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Marge Greene Paid Neo-Nazi Website Gab For 'Fundraising' Last August

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) paid a little over $1,000 in fundraising expenses in August to Gab, a social media platform that caters to white nationalists and is led by an anti-semite who says Jewish people aren’t welcome in his political movement. The Republican congresswoman has paid more than $37,000 to the site since 2021.

Greene has pushed numerous conspiracy theories, violent rhetoric, and bigoted remarks. She also associates with whitenationalists and conspiracytheorists in the media and has an active account on Gab, where she regularly posts about her congressional and political activities. During the 2022 campaign, she also posted fundraising pleas to its user base.

According to an October quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission, Greene’s campaign paid $1,020.01 on August 15 to Gab for “digital marketing for fundraising.” Media Matters reported in February that Greene paid $36,741 in marketing costs to Gab in 2021.

Gab is heavily populated with antisemitic, neo-Nazi, and white nationalist users, including those who have been banned from other social media platforms. Many of them use the site to express their hatred toward Jewish people, including with violent threats. One of its users was the gunman who allegedly killed 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018.

A June 1 report by the Stanford Internet Observatory analyzed content on Gab and concluded that “extreme anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic content is rife, with open praise of Nazism, encouragement of violence against minorities, and ‘Great Replacement’ narratives.”

Gab is run by Andrew Torba, who has frequently made anti-semitic remarks and said that he supports a political movement which doesn’t include Jewish people and other non-Christians. Torba has praised Greene: In July, he said that “she is getting loud with the explicit Christian nationalism and I love to see it. This is great stuff.”

Torba and Greene both appeared at Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes’ white nationalist conference in February.

Greene paid Gab for fundraising shortly after unsuccessful Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano received heavy criticism for paying the site for “consulting.” Mastriano later removed his Gab account and issued a statement distancing himself from its CEO, but never actually criticized Torba or the site for anti-semitism.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker have also run advertising on Gab.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Bannon: If States Elect MAGA Officials, Democrats 'Can't Win' Future Elections

Nevada Republican secretary of state nominee Jim Marchant and podcaster and former Trump aide Steve Bannon agreed that Democrats won’t win future elections if a pro-Trump slate of secretary of state candidates is elected. Marchant told Bannon that Democrats are spending a lot of money on those races “because they know that they can't win if we're successful,” while Bannon replied: “The game's over.”

Marchant is an election denier who has been propped up by ideologically similar right-wing media figures. He is the leader of a QAnon-alignedcoalition of candidates for secretary of state, the top election officer in each state. While appearing on right-wing outlets, Marchant has claimed that Democrats and Republicans have “installed anybody they want'' in Nevada elections since 2008 and that a “deep state cabal” controls elections.

Marchant appeared on the November 1 edition of Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic, where he is a frequent guest. Bannon is a leading 2020 election denier who has attempted to disrupt the midterm elections as well.

During the program, Marchant was prompted by Bannon to talk about his coalition. He stated:

JIM MARCHANT: The coalition was set up to counter and reverse what George Soros and Harry Reid did back in 2004. And that's what we're doing. We started it last year, May 1 was our inaugural meeting, and we've had a lot of success. We’ve created a lot of momentum, and we've got some great candidates that are part of our coalition. And if we get elected, they know exactly what's in for them — you know, their power. They're going to be out of power. And that's exactly what they know. And that's why they are so afraid of what we're doing. And, you know, my opponent knows that. And, you know, every opponent, the Democratic Party knows that. George Soros knows that. That's why they're dumping in all the money that they have, not only in my race, but [Mark] Finchem in Arizona, Kristina [Karamo] in Michigan. Everywhere we have a candidate with our coalition, they're just dumping a massive amount of money because they know that they can't win if we're successful.

STEVE BANNON (HOST): The game's over. They actually kind of imply it in the article. I mean, actually, the Democrats are kind of saying that. That’s where, out to the donors, saying if these madmen win, the game’s up.

Marchant and Bannon’s remarks echo those made by Republican gubernatorial nominee Tim Michels in Wisconsin, who recently said: “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor.”

On October 8, Marchant also said: “If we get all of our secretaries of state elected around the country like this, we take our country back.”

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Blake Masters Endorsed Notorious White Supremacist Writer

Author and Senate nominee Blake Masters endorsed a book by Sam Francis in an Instagram post last year. Masters was recommending a commentator who wrote that the country should “oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind”; claimed that “immigrants, in particular Hispanics,” will “kick the common culture into the gutters”; and claimed that “neither 'slavery' nor 'racism' as an institution is a sin.”

Masters, who is a protege of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel, is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Arizona. White nationalist Fox News host Tucker Carlson has heavily backed his candidacy and, in a quote posted on Masters’ campaign website, called him “the future of the Republican party. Very smart guy. I’m rooting for him.”

Francis was a longtime conservative columnist who died in 2005. The right-wing Washington Times fired him in 1995 after he made a racist speech at a white nationalist conference.

Alec Dent wrote in Vanity Fair that Masters “has been promoting Francis’s ideas throughout his Senate campaign, going so far as to recommend his book of essays, Beautiful Losers, which Masters has cited as an influence on his style of conservatism, in an Instagram Story that was pinned at the top of his account. (Vanity Fair reached out to Masters’s campaign for comment. They did not respond; the archived Instagram Story has since been removed).”

Masters has also cited the work of G. Edward Griffin, an antisemitic conspiracy theorist.

By recommending Francis’ work, Masters is sending his followers down a rabbit hole of white supremacist writings and ideas. Here are some examples.

Francis wrote that the United States must “oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind.” Francis was the chief editor of a newsletter for the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens. Francis also wrote the group’s mission statement, which stated, in part: “We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called ‘affirmative action’ and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.”

We believe the United States is a European country and that Americans are part of the European people. We believe that the United States derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and the European people and that the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character. We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime. We believe that illegal immigration must be stopped, if necessary by military force and placing troops on our national borders; that illegal aliens must be returned to their own countries; and that legal immigration must be severely restricted or halted through appropriate changes in our laws and policies. We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.

Francis wrote that “neither 'slavery' nor 'racism' as an institution is a sin.” From a 1995 Washington Times column:

If the sin is hatred or exploitation, they [Southern Baptists repenting their support of slavery in the mid-1800s] may be on solid grounds, but neither “slavery” nor “racism” as an institution is a sin. Indeed, there are at least five clear passages in the letters of Paul that explicitly enjoin “servants” to obey their masters, and the Greek words for “servants” in the original text are identical to those for “slaves.” Neither Jesus nor the apostles nor the early church condemned slavery, despite countless opportunities to do so, and there is no indication that slavery is contrary to Christian ethics or that any serious theologian before modern times ever thought it was.

Not until the Enlightenment of the 18th century did a bastardized version of Christian ethics condemn slavery. Today we know that version under the label of “liberalism,” or its more extreme cousin, communism.

What has happened in the centuries since the Enlightenment is the permeation of the pseudo-Christian poison of equality into the tissues of the West, to the point that the mainstream churches now spend more time preaching against apartheid and colonialism than they do against real sins like pinching secretaries and pilfering from the office coffee pool. The Southern Baptists, because they were fortunate enough to flourish in a region where the false sun of the Enlightenment never shone, succeeded in escaping this grim fate, at least until last week.

Francis claimed that “immigrants, in particular Hispanics” will soon “kick the common culture into the gutters.” Francis wrote in a 2004 column:

The “melting pot” metaphor may have been appropriate when immigration came largely from Europe, with similar languages, religious beliefs, political cultures, and moral and social values. Today it doesn't.

Today not only do the fragments in the pot not melt into the common history and common culture, they openly and deliberately reject them -- as “racist” and exclusive. Immigrants, in particular Hispanics, who make up the largest component, now have the numbers to thumb their noses at the common history and common culture and the very suggestion that they should assimilate to it. Soon they will have the numbers to kick the common culture into the gutters.

Francis wrote that Republicans should “forget about Hispanics” and “start speaking the language of the white middle class.” Francis wrote in a 2003 column:

The Republicans can start winning Hispanics when they’re willing to throw overboard entirely their party’s conservative principles and get down in the mud with the Democrats.

It would make a lot more sense for the Stupid Party [Francis’ term for the Republican Party] to forget about Hispanics as a bloc they could win from their rivals, start thinking about how to control immigration, dump the ads in Spanish and start speaking the language of the white middle class that really keeps them in office.

