Media Criticism

Madison Cawthorn, Nazi?

A Jezebel hit piece unfairly smears a 25-year-old Republican candidate for Congress.

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Madison Cawthorn is a 25-year-old motivational speaker running for Congress in North Carolina as a Republican. He has a compelling life story—he survived a horrific car crash that left him wheelchair-bound, ending his plans to become a Marine—and a fresh face. If elected, he would be the youngest member of Congress in history.

His campaign rhetoric reflects his youth, as well as the sloganeering and rah-rah patriotism of the #MAGA era. It's all "I love America too much to let the squad destroy it," and "A Patriot revolution is on the rise," and "America needs more Young Patriots in Congress and less Socialists." (Fewer socialists would be a goal worth supporting, indeed.)

A recent piece by Jezebel's Esther Wang attempts to poke holes in Cawthorn's alleged professional accomplishments and the narrative he tells about himself. Wang asserts that Cawthorn was rejected from the Naval Academy not because of his accident but prior to it, and that despite billing himself as a successful businessman, Cawthorn is not actually a real estate investor at all.

Since these are not particularly exciting revelations, Wang also goes to great lengths to paint Cawthorn as some sort of closeted white supremacist. Indeed, the very second sentence of the piece contains the out-of-absolutely-nowhere claim that his hair is "swept back and gelled a la Richard Spencer." Cawthorn has hair—you know who else had hair?

Wang then notes several increasingly thin pieces of evidence that Cawthorn might be alt-right adjacent. The most damning of these is that Cawthorn apparently thought it was a good idea to take a picture of himself touring Hitler's vacation house in 2017, adding this caption for Instagram: "The vacation house of the Führer. Seeing the Eagles Nest has been on my bucket list for a while, it did not disappoint. Strange to hear so many laughs and share a good time with my brother where only 79 years ago a supreme evil shared laughs and good times with his compatriots." It's a truly cringeworthy comment, but one that strikes me as a failed attempt at perspective—in the vein of those moving dance-at-Auschwitz videos—rather than an endorsement of Hitler.

The rest of the evidence is even less convincing. Cawthorn has a Betsy Ross flag, and some white nationalists like the Betsy Ross flag. Cawthorn really likes the acronym "SPQR," which stands for "the Senate and People of Rome," something that white nationalists have recently appropriated. It would surprise me if Cawthorn knew that these have become alt-right symbols, just as it would surprise most people to learn that making the OK gesture will get them branded as white nationalists by hate-group watchers.

Again, if the criticism of Cawthorn is that he's immature, out of his depth, or exaggerating his accomplishments, these are fine points. But Wang titled her article, "My Dark Journey Into the Soul of a Model Young Republican Candidate." Reported pieces that aspire to be "dark journeys into the soul" probably should not rest upon somebody's haircut resembling some other sinister person's haircut—which is a false smear, in any case.

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  1. Jezebel is still around?

    What’s the likely intersection between the set of Jezebel readers and the set of people voting for a Republican Congressman in North Carolina?

    1. Publications like Jezebel exist to feed the neurosis and soothe the consciences of their leftist reader base. Knowing that a Congressman they would never vote for anyway representing a place they would never live is really a Nazi, allows leftists to feel good about themselves and know they are the “good people” fighting the forces of intolerance and evil. Without a steady diet of this sort of thing, the average leftist might start to think for themselves and question the ideology. No one wants that.

      1. Thus, virtue signaling.

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      2. Madison bought property. Let’s all clap our hands. He’s now a CEO so fill out the Federal Disclosure Forms.

    2. I heard the white nationalists have started using the term “intersectional feminism” to refer to their beliefs. Let’s see if the Jezebel crowd can avoid getting rooked by the 4chan crowd this go around!

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    3. Quite a bit higher in the last 24 hours.

      1. so 2 or 3?

