Janae Shamp

Arizona GOP State Senator Promoted Neo-Nazis And QAnon Antisemites

Arizona state Sen. Janae Shamp has promoted antisemitic influencers on her Facebook page. Her sources include a neo-Nazi who previously said he wants a picture of Adolf Hitler in “every classroom”; a Gab user who urged readers to “Fight the Jews on Every Single Issue”; a QAnon influencer who dreamed of the day that Jewish people would be “gone”; and a neo-Nazi radio host who served a prison sentence for issuing violent threats.

In addition to her repeated promotion of antisemites, Shamp has also forwarded QAnon propaganda dozens of times, which Media Matters reported on earlier this week. QAnon itself is steeped in antisemitism. Shamp has notresponded to reporters’ questions for comment about her QAnon activity, but she has taken down some of her posts.

Shamp has also compared people who oppose the COVID-19 vaccine to victims of the Holocaust. In one instance, Shamp shared an image of the Jewish badge with the word “unvaccinated” written over it.

She also posted an image comparing the treatment of the unvaccinated to laws targeting Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

Shamp’s sharing of bigoted accounts is part of a larger pattern of Republicans who have promoted antisemitic media figures and outlets. Those officials include fellow Arizona politicians Rep. Paul Gosar and state Sen. Wendy Rogers. Both of them, along with former President Donald Trump, endorsed Shamp's campaign.

The following are numerous examples of Shamp promoting the accounts of antisemites.

Shamp Promoted Neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell’s Anti-Soros Post

Shamp shared an anti-George Soros post that was credited as “Via Gab - @RealBlairCottrell.” (The writing was originally posted on a QAnon-themed Telegram account.) Blair Cottrell is a pro-violence neo-Nazi who has written of Hitler: “There should be a picture of this man in every classroom and every school, and his book should be issued to every student annually." He has also said, “The Jews are as small physically as they are degenerate in character,” and claimed that Jewish people "infiltrate and subvert entire generations of other nations in a bid for world power.”

The Gab account Shamp directed people to includes Cottrell praising Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party (also known as the Nazi Party). He wrote: “The reason nobody will recreate National Socialism any time soon is because the NSDAP was built from the ground up by a decorated war veteran and thousands of high-stock, stoic German soldiers, frustrated and forced into political action by Germany’s terrible conditions following her defeat in the First World War. … Personally, I don’t even feel like I have the right to call myself a National Socialist. I work hard and am in good condition, however I don’t live morally enough yet.”

Gab itself is a haven for antisemites, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists. It is run by Andrew Torba, who has repeatedly made antisemitic remarks.

Shamp Promoted The Website Of Neo-Nazi Hal Turner

Shamp shared a COVID-19 conspiracy theory article on the website of white supremacist radio host Hal Turner. The Southern Poverty Law Center wrote:

On his radio show, Turner has ranted about “bull-dyke lesbians,” “savage Negro beasts,” “f------,” and even joked about a “portable n----- lyncher” machine. He has a nasty history of threatening political enemies, saying that they deserve to be killed and posting their addresses online. That practice caught up to him in August 2010, when he was convicted of threatening to assault and murder three federal judges.

The SPLC also documented Turner’s history of antisemitism. Publications including The New York Times and NPR have described him as a neo-Nazi.

Shamp Cited InevitableET, Antisemitic QAnon Influencer

Shamp shared election denial content credited to QAnon influencer InevitableET. Vice News wrote that InevitableET (real name Craig Longley) is “a leading and hugely antisemitic voice in the Q community.” The publication reported that he has imagined “the day Trump would leave the White House, suggesting that all Jews would be ‘gone,’ using the antisemitic three brackets ‘echo’ symbol to identify Jewish people. … He has taken part in the ‘Blue the Jew’ movement, where anti-Semites Photoshop images of Jewish people blue, a technique developed on fringe websites to use visual clues to disseminate hateful antisemitic messages while avoiding triggering mainstream platforms’ hate speech rules.” Vice added that Longley promoted the virulently antisemitic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Shamp Shared Clinton Conspiracy Tweet From “Groyper”

Shamp shared a tweet from a now-suspended Twitter account named “wxgroyper” that pushed the conspiracy theory that Alabama reporter Christopher Sign’s death was related to the Clintons. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue defines groypers as “a loose network of white nationalist activists and internet trolls who gravitate around several key online influencers. Their goal is to push and normalize white nationalist ideas within mainstream conservatism.” Holocaust denier and antisemite Nick Fuentes is a leader of the groypermovement, which pushes antisemitism.

Shamp Promoted Antisemitic QAnon Influencer Jordan Sather

Shamp shared a quote from QAnon influencer Jordan Sather, who has a history of antisemitism. He has written: “What is the real virus plaguing our world?” He then wrote the echo symbol that’s been used by antisemites to symbolize Jewish people: “(((Them))).”

Shamp Promoted Gab Account Of Antisemite Wyatt, Austere Deplorable

Shamp shared a conspiracy theory post from the obscure and virulently antisemitic Gab account Wyatt, Austere Deplorable. That account, which also supports QAnon, had previously posted antisemitic remarks:

  • “Are we, as Gentiles - Satan's Creation, going to sit back and allow this to happen? Or are We going to Fight the Jews on Every Single Issue and put a END to their plan for world domination? I REFUSE TO BE A SLAVE!!” [Link]
  • “The little jew started all this and now they are trying to sit back and watch the people devour themselves. This is a classic method of the jews. This is the same thing they did in WW2 and in all other historical times, such as the Roman Empire.” [Link]
  • “The jews are very good when it comes to causing wars, frail and afraid when its to carry them. So what do they have to do, is cause Gentiles and other States to fight for them. The jewish oligarchy is pushing Gentile Soldiers to actually do what the jews don't want to do.” [Link]

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Uh-Oh: QAnon Cult Has Seized Control Of Arizona's Republican Party

Uh-Oh: QAnon Cult Has Seized Control Of Arizona's Republican Party

When Arizona Republican legislators recently debuted a committee that was accused of QAnon signaling with its acronym, chair and state Sen. Janae Shamp responded by claiming it was “a goofy accusation.” But a review of Shamp's own Facebook posts found that she has frequently promoted the conspiracy theory: She has posted QAnon videos; forwarded conspiracy theories from QAnon influencers; and shared QAnon slogans, including the phrase of the acronym in question.

Republicans in Arizona set up a committee chaired by Shamp to purportedly “examine federal, state and local efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.” (Its most recent hearing was filled with COVID-19 conspiracy theories.) They named it the Novel Coronavirus Southwestern Intergovernmental Committee, using the acronym “NCSWIC.” Reporters and QAnon experts soon raisedquestions about whether they were nodding to QAnon, which uses NCSWIC to stand for “nothing can stop what is coming.” (QAnon followers basically believe what’s coming is Trump arresting or destroying the supposed deep state.)

Arizona state Senate GOP spokesperson Kim Quintero called the line of questioning about QAnon “absolutely ridiculous” and “BS.” And Shamp responded to the controversy by tweeting: “What a goofy accusation! Sometimes an acronym is just an acronym.”

Yet Shamp herself has repeatedly shared the phrase “nothing can stop what is coming.” And her Facebook page leaves no doubt that she’s a QAnon devotee who is deeply immersed in the violence-linkedconspiracy theory.

The following are among numerous examples of Shamp promoting QAnon-tied propaganda on social media. (This is just a sampling of her voluminous activity.)

  • In a post claiming the 2020 election was stolen, Shamp shared the QAnon phrase “Nothing can stop what is coming.” (She copied the post from a QAnon-supporting Telegram account)
  • She also shared a Trump campaign image that includes the phrase “Nothing can stop what is coming”
  • Shamp shared the QAnon phrase “WWG1WGA” (“where we go one, we go all”).
  • Shamp shared a video she credited to the Gab account Qanon211 to downplay the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
  • Shamp has frequently promoted content she credited to the QAnon influencer collective We The Media. Her shared content includes a false claim about Dominion Voting Systems stealing the election and a video downplaying January 6. She also shared their pro-QAnon video that featured the “where we go one, we go all” phrase.
  • Shamp additionally shared a We The Media video featuring QAnon imagery, writing: “I know I've shared this video before but I do believe it is worth sharing a thousand more times!”
  • Shamp posted a video including the text “WE ARE THE STORM” -- a popular phrase among QAnon followers.
  • Shamp posted a video titled “The Trump Wave by ItalyQanons.”
  • Shamp said that she listens to the QAnon show X22 Report “nightly” and also likes the QAnon show BardsFM.
  • Shamp shared a post from a QAnon-themed Twitter account which pushed the conspiracy theory that the Clintons killed Monica Petersen because they wanted to hide their sex trafficking.
  • Shamp has cited Ron Watkins (aka “CodeMonkey”), a QAnon influencer who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in Arizona, in pushingelection conspiracy theories.
  • Shamp hasrepeatedlyshared content that she’s sourced to Praying Medic, a QAnon influencer.
  • Shamp shared election denial content that she attributed to QAnon influencer Stormy Patriot Joe.
  • Shamp shared a quote that she attributed to QAnon influencer Jordan Sather.
  • Shamp shared election denial content that she attributed to QAnon influencer InevitableET.
  • Shamp shared election denial content that she attributed to QAnon influencer KanekoaTheGreat.
  • Shamp has repeatedlyshared the QAnon-promoting account AnonPatriotQ, including to push election denialism.
  • Shamp shared a video from the QAnon influencer aTimeQ that features the QAnon-alignedslogan “the Great Awakening.”