Francis said whites “could dictate a solution to the racial problem” in part “by imposing adequate fertility controls on nonwhites.” As documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Francis wrote in 1995:

If whites wanted to do so, they could dictate a solution to the racial problem tomorrow — by curtailing immigration and sealing the border, by imposing adequate fertility controls on nonwhites and encouraging a higher white birth rate, by refusing to be bullied into enduring “multiculturalism,” affirmative action, civil rights laws and policies; and by refusing to submit to cultural dissolution, inter-racial violence and insults, and the guilt that multiracialists inculcate.

Francis criticized interracial relationships as “cultural destruction.” In 2004, ABC aired an ad featuring a Black man and white woman having a sexually explicit discussion. Francis responded by calling it “an intentional act of moral subversion” and added:

But the ad's message also was that interracial sex is normal and legitimate, a fairly radical concept for both the dominant media as well as its audience.

Nevertheless, for decades, interracial couples of different sexes have been sneaked into advertising, movies and television series, and almost certainly not because of popular demand from either race. The Owens-Sheridan match is only the most notorious to date.

In the minds of those who produced the ad, race is at least as important as the moral and aesthetic norms their ad subverts.

To them, the race as well as the religion, the morality, and the culture of the host society are all equally hostile and oppressive forces that need to be discredited, debunked and destroyed.

If the destruction can't happen at the polls or through the courts, they can always use the long march through the culture that control of the mass media allows.

Breaking down the sexual barriers between the races is a major weapon of cultural destruction because it means the dissolution of the cultural boundaries that define breeding and the family and, ultimately, the transmission and survival of the culture itself.

Francis said that whites must “reassert our identity and our solidarity, and we must do so in explicitly racial terms.” Howard Kurtz wrote in 1995 in The Washington Post:

Francis was let go late last month after his views on racial differences were quoted by author Dinesh D'Souza in The Post's Outlook section. Francis had said at a conference that his fellow whites must “reassert our identity and our solidarity, and we must do so in explicitly racial terms through the articulation of a racial consciousness as whites. . . . The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people.”

Francis complained about “the practice of ruining a white person once a year in honor of Dr. King is becoming a national tradition.” Francis’ book Beautiful Losers, the collection of his essays recommended by Masters, includes a piece (“The Cult of Dr. King”) criticizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Among the many reasons Francis cited against the holiday was that it purportedly would result in “ruining” white people.

The fate of Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder is a case in point, though not unique. Approached at table in Duke Zeibert’s restaurant in Washington on the Friday before the official ceremonies, Mr. Snyder, a sports commentator created and employed by CBS, was asked by a local reporter for his views on the progress of blacks in professional athletics. Mr. Snyder perhaps had dined too well, and he was foolish enough to say what he really thought in response to the uninvited question. He praised the accomplishments and hard work of black athletes, made some insulting remarks about the laziness of white athletes, and suggested that the alleged athletic prowess of blacks was due to their having been bred for size and strength in antebellum days, specifically for their “big thighs, . . . they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs.” It is not known if the Greek, a professional gambler, gave odds on how long he would keep his $750,000-a-year job after uttering his insights, but there was little time to place any bets, and probably few would have taken them. Within twenty-four hours Mr. Snyder was in the ranks of the unemployed, and the incident provided fodder for the capital’s professional gumbeaters for the next week.

Mr. Snyder was not the first offering to the new deity, and the practice of ruining a white person once a year in honor of Dr. King is becoming a national tradition. Last year the victim was another sports figure, Los Angeles Dodgers official Al Campanis, who was asked on ABC-TV’s “Nightline” about black athletic performance and wound up discoursing on the comparative buoyancy of the races when immersed in water. He too got his clock cleaned by his employers, and though the incident did not occur in connection with Dr. King’s birthday, it did happen to fall during the week of the nineteenth anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination in April 1968.

Francis told a reporter that civilization must be white to survive because “I just don’t think that Blacks and Hispanics are going to be able to continue that, I mean, for cognitive reasons, intellectual reasons.” From a 1996 Washington City Paper profile:

He wants whites to be “proud of being white,” he tells me on a cold December day, his own white face reddened in his warm office. If they aren’t, and they allow immigration and intermarriage to destroy the white race, “I don’t see any prospect for…Western, European, white civilization surviving,” he says. And “civilization” means not just political and cultural traditions but “science as well,” he adds. Why? “I just don’t think that blacks and Hispanics are going to be able to continue that, I mean, for cognitive reasons, intellectual reasons….You could have a black Einstein or a black Newton maybe,” he adds with a chuckle, “but in general you’re not going to have people who appreciate that.”

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

While Carlson Whines About Diversity, His Show's Job Listings Endorse It

Tucker Carlson has been one of the media’s most outspoken opponents of diversity, stating that “diversity isn't our strength” and workplace diversity policies lead to “warring tribes fighting each other for the spoils.” But postings for jobs with the Fox News host contain language claiming that “we are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion” and that diversity makes “great things happen.”

Carlson is the host of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight and Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson Originals and Tucker Carlson Today. He uses his top-rated Fox News program to pushwhite nationalisttalking points. One of Carlson’s go-to narratives has been complaints against pro-diversity rhetoric and policies, including in the workplace. Among many examples:

  • Carlson criticized corporate diversity policies by claiming they lead to “warring tribes fighting each other for the spoils.”
  • Carlson called for the firing of a Republican staffer who wrote a pro-diversity tweet for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
  • Carlson complained: “Our leaders are radically and permanently changing our country, wholly on the basis of their faith that diversity is, in fact, our strength.” He added: “Diversity isn't our strength.”
  • Carlson said: “How precisely is diversity our strength? Since you've made this our new national motto, please be specific as you explain it. Can you think, for example, of other institutions such as, I don't know, marriage or military units, in which the less people have in common the more cohesive they are? Do you get along better with your neighbors or your co-workers if you can't understand each other or share no common values?”
  • Carlson said of corporate diversity policies: “Our corporate leaders are now openly determined to award this country's spoils on the basis on skin color, rather than merit. They say that out loud. This is unfair and it's deeply divisive. It makes Americans hate each other. It's also, as a factual matter, illegal. Corporations are not allowed to practice racial discrimination, neither are universities.”

If Carlson wanted more examples of workplaces touting diversity, he could look at job listings for his own programs and across his network.

Fox News’ listings for jobs with Carlson’s shows contain language stating that “we are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion” and “reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success.” It also includes a link to an “inclusion” page on Fox Corp.’s website claiming that the company supports “diverse communities.” From a recent Tucker Carlson Tonight job listing:

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

The pro-diversity language appears on listings for jobs across Fox News, including positions with Carlson’s programs for head of booking, freelance producer, freelance associate producer, production assistant, coordinating producer, and field technician. (It should be noted that Carlson’s actual hiring practices and the language in job postings are not the same thing.)

Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News, has repeatedlyclaimed over the years that it is dedicated to diversity. Its most recent Corporate Social Responsibility Report includes a section on the company’s “inclusion and diversity” efforts and states: “We are committed to diversity from the very top. Our Board of Directors requires that minority and female candidates are presented for consideration with each director vacancy. We believe that the more voices in the room and the more diverse the experiences of our colleagues, the better FOX’s internal culture and external programming are.” The report does not mention Carlson.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

On Facebook, Mastriano Praised Confederate Displays At Gettysburg

In one of his regular Facebook livestreams, Doug Mastriano in 2020 approached armed men next to a Confederate flag and thanked them for “being vigilant” in supposedly protecting Robert E. Lee’s statue at Gettysburg. He also praised someone for wearing a half-American, half-Confederate flag, saying he “can't think of a better cape.”

The Gettysburg incident is another example of how Mastriano, who is a right-wing commentator and Republican gubernatorial nominee, has been connected to social media-fueled extremism. He has promoted QAnon; he has a “special relationship” with an online “prophet” who pushes violence-filled conspiracy theories; he has shared anti-Muslim content; he has posted an image claiming Roe v. Wade is “so much” worse than the Holocaust; and he has paid social media platform Gab $5,000 for “consulting” work. He also participated in the January 6 insurrection, which was fueled by social media and right-wing media falsehoods.

Mastriano’s view of the Confederacy has been in focus in recent days after Reuters reported that in 2014, “Mastriano posed in Confederate uniform for a faculty photo at the Army War College. … Mastriano is the only one wearing a Confederate uniform.”