    4. Jezebel is still around?

      Sort of. I suspect they don’t pay their “writers,” anymore. I used to visit with some regularity just to get a sense of where that set is at, but since the Peter Thiel thing, the comments section is pretty much the only place you’re going to see even coherent sentences. It’s like what’s happened to Reason over the past five years, but even more so.

      What’s the likely intersection between the set of Jezebel readers and the set of people voting for a Republican Congressman in North Carolina?

      If it’s possible for it to be a number less than zero, that’s what it is.

    5. How many non-Nazis have Hitler’s vacation home on their bucket list of places to visit?

      And he’s a white conservative millennial male, so it would be surprising if he *didn’t* have quite a bit of knowledge of the alt right and their symbolism.

      1. More important: Hitler’s vacation home, modified to be wheelchair accessible.

      2. and if you call someone a “supreme evil” you clearly admire them?

    6. Their libel got pretty widely spread in the past 24. And the poor guy fucked up: he deleted the post, so now they know he’s guilty.

    7. Is an overlap of less than zero possible?

  2. Of course he’s a Nazi. He’s running as a Republican, isn’t he?

  3. I don’t think the comment about the Eagle’s Nest is cringe worthy at all. It is morbid but people are morbid. People have always had a morbid curiosity about murder and evil. His having that curiosity doesn’t mean he thinks Hitler wasn’t evil, anymore than someone visiting Lenin’s tomb and remarking on the contrast of having a nice day out as a tourist with seeing the body of the most evil man of the 20th Century is a communist.

    Idiots like the author of the Jezebel piece think they are being clever and making their political opponents illegitimate by associating them with Nazis and such. In reality, by making such absurd slanders, they are in fact making Nazis legitimate by associating them with obviously reasonable people. If this guy is a Nazi, then a whole lot of other people are Nazis. And if so many reasonable people are Nazis, then maybe the Nazis are not so unreasonable. That is the sort of thinking that results from calling reasonable people Nazis. Idiots like the Wang, are making an in kind contribution towards the return of actual white supremacy. Way to go dumb ass.

    1. Wotta surprise. In a world of ‘lesser evils’, the only thing that is ever compared the wrong DeRp side is Godwin’s law and gulags. And always with complete seriousness

      1. I mean, if you’re going by shear numbers and time on this earth, Stalinist Russia has everyone beat by a wide margin.

        And now I’ll grab the popcorn for the inevitable fight on whether Nazis we’re right or left wing.

        1. And now I’ll grab the popcorn for the inevitable fight on whether Nazis we’re right or left wing.

          I always find this kind of a fascinating disagreement that reveals a lot about people’s basic stances. I think a lot of people look at the historical context of fascism being a move to save the 19th century nationalist-capitalist European order from communism and decide either:

          1) Right wing, because nationalist, anti-Communist attempt to preserve Capitalism

          2) Left wing, because collectivist, Socialist attempt to preserve managed Capitalism

          which in the end is just two flavors of totalitarianism.

    2. In addition to all that, he even called Hitler “a supreme evil” in his comment so he clearly wasn’t endorsing anything Hitler did. Only a complete moron would think otherwise.

      1. “Only a complete moron would think otherwise.”

        I used to consider that a high bar, but not so much any more.

        1. Or maybe more people are complete morons than you would like to think.

    3. ” Idiots like the author of the Jezebel piece think they are being clever and making their political opponents illegitimate by associating them with Nazis and such. ”

      Cawthorn associates himself with “Nazis and such,” you bigoted rube. You object to a writer who reports the details, an inconvenience for white supremacists..

      1. Cawthorn associates himself with “Nazis and such,”

        Mmmm. In roughly the same way the 101st did I guess.

        1. The 101st visited Hitler’s property as a “dream vacation” for laughs?

          1. Visiting places where American soldiers kicked evil-doer’s asses is kind of popular activity.

            Visiting where the 101st Airborne liberated the last Nazi stronghold (though it wasn’t much of a fight by that point) is the sort of thing someone probably would dream about doing on a vacation.

