FUN TIME AT THE LOCAL FAIR.>>WE EACH HAVE ABOUT 20 BUCKS>>WE EACH HAVE ABOUT 20 BUCKS AND WE’RE GOING TO SEE HOW MUCH AND WE’RE GOING TO SEE HOW MUCH THAT WILL GET US AT THE IOWA THAT WILL GET US AT THE IOWA STITT STITT STATE FAIR. STATE FAIR.>>WE’RE GOING TO DO ONE SAVORY,>>WE’RE GOING TO DO ONE SAVORY, ONE SWEET, AND SOMETHING TO WASH ONE SWEET, AND SOMETHING TO WASH IT ALL DOWN. IT ALL DOWN.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. HERE WE GO. HERE WE GO.>>THEY HAVE THE POTATO CHIP>>THEY HAVE THE POTATO CHIP THINGS. THINGS.>>MAYBE I’LL JUST STICK WITH MY>>MAYBE I’LL JUST STICK WITH MY FAVORITE. FAVORITE.>>I’M GETTING THE APPLE EGG>>I’M GETTING THE APPLE EGG ROLL. ROLL.>>DESSERT BEFORE DINNER.>>DESSERT BEFORE DINNER.>>NACHOS.>>NACHOS.>>DEFINITELY CHEESE FRIES ON>>DEFINITELY CHEESE FRIES ON THE WAY BACK. THE WAY BACK.>>PORK BELLY, CHICKEN BACON>>PORK BELLY, CHICKEN BACON RANCH, DOUBLE PORK RAINBOW? RANCH, DOUBLE PORK RAINBOW?>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. HAVE A GREAT DAY. HAVE A GREAT DAY.>>OKAY, HERE WE GO.>>OKAY, HERE WE GO. WE’VE GOT THE DESSERT THAT IS WE’VE GOT THE DESSERT THAT IS NEW THIS YEAR AT THE FAIR, SWEET NEW THIS YEAR AT THE FAIR, SWEET POTATO WAFFLE FRIES WITH A SWEET POTATO WAFFLE FRIES WITH A SWEET AND SOUR TO IT, DRIZZLED ALL AND SOUR TO IT, DRIZZLED ALL OVER THERE. OVER THERE. I’M ABOUT TO GO IN. I’M ABOUT TO GO IN. WOW. WOW. LOTS OF FLAVORS HAPPENING HERE. LOTS OF FLAVORS HAPPENING HERE. A LITTLE BIT OF SPICE. A LITTLE BIT OF SPICE. THAT’S SURPRISINGLY GOOD, I WAS THAT’S SURPRISINGLY GOOD, I WAS NOT EXPECTING IT. NOT EXPECTING IT. I’M A CLASSIC GIRL. I’M A CLASSIC GIRL. SO I WENT FOR THE CORN DOG. SO I WENT FOR THE CORN DOG. AND I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE’S AND I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE’S NO CUTE WAY TO EAT A CORN DOG. NO CUTE WAY TO EAT A CORN DOG. I’M GOING TO PROVE THAT NOTION I’M GOING TO PROVE THAT NOTION WRONG TODAY. WRONG TODAY.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>I’M SO PUMPED.>>I’M SO PUMPED.>>WE JUST HAD A GREAT 10-HOUR>>WE JUST HAD A GREAT 10-HOUR DAY. DAY. LISTENED TO SPEECHES, ATE A LOT LISTENED TO SPEECHES, ATE A LOT OF INTERESTING FOOD, AND WE’LL OF INTERESTING FOOD, AND WE’LL DO IT ALL AGAIN TOMORROW.

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REPORTER BEN COLLINS TO TALK ABOUT THE SUBREDDIT DEDICATED TO ABOUT THE SUBREDDIT DEDICATED TO HER. HER.