Following that report, Media Matters found 2020 video showing that the Pennsylvania Republican, who serves in the state Senate, has an apparent fondness for people who associate with the Confederacy.

During another portion of the video, Mastriano talked with someone wearing a half-confederate, half-U.S. flag and told him: “You’re looking good there, man. I can't think of a better cape.”

Mastriano’s self-filmed interactions with the pro-Confederates don’t appear to have been previously reported. A picture of that interaction has appeared online. And The New Yorker’s Eliza Griswold referenced Mastriano’s appearance and a portion of the video in a May 9, 2021, article, writing:

On nightly Facebook fireside chats, he suggested that his viewers find new congregations if their pastors weren’t leading in-person worship services. He gained increasingly extreme followers; last June, at a gun-rights protest on the steps of the state capitol, he posed for pictures with white men in fatigues carrying AR-15s and several others in Hawaiian shirts, a hallmark of the Boogaloo Bois, a white-nationalist militia. In July, Mastriano attended a rally on the Gettysburg battlefield, where militia members gathered in response to a hoax circulated on social media that Antifa was going to topple Confederate statues. “A lot of people here just keeping an eye on stuff,” he said. “Americans doing American things. Isn’t that beautiful?”

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Mastriano Campaign's Deranged 'Prophet' Says Political Executions Are Coming

Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano has promoted and campaigned with Julie Green, a “prophet” who has claimed that God will execute political figures “for their planned pandemic, shortages, inflation, mandates and for stealing an election.” The Mastriano ally and fringe religious commentator has also alleged a variety of conspiracy theories, including that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “loves to drink the little children’s blood”; the government is conducting “human sacrifices” to stay in power; and President Joe Biden is secretly dead and an “actor” is playing him.

Green, who says she has a “special relationship” with Mastriano, has implicated numerous Republican figures as traitors, including Republican Governors Associationco-chair and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. She has alleged that there will be a video showing that he took a bribe to swing the 2020 election and he “will be no more, and treason will be written on” him “for all eternity.”

Mastriano’s connection to Green is yet another chapter in his history of promoting extremist media. He tweeted QAnon content on Twitter more than 50 times. He shared anti-Muslim content on Facebook. He posted an image claiming Roe v. Wade is “so much” worse than the Holocaust. And he paid for “consulting” with Gab, the white nationalist social media platform that’s headed by a virulent anti-Semite and filled with violent anti-Semitic threats. Mastriano is also a January 6 insurrectionist.

Green is the head of Julie Green Ministries. She claims that God regularly sends her prophecies, which she posts online through sites such as Rumble alongside calls for donations. She alsoparticipates in eventsorganized by right-wing grifter and conspiracy theoristClay Clark. Green is part of a pro-Trump prophet movement that frequently and inaccurately predicts good fortune for the former president.

Green’s prophecies are badly performed pro-Trump fantasies in which God has “chosen” Trump to be his “Moses” to “deliver the people out of the hands of these nowaday pharaohs.” In this telling, the “majority” of states will decertify their 2020 election results, Trump will “take back his rightful place of power,” and God will send his “Angel of Death” to take the lives of people who stole the 2020 election, among other alleged misdeeds.

Green's prophecies justify the coming deaths of elected officials by alleging vast conspiracy theories. For instance, she claimed Rep. Ilhan Omar is “a spy sent from your land to get everything you could to give it back to the nation that you serve”; she said that Sen. Mitt Romney's “fingerprints will be found all over the fraud of the 2020 election”; and alleged that Govs. Gretchen Whitmer and Brian Kemp were also involved in stealing the 2020 election.

Her prophecies have a special place for Mastriano and Pennsylvania. On February 28, she prophesied: “Doug Mastriano, I have you here for such a time as this, saith the Lord. I know it seemed like I had forsaken you, all your hard work, and all the time you put forth to get to the truth in election integrity. You know the truth, and you have seen so much evidence of what really happened. It is now time to move forward with the plans you have been given. Yes, Doug, I am here with you. I will not forsake you. The time has come for their great fall and for the great steal to be overturned.”

Mastriano and his campaign have taken notice of Green. On March 15, Mastriano invited Green to give the opening prayer at a campaign event. Mastriano campaign aide Vishal Jetnarayan introduced Green by saying he was sent her prophecy. He added that “we're so honored to have you over here” and welcomed her as “a representative of God.” During her prayer, Green said that “everything that has been stolen will be overturned by your hand” and Mastriano will be “the next governor of Pennsylvania.”

Mastriano also shared a Green prophecy video on March 25, in which she claimed that Pennsylvania is a “hornet's nest of corruption,” that “I, the Lord, am cleansing your state,” and that “something very special will come out of your state.”

And on May 13, Green said she was asked by Mastriano aide Jetnarayan to record a message and made a 25-minute video for followers in which she prayed on behalf of Mastriano and his campaign team: “I thank you for giving them endurance. I thank you for giving them strength. I thank you for giving them everything they need, Father God, to cross that finish line.” She added: “Every one that comes against them shall fall before their face. Every lie will be revealed, everything will be exposed. And I thank you, Father God, those people that have been up against this campaign, up against each and every one of these people, Father God, will fall and be exposed in Jesus' mighty name.”

Mastriano also posted a picture of himself with Green on April 25; and he appeared alongside her at the Patriots Arise conference that month, where she read a prophecy that stated: “Yes, Doug, I am here for you and I have not forsaken you. The time has come for their great fall; for the great steal to be overturned. So keep your faith in me.” (QAnon and antisemitic conspiracy theorists organized that conference.)

During a June 10 interview, Green said that she has been able to “go to Pennsylvania several times to see him” and that “we just have a special relationship.”

By using Green in his campaign events and social media content, Mastriano is deploying someone who has pushed QAnon-aligned rhetoric and justified the executions of public officials, including those who are politically opposed to Mastriano.

Green’s prophecies contain extreme conspiracy theories, including:

Green claimed that Pelosi “loves to drink the little children’s blood. By drinking this blood, they believe they will receive a longer life. Yes, a true witch she really is. She was part of sacrificing the children to Baal.”The claim that elites drink children’s blood to extend their lives -- also known as the adrenochrome conspiracy theory -- has been pushed by QAnon followers.

JULIE GREEN: They know Nancy can't handle the presidency. No. They know she is a drunk but they know she is dying and they helped with that. They are now disposing of anyone they feel is no longer useful to them. She failed the puppet masters with her two impeachments that didn't work. No, no assignments and anything they gave her against Trump, it didn’t work. So now she is seen as a failure.

Her days are coming to an end, and she will not last until the 2022 midterm elections. She will be visited by the angel of death for her crimes against my nation. And the blood is dripping from her hands. She loves to drink the little children’s blood. By drinking this blood, they believe they will receive a longer life. Yes, a true witch she really is. She was part of sacrificing the children to Baal. She loved murdering for him. Well, now she will pay the ultimate price with her life. And her life is now over for the facts against you, and the babies she killed along with giving money from her bills to help with trafficking the children and of course to finance Epstein island and that lifestyle.

Green claimed that Joe Biden is secretly dead and being played by an “actor”: “The real Joe, I told you, has already been judged and is no longer alive.” 

JULIE GREEN: Obama will suddenly come on news stations to speak because “the Biden” is losing all cognitive function. After he has a major gaffe that Obama is president and speaks in his ear to tell him what to say, he will even give his real name, and it's not Joe. The real Joe, I told you, has already been judged and is no longer alive. And you will see the video that has been suppressed from you and the supposed administration. Kamala has seen it and couldn't believe an imposter took the place that she was guaranteed. She has to stand next to an actor, a fake, a fraud, and she has to contain her composure to not give it all away.

Green claimed that government elites have been doing “human sacrifices” so they can advance “control over this world.”

Green: “They have manipulated even the weather to cause mass casualties" and have “used this machine against you.”

Green on Doug Ducey: “The video that is about to surface shows you receiving money for November 2020.”

JULIE GREEN: Doug Ducey, your time is up. Exposures will rip any influence you had left. You will be removed from your place of power. Major breaking news and visual evidence of who you really are and how you stole from the people in your state. The video that is about to surface shows you receiving money for November 2020. Yes, they rewarded you nicely to sell your soul to the devil. You are a traitor and a liar. I gave you time to make these things right, and you refused to, so now judgment is upon you with no way to stop it. Governor, you will be no more, and treason will be written on you for all eternity.