            1. I read an article recently that is was actually the 7th infantry that first captured the town and the chalet. The 101 showed up later as the 7th was pulling out. The part about the booze and other goodies was true. The place and the town were stocked and the soldiers had a great feast.

          2. Damn you’re a complete moron.

            1. He is astoundingly stupid. He gets his ass kicked every time he posts here

  4. Jezebel? Really? You’re reduced to commenting on some shit Jezebel said? Must really be a slow news day. I’m embarrassed for you, Robby, you could have at least picked up the National Enquirer.

    1. Wait, is it National Enquirer or National Inquirer? What’s the difference between an inquirer and an enquirer?

      1. It is the National Enquirer with an “E”.

        An “enquirer” is ” enquirer – someone who asks a question. asker, inquirer, querier, questioner. cross-examiner, cross-questioner – someone who questions a witness carefully”

        An “Inquirer” is “An inquirer is a person who asks for information about something or someone.”

        It is a subtle difference but an important one. By saying they are the “Enquirer” and not the “Inquirer”, they are saying they don’t just ask for information but question and exam things carefully.

        Oddly, a supermarket tabloid seems to have a better grasp on the proper meaning of words than the entire mainstream news media. I can’t see the New York Times or the Washington Post ever grasping that sort of linguistic nuance these days.

        1. Like affect vs effect.

        2. Grammar rules are white supremacy.

        3. Apparently, they do more standard fact-checking than any of the sites once owned by Gawker, too.

      2. Careful, you’re starting to skid. Oh wait…

  5. If you’re looking really hard for Nazis, you’ll find Nazis, even if there aren’t any.

    1. “If you’r looking really hard for _______, you’ll find ________ even if there aren’t any.”

      Goes for pretty much anything.

      1. I’m looking for gold coins! I’m looking for gold coins!

        How long does this take, typically? 😀

        1. Depends where you are looking.

        2. “If you’r looking really hard for _______, you’ll find ________ even if there aren’t any. Except bullshit, people will give it to you whether you want it or not.”

          Mad libs are like assholes, everybody has one and they all stink.

        3. are you a prime member?

            1. Hahahahahahahah!

        4. How much time do you have?

          Try the Caribbean.

    2. What if you’re looking really hard not to find them?

  6. What is really obvious is that DeRps – whether candidate or journalist or policy wonk or whatever – are stupid and incapable of learning at an age where learning is the smartest thing they could do. And apparently really proud of simply repeating memes and agitprop and posing

    1. So in a comment that is a long string of buzz words and agitprop insults you accuse people of being “stupid and incapable of learning at an age where learning is the smartest thing they could do. And apparently really proud of simply repeating memes and agitprop and posing”.

      Rarely do you find such pitch perfect irony. Wow.

      1. I’m not 25.

        But no surprise you find it very soothing for a 25 year old to be as retardedly catatonic as your grandfather

        1. Hm, did it again, didn’t he?

    2. And apparently really proud of simply repeating memes and agitprop and posing

      Like chanting “black lives matter”, burning buildings and looting, and calling yourself a revolutionary as you take your Mercedes back to your flat on the “right” side of town?

      1. No. Those events actually occurred in this century within the lifetime of a 25 year old. No matter the particulars of the observation, it is an actual observation.

        What this 25 year old is obsessing about is – a person who is retired and irrelevant (and mostly has never been relevant during that 25 year olds lifetime since Secy State is pretty much a big nothing) – who wants to compare their vacation home to someone who was dead well before that irrelevant/retired person was even born. Not because the comparison is actually wise or anything but it is the hoariest old meme (which again is also older than that 25 year old) which itself reduces to the utter stupidity of reductio ad hitlerum or reductio ad stalinum or reductio ad genghiskhanium or reductio ad satanum

        No surprise that is the only selling point of any DeRp idea. That the alternative is Hitler, Stalin, Satan, and Genghis Khan rolled into one. All of which could also have been – and were – the only alternative 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 years ago. A 25 year old who has learned nothing and frames everything as a retired/dead person.