>>POLITICS AND THE INTERNET IS>>POLITICS AND THE INTERNET IS A REALLY DARK THING. A REALLY DARK THING. ESPECIALLY ORGANIZING POLITICS ESPECIALLY ORGANIZING POLITICS AND THE INTERNET AND IT’S BEEN AND THE INTERNET AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY SINCE THE START OF THE THAT WAY SINCE THE START OF THE INTERNET. INTERNET. BUT IT’S REALLY PICKED UP IN THE BUT IT’S REALLY PICKED UP IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. LAST FEW YEARS. THERE’S A CURE FOR THAT. THERE’S A CURE FOR THAT. IT’S MARIANNE WILLIAMSON’S IT’S MARIANNE WILLIAMSON’S SUBREDDIT. SUBREDDIT. IT’S WHERE PEOPLE ORGANIZE AND IT’S WHERE PEOPLE ORGANIZE AND PUT THINGS TOGETHER. PUT THINGS TOGETHER. SINCE THE VERY FIRST, THE SINCE THE VERY FIRST, THE INITIAL DEBATE ON NBC — INITIAL DEBATE ON NBC –>>I’M GOING TO HARNESS LOVE FOR>>I’M GOING TO HARNESS LOVE FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. POLITICAL PURPOSES.>>MARIANNE WILLIAMSON HAS TAKEN>>MARIANNE WILLIAMSON HAS TAKEN OFF IN THIS SPACE. OFF IN THIS SPACE. AND IT’S NOT NECESSARILY GENUINE AND IT’S NOT NECESSARILY GENUINE SUPPORT, I WOULD SAY. SUPPORT, I WOULD SAY. THEY CALL HER THE ORB QUEEN, AND THEY CALL HER THE ORB QUEEN, AND THEY REFER TO IT AS THE ORG THEY REFER TO IT AS THE ORG GANG. GANG. THE REASON THIS IS INTERESTING THE REASON THIS IS INTERESTING IS BECAUSE MARIANNE WILLIAMSON IS BECAUSE MARIANNE WILLIAMSON IS A PITCH PERFECT OF DONALD IS A PITCH PERFECT OF DONALD TRUMP’S ORGANIZING AND YANG’S TRUMP’S ORGANIZING AND YANG’S ORGANIZING AND ALL THESE, WHAT’S ORGANIZING AND ALL THESE, WHAT’S TURNED INTO BIG MONEY CAMPAIGNS TURNED INTO BIG MONEY CAMPAIGNS BASED ON MAYBE ALIENATING OTHER BASED ON MAYBE ALIENATING OTHER CANDIDATES OR DRIVING VERY CANDIDATES OR DRIVING VERY SPECIFIC LINES OF HATE TOWARDS SPECIFIC LINES OF HATE TOWARDS VERY SPECIFIC PEOPLE. VERY SPECIFIC PEOPLE. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE. THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL LIKE A THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL LIKE A MANIFESTATION OF GOOD LOVE AND MANIFESTATION OF GOOD LOVE AND VIBES. VIBES. THIS IS ALL IRONIC BUT IT’S THIS IS ALL IRONIC BUT IT’S USEFUL WAY FOR PEOPLE TO COME USEFUL WAY FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER TO SHOW OFF HOW TOGETHER TO SHOW OFF HOW RIDICULOUS THE EXTREMIST GROUPS RIDICULOUS THE EXTREMIST GROUPS SORT OF TRY TO BACK ONE SORT OF TRY TO BACK ONE CANDIDATE OR TEAR DOWN OTHER CANDIDATE OR TEAR DOWN OTHER CANDIDATES. CANDIDATES. IT SHOWS THEM, IT CAN BE BETTER IT SHOWS THEM, IT CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS. THAN THIS. SO THIS IS SORT OF TAKEN OFF IN SO THIS IS SORT OF TAKEN OFF IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. THIS WAS CREATED IN JANUARY. THIS WAS CREATED IN JANUARY. BUT SINCE THE DEBATES, IT TURNED BUT SINCE THE DEBATES, IT TURNED INTO THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF INTO THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS. FOLLOWERS. THIS IS A THING TO LOOK OUT FOR. THIS IS A THING TO LOOK OUT FOR. SHE HAS A LOT OF IDEAS THAT HAVE SHE HAS A LOT OF IDEAS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH SPACE AND THEY CALL TO