Katie Hobbs, you’re in that video too with Gov. Ducey, and you, too, will fall. Your end is the same. Treason will be your end.

Green also frequently prophecizes that various Democrats and Republicans will die due to their supposed treason. During one prophecy titled “The Fall of the Bidens,” Green prophesied: “I am using the arm of the military to pass sentencing down to them all. The gallows have been built. More than you ever realized will be tried and found guilty of treason against you. I am bringing to this soil, even those from foreign lands, to be hung for the coup and for the sick joke played on this Earth. Judgment for their planned pandemic, shortages, inflation, mandates and for stealing an election.”

Green has specifically prophesied that numerous elected officials will die for treason. Among them:

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY): “Chuck Schumer, your story is similar to that of Nancy, Adam, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, and Obama. You are all the same, evil to your core, and you all sold your souls to China and to the devil himself. You will all pay with your lives but not before your judgments, and you will lose everything you hold dear to you.”
  • Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT): “You betrayed your nation, and you made deals with people, like the Obamas, for money and to save your position and power. Yes, your fingerprints will be found all over the fraud of the 2020 election. … Your family will see along with the world that you have no soul left, and you will be tried for treason. Nothing can stop your fall.”
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA): “A weasel, a rat, you sold this nation out and formulated plans to throw out My son from his rightful position as President. … You, too, will be tried for treason, and you will pay with your life. Nothing can save you now, Adam Schiff, for your shifty deals have cost you your life, and nothing can change your future.”
  • Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY): “You will be tried for treason. You KNEW the truth but helped to cover it up because of your fear of what Trump has on you. You tried to impeach, and when that didn’t work, you helped take part in stealing the 2020 election. … You will be removed from power. Your money, your influence and your life will be taken from you by the Angel of Death.”
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): “You are a snake in the grass. You are a spy sent from your land to get everything you could to give it back to the nation that you serve. I am ripping the information out of your hands, and your mouth will be shut. You infiltrated My nation, and that is the last thing you will ever do. Your nation is letting you fall for them. You have no one on your side to save you. The Great I AM is against you, and you will fall for your treasonous acts.”
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA): “You are another one who will fall to the Angel of Death but not before you are exposed and you are removed. You are a traitor, and the world will know every dirty deal you were part of along with your buddy, Nancy Pelosi. You will fall. You are being sentenced, and your sentence is an eternity in the Lake of Fire.”
  • Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA): “The devil did go down to Georgia, but My people caught you in the act. Governor Kemp, I have warned you but you stood alongside the Red Dragon thinking you would be safe. You are not. I have everything, and all who are with Me have everything they need to try you for treason. Your life as you know it, Brian Kemp is over.”
  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D): “I will expose you and everything you did that night of the 2020 election. Every county, every ballot, all the servers, and flash drives will be brought to the light, along with exposing your partner in crime, Jocelyn Benson. You will both take a fall from power and be tried for treason. Every person with you that helped you and refused to repent will be tried as well. Your days are numbered and your number is about to run out.”
  • Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY): “Jerry Nadler is about to lose his life for the blood that drips from his hands. That blood calls to Me for justice, and justice is being served.”
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME): “Susan Collins, the Angel of Death is about to visit your house, for you have given yourself to the other side just like so many others for money and power. You will pay a high price for your treasonous acts against this Nation. You thought you would get by with selling this Country off to the highest bidder along with all who are with you, and that's the farthest thing from the truth. All of you will pay for the damage you have caused against My Nation, the United States, and Israel. You are a traitor, Susan, and you will reap what you have sown in this hour of judgment, saith the Lord of Hosts.”
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “Mitch McConnell will be in the news but not for what you think. Death is about to come to him but not before the truth is revealed of how deep he was in the evil schemes against this Nation. Treason will be his end.”

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Ohio GOP House Nominee Sucked Up To Anti-Semitic 'Gab' Owner

Republican House nominee J.R. Majewski is a frequent user and superfan of the white nationalist social media platform Gab and its antisemitic CEO, Andrew Torba. Majewski last year called Torba one of “America’s Greatest Patriots” and told him, “if there’s anything I can do to help you, just say the word. Pro Bono, I’m all in.”

Majewski is the Republican nominee for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District, which is considered a “toss-up” race. The NRCC, Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and former President Donald Trump are backing him. Before becoming a candidate, Majewski was a QAnon-supportingstreamer who said, “I believe in everything that’s been put out from Q.” Majewski is also a January 6 insurrectionist who claimed that he “wanted nothing more than to go” into the Capitol, but stayed outside the building.

Gab is a haven for far-right extremists, including people who have been banned from other social media platforms. Many of its users are antisemites, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists. They also post calls for violence against Jewish people. In 2018, a Gab userposted antisemitic and violent remarks on the site before he allegedly killed 11 people in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.

Torba is an antisemite who has reposted attacks from other Gab users claiming that Jewish people are “subversive”; in control of the government, media, and financial institutions; and responsible for “white genocide.” He’s also reposted praise of Gab for offering “differing opinions” on the Holocaust.

Torba has stated that he supports a political movement which excludes Jewish people and other non-Christians. He said on July 22: “We don't want people who are Jewish.” He also stated that “we're not bending the knee to the 2% anymore” and won’t be “told what we're allowed to do in our own country by a 2% minority.”

The virulent antisemitism of Gab and of Torba has drawn heavy scrutiny after it was revealed that Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano paid the site $5,000 for “campaign consulting.”

Majewski has a verified Gab account and says that he has “been on gab since Day 1.” He has posted on Gab at least 390 times and has continued to use it despite Torba’s recent remarks against Jewish people. On his account, Majewski promoteshiscampaign and asks users forcampaigndonations.

Prior to running for Congress, Majewski used Gab to solicit attendees for the January 6 insurrection, writing: “Anyone plan on going to DC on the 6th? If you’re from Ohio or on the path from NW Ohio to DC and want to carpool or caravan, send me a message here or on Twitter.” (Torba and Gab also encouraged the January 6 insurrection.)

Majewski last year said that Torba is one of America’s greatest patriots and would do anything to help him. His 2021 remarks came after wide scrutiny of Gab for promotingantisemites, white nationalists, and violentextremists, including after the January 6 insurrection.

On January 16, 2021, Majewski wrote on Twitter: “Andrew Torba and @getongab are Patriots of the highest degree. Perfect example of an Outsider... tell us it cannot be done, or we can’t do it, and then watch.” After Torba said a bank had dropped Gab, Majewski told him on February 22, 2021: "Call them out. Personally I would drop my bank if it’s them. Rationale: You’ve treated on of America’s Greatest Patriots unfairly.”

He also thanked Torba on August 29, 2021, for making “sure I have a voice here on GAB.” And on January 16, 2021, he told Torba: “Brother @a if there’s anything I can do to help you, just say the word. Pro Bono, I’m all in. I’m 100% in this to help other Patriots.”

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Gab Subscribers React To Mastriano Controversy With Calls For Violence

Following criticism of Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano paying Gab for campaign help, users of the far-right platform are responding by posting anti-Semitic death threats and calls for violence against Jewish people. Those posts included such hate speech as “exterminate all jews,” “WHERE IS ADOLPH WHEN HE IS NEEDED,” and, “Dear Lord, SMITE JOSH SHAPIRO, that weasel, lying Jew.”

Gab caters to far-right extremists, including people who have been banned from other social media platforms. Many of its users are antisemites and neo-Nazis who use the site to express their hatred toward Jewish people. Gab CEO Andrew Torba is a virulent antisemite who this year reposted praise of Gab as a place to get “differing opinions” on the Holocaust.

Gab’s extremist history is well-known, especially to people in Pennsylvania. In 2018, a Gab userposted anti-Semitic and violent remarks on the site before he allegedly killed 11 people in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.

Still, Mastriano said in a campaign filing that he paid $5,000 to Gab for “consulting” services on April 28. Shortly afterward, he did a video interview with Torba in which he praised the Gab founder for “giving us a platform for free speech” and said, “Thank God for what you’ve done.” Mastriano also made clear he followed Torba, telling him at one point that he “liked that one meme” the Gab CEO shared.

On July 8, Media Matters unearthed Mastriano’s campaign expenditure. Shortly afterward, HuffPost’s Christopher Mathias reported that the payment seemed to be for new followers, as “every new account currently being created on Gab automatically follows Mastriano.” (Torba denied this.)