In addition to Shamp, Arizona state Sens. David Farnsworth, Wendy Rogers, and Justine Wadsack have endorsed or promoted QAnon. Arizona sheriff Mark Lamb, who is running for the U.S. Senate, has also been attempting to appeal to QAnon followers.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Arizona Republicans Feature  '#TeamYe' Conspiracy Theorist On Covid-19 Panel

Arizona Republicans Feature '#TeamYe' Conspiracy Theorist On Covid-19 Panel

Arizona Republican lawmakers at the state and federal level have created a committee that will bring in alleged experts to talk about COVID-19. One of their scheduled panelists is an Alex Jones follower who has said that “9/11 was an inside job” and wrote that she’s on “#TeamYe” after the rapper’s notorious appearance on Jones’ program.

Arizona Republicansset up the Novel Coronavirus Southwestern Intergovernmental Committee, which they claim will “examine federal, state and local efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.” The committee features Arizona state legislators and U.S. members of Congress.

One of the committee's “expert panelistsnext week is Kristen Meghan, who is described as an industrial hygienist. Meghan is also a podcast host and guest on various streaming programs.

She has also described herself as “a former contributor” to Alex Jones’ show. She has appeared on the show to criticize vaccine mandates -- alongside scheduled committee panelist Tammy Clark -- and talk about chemtrails, the conspiracy theory “that governments or shadowy forces are routinely spraying the planet with chemicals.” (Meghan has written that “chemtrails is a term used to disparage the truth about it.”) She told Jones during one appearance that his film Terrorstorm -- which purports to document how 9/11 was an inside job -- “woke me up.”

Meghan has frequently promoted 9/11 conspiracy theories. She has tweeted:

  • “9/11 was an inside job for sure!” [link]
  • “Does anyone even believe it wasn't an inside job? Hell, most of my fellow veterans definitely don't believe the official story.” [link]
  • “Brace yourself for the amount of 9/11 truth tweets I will be posting all day.” [link]
  • “tower 7 pancaked into itself, which was demo.” [link]
  • “#afterseptember11 I joined the military, only to later learn it was a false flag sold to us with lies and flawed logic.” [link]

She has also tweeted that the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing “was an inside job.”

On December 1, Ye (the rapper formerly known as Kanye West) appeared on Alex Jones’ show and “repeatedly referred to antisemitic stereotypes, made antisemitic jokes and praised Hitler.” Following his appearance, Meghan wrote “#TeamYe” and “I don't agree with everything Ye or Alex does, but I agree with a lot and support free speech that is suppressed.” She then added in response to a Twitter user: “I said this because the video of Ye talking about Hitler and Nazis is the only thing some may stick to when they see my tweet and I don't need the ‘oh you live Nazis’ replies. And, Ron Paul is pretty close to my mental twin.”

The Arizona committee will also feature COVID-19 conspiracy theorists Peter McCullough and Pierre Kory, among others.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Eric Trump and Charlie Ward

Eric Trump: I Won't Appear With Hitler-Promoting Antisemites (This Week)

Two Hitler-promoting antisemites were dropped from a speaking engagement at former President Donald Trump's Miami hotel alongside key members of the ex-president’s orbit, including his son Eric Trump. The cancellations came only after Team Trump was heavily criticized for associating with the antisemites and after Eric Trump already spoke alongside them at numerous other stops.

Trump ally Alan Dershowitz relayed a message from Eric Trump on his Rumble podcast yesterday, stating: “This is from Eric Trump: I asked the event organizer that the speaker be uninvited and they -- because there's more than one -- won't be allowed on our property. Don't know the person or anything about them. … They will no longer be here.” The tour’s website no longerlists them as speakers at Trump's Miami hotel. (The speakers in question, Scott McKay and Charlie Ward, are still listed as overall tour “featured" speakers.)

The ReAwaken America tour, which has been going around the country, is making its latest stop at Trump National Doral in Miami on Friday and Saturday. McKay and Ward, who both host shows on Rumble, were scheduled to speak alongside numerous members of Trump’s orbit, including Eric and Lara Trump; Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes; former senior Department of Defense official Kash Patel; and former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.

McKay has said that “Hitler was actually fighting the same people that we're trying to take down today.” He’s also claimed Jewish people orchestrated 9/11 and presidential assassinations; and said Jewish people torture and eat children.

Ward has shared posts praising Hitler for supposedly “warning us” about Judaism; claiming that “VIRUSES are Man (JEW) made”; and attacking the alleged Jewish media for supposedly lying about the Holocaust.

Eric Trump and the two Hitler-promoting antisemites have spoken at prior stops together, including at Nashville in January; Branson in November; Batavia/Rochester in August; and Virginia Beach in July. McKay wrote last year that Eric Trump “says his Dad loves what we’re doing.” The two have had their picture taken with Eric Trump.

Tour co-founder Clay Clark recently celebrated that McKay has gained access to Team Trump, telling him: “You've stuck to your guns. ... Now you're seeing folks like Eric Trump and Kash Patel and Gen. Flynn on the same stage with yourself." (Clark is a frequent guest on the programs of McKay and Ward.)

McKay and Ward were invited to speak at the Trump Doral event until Eric Trump’s association with them became a liability.

Media Matters reported on Eric Trump’s connections to the two, including their scheduled Trump Doral appearances, inFebruary. That reporting was re-upped on May 8 with additional information. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow then dedicated part of her May 8 show to covering the event.

Eric Trump initially responded not by publicly denouncing the two antisemites but by threatening to “take legal action against” Maddow for her accurate reporting. He followed that by suggesting that reporting on the event was timed to distract from Hunter Biden news and hiding behind “my Orthodox Jewish brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, who Lara and I chose to marry us on our wedding day.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper reported yesterday on the event and said that Eric Trump stated that organizers told him that McKay and Ward would be dropped.

Media Matters has documented over 100 instances of Republican politicians embracing antisemitic media figures since 2021.

While McKay and Ward are no longer part of the Trump Doral event, the tour is still scheduled to feature numerous far-right conspiracy theorists, including fellow QAnon supportersMel K, Ann Vandersteel, Gene Ho, John Michael Chambers, and Liz Crokin; January 6 insurrectionist Simone Gold; Stella Immanuel, a COVID-19 conspiracy theorist who “believes in Alien DNA, demon Sperm, and hydroxychloroquine”; and Julie Green, who has claimed that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “loves to drink the little children’s blood.”

And while it’s still early, a poster for the tour’s Las Vegas stop in August features McKay, Ward, and Eric Trump, along with Alex Jones.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Eric Trump and Charlie Ward

Hitler-Loving Anti-Semites To Speak At Trump Doral Alongside Eric Trump

The Trump National Doral resort will host two antisemites who have promoted pro-Adolf Hitler propaganda and spread virulently antisemitic conspiracy theories. They will be speaking at an event in Miami alongside numerous Team Trump personalities, including Eric Trump, Lara Trump, and Devin Nunes.

Trump Doral speaker Scott McKay, who has a streaming show on Rumble, has claimed that Jewish people orchestrated 9/11 and were responsible for the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and William McKinley. He has also said that Jewish people routinely torture children and eat their hearts.

He has praised Hitler for supposedly trying to take down a Jewish banking system and said, “Hitler was actually fighting the same people that we're trying to take down today.”

Trump Doral speaker Charlie Ward, who also streams a show on Rumble, has shared posts praising Hitler for supposedly “warning us” about Judaism; claiming that “VIRUSES are Man (JEW) made”; and attacking the alleged Jewish media for supposedly lying about the Holocaust.

The two are featured speakers in the “ReAwaken America” tour, which is set to stop at Trump’s Miami hotel on May 12 and 13. Scheduledtospeak alongside McKay and Ward are numerous members of Trump’s orbit, including: Eric Trump, Lara Trump, former Trump economic adviser Peter Navarro, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former senior Department of Defense official Kash Patel, former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes, and Trump ally Roger Stone.