DO WITH SPACE AND THEY CALL HER TWEETS ASTROPROJECTIONS. HER TWEETS ASTROPROJECTIONS. I RECOMMEND TO CHECK IT OUT. I RECOMMEND TO CHECK IT OUT. THESE THINGS CAN PROVIDE A VOTE THESE THINGS CAN PROVIDE A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE TO CANDIDATES OF CONFIDENCE TO CANDIDATES WHERE THESE TROLLS CAN TAKE OVER WHERE THESE TROLLS CAN TAKE OVER POLLS AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY POLLS AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE A LOT MORE SUPPORT THAN HAVE A LOT MORE SUPPORT THAN THEY ACTUALLY HAVE. THEY ACTUALLY HAVE. THESE TROLLS ARE REALLY GOOD AT THESE TROLLS ARE REALLY GOOD AT TRYING TO INFLATE THE VALUE OF TRYING TO INFLATE THE VALUE OF THEIR CANDIDATE TO MAKE IT LOOK THEIR CANDIDATE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE A LOT MORE

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ON SEPTEMBER 11th. NOW YOU KNOW. NOW YOU KNOW.>>>THE MARIANNE WILLIAMSON>>>THE MARIANNE WILLIAMSON CAMPAIGN SAID TODAY IS THE CAMPAIGN SAID TODAY IS THE BIGGEST DAY OF DONATIONS SHE’S BIGGEST DAY OF DONATIONS SHE’S HAD SINCE THE CAMPAIGN KICKED HAD SINCE THE CAMPAIGN KICKED OFF. OFF. HER SUPPORTERS SAY WILLIAMSON IS HER SUPPORTERS SAY WILLIAMSON IS A SERIOUS CONTENDER. A SERIOUS CONTENDER. JOINING US NOW, BEN COLLINS. JOINING US NOW, BEN COLLINS. HE HAS BEEN REPORTING ON HE HAS BEEN REPORTING ON WILLIAMSON’S ONLINE BASE FOR NBC WILLIAMSON’S ONLINE BASE FOR NBC NEWS. NEWS. AFTER THE FIRST DEBATE IN JUNE AFTER THE FIRST DEBATE IN JUNE WE SAW MARIANNE WILLIAMSON MEMES WE SAW MARIANNE WILLIAMSON MEMES ALL OVER THE PLACE. ALL OVER THE PLACE. NOW PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TAKE NOW PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TAKE HER SERIOUSLY. HER SERIOUSLY. WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?>>SO FOR THE LAST MONTH A BUNCH>>SO FOR THE LAST MONTH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE HAVE SORT OF OF PEOPLE HAVE SORT OF IRONICALLY OR JOKINGLY STARTED IRONICALLY OR JOKINGLY STARTED TO SUPPORT HER BECAUSE THEY TO SUPPORT HER BECAUSE THEY THINK SHE’S A LITTLE FUNNY THINK SHE’S A LITTLE FUNNY BECAUSE OF THE METAPHYSICAL BECAUSE OF THE METAPHYSICAL STUFF SHE BELIEVES IN. STUFF SHE BELIEVES IN. THAT KIND OF CHANGED LAST NIGHT. THAT KIND OF CHANGED LAST NIGHT. A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WHO A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WHO STARTED LOCALIZED CHAT ROOMS OR STARTED LOCALIZED CHAT ROOMS OR SUBREDDITS HAVE SAID AS A JOKE SUBREDDITS HAVE SAID AS A JOKE MAYBE WE KIND OF SUPPORT WHAT MAYBE WE KIND OF SUPPORT WHAT SHE’S SAYING A LITTLE BIT. SHE’S SAYING A LITTLE BIT. THIS WOMAN HAD AN INCREDIBLY THIS WOMAN HAD AN INCREDIBLY VIRAL MOMENT LAST NIGHT THAT VIRAL MOMENT LAST NIGHT THAT REALLY RESONATED WITH SOME REALLY RESONATED