Pittsburgh’s WESA reported on July 13 that a Gab post by Mastriano "on July 9 — a criticism of Democratic economic policies — received 157 comments. At least two dozen of those responses — the most common response by far — were antisemitic insults about state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate in the race for governor. Shapiro is Jewish.”

Torba responded to media reports by spewing anti-Semitism, stating that “we don't want people who are Jewish” in his movement and saying that “we're not bending the knee to the 2% anymore” and Christians are “done being controlled and being told what we're allowed to do in our own country by a 2% minority.” He also complained about supposed Jewish influence in the country, stating: “Look at the fruits of what happens when we allow pagans, Jews, non-believers, atheists to run our country.”

Democrats, Republicans, and Jewish groups have criticized Mastriano for his ties to Torba and paying the site for campaign help.

Mastriano, who is a QAnon supporter and January 6 insurrectionist, initially doubled down on his use of the site. He continued to post on Gab; he retweeted someone who said that Mastriano was doing “100 % legit & creative campaigning” by using Gab; and he liked a comment which accused Shapiro of “‘shoving' his religion by playing the antisemitic card."

On July 28, Mastriano finally issued a disingenuous statement in which he claimed that “Andrew Torba doesn’t speak for me or my campaign. I reject anti-Semitism in any form.” He then went on to attack Shapiro for actually being the extremist in the race.

His statement was notable for what it didn’t say: Doug Mastriano never actually condemned virulent anti-Semite Andrew Torba or Gab. Torba also issued a statement claiming he doesn’t work for the campaign and isn’t a consultant. (Mastriano’s campaign filing said his payment was for “consulting” to Gab.) Mastriano’s Gab account is no longer active.

In recent days, Gab users have defended the site and Torba by issuing numerous violent threats against Jewish people, according to a Media Matters survey of recent posts about Mastriano. Many of the threats are by users who are responding to Torba.

Gab users have written: “WHERE IS ADOLPH WHEN HE IS NEEDED”; “Dear Lord, SMITE JOSH SHAPIRO, that weasel, lying Jew”; “I would like to see their masonic temple in DC burnt to the ground.....for starters”; “they are a disease. Like cancer, need to be cut out and removed”; and “exterminate all jews.”

Gab has claimed it does not allow users to “unlawfully threaten” or “incite imminent lawless action.” The Gab posts in this article are still online. (All of the Gab users documented in this post have posted hundreds of times.)

In a recent report on Gab, the Stanford Internet Observatory wrote: “The constant vilification and dehumanization of Jews and other minorities on Gab makes further real-world attacks against these groups increasingly likely, even without centralized efforts to organize attacks or specific instructions to do so.”

Here is just a small sampling of the violent threats that have been posted to Gab, in this case by users responding to news about Mastriano’s relationship with Gab. (In many instances, users were responding to Torba, whose screenname is “a.”)

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Fox Hosts Headlining Florida GOP Dinner For DeSantis

Four Fox News personalities will speak at a Florida Republican Party fundraiser featuring Gov. Ron DeSantis. The speaking engagements come as DeSantis is testing the water for a 2024 run for president that would play out on Fox News’ programming.

According to the Florida GOP, Fox News host Mark Levin and Fox News contributors Lisa Boothe, Mollie Hemingway, and Karol Markowicz will be “featured speakers” at the Sunshine Summit and Victory Dinner, which is being held on July 22-23 in Hollywood, Florida. Also appearing at the event is DeSantis, Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer,and frequent Fox News guests Dave Rubin and Clay Travis, among others. The event is a fundraiser for the Florida GOP.

The Fox News employees will be participating in the fundraiser despite the network’s statement in November 2018 that it “does not condone any talent participating in campaign events.” That policy was certainly not implemented before that statement and has been enforced inconsistently at best since then, as Media Matters has exhaustively documented.

Levin is the host of the weekend program Life, Liberty & Levin. He has repeatedly spoken at Republican fundraisers and stated that Fox’s supposed policy against campaign events does not apply to him. (The cantankerous Fox News host has angrily criticized Media Matters for reporting on his Republican campaigning.) Levin’s speaking role, which appears to be alongside DeSantis, is in addition to his moderation of two congressional primary debates during that event.

Boothe is a strong supporter of DeSantis. She has said that “DeSantis is the future of the Republican Party” and tweeted on the morning of January 6, 2021: “DeSantis/Noem 2024.” On July 11, she wrote: “So excited to be a speaker at the @FloridaGOP’s Sunshine Summit with my Governor @RonDeSantisFL. I will be co-hosting the event alongside my friend @RubinReport. I love being a Floridian! Go to to get your tickets today!” Politico recently reported that she attended a DeSantis-organized event that featured prominent Republican politicians and other “conservative media influencers.”

Fox News has had a cozyrelationship with the Florida governor, who is a frequent presence on the network. During the 2018 election cycle, Fox News host Sean Hannity spoke at three events for DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).

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Mastriano's Anti-Semitic Consultant Demands Exclusion Of Jews

Doug Mastriano consultant and Gab CEO Andrew Torba has a message for right-wing Jewish commentators including Ben Shapiro and Dave Rubin: You’re not welcome in our movement unless you “repent” and renounce your Jewish faith.

Mastriano is a QAnon supporter and January 6 insurrectionist who is running for governor in Pennsylvania.

As Media Matters reported, Mastriano said in a campaign filing that he paid $5,000 to Gab for “consulting” services on April 28. HuffPost’s Christopher Mathias subsequently reported that the payment seems to be for new followers, as “every new account currently being created on Gab automatically follows Mastriano.” (Torba has denied this while Mastriano has responded by retweetingsomeone calling the strategy “creative campaigning.”) Mastriano has also praised Torba, who has endorsed Mastriano.

Gab caters to far-right extremists, including those who have been banned from other platforms. The site is filled with antisemites, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis. One of its users was the mass shooter who allegedly killed 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018.

Torba acts as the voice and leader of Gab and has made clear that he welcomes antisemitism on the site. Media Matters looked at recent activity on his account, which new Gab users automatically follow, and found that Torbareposted claims that Jews are “subversive”; that they’re in control of the government, media, and financial institutions; and that they’re Christ killers. He also reposted a conspiracy theory blaming Jews for “white genocide” and praise of Gab for offering “differing opinions” on the Holocaust.

In recent days, Republicans and Democrats have criticized Mastriano for his close ties to Gab. Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said, in part, that “Mastriano’s campaign unfortunately seems intent on sending a message of exclusion.”

Torba recently confirmed that he wants to exclude Jews, including prominent right-wing commentators.

On July 15, as Right Wing Watch documented, Torba responded in a video to criticism of him and Mastriano by singling out right-wing commentators Dave Rubin and Ben Shapiro as examples of people he doesn’t want in his movement. Rubin and Shapiro are both Jewish; Rubin is also gay.

Torba stated: “These people aren’t conservative. They’re not Christian, right? They don’t share our values. They have inverted values from us as Christians. So don’t fall for the bait, right? Don’t fall for the bait of Populism Inc. Don’t fall for the bait of this pseudo-conservatism, big tent nonsense. This is a Christian movement, and this movement needs to be centered on the gospel and truth of God’s word and of Jesus Christ, our lord and savior and king. That is the only way that this is going to work.”

After his remarks attacking Rubin and Shapiro were highlighted, Torba reaffirmed on July 21 that they aren’t welcome unless “they repent and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.”

Torba also previously reposted an April 13 Gab post that criticized Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager for being Jewish.

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Pennsylvania GOP Nominee Paid Thousands To White Nationalist 'Gab' Site

Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano said in a filing that he paid $5,000 in “campaign consulting” fees to social media platform Gab. Mastriano is paying a company that supports white nationalists like Nick Fuentes and has been a haven to violent extremists like the alleged Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooter.

Mastriano is a right-wing commentator, Pennsylvania state senator, and 2020 election conspiracy theorist who participated in the January 6 insurrection. Mastriano has a long history of promoting extremism, including content that pushes QAnon, anti-Muslim bigotry, and COVID-19 conspiracy theories and falsehoods. He also has repeatedly compared gun safety measures and abortion to the Holocaust.

According to a filing with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Mastriano paid $5,000 to Gab for the purposes of “campaign consulting” on April 28, 2022. Gab is a haven for users who are white supremacists, antisemites, and violent extremists.

The site gainedscrutiny when one of its users allegedly killed 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette wrote that “Network Contagion Research Institute director Joel Finkelstein said there was little or no pushback from others on when [the alleged shooter] posted or shared anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant slogans and memes. There was plenty of encouragement.” Before the attack, the alleged shooter wrote on Gab: ““HIAS [the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society] likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics. I'm going in."