Numerous other far-right conspiracy theorists will be speaking, including Stella Immanuel, Mel K, Liz Crokin, Ann Vandersteel, Mike Lindell, and Patrick Byrne.

Media outlets have previously noted that the tour, which has been holding events across the country, has also featured QAnon supporters, conspiracy theories, and Christian nationalist rhetoric.

Michael Flynn co-founded the tour and also has a history of antisemitism. He stated on the tour that he wants the United States to “have one religion.” In 2016, he shared -- and then deleted -- a tweet stating “Not anymore, Jews. Not anymore.” And in 2021, he criticized Holocaust victims, stating: “Jesus, how could somebody stand there and just allow these people to do that to them? And then knowing what they knew, how could they get on that train? I would have rather attacked that machine gun nest.”

During a recent appearance on a QAnon program, tour co-founder Clay Clark told viewers that “Eric Trump is a good friend of mine” and said “it's exciting … that Trump's inner circle is now going, they're all reaching out to our tour, to the ReAwaken America tour, to Gen. Flynn, to myself, to Kash Patel. And they're all saying, hey, can we come to the tour?”

Team Trump is hosting and participating in the tour and associating with its Hitler-promoting speakers despite heavy criticism over Trump’s meeting last December with Ye and Nick Fuentes, who have similarly praised Hitler.

The Trump officials’ association with McKay and Ward is part of a larger Republican Party pattern, with numerous officialspromoting or speaking alongside antisemites.

Scott McKay claimed Jewish people torture children and eat their hearts 

McKay, who also goes by Patriot Streetfighter, is a speaker at the Trump Doral event. He frequently makes antisemitic comments. Among the many examples:

  • McKay claimed that Jewish people “built Hitler. … He was created by them” because they needed a catalyst to profit from a military conflict. He also praised Hitler for supposedly attempting to spurn his Jewish creators by trying to break “free of the Rothschilds’ corrupt money-magic fiat system” and create “a banking system for the people and the free world.”
  • McKay said: “Hitler was actually fighting the same people that we're trying to take down today.”
  • McKay claimed that 9/11 was perpetrated by “the same group of people that has done a very good job at hiding under the religion of Judaism."
  • McKay claimed that many Jewish people are hiding “under the cover of this religion called Judaism” so they can “murder children.”
  • McKay claimed that Jewish people practice “satanism, child sacrifice, bleeding them out, torturing them, consuming them, eating their heart.”
  • McKay claimed that Jewish people created a banking system “in exchange for the child blood sacrifices.”
  • McKay claimed that Jewish people were responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing and the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and William McKinley.

For more on Scott McKay, go here.

Charlie Ward shared posts praising Hitler for “warning us” about Judaism

Ward is a speaker at the Trump Doral event. During a November ReAwaken America tour stop in Branson, Missouri, he said: “How many people in here know that more people have been killed by the jab than were killed in the Holocaust? And they're still doing it because nobody can stop them.”

He frequently promotes antisemitism and pro-Hitler content. Among the many examples:

  • Ward shared a post embedding a speech by Hitler and praising him for “warning us” about Judaism.
  • Ward promoted a book which claims to show “that the official narrative of the Holocaust cannot be sustained.”
  • Ward shared a post claiming that “VIRUSES are Man (JEW) made including influenza, Polio, Measles, AIDS so was Covid created as a 'excuse' to vaccinate (contaminate)... .”
  • Ward shared a post that referenced the antisemitic publication the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: “The vaxxx passports are for you the GOYIM not for the specially selected, some elites and the 33's and above - THE RULES DO NOT APPLY .. You are the EXPERIEMENT NOT THEM - Protocols of ZION.”
  • Ward shared a post that stated: “On this Memorial Day please remember the sacrifices our soldiers make so that JEWISH DRUG DEALERS can grow Poppy Plants in Afghanistan and control the worldwide Heroin supply.”

For more on Charlie Ward, go here.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Paul Gosar

Paul Gosar Uses House Newsletter To Promotes Hitler-Loving Website

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) used his House.gov newsletter to direct people to a story posted on a Holocaust-denier website that praised him for attacking “Jewish warmongers” for their support of Ukraine. Gosar was promoting Veterans Today, an antisemitic website that has called the Holocaust a “lie” and a “hoax” and praised Hitler as a “great man” and “a man of valor.”

Gosar’s promotion of Veterans Today is another chapter in his extensive book of antisemitic associations. He has embraced Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes; praised Holocaust denier Vincent James Foxx and promoted his work (including in his newsletter); and defended and praised social media platform Gab and its CEO, Andrew Torba.

Gosar releases a weekly newsletter which includes a section about “Gosar in the News and Other Must-Read Stories.” His April 16 newsletter included a link to a February 26 Veterans Today post by senior editor Jonas E. Alexis that has the headline “Congressman: Jewish warmongers Nuland & Blinken ‘Are Dangerous Fools Who Can Get Us All Killed.’” (Gosar’s newsletter omitted the word “Jewish" before warmongers from its link description.) The Veterans Today article is actually a repost of an article by the Kremlin-funded Sputnik that did not carry the “Jewish warmongers” descriptor.

Gosar is sending readers to an antisemiticsite that frequently publishes content denying the Holocaust. For instance, Veterans Today posted an article titled “Who Really Wanted the Holocaust? (Not the Nazis!)” which claimed to “document why it was that the Nazis did not want the Holocaust and why, instead, Jewish Zionists did” and another piece -- since deleted -- which claimed that “the Holocaust was in fact a (Big Zionist) Jew on (Little non-Zionist) Jew False Flag operation.” It also reposted a piece by neo-NaziAndrew Anglin with the headline “Malignant Jew Goofball Dennis Prager Says You’re Going to Hell If You Don’t Believe His Ridiculous Gas Chamber Hoax.”

Veterans Today has published pro-Hitler propaganda. One piece (“A Defense of Hitler as a Heroic War Veteran?”) called Hitler “a man of valor” and “a great man.” Another stated that while Hitler “intended to save humankind, instead, he has been vilified with the epithet of being the most hated man—and most evil ruler—in human history.“

Jonas E. Alexis, whose byline is on the post that Gosar promoted, has a history of antisemitism. His prior articles include:

In 2017, Politicoreported that Veterans Today is connected to Kremlin propaganda and that “the site has consistently published articles that push the Kremlin party line.”

House Republicans reinstated Gosar to committee assignments after he was removed in the prior Congress for posting an anime video that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Arizona GOP Senate Candidate Appears On Antisemitic Web Network

Arizona GOP Senate Candidate Appears On Antisemitic Web Network

Arizona sheriff Mark Lamb, who is reportedly expected to announce that he’s running for U.S. Senate, previously appeared on an antisemitic network that warns viewers about purported “seditious Jews,” a “Jew coup,” and “Jewish tyrants.” During the episode on which Lamb appeared, the network’s leader claimed that Jewish people “squash” and “crush” people.

Media Matters previously documented how Lamb, who is the Republican sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona, has built his public profile through right-wing media, and has connections to far-right groups. He has also pushed the QAnon conspiracy theory.

Lamb's time in the right-wing media swamps has included an August 2021 appearance on TruNews, a network that is dedicated to attacking Jewish people. Content on the site includes: “Jew Coup: Seditious Jews Orchestrating Trump Impeachment Lynching”; “TruNews looks at Jewish contribution to legalized abortion … We Delve Deeper Into The Origins Of Abortion And How It Has Become America’s Jewish Holocaust”; and “God has not forsaken the Jews. The Jews, however, have forsaken God.”;

The Twitter account AZ Right Wing Watch noted Lamb’s appearance at the time.

TruNews is led by Rick Wiles, a virulent antisemite who has said of Jewish people: “That’s the way the Jews work. They are deceivers, they plot, they lie, they do whatever they have to do to accomplish their political agenda. … You have been taken over by a Jewish cabal.” He has also claimed that “the American people are being oppressed by Jewish tyrants” and the impeachment of Donald Trump was a “Jew coup.”

During the program Lamb appeared on -- but prior to his interview -- Wiles delivered a characteristic rant about Jewish people after an organization complained about him, stating: “This is what the Jews do against me every single day to squash, to squeeze anybody that is speaking up. They don't want anybody to tell the truth in this country. And they're using their power through the banks, through government agencies, through social media, whatever they've got, they're using their power to squeeze until there's nobody left with anything to say against them. And when they have crushed everybody, they will crush you.”