WITH SOME PEOPLE. PEOPLE. THEY REALIZED MAYBE THIS STARTED THEY REALIZED MAYBE THIS STARTED AS A JOKE BUT I BELIEVE SOME OF AS A JOKE BUT I BELIEVE SOME OF THIS STUFF. THIS STUFF. A LOT OF KIDS ON THE INTERNET A LOT OF KIDS ON THE INTERNET THAT STARTED OFF ON 4CHAN AND THAT STARTED OFF ON 4CHAN AND REDDIT — REDDIT –>>CAN IT REALLY HELP A>>CAN IT REALLY HELP A CANDIDATE DEVELOP A GREATER CANDIDATE DEVELOP A GREATER PRESENCE? PRESENCE?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. AGAIN, IT WORKED WITH TRUMP. AGAIN, IT WORKED WITH TRUMP. IT REALLY DID. IT REALLY DID. IT’S THE SAME SORT OF THING. IT’S THE SAME SORT OF THING. THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED TRUMP THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED TRUMP IN 2016 THAT WERE KIDS SAID THEY IN 2016 THAT WERE KIDS SAID THEY MEMED HIM TO THE PRESIDENCY. MEMED HIM TO THE PRESIDENCY. NOW, DID THEY PERSONALLY DO NOW, DID THEY PERSONALLY DO THAT? THAT? IT WASN’T JUST THEM. IT WASN’T JUST THEM. I’M SURE IT WASN’T. I’M SURE IT WASN’T. BUT WE KNOW SOME THINGS LIKE THE BUT WE KNOW SOME THINGS LIKE THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SCANDAL AND CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SCANDAL AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THINGS LIKE THAT. THIS REALLY MATTERS NOW. THIS REALLY MATTERS NOW. AD TARGETING AND MEME TARGETING, AD TARGETING AND MEME TARGETING, THIS IS THE THING THAT MATTERS. THIS IS THE THING THAT MATTERS. THE DIGITAL DIRECTOR FOR THE THE DIGITAL DIRECTOR FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IN 2016 RUNS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IN 2016 RUNS THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN NOW. WHOLE CAMPAIGN NOW. IT’S THE NUMBER ONE THING THEY IT’S THE NUMBER ONE THING THEY CARE ABOUT. CARE ABOUT. IF YOU PACKAGE YOUR CANDIDATE IN IF YOU PACKAGE YOUR CANDIDATE IN A SERIES OF MEMES THAT ARE FUNNY A SERIES OF MEMES THAT ARE FUNNY OR RIDICULOUS, IT DOESN’T MATTER OR RIDICULOUS, IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THE FACE OR MESSAGE IS OUT IF THE FACE OR MESSAGE IS OUT THERE. THERE. FROM THERE YOU CAN START TO SEE FROM THERE YOU CAN START TO SEE SUPPORT IN THE REAL WORLD.

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CALL. ARE COMIC BOOKS THAT ARE ARE COMIC BOOKS THAT ARE POLITICAL ANYTHING NEW? POLITICAL ANYTHING NEW?>>Reporter: WE’RE IN THE MIDST>>Reporter: WE’RE IN THE MIDST OF A COMIC BOOK RENAISSANCE. OF A COMIC BOOK RENAISSANCE. SO OKAY, MAYBE NOT COMIC BOOKS SO OKAY, MAYBE NOT COMIC BOOKS PER SE. PER SE. BUT THE STORIES INSPIRED BY THEM BUT THE STORIES INSPIRED BY THEM ARE EVERYWHERE. ARE EVERYWHERE. MOVIES. MOVIES. TV SHOWS. TV SHOWS. PODCASTS. PODCASTS. SUPERHEROES ARE IN ESCAPABLE. SUPERHEROES ARE IN ESCAPABLE. WITH NEW FANS COME NEW CRITICS. WITH NEW