The site also sponsors white nationalist and anti-semitic organizations, including Holocaust denier Nick FuentesAmerica First Political Action Conference and the virulently racist website VDare.

Media Matters contacted Gab CEO Andrew Torba for clarification about what exactly Mastriano paid his company to do. He replied: “Do you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord, Savior, and King? Otherwise I don’t speak to reporters who are not Christian.”

Torba has a history of pushing anti-semitism and white nationalism and lauded the January 6 insurrection.

Mastriano has embraced Gab -- he has an account on the platform and was interviewed by Torba on May 2. The two praised each other during that talk, with Mastriano telling the Gab CEO: “Thank God for what you’ve done.” Gab endorsed Mastriano on May 12, with Torba writing: “Finally we have a strong Christian man to lead PA out of the pit of hell and into the glory of God.”

Several Republicans have advertised on Gab, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker.

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GOP Congressional Candidate: Hitler ‘Is The Kind Of Leader We Need Today’

Republican congressional candidate Carl Paladino appeared on a radio program last year and claimed that New York needs someone like Adolf Hitler to lead it. In the newly unearthed remarks, Paladino said he'd recently heard someone talk about how Hitler had “aroused the crowds” -- and he commented that “that's the kind of leader we need today. We need somebody inspirational. We need somebody that is a doer, has been there and done it.”

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the third-ranked Republican in the House, has endorsed Paladino’s campaign, calling him a “friend” and “conservative outsider who will be a tireless fighter.”

Paladino is a businessman and Republican politician who has appeared as a commentator on media outlets, including Fox News and Fox Business. He also briefly hosted a podcast. Paladino announced his congressional campaign for New York’s 23rd Congressional District last week after Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs dropped his reelection bid.

Paladino has a longhistory of making toxic and bigotedremarks. Media Matters reported earlier this week that he shared a post on Facebook portraying the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, as false flag attacks meant to help Democrats “revoke the 2nd amendment and take away guns.” The post also claimed “the Texas shooter was receiving hypnosis training” apparently under the direction of the CIA.

He initially responded to media attention to his post by lying that he didn’t personally share it and he doesn’t “even know how to post on Facebook.” Paladino later admitted that he posted it. Mediaoutlets also reported that Paladino sent the post to his email list.

His commentary has also included saying his state needs someone like Adolf Hitler to lead it.

Paladino appeared on the February 13, 2021, edition of The r-House Radio Show, a weekly radio program that airs on WBEN in Buffalo, New York. The program is hosted by real estate executive Peter Hunt.

During the show, Hunt asked Paladino how to “rouse the population” and get people thinking about change.

Paladino replied: “I was thinking the other day about somebody had mentioned on the radio Adolf Hitler and how he aroused the crowds. And he would get up there screaming these epithets and these people were just — they were hypnotized by him. That's, I guess, I guess that's the kind of leader we need today. We need somebody inspirational. We need somebody that is a doer, has been there and done it.”

Here is that exchange:

PETER HUNT (HOST): We've been talking a lot about politics here today, this morning, Carl. And I know that that's obviously near and dear to your heart. And you've taken, you've taken real action. And a lot — like you were saying earlier, many people don't voice their opinion or just become, see it as utter futility. How do you rouse the population? How do you get people thinking about the possibility of change here in New York state and what that might mean for our, for everyone here?

CARL PALADINO: I was thinking the other day about somebody had mentioned on the radio Adolf Hitler and how he aroused the crowds. And he would get up there screaming these epithets and these people were just — they were hypnotized by him. That's, I guess, I guess that's the kind of leader we need today. We need somebody inspirational. We need somebody that is a doer, has been there and done it, so that it’s not a strange new world to him. I look around at the politicians that we've elected locally and I, I just can’t [unintelligible] on a federal level, I can't get comfortable with the RINO-ism. And on a state level, we — our Republicans are sound asleep. They're not an anti-government group. They don't get up with new press releases to comment on this issue, comment on that issue. I mean, there should be a debate going on in the newspaper every day.

Paladino’s remark about Hitler came roughly 38 minutes into the show, which ran for approximately 49 and a half minutes. He did not return to talking about Hitler.

In 2010, Paladino compared support for gay marriage to the evils of Nazi Germany. During those remarks, Paladino said that “there are some things in this world that we must all be angry about. During World War II, all decent people were angry at Hitler's extermination of six million Jews in the gas chambers of Aushwitz.”

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GOP House Candidate Pushes Mass Shooting Conspiracy Theory

Carl Paladino, who announced that he’s running for Congress, previously shared a post on Facebook which pushed conspiracy theories about the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. The Facebook post portrayed the tragedies as false flag attacks meant to help Democrats “revoke the 2nd amendment and take away guns” and claimed “the Texas shooter was receiving hypnosis training” apparently under the direction of the CIA.

Media Mattersandothers have documented how social media, especially Facebook, helps facilitate the spread of conspiracytheories.

Paladino announced on June 3 that he is running as a Republican for New York’s 23th Congressional District (which includes part of the Buffalo suburbs) after Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs said that he would drop his reelection bid. Jacobs made the move after he lost party backing for saying he would support gun safety measures.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, the third-ranked Republican member of Congress, announced that she is "proudly" supporting Paladino’s campaign. President Donald Trump also recently praised Paladino.

Paladino is a longtime Republican politician and businessman who has also appeared as a commentator on media outlets over the years and briefly hosted a podcast. He has a history of bigotedremarks, including stating that he wanted to see Michelle Obama “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla” and hoped that former President Obama catches “mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford.”

Shortly before he announced his candidacy, Paladino shared a post on June 1 to his Facebook page responding to the recent tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde by pushing conspiracy theories about shootings. The post, which was written by someone named Jeff Briggs, claimed that “gun control” is actually “population control” and “mass shootings tended to explode when there is a Democrat in the WH who would not hesitate to revoke the 2nd amendment and take away guns.”

Regarding the Buffalo and Uvalde tragedies, the post stated: “In almost every mass shooting including the most recent horrific Buffalo Tops Market & the Texas school shootings, there are strange occurrences that are never fully explained. How did an 18 yr old obtain $5000 in weapons and a $70k truck? Why were the officers told to stand down when their training just two months ago instructed them to rush in. The man who rushed in was a Border Patrol agent who defied the onsight officers’ instructions. The absence of crisis leaders reminds me of the broken cameras and napping guards when Epstein committed suicide.”

It also stated of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting: “Why did the media suddenly stop covering the Vegas Shooting and the government go silent after 55 were murdered by a lone shooting using bump stocks?”

The post rambled on, stating: “Multiple conspiracy theories that raise eyebrows, The CIA’s MK Ultra mind control program, the shooter of RFK claiming he didn’t remember doing it, The JFK assignation one shooter story, The murder of John Lennon who was writing songs about ending wars, The fact that the Texas shooter was receiving hypnosis training, Stories of multiple shooters in mass shootings that are never explained.”

Conspiracy theorists have frequently claimed that the government engineers “false flag” attacks as a justification to enact political measures, including after the recent shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde.

Paladino's Facebook post:

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Mastriano Suggests Abortion ‘So Much Worse’ Than The Holocaust

Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano has repeatedly used his Facebook page to compare abortion to the Holocaust, an analogy that Holocaust remembrance officials have called “unacceptable” and “abhorrent.” In one instance, Mastriano shared a cartoon which claimed that Roe v. Wade is “so much” worse than the Holocaust and featured a Nazi bowing down to the number of “USA Abortions.”

Mastriano is a right-wing commentator, January 6 insurrectionist, and Pennsylvania state senator. He’s also a frequentguest in right-wingmedia.

Mastriano has a long history of pushing extreme commentaries, including content that promotes QAnon, lies about the 2020 election being stolen, anti-Muslim bigotry, and COVID-19 conspiracy theories and falsehoods. Forward recently reported that Mastriano “has in the past invoked Nazi-era analogies in the debate over gun control.”

On his Facebook page, the Republican gubernatorial nominee has repeatedly compared abortion to the Holocaust.

On February 16, 2019, Mastriano shared a cartoon from the organization Answers in Genesis featuring a Nazi and Joseph Stalin bowing down to a Grim Reaper labeled Roe v. Wade. A dialogue bubble from the Nazi and Stalin says: “You are so much greater than we ever were!” The cartoon includes death figures of 17 million for the Holocaust; 23 million for Stalin; and 57.5 million for “USA Abortions.” Mastriano commented: “So sad.”