Lamb appeared later on the program in an interview with Doc Burkhart and Lauren Witzke. Burkhart, who acts as Wiles’ sidekick, has attacked Jewish right-wing commentator Ben Shaprio because he is “Christ-denying” and “antichrist” and, in the words of TruNews, helped “expose the Jewish financial control that is holding the US and the world in slavery.” Witzke is a white nationalist and conspiracy theorist who has a history of bigoted remarks. She is also an ally of antisemite and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. (Witkze now works for pro-violence conspiracy theorist Stew Peters, who also has a history of pushing antisemitism, after she had a falling out with TruNews.)

During his TruNews interview, Lamb discussed “his ban on Vaccine Mandates for his officers and an American’s right to privacy” and “the surge in opioid deaths as the Mexican cartels smuggle fentanyl-laced heroin across the Southern Border.”

Lamb used the appearance to attempt to burnish his right-wing credentials to TruNews’ audience with apparent success: TruNews headlined his appearance “Sheriff Lamb Stands Up To Vaccine Tyrants” and Witzke and Burkhart praised him for “fighting back” and “standing up” against vaccine mandates.

Lamb could have easily found out about the antisemitic nature of the network by doing a simple Google search. TruNews had also been in the nationalmedia before his interview because of criticism over the Trump administration issuing press passes to the network and Donald Trump Jr. giving them an interview. (A spokesperson for Trump Jr. later distanced him from the network.)

Lamb supported Witzke when she ran for U.S. Senate in Delaware, tweeting on July 30, 2020, after the two visited the U.S.-Mexico border: “It was so great to meet you! It means a lot that you would take the time to come see the issue firsthand. The people of Delaware would be lucky to have you.”

The Republican sheriff will potentially match up against Kari Lake, who falsely claims her 2022 gubernatorial race was stolen from her. She last year endorsed an antisemitic commentator in the non-neighboring state of Oklahoma and then half-heartedly rescinded it after controversy.

Media Matters has frequently documented how Republican officials have associated with antisemitic media figures. Several other Republican officials have appeared on TruNews, including Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Tucker Carlson

Text Shows Carlson Promoting Holocaust Denier On White Nationalist Hub

Fox News host Tucker Carlson shared the work of David Cole, a Holocaust denier who writes for a white nationalist hub that carries headlines like “The Trouble with Blacks” and “Our De Facto Antiwhite Apartheid.” Carlson’s reading list is the latest revelation in the recently released tranche of documents from the Fox News/Dominion lawsuit.

Dominion Voting Systems has been engaged in a legal battle against Fox News for its lies about the company’s role in the 2020 election. Numerous embarrassingtexts have been released during the process, including Carlson’s admission that he hates former President Donald Trump “passionately.”

A buried text in one of the documents is from November 17, 2020, when Carlson shared a Taki’s Magazinecolumn published the same day with an unidentified person, who told Carlson that it was “a smart piece.”

Taki’s Magazine is an online publication founded by Taki Theodoracopulos, a notoriously racist columnist who has defended Nazis. The outlet is a hub for white nationalist writers including VDare.com founder Peter Brimelow, VDare writer John Derbyshire, and American Renaissance leader Jared Taylor. Its former managing editor is white supremacist and “Unite the Right” participant Richard Spencer.

The outlet also publishes Holocaust denier David Cole. The far-right commentator is bestknown for producing content claimingthat Auschwitz wasn’t an extermination camp with gas chambers (it was) and questioning whether 6 million Jewish people died in the Holocaust. (Cole, who is Jewish, has claimed that he is not a Holocaust denier but says he continues to question Auschwitz and the Holocaust’s death toll.)

Taki’s Magazine is a cesspool of white nationalist content. Headlines on the site have included: “Blacks Behaving Badly in Memphis”; “America’s Black Male Problem”; “The Trouble with Blacks” (since deleted); “Our De Facto Antiwhite Apartheid”; and “None Dare Call it Replacement.”

Cole’s piece that Carlson shared in 2020 was similarly racist and argued that Republicans shouldn’t shy away from demonizing people from the “Third World.” Cole wrote that “voters (specifically the ones most open to voting GOP) notice who is committing the crimes in their city” and they “understand that the Third Worlding of America is bad.” He suggested that politicians should follow Trump’s 2016 messaging and argue: “Illegals are swarming the country; I see it. Third World nations are not sending their best; I see it. They’re committing crimes; I’m acknowledging it. And I’ll stem that flow.”

Carlson, of course, is himself a whitenationalist and has defended white nationalist outlets with similar ideologies like VDare and Gab. He regularly uses his show to push white nationalist content -- to thedelight of his fellow white nationalists.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Ron DeSantis

Violating Fox 'Ethics' Policy, Ingraham Joined DeSantis Donor Event

Fox News host Laura Ingraham helped Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis this past weekend by participating in a retreat for his donors. Her assistance for the likely presidential candidate, which appears to violate Fox’s policy, comes as former President Donald Trump escalates his attacks against DeSantis.

Ingraham hosts The Ingraham Angle, where she attacks LGBTQpeople, pushes COVID-19 misinformation, and complains about diversity efforts. Fox News is a vital platform for DeSantis, who has made far more appearances than Trump on the network since the 2020 elections. Ingraham has frequently hosted DeSantis and hasrepeatedlypraised his purported leadership.

Trump has been trying to work the refs by attacking Fox News for supposedly moving on from him, including writing that “FoxNews is promoting Ron DeSanctus so hard and so much that there’s not much time left for Real News.” (The recent legal filings by Dominion reveal how deep in the tank the network has been for Trump.)

DeSantis held a retreat for donors in Palm Beach, Florida, as he charts a potential path to the Republican presidential nomination. Ingraham was part of the festivities, conducting what was described by Politico and Associated Press reporters as a “fireside chat” with the governor.

The Washington Post, which noted Ingraham’s presence, wrote that DeSantis’ gathering “was part of his increasingly open encroachments into the former president’s longtime support base and ideological turf” and “designed to showcase DeSantis’s record and show it could be applied nationally, people familiar with the event said.”

Fox News said in November 2018 that it “does not condone any talent participating in campaign events.” DeSantis’ political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, reportedly organized last weekend’s gathering. Numerous other Fox News personalities have participated in campaign events despite the purported policy, including prime-time host Sean Hannity, who participated in three campaign rallies for DeSantis in 2018.

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CNN Didn't Disclose Trumpy Pundit's Lobbying For Norfolk Southern Rail

CNN Didn't Disclose Trumpy Pundit's Lobbying For Norfolk Southern Rail

CNN’s State of the Union host Dana Bash held a Sunday roundtable discussion about the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment featuring CNN political commentator David Urban, who said that “there's plenty of blame to go around on this” and pivoted to criticizing the Biden administration. CNN never disclosed or asked Urban about his work for the culpable railroad, Norfolk Southern, which paid him and his then-lobbying firm over a million dollars.

Urban was until 2020 the president of the lobbying firm American Continental Group, where he lobbied for Norfolk Southern on “transportation issues related to railways” starting in 2009, according to federal disclosure forms. He and his firm collected at least $1,140,000, according to a calculation of federal data by ProPublica.

The Republican commentator is now the managing director for BGR Group, a leading lobbying firm that presents countless conflicts of interest for his on-air work. In its most recent lobbying quarter, BGR has continued to lobby on transportation issues. Its website also states: “Our clients in the aviation, automotive, rail, shipping and mass transit industries rely on BGR to educate political leaders about how vital these industries are to domestic and international commerce.”

Urban also played a keyrole in the election of former President Donald Trump, who weakened safety regulations in the rail industry.

He appeared on the February 26 edition of CNN’s State of the Union, where he participated in a panel discussion about East Palestine. CNN identified him on screen as a CNN political commentator and former Trump campaign adviser.

During the segment, Bash said that the Trump administration rolled back regulations, to which Urban replied: “There's plenty of blame to go around on this, on these kind -- when these kinds of things happen. But what's important is what we do moving forward, right, to take care of the people in these towns and communities.” He then went on to criticize the Biden administration for allegedly “sloughing off” the crisis.

CNN and Bash didn’t disclose Urban’s work for Norfolk Southern and BGR’s connections to the railroad industry. And Bash didn’t challenge him on whether any of the “blame” should go to Norfolk Southern or about his own work for the company. Norfolk Southern, specifically, lobbiedagainst safety regulations.

CNN has continued to employ Urban despite a dizzying array of ethical problems. For example:

  • Urban urged a military strike against Iran without any disclosure that he worked for defense contractors.
  • Urban praised then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper without the network disclosing that he personally lobbied the Defense Department on behalf of defense contractors.
  • Urban repeatedly attacked environmental protections without disclosing he lobbied for fossil fuel-related clients including Norfolk Southern, which transports coal.
  • Urban repeatedlypushedfor the passage of a trade agreement on-air after he was hired to lobby for it. The network didn’t disclose the conflict of interest.
  • Urban touted a lobbying client’s opposition to a tax bill without any disclosure that they paid him.

