The New York Times helpfully tells you how to think about its current bête noire:
Mr. Cernovich is a blogger, author of books, YouTube personality and filmmaker with a far-right social media following. Much of his online persona is driven by two mottos: “conflict is attention” and “attention is influence.”
He told The New Yorker, “I use trolling tactics to build my brand.”
Before this week, he was perhaps best known for promoting false claims that Hillary Clinton was part of a pedophile ring located in the basement of a pizzeria. He describes himself as an “American nationalist” and has been involved in shaping alt-right messages on social media, according to The New Yorker. But he has denied being part of the alt-right movement, calling it “too obsessed with gossip and drama for my tastes” in a blog post….
During his YouTube broadcast on Tuesday, Mr. Cernovich denied accusations from critics that he is a misogynist, a rape apologist or a white nationalist. He said his past statements had been taken out of context and called some of them “obvious satire” that had been misinterpreted in bad faith.
“Nobody tells you how to be famous,” he said.
Later, shortly before appearing on a talk show hosted by Alex Jones, another far-right conspiracy theorist, Mr. Cernovich said he did not care if the media portrayed him positively or not.
“Look at me,” he said, speaking into the camera. “I did this to Susan Rice. I did this to Hillary Clinton. I’m doing real journalism. I’m destroying your fake news outlets. Look at me. Look at my face. I’m the media now.”
I know I feel much better informed now that I have been given permission to hate hate hate the evil Mikhael Chernobylich, who is obviously a liar, a misogynist, a rape apologist, an alt-right white nationalist and a far-right conspiracy theorist who will be devastated by this thoughtful, informative article by a trustworthy news source.
I also like the way they grabbed images from YouTube rather than risk using an excessively flattering professional photo. See, this is why you don’t talk to them. The fact that they couldn’t get access to him just makes them look like anklebiters.
UPDATE: The would-be hit piece by the cucks at National Review is inadvertently hilarious.
The White House Should Not Be Promoting Mike Cernovich
The testosterone-obsessed conspiracist makes an unsavory social-media warrior for the White House.
Translation: We have neither balls nor spine and we will go down to noble defeat in only the most graceful and decorous manner. Please to permit us to surrender on your behalf.