On December 21, 2019, he shared a Facebook video from Lila Rose — the leader of anti-abortion group Live Action — that links the abortion pill mifepristone to the gas used to murder Jews in the Holocaust.

And on November 24, 2020, he shared a post on the website of Live Action with the headline, “My visit to Auschwitz reminded me why I oppose abortion.” The Live Action piece defended comparing the Holocaust to abortion, stating: “The greatest disrespect I could possibly lend to the victims of the Holocaust is the refusal to apply the lessons of that horrific history to the horrors of today, thus repeating the deadly mistakes of the past.”

Anti-abortion activists have a long history of using the Holocaust to justify their opposition to abortion. People who work for Holocaust memorial organizations have criticized such comparisons.

In 2019, Kathrin Meyer, the executive secretary for the intergovernmental International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, stated: “The comparison made between abortion and the Holocaust is abhorrent. The suggestion is offensive and trivializes the Holocaust, offending the memory of Holocaust victims and survivors. These two matters are in no way related and to seek to make this comparison for political purposes is completely unacceptable.”

And in 2020, a spokesperson for the U.K.-government-backed Holocaust Memorial Day Trust stated: “It is unacceptable to draw comparisons between the Holocaust and abortion practice. The Holocaust was a unique, identity-based, extermination of a people, during which a state-sponsored slaughter of six million Jews took place before and during the Second World War.”

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Mastriano Shared Post Warning Against Electing Muslims (Like Dr. Oz) To Congress

Doug Mastriano is a QAnon conspiracy theorist and January 6 insurrectionist who this week won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor. Mastriano is also anti-Muslim: He previously shared an image with the words, “Stop Islam” and a post claiming that “the American People have a right to be fearful of the prospect of a large number of muslims being elected to congress, specifically if they practice Sharia law.”

In addition to running for governor, Mastriano is a Pennsylvania state senator, a right-wing commentator, and a frequentguest in right-wingmedia. He regularly pusheslies about the 2020 election being stolen from former President Donald Trump.

Mastriano has shared toxic conspiracy theories on social media. Media Matters previously documented that Mastriano sent more than 50 tweets with the QAnon hashtag in 2018 and used Facebook to share false claims that vaccines are deadly and cause autism.

Mastriano is behind the Facebook page "Doug Mastriano Fighting for Freedom," which frequently posts his commentaries. On August 20, 2018, Mastriano shared a piece from the defunct website which had the headline “Over 90 Jihadi’s Are Running For Office As Democrats.”

In the piece, author Harry Cherry wrote that “between 90 and 100 Muslims are running for office this year, the most since September 11th, 2001 – the Associated Press has reported. … The bottom line is that the American People have a right to be fearful of the prospect of a large number of muslims being elected to congress, specifically if they practice Sharia law.”

From the piece Mastriano shared:

Between 90 and 100 Muslims are running for office this year, the most since September 11th, 2001 – the Associated Press has reported.

Around 50 of those candidates will remain after primaries, according to the Associated Press. However, that number is drastically higher than the dozen Muslim candidates that ran in 2016.

Many of the candidates say they were motivated by anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. – rightly so after 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the San Bernardino Massacre. Leftists blame President Trump and the travel ban from 7 “muslim-majority countries,” however all 3 terror attacks listed above, were committed in the United States by muslims – long before Donald Trump ever ran for President. The bottom line is that the American People have a right to be fearful of the prospect of a large number of muslims being elected to congress, specifically if they practice Sharia law. Sharia law is the practice of utilizing the punishments listed in the Quran in one’s daily life, including in public. Sharia law also promotes the killing of Jews and Gays.

Mastriano also shared an image on December 8, 2018, which stated: “In the name of tolerance we have imported intolerance. People who respect neither the culture nor the rights of the original population.” That text was imposed on a graphic stating, “Stop Islam.”

Mastriano has made similar anti-Muslim posts. The Pennsylvania Capital-Starreported on May 6, 2019, that he “shared a stream of conspiracy theories and Islamophobic memes and articles” on Facebook. In one instance, the publication noted that Mastriano shared a piece from August 4, 2018, with the headline, “A Dangerous Trend: Muslims Running for Office.”

Mehmet Oz, who is currently in contention for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, is Muslim and has criticized former opponent Kathy Barnette for writing that “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam,” calling the remark “disqualifying.”

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GOP Hopeful Kristina Karamo Sees Satan In Yoga — And Beyonce

Kristina Karamo, the Republican-endorsed candidate for Michigan secretary of state, was previously a podcast host who claimed that certain celebrities are tools of Satan. Karamo suggested that a “super crafty” Satan is behind Beyoncé pulling “Black Americans into paganism,” called Cardi B a “tool of Lucifer because she peddles filth in the culture,” and said that people practicing yoga are doing “a demonic ceremony.”

Karamo also said that Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish have been putting children under a “satanic delusion” and criticized a Korean drama in which characters communicate with their ancestors, saying that they’re actually communicating with “demons.”

Over the weekend, Michigan Republicans endorsed Karamo as the party’s choice for secretary of state. Karamo is a community college professor and commentator who has appeared on Fox News.

Karamo has frequently pushed the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from then-President Donald Trump, who has endorsed her. She is also part of a QAnon-connectedcoalition” that has been attempting to recruit and elect like-minded secretary of state candidates. Last year Karamo attended a QAnon conference organized by “QAnon John,” and she appears to still keep in contact with him. She additionally has promoted conspiracy theories about the January 6 insurrection and has also repeatedlymade anti-LGBTQ remarks.

On her now defunct podcast It’s Solid Food, Karamo regularly warned listeners that Satan was trying to infiltrate their lives and had the help of celebrities and popular culture. Here are some of her allegations.

Karamo claimed that singers including Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish have been putting children “under a satanic delusion.” From the August 6, 2020, edition of her podcast:

KRISTINA KARAMO (HOST): One of the things [unintelligible] most perpetuators of this rise in paganism and witchcraft are celebrities. They are some of the worst offenders of it all. You know, Ariana Grande, she had a song called God is a Woman. She has a song called God is -- this is what I'm talking about. Christians got to quit being squeamish. Got to quit being squeamish, folks. Let’s deal with the world we live in and let's fight back and if we want to hide from like, “Ohhh no, that’s too gross, ahhh!” You know, then you're not preparing, you’re not preparing your kids.

She literally had a song, has a song called God is a Woman. And at the MTV video awards, she, her performance involved recreating the Last Supper of Christ as a lesbian orgy. You heard me correctly. I don't need to repeat that. Then she had the Shiva, which is the Hindu goddess of death, above the supposed lesbian orgy that was the Last Supper. Just total blasphemy. Just total blasphemy. And then after it was interchanged between Shiva, which was the Hindu goddess of death, in a portal that was a vagina because that's part of paganism, this female worship. And so that’s the people who are entertaining your kids. So you send, we send our kids to these weak churches, these weak churches, then they turn on and then they’re boring. They don't learn anything, no spiritual meat. Then they have these entertainers who do this kind of blasphemy of the highest level, just blasphemy. And these are the people who entertain your kids. And then we still have, “Why are young people walking away from the faith?” Because they're under a satanic delusion. You think -- or, or Billie Eilish. She has a song called Good Girls Go to Hell. That’s the name of a song. This is what kids are listening to.

Karamo said that Satan “is super crafty” and “Beyoncé is working overtime to pull more and more Black Americans into paganism and calling it African spirituality.” During her August 6, 2020, podcast, Karamo attacked Beyoncé for allegedly “trying to target Black people into embracing paganism.” In discussing Beyoncé and paganism, Karamo said that Satan “is crafty. That joker is super crafty.” (Karamo has stated that she believes paganism leads you down a road to Satan.)

KRISTINA KARAMO (HOST): I don't talk about my religious beliefs at work because I teach in a secular environment. But if a student asked me my personal opinion, I'm going to be very honest. And I had a student who once said, “Well, you know, I believe there's a bunch of gods.” And that’s what people are gravitating to because, again, witchcraft gives them a sense and paganism gives them a sense of power without conformity to something. It's just follow self.

And we see Beyoncé pushing that more and more. And she's really targeting, trying to target Black people into embracing paganism. And one of the really interesting things is that her husband, Jay-Z, is, many people have said, is a satanist. I believe it to be true. I don’t have any hard proof.