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Eric Trump

Eric Trump On Speaking Tour With Hitler-Loving Antisemitic Propagandist

Eric Trump is touring with far-right commentator Charlie Ward, an antisemite who has shared posts praising Adolf Hitler for supposedly “warning us” about Judaism; claiming that “VIRUSES are Man (JEW) made”; and calling 9/11 a Jewish plot. He’s also promoted a book which claims “that the official narrative of the Holocaust cannot be sustained” and shared a video attacking the alleged Jewish media for supposedly lying about the Holocaust.

Ward, who is a QAnon supporter, has also promoted fringe conspiracy theories claiming the Earth is flat, the moon landing was faked, and prominent people including President Joe Biden and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett are actually “reptilian humanoid hybrids.”

Ward is the host of the The Charlie Ward Show, which has over 180,000 subscribers on Rumble. Dinesh D’Souza, Roger Stone, Kash Patel, Michael Flynn, and British Member of Parliament Andrew Bridgen have appeared on his program. Flynn, who has his own history of antisemitism and religious bigotry, has praised Ward as “a champion” who has been “exposing the deception and raising the truth to the level that it needs to be at.”

Ward has been a “featured” speaker on the ReAwaken America tour, which was founded by Flynn and Clay Clark. The tour features right-wing media personalities including Patel, Charlie Kirk, Peter Navarro, Mike Lindell, and Alex Jones. Speakers on the tour have pushed QAnon and COVID-19 conspiracy theories, pro-Trump rhetoric, and Christian nationalism.

Eric Trump is the tour’s most prominent featured speaker, and he and Ward most recently appeared at the tour’s stop in Nashville, Tennessee, last month. He and Ward are on a promotional poster for its next stop at the Trump Organization’s Doral resort in Miami, Florida.

Ward posted pictures of himself and Eric Trump last August and October.

Media Matters previously reported that the ReAwaken Tour is hosting another antisemitic “featured” speaker in Scott McKay. He has claimed that Jewish people are fakes and have perpetrated 9/11; set up banking systems “in exchange for the child blood sacrifices”; and engineered presidential assassinations, among many other crimes. McKay has also praised Hitler and said he was trying to create “a banking system for the people and the free world.”

Eric Trump touring with antisemitic commentators is part of a larger pattern within the Republican Party.

Ward Is An Antisemite Who Promotes Hitler And Holocaust Denial

On his Telegram page, Ward shared a post embedding a speech by Hitler and praising him for “warning us” about Judaism. Here is that post:

Ward also promoted the book And I suppose we didn't go to the Moon, either, which claims to show “that the official narrative of the Holocaust cannot be sustained.” James Fetzer, who is also a libelous Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist, authored that book.

Ward frequently shares virulent antisemitism on his Telegram page. Here are some examples:

  • Ward shared a post claiming that “VIRUSES are Man (JEW) made including influenza, Polio, Measles, AIDS so was Covid created as a 'excuse' to vaccinate (contaminate)...”
  • Ward shared a video attacking COVID-19 vaccinations which claimed: “Oy vey jews faking taking the vaccine, why is this important you ask? The numbers say that Israel has vaccinated highest percent of population (63%). They have 9m people living in Israel, they also have least amount side effects (0.3%), pushing the narrative that the vaccine is not harmful.”
  • Ward shared a post that stated: “On this Memorial Day please remember the sacrifices our soldiers make so that JEWISH DRUG DEALERS can grow Poppy Plants in Afghanistan and control the worldwide Heroin supply.”
  • Ward shared a post that referenced the antisemitic publication the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: “The vaxxx passports are for you the GOYIM not for the specially selected, some elites and the 33's and above - THE RULES DO NOT APPLY .. You are the EXPERIEMENT NOT THEM - Protocols of ZION.”
  • Ward has pushed the “Khazarian Mafia” conspiracy theory, which claims that many Jewish people are frauds trying to carry out an evil conspiracy against the world.
  • Ward shared a meme featuring puppet strings and stating that Jewish people control the government and the media.
  • Ward shared a video attacking various people for being Jewish; it included a slide -- embedded below -- attacking the purported Jewish media for being “Americans’ main sources of information about Hitler and Germany. Do you see the (((problem)))?” (The triple parentheses is an antisemitic meme.)

Ward trivialized the Holocaust during the ReAwaken America tour. During a November stop in Branson, Missouri, he said: “How many people in here know that more people have been killed by the jab than were killed in the Holocaust? And they're still doing it because nobody can stop them.”

Ward Is A QAnon Follower, Pushes Flat Earth, Moon Landing And 'Lizard People'

Ward has shared conspiracy theories online. Here are just some of those:

  • Ward is a QAnonconspiracy theorist who has frequently shared QAnon propaganda.
  • He promoted the claim that the Earth is actually flat and elites are supposedly hiding this fact.
  • He is a 9/11 truther who has shared material claiming “ISRAEL DID 9-11.”
  • He promoted the claim that the moon landing was faked.
  • While using an antisemitic dog whistle (“goyim”), Ward claimed: “The Corona virus is a false flag plandemic, Covid (Certificate of vaccination digital Identification) is to bring in your digital id, high tech 24/7 surveillance in the form of the 5#G powergrid, ultimate control over each one of you, no human rights, cashless society, government owned children, a one world government.... the NEW WORLD ORDER, (documented and planned for decades!!!!). To bring in a state of Totalitarian despotism. A tyrannical dictatorship of the proletariat to control and enslave the goyim.”
  • He shared a post claiming: “George Floyd is alive, it was just another false flag.”
  • He shared a post claiming that Biden may be using a body double or is a clone.
  • He haspromoted the conspiracy theory that some humans are actually lizards. For instance, he shared a post claiming that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is actually a “reptoid” shape-shifter who is also Biden’s daughter.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Musk Monetizes Holocaust Denial On Twitter With Corporate Ads

Musk Monetizes Holocaust Denial On Twitter With Corporate Ads

Advertisements for companies including The Wall Street Journal, Nokia, FanDuel, and Thermo Fisher have been appearing on the Twitter accounts of antisemites who have denied the Holocaust. The monetization of accounts run by Holocaust deniers is yetanotherexample of Twitter CEO Elon Musk's reckless attempts to wring money out of the platform.

Twitter profiting from bigoted accounts has been a recurring theme for the company under Musk. Washington Post technology columnist Taylor Lorenz reported yesterday on a new analysis by the Center for Countering Digital Hate which “uncovered multiple examples of advertisements from major national brands, including Amazon, Apple TV, the NFL and Fiverr, that appeared next to content” from 10 previously banned extremist influencers who were reinstated under Musk’s leadership. (Fiverr subsequently said that it stopped Twitter advertising.)

Separately, Media Matters reviewed five different Twitter accounts run by people who have pushed Holocaust denial: Mark Collett (MarkACollett), the Institute for Historical Review (HistoryinReview), E. Michael Jones (EMichaelJones1), Lana Lokteff (LanaLokteff), and Henrik Palmgren (Henrik_Palmgren). Those accounts are also subscribed to Twitter Blue, the paid subscription service introduced by Musk that’s been a boon for scammers, misinformers, and hate speech. Musk recently stated that Twitter Blue accounts will be able to share revenue “that appear in their reply threads.”

We found numerous advertisements while scrolling through their account pages. Those advertisers included but were not limited to the following companies, which spent nearly $30 million combined on Twitter advertising in 2022, according to a Media Matters analysis of Pathmatics data:

The following are brief summaries of the five accounts.

Mark Collett (MarkACollett)

Mark Collett is a British neo-Nazi writer who was the chairman of the youth division of the far-right British National Party (BNP). He has praised Adolf Hitler and reportedly promotedMein Kampf to followers. Collett has also denied the Holocaust, writing in his book that “when it comes to the notion of white guilt, nothing is pushed more strongly nor made more prominent in the minds of Western people than the holocaust. The holocaust is the alleged extermination of six million Jews." He also wrote: "Western man is also brainwashed and enslaved by notions of white guilt that stem from false historical narratives of his colonial past, slavery and the Holocaust.”

The Institute for Historical Review (HistoryinReview)

The Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that the Institute for Historical Review “is a pseudo-academic organization that claims to seek ‘truth and accuracy in history,’ but whose real purpose is to promote Holocaust denial and defend Nazism.”

Its account includes such tweets as: “Why is the Holocaust the only historical event you’re not allowed to scrutinize?”; “Why did the Polish Government in Exile never mention the supposed slaughter in Auschwitz until 1945?”; and “While Roosevelt’s record in dealing with the Depression is pretty well known, the remarkable story of how Hitler tackled the crisis is not widely understood or appreciated. How Hitler Tackled Unemployment And Revived Germany’s Economy by Mark Weber.”