        1. And you believe only events occurring within your lifetime have import. Wow.

          1. Hey, now! Be fair! Xe probably thinks 50’s tax rates were great!

            Xe might have been around back then, but probably didn’t pay taxes.

  7. Jezebel does realize we have kids rioting all over the country explicitly demanding Communism, by name, despite the 100 million it killed in the last century, doesn’t it?

    1. That’s a feature, not a bug.

    2. Well, Reason doesn’t understand that, either, to be sure

    3. well, there are about 100 million conservatives

  8. >>A recent piece by Jezebel

    Why would we care?

    1. pretty close. couple times had to think did I post that?

  9. It’s a truly cringeworthy comment

    It is?

    1. It isn’t at all. But it is Soave so he had to find something to throw to the left.

      1. And people were mad when Bernie got criticized for praising Castro’s reading program. The whole argument was “well just because he’s admiring one thing about the guy doesn’t mean he’s a communist!”

        And here we are, where making a comment about Hitler’s vacation home makes you a Nazi.

        1. Well apparently it still plays with some [Jezebel] audiences.

          And of course I always understood Jezebel to mean whore.

    2. A little cringeworthy I’d say. Not to the level of truly, mind you. The beginning of it gets the cringes tightening but they relax once you get to the “supreme evil” part. Could have rephrased the the statement but its Instagram post not a well thought out prose. Guess he doesn’t have 40+ senior editors on staff like some publications.

      1. Saying “the Fuehrer” didn’t help much either. Who the hell refers to Hitler that way?

        1. **”Who the hell refers to Hitler that way?”**

          Wikipedia?

          **”Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] (About this soundlisten); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP). He rose to power as the chancellor of Germany in 1933 and then as Führer in 1934.[a”**

        2. Yeah, that was a bit weird for me. He probably should’ve re-read his post before committing to it.

        3. People who respect the office not the man?

        4. People who actually read history books?

        5. I always read it as a title, like president or petroleum transfer engineer, rather than an “honorific”. Of course I took quite well to Feynman’s talk about his dad explaining how people are different based on their hat or uniform.
          https://youtu.be/yhD0MxacnIE

          Perhaps some people put far more weight on job titles than I do.

        6. Sgt. Schultz?

    3. By this logic everyone who visits Versailles and enjoys themselves is open to the accusation of endorsing absolute monarchy.

      1. My parents stood in line for like 2 hours so they could view the body of Lenin lying in state when they toured Russia.

        Communists confirmed.

        1. They wanted to make sure he was dead.

          Too bad they smuggled Hitler’s body out and saved his brain.

          /sarc

          /I think

  10. “…..you know who else had hair?”
    I used to have hair. Therefore….

  11. people with common sense need to start dismissing out of hand any claims of white supremacist symbols, slogans, hand gestures etc unless they were clearly created and exclusively used by those people. Even trying to explain the origin of anything like that is giving credence to the ridiculous idiots that have managed to make people lose their minds over OK signs.
    Just fucking stop it. Call people out when they try this in the future.
    Do what we used to do when people around us were acting like morons, tell them to shut the fuck up.
    And stop giving 4chan more reason to giggle when people fall for their pranks.

    1. The OK sign thing began with Operation OKKK on 4chan. “Gentlemen, we have a mission. Tweet this diagram at all the blue check marks, and let’s see if we can set a record for how fast we can turn a mundane and ubiquitous hand gesture into an official symbol of white supremacy.”

      I think it took less than two days? Once the media reported on it and nonprofit morons swallowed the lure, it became a self-validating truth.

  12. SPQR: The Senate and People of the Roman Republic.

    So that is now added to the list of white supremacist symbols, just like my Betsy Ross Flag and flashing an “OK” sign.