With Beyoncé, she now is trying to push paganism, especially she is targeting Black people with her Black is King album. It's a really, I totally believe it's like a whole slap on the whole Jesus is King album that Kanye West came out with because as you see here in her promo video, she's reading a book about Black gods and kings and whatnot. And, and that's the thing. And in one of her songs from the new visual album, you know, one of the artists who's singing the song with her said, “There ain’t no Bibles, there ain't no Bibles in the, in the jungle,” you know? And then in her, one of her songs, Black Parade, you know, it’s all this talk about, “I’m Oshun and I charge my crystals in the moonlight” and all this, and so I notice a lot of people, a lot of people I know are getting involved into straight up witchcraft because they, “I want to connect with my ancestors and our people weren’t Christian before.” And it’s just — this is what I always say. Satan ain't smart, he is crafty. That joker is super crafty. So how he’s -- and paganism. I don't care where you going to [unintelligible]. They all use some kind of rocks and crystals to gain some kind of wisdom and knowledge and power. They all do it. It's not even novel. It's not even new. Come on. Satan, do it, try, do better. But he don't have to do better than most humans are so ignorant. Why? Why? Why should he have to create a new strategy? I mean, it works, so why — if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? And that's what's going on. So Beyoncé is working overtime to pull more and more Black Americans into paganism and calling it African spirituality. It's hilarious. Actually, it’s not hilarious. It’s sad. It's really sad.

Karamo on a Korean drama’s plot line about communicating with ancestors: “Satan, again, he's so crafty. … You're communicating with demons.” From Karamo’s August 6, 2020, podcast:

KRISTINA KARAMO (HOST): The point of the matter is is that entertainers are now marketing satanism and paganism to people. Satanism is on the rise. And you talk to people about satanism, they're like, “Oh, those people are just playing. They're just poking fun at organized religion.” Really? So why do they always try to mock Christianity and mock Jesus? Why don’t they [mock] Islam and Allah? Not going to do that. Why don't they mock Shiva or Brahman? They don't do that. They only mock the one true God. It’s because of Satan.

And so people are turning to these things to find happiness and “I'm going to communicate with my ancestors.” Bull, no. There's no ancestors for you to talk to. And Satan, again, he's so crafty. You know, one of the things I, my new thing — haven’t watched one in a while but I really like — are Korean dramedies. Korean dramedies are great, by the way. They are. They are really great. I love them. OK. And so I was watching one particular Korean dramedy and it was about how it was a pastor and his brother. And they were going to find their mother, who was missing. And so nevertheless, the brother was a shaman. And so when I'm watching the movie, the brother was talking about communicating with the ancestors. And I was just so -- I was so, you know, I found it so interesting that the brother mentioned communicating with the ancestors because I'm like, here it is. This is in Korea.

It is so important to know that you're not communicating with no ancestors. Sweetheart, you’re communicating with demons. And this is what we're turning to to cope with life because people don't want God. And the only true way you can cope with life, you can cope with this existence is with Jesus Christ. You can only get through life with the maker of life. And that is God.

Karamo warned that people doing yoga are doing “a satanic ritual.” From the September 18, 2020, edition of It’s Solid Food: 

KRISTINA KARAMO (HOST): If you start studying other cultures, art, what we consider to be art oftentimes, [unintelligible], “Oh, they're doing this ritual, this dance.” These are all satanic rituals. This is not just dance to dance. It is to summon a demon. Even yoga. The word yoga really means yoke to Brahman. So people are thinking they're doing exercises, no, you're doing actual, a satanic ritual and don't even know it. And that's becomes from our very materialistic worldview that's crept into every corner of our life that someone could be practicing an open, demonic ritual in front of our faces and we’ll be like, “Oh wow, this must be just some kind of cultural dance.” Like, it's not a cultural dance, it's a demonic ceremony. What's wrong with you? But people don't understand that. It’s because our worldview is so skewed.

Karamo: “Cardi B is another tool of Lucifer because she peddles filth in the culture.” From the September 18, 2020, edition of her podcast:

KRISTINA KARAMO (HOST): Whether she knows it or not — I have no clue — she is a tool of Lucifer. Cardi B is another tool of Lucifer because she peddles filth in the culture, and she peddles such filth and sexual degeneracy in our culture that many people are laughing at her, and they're laughing because as we know her and Megan Thee Stallion came out with this video called WAP, or this song. And you already know what it stands for, so I'm not going to say, but it's very obscene.

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Mastriano And Other Trumpists Flock To Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Conference

Numerous Republicans, including Pennsylvania gubernatorial contender Doug Mastriano, are scheduled to speak at a conference hosted by podcast hosts and QAnon conspiracy theorists Allen and Francine Fosdick. The Fosdicks have promoted conspiracy theories alleging Jewish people, led by the Rothchilds, have been manipulating events such as wildfires through “space weather” and lasers; aim to subjugate the human race; and have evil “bloodlines” with other prominent Jewish people.

Allen and Francine Fosdick host the online program Up Front In The Prophetic. The Fosdicks have pushed numerous conspiracy theories over the years, including repeatedly promoting QAnon. Their website currently features numerous links promoting Pizzagate, the conspiracy theory that prominent Democrats have trafficked children through a Washington, D.C., restaurant.

The Fosdicks announced that they are hosting a conference on April 22-23 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, featuring “conservative leaders and upcoming representatives that put America First.” The list of scheduled speakers include Mastriano, who is also a conservative commentator, state senator, and QAnon supporter; Pennsylvania lieutenant governor candidate Teddy Daniels; Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette; commentator and former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis; Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington; and Maryland delegate and QAnon-supporting gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox.

Right Wing Watch previously reported on the scheduled attendance of Republican officials at the event and noted that Mastriano “has made multiple appearances on the Fosdicks’ program and even met with them in his office.”

In 2021, Mastriano and Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paula Patrick were scheduled to attend the 2021 version of the conference but both did not attend after media attention. Mastriano’s gubernatorial website currently shows the 2022 conference on his list of upcoming events.

Media Matters additionally found that the Fosdicks have frequently promoted conspiracy theories involving the Rothschilds manipulating events for global domination. Such claims have long been used as an anti-Semitic cudgel against Jewish people to claim they are secretly controlling or engineering events for their benefit. Here are numerous examples from the Fosdicks’ Facebook page:

  • The Fosdickspromoted the conspiracy theory that the Rothschilds were behind California wildfires through the use of “space weather” and lasers. (Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene infamously pushed a version of this conspiracy theory.) They posted a link to a now-removed YouTube video titled “Space Weather, Rothschild & Agenda 21” and quoted a line from the video's description, which stated: “PG&E is controlled by one of the world's richest families, the Rothschild's whose Agenda 21 goals seem to be coming along quite nicely with all of this ‘accidental’ destruction.” During the video, the narrator stated: “Is it possible that these fires are not merely the result of a benevolent corporation that's merely incompetent, but rather one that's far more sinister? Space weather. Directed-energy weapons. Rewilding California when insurance companies will no longer insure because the risk is too high. People are beginning to ask the right questions.”

  • The Fosdicks posted a link to a piece on the fringe website Humans Are Free that pushed conspiracy theories about the deaths of numerous celebrities, including Chester Bennington, Anthony Bourdain, Chris Cornell, and Robin Williams. The piece also promoted the anti-Semitic publicationProtocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, stating: “The Rothschilds appear to have a secret compact. Each member of the dynasty will die if he refuses to advance the plan for the subversion and enslavement of the human race outlined in ‘The Protocols of Zion.’”
  • The Fosdickspromoted a Humans Are Free piece claiming that “the creation of the New World Order (NWO) agenda was put in motion by the infamous character, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the one who decided to control the entire planet by any means necessary. Of course, this meant: deception, control, financial enslavement, blackmail and murder… but also far graver things, like: wars, famine and depopulation… a genocide unlike any other before it.”
  • The Fosdicksshared a piece titled “Wikileaks Reveal Hillary Clinton is a Puppet of the Rothschild Family.”
  • The Fosdicksposted a link to a now-removed Twitter thread claiming that the family of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is connected to the Rothschilds and pushing numerous conspiracy theories about Jewish families subverting the country through finance. The thread ended by stating: “Follow the bloodlines Know your enemy.” In the post sharing the thread, the Fosdicks wrote: “Boom. …Schiff bloodline! Now it all makes sense.”

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