E. Michael Jones (EMichaelJones1)

E. Michael Jones is an antisemitic writer and the host of a streaming program who repeatedly attacks Jewish people and the supposed “Holocaust narrative.” He is a Holocaust denier who has claimed, for instance, that there’s been a “creation of myths like the whole World War II story, including the Holocaust, that whole narrative as a way of — that increased Jewish power and the result was that they were able to impose their views more and more on the entire country.”

Lana Lokteff (LanaLokteff) and Henrik Palmgren (Henrik_Palmgren)

Lana Lokteff and Henrik Palmgren are the hosts of Red Ice TV, a network that promotes Holocaust denial. Palmgren, for instance, has tweeted out Holocaust-denying segments on their show about the purported “Truth Behind the Gates of Auschwitz”; “Mass Illusions: The Moon Landing, The Holocaust … ”; and “Making Critical Thinking Illegal: Questioning the Holocaust.”

Rolling Stonereported that “Lokteff has come to question the Holocaust, the government’s mass murder of Native Americans and the Armenian genocide.” She told the publication she “appreciates [Institute for Historical Review Director Mark] Weber for ‘tackling the gas chamber story,’ a reference to the organization’s longstanding efforts to build a case that the Auschwitz gas chambers were used only for delousing clothing, or as bomb shelters. ‘For me,’ says Lokteff, ‘looking into these things doesn’t mean, ‘Oh, I hate Jews.’ It’s like, ‘This many Jews didn’t die, alright?’”\

Research assistance by Sharon Kann

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DeSantis Appointee Said Fauci 'Should Face Firing Squad'

DeSantis Appointee Said Fauci 'Should Face Firing Squad'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been featuring anti-vaxxer Dr. Jon Ward at COVID-19 events as he positions himself for a 2024 presidential run. Ward said in a podcast appearance last year that Dr. Anthony “Fauci should face a firing squad” because of his work.

Ward is a Florida dermatologist who, as Politico recently reported, has become “a central figure in DeSantis’ Covid-19 events.” He appeared at a COVID-19 press conference with DeSantis on January 17. In August 2022, DeSantis appointed Ward to the Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees.

Ward has linked the death of Lisa Marie Presley to “Pfizer and Moderna” and told parents to lie to schools about their children’s COVID-19 history.

In a statement to Politico, a DeSantis spokesperson defended the governor and praised Ward, stating: “We thank Dr. Ward for lending his time and expertise to our press conference to ensure medical freedom is preserved in Florida.”

Ward has regularly appeared on podcasts and radio programs to discuss medical issues. During the September 8, 2022, edition of The Driveway Liberty Podcast, Ward piggybacked off of DeSantis’ statement that he wanted to chuck Fauci across the Potomac River by stating: “I think Fauci should face a firing squad myself.”

JON WARD: It’s just one of those things where I say Fauci by pushing only drugs that were Big Pharma drugs, by not being willing to tout very cheap, inexpensive, widely available medicines, Fauci killed hundreds of thousands of people. When Ron DeSantis said he would like to take that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac, I said, “Let me be the next one to chuck him across the Potomac.”

CO-HOST: Right. Yeah. So I think the next question — you’ve been through all the medical ethics classes that I sure as hell haven’t — what should happen to these people?

WARD: For Fauci, given what we know about the gain of function research in Wuhan and for him knowingly collaborating with international scientists to publish a paper claiming that there was no way that COVID was manmade and that it for sure was natural, I think Fauci should face a firing squad myself.

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Fox News Anchor To Keynote Fundraiser For Right-Wing 'Training' Outfit

Fox News Anchor To Keynote Fundraiser For Right-Wing 'Training' Outfit

Fox News' Martha MacCallum, one of the network’s main “news side” anchors, is scheduled to keynote a fundraiser for a Republican-aligned organization that helps train conservative leaders in Colorado.

MacCallum is the anchor of The Story with Martha MacCallum and is a regular moderator for Fox News debates and town halls. She and Special Report’s Bret Baier co-anchored Fox News’ coverage of the 2022 midterms. MacCallumhas a history of adopting and arguing for Republican positions in the network’s “straight news” coverage.

She is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Leadership Program of the Rockies’ (LPR) Annual Retreat on February 17-18. Fox News host Pete Hegseth and network contributors Kimberley Strassel and Jonathan Turley will also speak at the high-priced event. The event will additionally featureRed Pilled America podcast co-hosts Patrick Courrielche and Adryana Cortez, who are described as telling “the stories Hollywood and the Globalists don’t want you to hear.”

LPR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that, as it wrote on Twitter, “trains leaders to push forward the conservative agenda.” The organization, which offers training sessions and events throughout the year, was previously called the RepublicanLeadershipProgram. Its chairman is former Colorado Republican Rep.Bob Schaffer and its president is Republican consultant Shari Williams.

The Colorado Times Recorderprofiled the organization and reported that “in recent years the already conservative LPR has veered further right, selecting a number of students and featuring speakers whose public positions include not only unwavering support of Donald Trump but openly conspiratorial and bigoted beliefs.” The piece by Erik Maulbetsch also noted that “approximately one-third of Colorado’s Republican state legislators are LPR graduates.”

Fox’s Baier spoke at the event last year. In a clip of his speech posted online, Baier told the audience: “If more and more folks are like you and engaged, I think that, you know, there’s real hope.” Fox News anchor Dana Perino, Fox News anchor and Senior Vice President Neil Cavuto, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner, and Fox News reporter Lawrence Jones have also spoken to the Republican-aligned organization.

MacCallum’s speech is yet one more example of how Fox News helps Republican-aligned organizations on and off the air. Fox News personalities have also frequently participated in events for Republican Party politicians and organizations. It’s another indication of the decimation of the network’s “news side.”

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Kellyanne Touted RNC's 'Great Job' -- Without Disclosing Huge Sum It Paid Her

Kellyanne Touted RNC's 'Great Job' -- Without Disclosing Huge Sum It Paid Her

Fox News contributor Kellyanne Conway repeatedly went out of her way to praise the efforts of the Republican National Committee around the midterm elections, saying the organization did a “great job” and touting its voter contact program. Neither Fox nor Conway disclosed that the RNC has paid Conway’s firm more than $800,000 since last year.

The lack of disclosure about Conway’s financial ties goes against the ethics-challenged network’s purported policy. A Fox News spokesperson told the Washington Post in 2019 regarding work Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer did with the RNC that “Fox News requires contributors to disclose ties related to any topic he or she discusses on the air in which the contributor may have a financial interest.” The spokesperson added that such a rule would apply when talking about “the RNC on air.”

Conway is a Republican strategist who is best-known for her lie-filledtenure as senior counselor to former President Donald Trump. Fox News hired her on October 3. She is the founder of KAConsulting LLC, “which provides clients advice, polling, and media training.”

The RNC haspaid KAConsulting $829,969.38 since 2021 for a variety of expenses. The RNC’s most recent payment was on November 4 for “political strategy services.” The organization recently announced that Conway would serve on a Republican Party Advisory Council “to inform the Republican Party’s 2024 vision and beyond.”

The RNC has faced criticism from fellow Republicans after the GOP’s disappointing performance in the 2022 midterm elections. Blame has also been directed at RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, who presided over the party’s losses in 2020 as well.

Conway has used her Fox News platform to praise the RNC and play defense for McDaniel.

Conway appeared on the November 6 edition of Fox News Sunday, where she went out of her way to praise the RNC’s work. She stated: “I think that the Democrats have enraged people. That's their strategy. Republicans have engaged people. They've had 100 million voter contacts, 1 million volunteers and they've opened 38 community centers through the RNC where you can go into your community and find out what the difference between a Republican and Democrats is. I'd rather engage than enrage people. I think enraging is a failed strategy.”

The next day, she appeared on Sean Hannity’s program, where she again went out of her way to praise the RNC:

KELLYANNE CONWAY: It depends obviously on turnout. But it also depends on motivation and what I call investing in the non-sexy part of politics. OK? Everybody sees the ads, they see the rallies, the campaign, the candidate direct appeals, the TV interviews. What they don't see is who’s investing in data and digital. How many volunteers you have, how many voter contacts have you made. I don't really know what the DNC is doing, but the RNC has done a great job on this, as have all the committees. They've raised over $300 million and spent it. They have over 100 million voter contacts. Think about that. You're calling voters and you're the party talking about inflation, crime, education, immigration, border security, national security, financial security, physical security in your communities. They have over one million volunteers. And you see that all of these candidates have been very well resourced.