    Just keeps expanding.

    1. Drinking milk is white supremacy (because blacks are more likely to have lactose intolerance). Eating bacon is white supremacy (because Muslims can’t eat pork). I hope you don’t do either of those things, cracker (j/k).

      So much of all this bullshit is shitposters having fun with moral busybodies and leaving the rest of us to find some way to navigate the hysterics they cause just for nihilistic fun.

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  14. A Jezebel hit piece unfairly

    Is Jezebel still a thing?

    1. The Jezebel consumer isn’t voting for him anyway.

      1. They probably aren’t voting, period.

        1. Not for a few more years anyway but by then they’ll likely have moved on to “Teen Beat”, “Cosmo”, or “The Talk”. Oh or maybe Latenight with Coalbert.

    2. Someone acquired them after Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel took a flamethrower to Gawker Media.

  15. >>Cawthorn has a Betsy Ross flag, and some white nationalists like the Betsy Ross flag.

    Betsy Ross was a Quaker. Quakers were abolitionists. all 17 “white nationalists” and Kapernick are idiots.

  16. “It’s a truly cringeworthy comment, but one that strikes me as a failed attempt at perspective”

    Like anything any 25 year old says.

    1. “Madison Cawthorn is a 25-year-old motivational speaker running for Congress in North Carolina as a Republican.  He has a compelling life story—he survived a horrific car crash that left him wheelchair-bound, ending his plans to become a Marine—and a fresh face. If elected, he would be the youngest member of Congress in history.”

      Everything you need to know about this is in his bio. Progressives must be insane with jealousy that this guy is not on their team.

      1. Some people want to know more than he is still breathing.

      2. 25-year-old motivational speaker

        Now THAT is cringeworthy.

      3. so sort of like Bran? he has the best story?

      4. He’s also hot. Just saying, since Robby didn’t.

  17. ” It would surprise me if Cawthorn knew that these have become alt-right symbols, ”

    Why, Robby? Because you believe joking about a “dream” visit to Hitler’s room indicates revulsion toward right-wing bigots, or because you have special gifts that make you a “clinger whisperer” able to divine the inner thoughts of your fellow conservative culture war casualties?

    1. Fuck you you nigger loving cunt.

      1. Fuck outta here with your racist shit. And take your lil racist buddy Kirkland with you.

        1. Kirkland is an institution at this point–a pretty funny one, too.

    2. Describing Hitler and his cronies as “supreme evil” does not seem to indicate affinity towards them.

      1. Unless you really dig supreme evil.

        1. Bad people are the heros of their own stories in their heads. I do not think even Hitler thought himself a villain

    3. Project more, Rev.

      1. I hope Trump wins just so people like Kirkland have their heads explode.

        1. I find myself torn. If Biden wins, we get a dementia patient who’ll be 25ed within a year, and Kamala “BTW, I actually inhaled” Hypocrite Harris. And Bernie’s economic policies, Beto’s gun policies, and AOC’s “climate” policies.

          If Trump wins, the riots over the last 70+ days are going to look like a summer camp pillow fight.

          So. Do we want the commies to make the country completely unrecognizable over two terms, or two weeks?

    4. Because you believe joking about a “dream” visit

      Ctrl F

      dream

      1/1, your post

    5. I think the fact that he referred to Hitler as a “supreme evil” in his instagram post might indicate Cawthorn isn’t particularly sympathetic to Hitler or the nazis.

  18. The alt-right has some impressive cooties if they can taint “Old Glory” and the motto of the Roman Republic by merely liking them.

    These things have other meanings and inspirations. Why concede such power to such a vaguely defined fringe group?

  19. Niggers are at it again; smearing good Americans .

    1. Tony, Rev and/or Jeff, have you considered that this tactic is more likely to reveal something about you than it is to draw out secret closeted white supremacists that you have convinced yourself reside here? The only high fives you’re going to get are from yourselves.