FANS COME NEW CRITICS. AND ONE ISSUE THEY HAVE LATCHED AND ONE ISSUE THEY HAVE LATCHED ON TO IS THE FORCED PLITIZATION ON TO IS THE FORCED PLITIZATION OF THESE STORIES. OF THESE STORIES. WE HAVE SEEN A BACKLASH AGAINST WE HAVE SEEN A BACKLASH AGAINST A BLACK SPIDER MAN. A BLACK SPIDER MAN. A FEMALE CAPTAIN MARVEL. A FEMALE CAPTAIN MARVEL. AND EB WONDER WOMAN. AND EB WONDER WOMAN. THEY USE HASHTAGS LIKE BOYCOTT THEY USE HASHTAGS LIKE BOYCOTT CAPTAIN MARVEL TO SHOW THEIR CAPTAIN MARVEL TO SHOW THEIR DISTATE. DISTATE. THE POLICYIZATION OF THEIR SOUP THE POLICYIZATION OF THEIR SOUP HOE E HE HOE E HE — SUPERHEROS ARE UPSETTING. — SUPERHEROS ARE UPSETTING.>>PEOPLE THAT ARE UPSET HAVE A>>PEOPLE THAT ARE UPSET HAVE A POINT OF VIEWS THE LIKE THEY POINT OF VIEWS THE LIKE THEY WANT THEM TO BE UNSOPHISTICATED. WANT THEM TO BE UNSOPHISTICATED. AND THERE’S A SOPHISTICATED AND THERE’S A SOPHISTICATED AUDIENCE. AUDIENCE.>>Reporter: LUKE LIVES AND>>Reporter: LUKE LIVES AND BREATHES COMIC BOOKS. BREATHES COMIC BOOKS. THE WRITER AND EDITOR OF RED THE WRITER AND EDITOR OF RED SONYA. SONYA. HE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO CALL STAN HE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO CALL STAN LEE, THE GOD FATHER OF MARVEL LEE, THE GOD FATHER OF MARVEL COMICS, HIS MENTOR. COMICS, HIS MENTOR.>>AS STAN LEE SAID A STORY>>AS STAN LEE SAID A STORY WITHOUT A MESSAGE IS LIKE MAN WITHOUT A MESSAGE IS LIKE MAN WITHOUT A SOUL. WITHOUT A SOUL.>>Reporter: STAN WROTE SOAP BOX>>Reporter: STAN WROTE SOAP BOX COLUMNS. COLUMNS. IN 1970, AVENGERS NUMBER 74, HE IN 1970, AVENGERS NUMBER 74, HE ADDRESSED THE ISSUE. ADDRESSED THE ISSUE. FROM TIME TO TIME, WE RECEIVE FROM TIME TO TIME, WE RECEIVE LETTERS FROM READERS TO SAY LETTERS FROM READERS TO SAY THERE IS TOO MUCH MORALIZING IN THERE IS TOO MUCH MORALIZING IN OUR MAGS. OUR MAGS. SOMEHOW, I CAN’T SEE IT THAT SOMEHOW, I CAN’T SEE IT THAT WAY. WAY. IT SEEMS TO ME A STORY WITHOUT A IT SEEMS TO ME A STORY WITHOUT A MESSAGE, HOWEVER SUBLIMINAL, IS MESSAGE, HOWEVER SUBLIMINAL, IS LIKE MAN WITHOUT HIS SOUL. LIKE MAN WITHOUT HIS SOUL.>>ANY GOOD ART FORM.>>ANY GOOD ART FORM. AND THIS IS A POPULAR ART FORM, AND THIS IS A POPULAR ART FORM, HAS A POINT OF VIEW. HAS A POINT OF VIEW. SINCE CAPTAIN AMERICA PUNCHED SINCE CAPTAIN AMERICA PUNCHED OUT HITLER IN THE ’40s. OUT HITLER IN THE ’40s.>>Reporter: A HISTORY SOME>>Reporter: A HISTORY SOME NEWER FANS MIGHT NOT BE AWARE NEWER FANS MIGHT NOT BE AWARE OF. OF. PUNCHING HITLER IN THE FACE PUNCHING HITLER IN THE FACE MIGHT NOT SEEM VERY MIGHT NOT SEEM VERY CONTROVERSIAL. CONTROVERSIAL. THIS WAS 1941, BEFORE AMERICAN THIS WAS 1941, BEFORE AMERICAN SOLDIERS FOUGHT IN EUROPE AND SOLDIERS FOUGHT IN EUROPE AND BEFORE A MAJORITY IN THE COUNTRY BEFORE A MAJORITY IN THE COUNTRY SUPPORTED ENTERING THE WAR AT SUPPORTED ENTERING THE WAR AT ALL. ALL.