Following the midterms, Conway appeared on the November 14 edition of The Ingraham Angle and defended the RNC’s efforts from criticism, saying that Lee Zeldin should instead run for Senate instead of challenging McDaniel. (Zeldin recently announced he would not run for RNC chair.)

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): And by the way they want him to be RNC chief, there's a big push to get Zeldin to be head of the RNC.

CHARLES HURT (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): There has to be a future for people like Lee Zeldin, because he has demonstrated that he gets the message and he gets the mechanics. He does both.

INGRAHAM: Kellyanne you were shaking your head "no."

KELLYANNE CONWAY: I think the 168 [RNC membership] is in charge of electing them. Ronna McDaniel said she'll run again, they invested — I mean, they moved over $303 million to these candidates at the end, had 100 million voter contacts, 1 million volunteers, but I think Lee Zeldin.

INGRAHAM: But I mean none of that matters, does it, if we don't get the results we want.

CONWAY: I think it mattered.

INGRAHAM: I mean, I like Ronna McDaniel.

CONWAY: But hold on. Lee Zeldin is great. He should go take out Kirsten Gillibrand, who's one of the most unremarkable senators and one of the most unremarkable Dartmouth graduates of all time. But very quickly, I think that we didn't get some of the results we wanted because people believe the sugar high of these phony polls, and they were Republican leaning. Everybody went and cherry picked the polls they liked.

In none of those appearances did Conway or Fox News disclose that she has been paid by the RNC.

Correction (12/14):This piece originally stated that Conway encouraged Lee Zeldin to run for New York governor. In fact, she suggested he should run for Senate.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Republican Politicians Have Embraced Anti-Semitic Media Over 100 Times

Republican Politicians Have Embraced Anti-Semitic Media Over 100 Times

The Republican Party has an antisemitism problem that’s reflected in its support of antisemitic media. Media Matters found more than 100 examples of Republican officials and campaign nominees embracing and promoting antisemitic media figures and outlets in 2021 and 2022.

Republicans have promoted and embraced people who have said that “we don't want people who are Jewish”; stated that Jewish people should “get the fuck out of America”; smeared Jewish people as “deceivers” who “plot,” “lie,” and “do whatever they have to do to accomplish their political agenda”; claimed that there was a “Jew Coup” against former President Donald Trump; and wished for “a total Aryan victory.”

Former President Donald Trump, who is running again for the White House, recently met with two virulent antisemites and admirers of Hitler: Ye (formerly Kanye West) and Nick Fuentes. House Republicans are also set to reinstate the committee assignments of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) and Paul Gosar (AZ), who have both frequently advanced antisemitism.

Antisemitic Media Figures And Outlets

The following antisemitic media figures and outlets are referenced multiple times in this guide:

Nick Fuentes. Fuentes is a streamer who uses his platform to forward white nationalist and antisemitic views. He is a Holocaust denier who has said that he wants “a total Aryan victory”; claimed that Jewish people have too much power; and stated that Jewish people should “get the fuck out of America.”

Andrew Torba and Gab. Torba is the CEO of social media platform Gab, which is a haven for white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and antisemites. Torba has said that he wants to exclude Jewish people from American political life, stating: “We don't want people who are Jewish. … This is an explicitly Christian movement because this is an explicitly Christian country.” He claims that Jewish people have too much power and “we're not bending the knee to the 2% anymore.”

Vincent James Foxx and Daily Veracity. Foxx is a streamer who heads the white nationalist site Daily Veracity. Foxx is a Holocaust denier who has also said that “the Holocaust is weaponized” against white people. He's claimed that Jewish people supposedly “not only control Hollywood, congress, and the media, but they control social media as well.” And he's alleged that the impeachment of former President Donald Trump was “The Jew Coup.”

Allen and Francine Fosdick. The Fosdicks host a streaming program and organize a yearly conference. They 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 perpetuate evil “bloodlines” with other prominent Jewish people.

TruNews. TruNews is an antisemitic outlet led by Rick Wiles. TruNews has claimed that there was a “Jew coup” against former President Donald Trump and that “seditious Jews” were “orchestrating” his “impeachment lynching.” Wiles has said of Jewish people: “They are deceivers, they plot, they lie, they do whatever they have to do to accomplish their political agenda. … You have been taken over by a Jewish cabal.” He’s also claimed that “the American people are being oppressed by Jewish tyrants.”

Jarrin Jackson. Jackson is a streamer who unsuccessfully ran for the Oklahoma state Senate. He said that he “largely” agrees with the conspiracy theories that Jews are “taking over the world” and that they are attempting to get rid of white people through immigration and miscegenation. He’s also stated that he’s “not beholden to Jews” and listed “the Jews” as evidence that “evil exists.”

Republicans Embracing Antisemitic Media From 2021-2022

Across multiple months

  • Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar regularly posts on Gab.
  • Arizona state Rep. and secretary of state nominee (unsuccessful) Mark Finchem regularly posts on Gab.
  • Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers regularly posts on Gab.
  • Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward has repeatedly posted on Gab.
  • California House nominee (unsuccessful) Mike Cargile regularly posts on Gab.
  • Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert regularly posts on Gab.
  • Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz regularly posts on Gab.
  • Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene regularly posts on Gab.
  • Greene madeseven payments totaling $37,761.01 to Gab.
  • The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee in Idaho endorsed commentator David Reilly for a school board seat in 2021. Reilly has claimed “that ‘Judaism is the religion of anti-Christ,’ and that ‘all Jews are dangerous.’” In 2022, the Kootenai GOP paid $11,000 for “operations” to Reilly and also tried to install him in Idaho Democratic Party leadership. He served as avoting delegate at the Idaho GOP convention.
  • Maryland’s gubernatorial nominee (unsuccessful) Dan Cox frequently posted on Gab before removing his account following scrutiny.
  • New Hampshire state Rep. Roy Rock regularly posts on Gab.
  • New York Rep. Elise Stefanik stood by and defended right-wing commentator and congressional candidate (unsuccessful) Carl Paladino after he said that Hitler is “the kind of leader we need today. We need somebody inspirational.”
  • North Carolina House nominee (unsuccessful) Sandy Smith regularly posted on Gab.
  • Ohio House nominee (unsuccessful) J.R. Majewski regularly posts on Gab.
  • Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee (unsuccessful) Doug Mastriano regularly posted on Gab but later removed his account following criticism.
  • Washington House nominee (unsuccessful) Joe Kent regularlyposted on Gab.
  • The Ashtabula County Republican Party in Ohio regularly posted on Gab before the election.
  • The Douglas County Republican Party in Georgia repeatedly posted on Gab before the election.
  • The Wyoming Republican Party regularly posts on Gab.



  • Robert Regan, who would later become a Michigan state House nominee (unsuccessful), wrote a Facebook post that promoted a piece on the fringe right-wing website American Digital News accusing Jewish people, led by the Rothschild family, of causing global problems for their financial benefit.


  • Paul Gosar was the keynote speaker at Fuentes’ America First Political Action Conference. (Gosar and Fuentes met at a restaurant after the event.)


  • Republican National Committee member Solomon Yue, CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski and Drew Myers reported, appeared on the YouTube program of Greyson Arnold, who has “a history of racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi statements.” During the program, Yue “spoke supportively” of Nick Fuentes. “Yue told CNN in an email he was unaware of the views of either man, Arnold or Fuentes, at the time of the interview and rejected them.”
  • Robert Regan used Facebook to agree with an antisemitic meme by QAnon influencer Jordan Sather which stated: “What is the real virus plaguing the world? (((Them))).”


  • Paul Gosar, as CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck reported, took a trip to the border with Greyson Arnold.


  • Paul Gosar praised Fuentes and told people to follow him on Twitter.
  • Gosar wrote to the FBI asking for information about its No Fly List. He tweeted of his letter: “Today young America First supporters like @NickJFuentes and tomorrow anyone else the regime dislikes. Secret tribunals and no ability to challenge in court is immoral.”
  • Robert Regan shared a meme sourced from the defunct pro-Nazi website smoloko.com that claimed that feminism “is a Jewish program to degrade and subjugate white men.”


  • Wendy Rogers appeared on TruNews.
  • Paul Gosar promoted Foxx’s Daily Veracity on Twitter.





  • Paul Gosar promotedDaily Veracityfourtimes through his House email list.
  • Gosar promoted a column by Michelle Malkin on The Unz Review. As The Informant’s Nick Martin wrote, Gosar was promoting a site “that routinely publishes the work of neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and Holocaust deniers” and was founded “by former California businessman Ron Unz, who has written ‘it far more likely than not that the standard Holocaust narrative is at least substantially false, and quite possibly, almost entirely so.’”