      1. Between this and hit pieces trying to paint the LP as some far right group, Democrats must be scared we’ll take enough of the votes from Sleepy Joe.

        1. They’re flipping their shit over Kanye, too. Biden’s put his foot in his mouth with Black America so often lately, his toes are permanently pruned up.

          “I didn’t mean to suggest that the black community is a monolith. Except, you know, when I said that unlike blacks, hispanics have diverse viewpoints and attitudes. And that if you don’t vote Democrat, you ain’t black. But you know, other than that… I think you’ve taken my words out of context.”

          I honestly don’t know how he still has any pull with black people in the US.

    2. Please be more clear about who all you are referring to with the term ‘Niggers’.

      1. This guy is incompetent at even being a racist.

        The author of the Jezebel article is Asian. There’s plenty of accurate ethnic/racial slurs available to him, but apparently he thinks Wang is a common surname in black America.

    3. Eat shit, loser.

    4. Fuck right off out of here. Go be racist somewhere else.

    5. Are you quoting Madison Cawthorn?

    6. Is Pod trying to be a racist parody?

      And also, get that racist shit out of here asshole.

  20. if the criticism of Cawthorn is that he’s immature, out of his depth, or exaggerating his accomplishments, these are fine points.

    Madison Cawthorn is immature, out of his depth, and exaggerating his accomplishments.

    Esther Wang is immature, out of her depth, and exaggerating her accomplishments.

    Anybody else?

    1. Anybody else?

      How much time do you have?

    2. and where is the proof. being young is not proof of immaturity and how is he out of his depth or exaggerating accomplishment. My good friends son is similar age and has lots of life experience and i would vote for him if he ran.

    3. You know who else was immature, out of his depth, and exaggerating his accomplishments?

    4. A D-minus College Student. Quits College Freshman Year.
      2026 Plan. 2-year term-of-office.
      Reparations position is based in-part on his (future) black children with his (future) black wife. Has he not discussed this with his Black Father-In-Law?
      He knows nothing about securities, stocks, contracts, and yet talks freely about signing, purchasing, and selling them.

  21. Hit piece? As opposed to the mountain of fluff pieces he got when he won that didn’t question any of the claims on his resume that have turned out to be false or greatly exaggerated? For a homeschooled 24-year-old who couldn’t cut it for one semester academically at one of the easiest colleges in the country and who has never had a job and boasts he’s a business owner even though his business doesn’t actually seem to do anything – include made money – an examination of what little record he has is critical. This is called journalism.

    Also, you might be interested in another nugget left out even of the Jezebel piece: The 88 Twitter accounts he has followed for quite some time until it was pointed out by his opponent, Col. Moe Davis, that 88 also happens to one of the most popular white nationalist symbols. Then, within an hour, Cawthorn followed 13 accounts. But just another coincidence and unfair smear, right?

    1. 13? Unlucky.

    2. Hi Esther!

      **” The 88 Twitter accounts he has followed for quite some time until it was pointed out by his opponent, Col. Moe Davis, that 88 also happens to one of the most popular white nationalist symbols. Then, within an hour, Cawthorn followed 13 accounts. But just another coincidence and unfair smear, right?”**

      Now THIS right here is cringeworthy.

    3. Michael Irvin is a white supremacist?

      Leftists are scum

      1. Tony Gonzalez.

    4. For a homeschooled 24-year-old who couldn’t cut it for one semester academically at one of the easiest colleges in the country and who has never had a job and boasts he’s a business owner even though his business doesn’t actually seem to do anything – include made money – an examination of what little record he has is critical. This is called journalism.

      True. In contrast, saying he’s a Nazi because of his haircut is not called journalism.

      The 88 Twitter accounts he has followed for quite some time until it was pointed out by his opponent, Col. Moe Davis, that 88 also happens to one of the most popular white nationalist symbols. Then, within an hour, Cawthorn followed 13 accounts. But just another coincidence and unfair smear, right?

