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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via Getty / TIkTokLumber prices have tripled amid increased home demand and pandemic-related production slowdowns, raising the average cost of a new home by $36,000.It’s a simple supply and demand issue. Until it isn’t.A growing community of lumber-shortage truthers on social media platforms deny there is any scarcity at all, blaming the increased prices instead on a nefarious cabal intent on lumber price-gouging— or even preventing would-be homeowners from achieving the American dream of homeownership.As proof, the lumber conspiracy theorists cite videos of some lumber.“I’m just astounded at how much lumber is here, and I’m wondering why there’s such a problem at the lumber yard,” the owner of a YouTube account called “Ken’s Karpentry” said in April, in a much-cited video showing stacks of lumber waiting at a depot. “We’re still seeing the prices increase at the lumber yards, so I’m not sure why.”The video, entitled “TRAIN LOADS OF LUMBER JUST STACKED UP !!!! Why,” has garnered nearly 500,000 videos on YouTube. Zero Hedge, a popular pro-Trump blog that oftens publishes conspiracy theories, used the video as proof that a sinister lumber gang could be inflating lumber prices.“Could the lumber industry, controlled just by a few players, be pulling the playbook straight out of the diamond industry to limit supply to drive up prices?” pseudonymous ZeroHedge writer “Tyler Durden” asked on May 1.The lumber shortage truther movement’s reliance on videos of stacks of lumber that don’t actually prove anything about the global lumber supply chains echoes a similar, coronavirus-focused conspiracy theory. In the summer of 2020, Trump supporters across the country joined the “Film Your Hospital” movement, in which COVID-19 deniers mobbed hospitals in an attempt to prove the pandemic was fake. By filming half-full hospital parking lots or lobbies, the “Film Your Hospital” crews argued in a series of viral videos that the pandemic was a hoax.How Trumpists Are Trying to Hijack a Small-Town New Hampshire Ballot Audit In reality, higher lumber prices have been fueled by a combination of more demand for new housing, home improvement projects and the lingering effects of lumber producers reducing production in the first months of the pandemic in anticipation of an economic crash. In March, the American Wood Council put out a statement blaming the increased price on supply shortages and increased consumer lumber use.Still, fueled by the Ken’s Karpentry video and other footage of lumber, conspiracy theorists across the internet have become fixated on lumber as a symbol of powerful forces at play behind the scenes. On a popular QAnon forum, one user speculated Sunday that the shortage was faked to make it more difficult for Americans to buy houses.“There are a LOT of these type vids showing the BS narrative of Lumber shortages,” the poster wrote. “Nothing short of market manipulation to drive up prices, most notably homes. Why Homes? Part of the American dream is to buy a house.”Amateur lumber sleuths may have found their most secure home on TikTok, where quick videos of lumber meant to disprove the global lumber shortage have gone viral.“TikTok, these folks lying to us about this wood shortage,” a TikTok user with the screenname “Red the Trucker” posted in late April, panning his camera over stacks of lumber. “What I do for a living, I’m not going to tell you. But everywhere I go, it’s just like this. It’s stacked up everywhere I go.”That video garnered 64,000 views on TikTok. But another trucker’s video proved to be even more influential in the world of lumber conspiracy theorists, garnering 3.6 million views.“I can tell you, these lumber yards and the actual sawmills, and the third party—the third-party lumber buyers, they have this lumber stacked up as high as the forklifts will go,” the TikTok user behind the viral video said. “They are holding onto it, and just barely trickling it out.”The TikTok lumber videos are often repackaged into video compilations on Facebook, where they can spread their theories about the lumber shortage even further.“So Joe Biden says there’s a shortage of lumber, and that’s why the price at Home Depot is so high on 2x4’s and such?” the narrator of one video posted to Facebook in early May intones, over footage of stacks of lumber.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyIf the federal investigation into Matt Gaetz does indeed end up spelling the MAGA congressman’s downfall, it’ll be partly because of a group of “wannabe” Instagram influencers.On this week’s episode of The Daily Beast’s Fever Dreams podcast, hosts Will Sommer and Asawin Suebsaeng welcome fellow Beast reporters Jose Pagliery and Roger Sollenberger, the duo that’s been breaking story after story on the Gaetz scandal in recent weeks. The pair reveal new details on the Gaetz saga that haven’t been publicly released before, including additional passages from the confession letter secretly written by disgraced Gaetz wingman Joel Greenberg, and sent to Trump associate and longtime GOP ratfucker Roger Stone.And when it comes to the Daily Beast duo’s broader investigative work into Gaetz and Co., much of it would not have been possible if it weren’t for users chasing clout on Instagram.4 Women Say Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Pressured Them to Have Sex “These are people who are amateur Instagram models,” Pagliery told Fever Dreams, referring to the network of women they uncovered that led directly to Gaetz and Greenberg. “So many of these were, like, wannabe escorts. They wanted to project a version of themselves out to the galaxy. And, you know, I got so… incredulous at one point a few weeks ago that I just decided to tweet, ‘You think you're doing it for your brand, but you're actually doing it for my investigation,’ because these people are just putting it out there front and center.”According to Sollenberger and Pagliery, Gaetzgate is set to heat up once again this week—and the two reporters gave a hint of what we can expect.“So, we know that this is heating up, particularly again, because we've got a deadline on May 15th for Greenberg to become a fully cooperating witness for the government,” Pagliery said. “And there’s not just that. We also hear that the feds are pressuring other people who have direct knowledge of this… The world for Matt Gaetz in the near term looks extremely difficult because it’s not just that there’s some evidence—there’s a lot of evidence, and there are several witnesses.”Pagliery continued, “There’s another point that we have to consider, which is that as far as we know... several of these young women are speaking to each other. And so there is a degree of coordination between them about how they are interacting with people like us, who are reporters trying to figure out what happened. And it’s going to be curious to see if these girls are coordinating what they’re going to be telling investigators with the federal government, but also… who it is that is paying for their representation… I’m hinting at a lot here, but I think that’s going to point out how this is going to shake out in the next few months.”Elsewhere on this episode, Suebsaeng and Sommer dive into how the Trumpian obsession with ballot “audits” is spreading nationwide, capturing local constituencies and state Republican parties, and even infecting a town in New Hampshire where Republicans had already won. And—naturally!—our odyssey into this ballooning anti-democratic hellscape somehow quickly escalates to a treasure hunter boasting to Will that he’s a “geek” who’s trapped in a “biker’s body.”Listen, and subscribe, to Fever Dreams on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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