  • Wendy Rogerswrote on Twitter: “Take Nick Fuentes off of the no fly list.”
  • Rogers wrote on Twitter: “Put President Trump, Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Nick Fuentes, and others back on Twitter. Take Nick Fuentes off of the No Fly List.”
  • Paul Gosar twicepromoted Foxx on Twitter.
  • Gosar, as Martin wrote, “retweeted Kyle Clifton, a young antisemite who has called Jews ‘evil’ and described the religion as an ‘elite cabal’ that controls the government and media.”
  • Gosar posted a video praising Gab and Andrew Torba.


  • Wendy Rogers wrote on Twitter after Nick Fuentes called her “based”: “Thank you, Nick Fuentes. We love you.”
  • Rogers wrote on Twitter: “Because Nick Fuentes said I am BASED, I am now truly BASED. It is official.”
  • Rogers wrote on Twitter: “To everyone who thinks they are BASED. I am officially based because Nick Fuentes said I am based. It is like knighthood. You have to get it from the originator.”
  • Rogers wrote on Gab: “I like Stew Peters, Lin Wood, Jarrin Jackson, and Nick Fuentes. I don’t know Baked Alaska but he is growing on me. Anyone who is being harassed by Pelosi’s Fedsurrection gulag team deserves to be heard.”
  • Rogers wrote on Gab: “Nick Fuentes and Lin Wood are being attacked by a lot of the same people. The Deep State is after them. That is why I defend them. I can't stand it when communists single out people and take away their rights and attempt to ruin their reputation.”
  • Paul Gosar responded to a tweet in which writer Jack Hadfield asked, “Why has Twitter taken down so many people on the populist nationalist right today?” Gosar wrote: “Go to Gab.” Hadfield has moderated a Facebook group that that includes “jokes about the Holocaust” and “antisemitic conspiracy theories.”



  • Arizona gubernatorial nominee (unsuccessful) Kari Lake wrote on Twitter: “Join me on Gab. So much less vitriol than Twitter and easy to use.”
  • Matt Gaetz wrote: “I’m LOVING Gab!”
  • Paul Gosar, as the Twitter account AZ Right Wing Watch wrote, shared a tweet from the account “Based Andy Biggs Fan.” The account features antisemitic content.
  • Gosar wrote on Gab: “The phony January 6th Committee's partisan witch-hunt continues as they have now set their sights on young conservative Christians like Nick Fuentes. This is pure political persecution and it has to stop. @realnickjfuentes.” Fuentes responded by thanking him.
  • Gosar quoted the Gab user “Retardedist Retarded Retard” and wrote: “Thank you all for inviting me onto Gab back in August. I love the platform and I love the communities that use it. Gab is the future of social media - it's an honor to have your support.” The user that Gosar quoted is an antisemiticfan of Nick Fuentes.
  • Wendy Rogers wrote on Gab: “Listen to Stew Peters, Bannon’s War Room, Lin Wood, Jarrin Jackson, Nick Fuentes, Alex Jones, Tucker, Flyover Conservatives and many others who are exposing the truth. We may not agree with everyone, but there is wisdom in many counselors and it is better than listening to the #MockingbirdMedia.”
  • Rogers wrote on Gab: “Free Nick Fuentes. Free everyone. Free speech is not dangerous. Silencing speech is dangerous. If they can ban Fuentes they can ban the gospel.”
  • Rogers wrote on Gab: “Good evening to everyone except the people who hate our freedom of speech and want to ban Nick Fuentes.”
  • Rogers wrote on Gab: “First they came for Alex Jones and no one said anything. Then they came for Nick Fuentes and no one did anything. Then they came for President Trump. Next they will come for all of us.”
  • Rogers wrote on Telegram: “Happy show Anniversary to the most persecuted man in America - Nick Fuentes.”
  • Rogers wrote on Telegram: “I like Lin Wood, Andrew Torba, Laura Loomer, Nick Fuentes, and General Flynn. I think I made everyone mad all at the same time. Here we go! #JesusIsKing.”
  • Rogers wrote on Telegram: “Any politician who whines about censorship but doesn’t defend President Trump, Alex Jones and Nick Fuentes is a hypocrite.”
  • Rogers wrote on Telegram: “The Feds need to restore Nick Fuentes’ ability to travel or they are no better than the USSR. Take him and other patriots off of the no fly list NOW.”


  • Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke at Nick Fuentes’ America First Political Action Conference.
  • Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who also unsuccessfully ran for governor, spoke at Fuentes’ America First Political Action Conference through a prerecorded message.
  • Paul Gosar spoke at Fuentes’ America First Political Action Conference through a prerecorded message.
  • Wendy Rogers spoke at Fuentes’ America First Political Action Conference through a prerecorded message.
  • McGeachin was pictured with Vincent James Foxx at an event. She was subsequently askedabout it but didn’t condemn him or his antisemitic views.
  • Rogers called on Foxx to “run for office.”
  • Gosar wrote: “I love Gab!”


  • Doug Mastriano appeared on Allen and Francine Fosdick’s program.
  • Paul Gosar wrote on Gab: “It's amazing what Andrew Torba and his team have done with Gab. I joined this truly free speech platform last November and since then I've watched as the performance, quality, and features have increased astronomically. There's even a Gab marketplace now where users can buy/sell goods and services. Andrew is a pioneer, leading millions away from the information stranglehold of Big Tech. I'm excited to see the Parallel Economy develop further. Gab on!”
  • Janice McGeachin defended speaking at Nick Fuentes’ America First Political Action Conference on the show of Jack Hadfield, who has moderated a Facebook group that that includes “jokes about the Holocaust” and “antisemitic conspiracy theories.”



  • Doug Mastriano appeared in a video interview with Andrew Torba, during which they both praised each other.
  • Media Matters documented that Georgia Senate nominee (unsuccessful) Herschel Walker ran advertising on Gab.
  • Media Matters documented that Paul Gosar has run advertising on Gab.


  • Joe Kent gave an interview to Greyson Arnold, as CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck reported.
  • Mark Finchem endorsed Jarrin Jackson.
  • Wendy Rogers endorsed Jarrin Jackson.
  • Paul Gosar wrote in a fundraising plea on Gab: “Andrew Torba & I have a great relationship and I'm thoroughly satisfied with my decision to join. Since that time, I have been attacked and smeared simply for having an account and posting on this platform to over 120,000 followers and for consistently promoting Gab on my other social media.”


  • The Washington Republican Party paid Greyson Arnold $821.87 for “payroll,” the Daily Beast reported.
  • Wendy Rogers thanked Andrew Torba for endorsing her state senate campaign.
  • Mark Finchem thanked Andrew Torba for endorsing his secretary of state campaign.
  • Doug Mastriano accepted a campaign donation from Gab CEO Andrew Torba.


  • J.R. Majewski reaffirmed his support for Gab following criticism in a post on the website.
  • Kari Lake endorsed antisemitic commentator Jarrin Jackson’s Oklahoma state senate bid, stating that “the Soros media attack him relentlessly because he's over the target.” Following criticism, she rescinded her endorsement through her campaign.
  • Paul Gosar wrote on Gab: “They've been going after Andrew Torba for months now - some would say years - because the platform that he is building threatens the Liberal World Order and their control over what we're allowed to say and see online.”


  • The Wyoming GOP praised Gab, writing: “The Wyoming Republican Party uses more than just Instagram and Facebook to communicate digitally. Gab is an awesome platform where Republican censorship is not evident. Head over to Gab and follow us @WYGOP.”
  • Paul Gosar promoted a filmfeaturing Nick Fuentes, writing: “The persecution against Christians and Conservatives by the Biden Regime brings great dishonor to our country. If Americans do not have the freedom to dissent, then they have no freedom at all.” He later deleted the tweet.


  • Missouri Sen.-elect Eric Schmitt tweeted that “America needs a @kanyewest @KidRock tour” shortly after Ye wrote his “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” tweet. Schmitt later deleted it and claimed he “wasn't aware of the recent comments.”
  • Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita tweetedafter Ye’s “death con 3” tweet: “The constant hypocrisy from the media is at an all-time high. They have now gone after Kanye for his new fashion line, his independent thinking, & for having opposing thoughts from the norm of Hollywood.”


  • Doug Mastriano’s campaign, the Daily Beast reported, helped with “a Facebook group which has for months featured a stream of xenophobic, transphobic, and antisemitic memes.”
  • Trump had dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
  • Paul Gosar wrote on Gab: “Gab is like Facebook but with free speech, anonymity, and a parallel economy of businesses who share our American values. The company is owned and run by Christian Americans, and the terms of service is the First Amendment. I'm glad to be here.”

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

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

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.