>>IN THE ’40s, THEY WERE>>IN THE ’40s, THEY WERE FIGHTING THE AXIS POWERS AND THE FIGHTING THE AXIS POWERS AND THE NAZIS. NAZIS. IN THE ’60s, YOU HAD THE X MEN IN THE ’60s, YOU HAD THE X MEN COME OUT COME OUT MUTANTS WERE A STAND-IN FOR JEWS MUTANTS WERE A STAND-IN FOR JEWS OR AFRICAN-AMERICANS OR THE LGBT OR AFRICAN-AMERICANS OR THE LGBT COMMUNITY OR WHATEVER. COMMUNITY OR WHATEVER.>>POLITICAL MESSAGES.>>POLITICAL MESSAGES.>>WHATEVER THE MINORITY WAS.>>WHATEVER THE MINORITY WAS. RIGHT? RIGHT? ONE OF THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF ONE OF THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF BLACK PANTHER WAS THAT WHAT KANA BLACK PANTHER WAS THAT WHAT KANA WAS NOT COLONIZED. WAS NOT COLONIZED.>>YOU CAN START BUILDING AND>>YOU CAN START BUILDING AND SHAPING GREAT CHARACTERS FOR SHAPING GREAT CHARACTERS FOR EACH GENERATION. EACH GENERATION. THE TEMPLATE IS THERE. THE TEMPLATE IS THERE.>>Reporter: BRINE IS LUKE’S>>Reporter: BRINE IS LUKE’S CREATEIVE PARTNER. CREATEIVE PARTNER. HE’S A DIE HARD FAN OF COMICS. HE’S A DIE HARD FAN OF COMICS. COMIC BOOKS PLAY FAST AND LOOSE COMIC BOOKS PLAY FAST AND LOOSE WITH MULTIPLE VERGS OF WITH MULTIPLE VERGS OF CHARACTERS. CHARACTERS. ALTERNATE REALITIES AND SHIFTING ALTERNATE REALITIES AND SHIFTING TIME LOOINS. TIME LOOINS.>>PETER PARKER CAN AGE.>>PETER PARKER CAN AGE. OR HE DOESN’T AGE. OR HE DOESN’T AGE. BRUCE WAYNE IN THE 1930s MAY BRUCE WAYNE IN THE 1930s MAY HAVE VN A DARK VIGILANTE. HAVE VN A DARK VIGILANTE. TODAY, A MISUNDERSTOOD TODAY, A MISUNDERSTOOD BILLIONAIRE. BILLIONAIRE.>>SOMETIMES IT WORKS.>>SOMETIMES IT WORKS. SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T. SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T.>>IT’S BEAUTIFUL.>>IT’S BEAUTIFUL.>>Reporter: CAPTAIN MARVEL IS A>>Reporter: CAPTAIN MARVEL IS A WOMAN IN SOME IT RATIONS AND A WOMAN IN SOME IT RATIONS AND A MAN IN OTHERS. MAN IN OTHERS. MOVIES ABOUT MILES AND PETER MOVIES ABOUT MILES AND PETER PARKER EXIST AT THE SAME TIME. PARKER EXIST AT THE SAME TIME.>>I GO TO THE COMIC SHOP EVERY>>I GO TO THE COMIC SHOP EVERY WEEK. WEEK. I FEEL THERE ARE ICONIC I FEEL THERE ARE ICONIC CHARACTERS TO SOMEBODY 30 YEARS CHARACTERS TO SOMEBODY 30 YEARS FROM NOW. FROM NOW. AND THERE SHOULD BE FRESH BLOOD AND THERE SHOULD BE FRESH BLOOD TODAY IN ANY INDUSTRY. TODAY IN ANY INDUSTRY. OTHERWISE, WHAT WITH REDOING. OTHERWISE, WHAT WITH REDOING.>>Reporter: IT SEEMS>>Reporter: IT SEEMS COUNTERINTUITIVE THAT SOME OF COUNTERINTUITIVE THAT SOME OF THE SUPERHEROES THAT WERE KREE THE SUPERHEROES THAT WERE KREE KRATD SHOULDN’T BE POLITICAL. KRATD SHOULDN’T BE POLITICAL. AND TODAY, OUR COUNTRY IS AND TODAY, OUR COUNTRY IS ARGUABLY MORE POLITICAL THAN ARGUABLY MORE POLITICAL THAN EVER. EVER. SO WHAT SORT OF COMICS COME OUT SO WHAT SORT OF COMICS COME OUT OF THIS? OF THIS? ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND THE ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND THE FRESHMAN FORCE. FRESHMAN FORCE. WHAT SIT GOING TO BE? WHAT SIT GOING TO BE?>>A COLLECTION OF STORIES.>>A COLLECTION OF STORIES. FOUR TO FIVE-PAGE SHORT STORIES FOUR TO FIVE-PAGE SHORT STORIES THAT TAKE HER ON ADVENTURES. THAT TAKE HER ON ADVENTURES.>>Reporter: HE IS THE PUBLISHER>>Reporter: HE IS THE PUBLISHER OF DEVILS DO COMICS. OF DEVILS DO COMICS. THEY PUT OUT BOOKS ABOUT ALL THEY PUT OUT BOOKS ABOUT ALL SORTS OF THINGS. SORTS OF THINGS. THIS SUMMER, A STORY ABOUT THIS SUMMER, A STORY ABOUT CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ. OCASIO-CORTEZ. FOR MOST PEOPLE, THEY THINK FOR MOST PEOPLE, THEY THINK COMICS COMICS COMICS, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN. COMICS, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT LAWMAKERS. ABOUT LAWMAKERS.>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>Reporter: I THINK A LOT OF>>Reporter: I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO SEE PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO SEE A CONGRESSWOMAN GRACING THE A CONGRESSWOMAN GRACING THE COVER OF A COMIC BOOK. COVER OF A COMIC BOOK. IS THERE AN AUDIENCE? IS THERE AN AUDIENCE?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. WE’RE PROBABLY SELLING THE WE’RE PROBABLY SELLING THE MAJORITY TO PEOPLE THAT DON’T MAJORITY TO PEOPLE THAT DON’T READ COMIC BOOKS. READ COMIC BOOKS. AS A COMIC BOOK CREATE IR, YOU AS A COMIC BOOK CREATE IR, YOU STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AS A STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AS A GENRE. GENRE. WE GET A MAINSTREAM VIRAL WE GET A MAINSTREAM VIRAL SUCCESS, IT’S LIKE, NO COMICS SUCCESS, IT’S LIKE, NO COMICS ARE ABOUT EVERYTHING. ARE ABOUT EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: THIS IS NOT THE>>Reporter: THIS IS NOT THE FIRST COMIC BOOK BASED ON A REAL FIRST COMIC BOOK BASED ON A REAL WORLD POLITICIAN. WORLD POLITICIAN. JOSH’S TEAM WAS ABLE TO RIDE THE JOSH’S TEAM WAS ABLE TO RIDE THE WAVE OF EXCITEMENT AROUND THE WAVE OF EXCITEMENT AROUND THE RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN IN RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN IN CONGRESS. CONGRESS. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DO THIS? WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DO THIS?>>WHEN YOU’RE AN ARTIST.