Thursday, June 14, 2018

Vox on Spygate updates 'Trump's...vulnerability for conspiracy theories,' a top post for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News

The 27th most read entry of the seventh year of this blog was Trump's wiretapping claim shows his vulnerability for conspiracy theories from March 6, 2017.*  It finished the blogging year with 3235 total raw page views, 377 of which were earned before March 21, 2017, so 2858 of them belonged to the seventh year.  It was also the second most read entry during April 2017 with 2634 default page views during the month.

Before I describe how this entry earned its readership, I'll let Vox update the story with Trump invented a fake spy scandal. People will still believe it.

It's a tactic the president has used before, and it works.
President Trump calls it calls it “spygate:” the allegation that the FBI and democrats put a spy in his campaign to help Hillary Clinton. It’s not true.

Top [R]epublicans like Speaker Paul Ryan have even disputed the president. But even though it’s a conspiracy theory, millions of Americans will still believe it. It’s a playbook he has used before.

“Spygate” is an attempt to delegitimize the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. If the American people lose trust in them, they won’t believe whatever the investigation finds. It’s working.
Some things just don't change.

This entry gained readers in two stages.  In the first stage, I shared this entry at the political and anti-Trump groups and communities on Facebook and Google+ during the first week in March.  Infidel 753 also linked to it as his blog.  Those plus persistent web search were enough to earn this entry 349 page views, 377 according to the raw counter, during March, placing it sixth, fifth among entries posted during March.  Before I shared the entry at the Coffee Party Facebook page on April 3rd at 11:00 P.M. E.D.T., it had a total of 357 page views, 394 according to the raw counter.  During the second stage, the entry earned nearly 2500 page views in the first 24 hours after being shared.  It also helped attract 6,723 page views to the blog that day.  The entry maxed out at 2897 page views, 3000 according to the raw counter, on March 5, 2017.

The next entry will be about Bill Nye and The Resistance.  I plan on posting that tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

Follow over the jump for the footnote and a linkspam of previous entries in this series.

*This is actually more than 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' examines corporate consolidation after winning four Emmy Awards with 2849 raw page views, so that entry is really 28th overall.  It is still 24th among entries actually posted during the seventh year of blog, so I won't have to correct that statistic in the comments to The Primetime Emmy Awards for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

Previous entries about the top posts of the seventh year of this blog.

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