>>WHEN YOU’RE AN ARTIST. IT’S HOW YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF. IT’S HOW YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF. SO WHEN SOMEONE INSPIRES, YOU SO WHEN SOMEONE INSPIRES, YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. IT’S A HELL OF A LOT MORE IT’S A HELL OF A LOT MORE CATHARTIC THAN POSTING ON CATHARTIC THAN POSTING ON FACEBOOK OR VENTING ONLINE. FACEBOOK OR VENTING ONLINE. THE AOC BOOK, HOW THE OBAMA BOOK THE AOC BOOK, HOW THE OBAMA BOOK WAS INSPIRED, WHEN I HEARD HE WAS INSPIRED, WHEN I HEARD HE USED TO COLLECT COMIC BOOKS. USED TO COLLECT COMIC BOOKS. AOC WAS INSPIRED FOR ME TO PULL AOC WAS INSPIRED FOR ME TO PULL THE TRIGGER WHEN SHE STARTED THE TRIGGER WHEN SHE STARTED QUOTING ALAN MOORE. QUOTING ALAN MOORE.>>Reporter: YOU’RE LIKE, WE>>Reporter: YOU’RE LIKE, WE GOTTA DO SOMETHING. GOTTA DO SOMETHING.>>FOR ANYONE THAT DOESN’T KNOW>>FOR ANYONE THAT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS. WHAT THAT IS. THERE WAS A POLITICAL AD THAT THERE WAS A POLITICAL AD THAT SAID DEMOCRATS ARE HAVING A SAID DEMOCRATS ARE HAVING A PROBLEM REINING IN AOC. PROBLEM REINING IN AOC. SHE SAID, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, SHE SAID, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, YOU’RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH ME. YOU’RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH ME. A FAMOUS QUOTE. A FAMOUS QUOTE.>>Reporter: I THINK WHAT I>>Reporter: I THINK WHAT I LEARN SD COMIC BOOKS ARE DEEPLY LEARN SD COMIC BOOKS ARE DEEPLY ENTER TWINED WITH OUR POLITICS. ENTER TWINED WITH OUR POLITICS. POLITICIANS ARE INSPIRED BY POLITICIANS ARE INSPIRED BY THEM. THEM. AND NOW POLITICIANS ARE AND NOW POLITICIANS ARE INSPIRING THE CREATION OF INSPIRING THE CREATION OF BRAND-NEW ONES. BRAND-NEW ONES. IS IT THE COMICS THAT HAVE IS IT THE COMICS THAT HAVE CHANGED? CHANGED? OR IS IT US? OR IS IT US? DO YOU THINK IT’S THAT THINGS DO YOU THINK IT’S THAT THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN COMICS WHERE HAVE CHANGED IN COMICS WHERE THEY’RE MORE POLITICAL? THEY’RE MORE POLITICAL? OR ARE WE MORE POLITICAL AND OR ARE WE MORE POLITICAL AND MAYBE MORE DIVIDED AS A COUNTRY MAYBE MORE DIVIDED AS A COUNTRY THAN WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST? THAN WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST?>>THERE’S A WAY TO LOOK THAT>>THERE’S A WAY TO LOOK THAT THROUGH A LENS OF — BUT I LIKE THROUGH A LENS OF — BUT I LIKE TO LOOK AT IT AS OPPORTUNITY. TO LOOK AT IT AS OPPORTUNITY. AS A COMIC FAN, I WENT TO AS A COMIC FAN, I WENT TO CONVENTIONS TO FIND INDEPENDENT CONVENTIONS TO FIND INDEPENDENT COMICS MADE BY AND DRAWN BY ONE COMICS MADE BY AND DRAWN BY ONE INDIVIDUAL. INDIVIDUAL. NOW I GO TO THE STORE AND GO NOW I GO TO THE STORE AND GO THROUGH A LOT OF POP CULTURE. THROUGH A LOT OF POP CULTURE. IF YOU HAVE A POINT OF VIEW, YOU IF YOU HAVE A POINT OF VIEW, YOU CAN GET IT OUT THERE. CAN GET IT OUT THERE. YOU CAN PUBLISH IT. YOU CAN PUBLISH IT. IF YOU WANT TO CREATE SOMETHING, IF YOU WANT TO CREATE SOMETHING, YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD, YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD, YOU CAN GET IT OUT THERE.