      Yup. Good to see you’re starting to get the hang of this.

      1. Seeing as how nobody said he’s a Nazi because of his haircut, maybe you aren’t the best person to decide what’s good journalism.

    5. What about this article brought out so many screeching autistic commentators?

  22. I’d suggest reason do a profile on jezebel writers and their backgrounds. I suspect more than a few would claim kinship to some kind of twisted trotsky bolshy bullshit writing in college.

    Ya see anyone to the right of commies is a nazi. But their leftist totalitarian predilections are a 100 times worse. The nazis only wished they had the power to starve a few hundred million. The commies managed it wholesale. And the lefties got away with it for decades. They are even now running concentration slave camps without rebuke.

    1. I suspect more than a few would claim kinship to some kind of twisted trotsky bolshy bullshit writing in college.

      I think most of them are still in college.

      1. What’s the alternative? Getting a job? Don’t be silly.

  23. At the risk of getting banned again by Reason – I agree completely.

    1. It’s been years and years, and they let you right back. I think you’ll be okay.

  24. and “America needs more Young Patriots in Congress and less Socialists.” (Fewer socialists would be a goal worth supporting, indeed.)

    We shall all remember this day, when someone writing for Reason identified a grammatical error.

    1. That went away with Tim Cavanaugh.

  25. Of course Cawthorn–and most average Americans–are Nazis.

    He is not transgender, black or brown, an avowed socialist (I know, let it go), marching with BLM, apologizing for being white, or otherwise supporting the Revolution. Therefore, a Nazi.

    1. Of course Cawthorn–and most average Americans–are Nazis.

      My daughter recently related a conversation with friends in which they were saying “Turkey in the Straw” is racist because it was written by a straight white man. They were being 100% serious (but in fairness, they’re 12).

      1. My daughter, I should note, thought this was stupid.

      2. https://newrepublic.com/article/117792/racist-ice-cream-song-story-nprcom-wrong

        Apparently there was an NPR story about this recently, which might explain why the topic came up.

        1. Ah – yes. Most of the parents around here are relentless NPR listeners. I don’t subject my child to political broadcasts (because I have this idea that 12-year-olds don’t do well with political nuance), but most everyone else I know seems to make a point of it. I’ve considered putting on The Fifth Column during car rides, but I might get her in trouble.

          1. Most of the parents around here are relentless NPR listeners. I don’t subject my child to political broadcasts (because I have this idea that 12-year-olds don’t do well with political nuance), but most everyone else I know seems to make a point of it.

            I stopped listening to NPR altogether about a year ago (maybe two). When I did listen, it was because they objectively contained more news and more news than more sources than anything else on the radio. Local radio was good for weather, traffic, and concert information. Other than that, you had to slam a jet airliner into a building in order to break their news cycle. Even if NPR reported that Ben Carson died from COVID he contracted at a Trump rally (and NPR used to be more principled as to avoid such brazen hackery) you at least knew Ben Carson was dead or that he may’ve died.

            Also, I don’t know your 12-yr.-old(s) but political nuance they do in spades, it’s historical context that they lack and, again IME, most are acutely aware of the context they lack.

  26. I like how the alt-right = No shit, gassed Jews Nazis = No shit, lynched blacks KKK.

    The discussion about “What exactly *is* alt-right?” is over and now being alt-right adjacent is “adjacent to evil itself” rather than, more accurately, “adjacent twice removed and separated by 1-2 generations from evil”.

    The BLM protesters repeatedly setting fire to buildings with innocent people inside are mostly peaceful but the alt-right, by virtue of the fact that they don’t say Hitler was evil enough often enough, is clearly a malignant cancer on our society and casts a blighting shadow of anyone in close proximity.

  27. In case there’s anyone here who thinks that the woke left are sane normal people and its the right who are rabid nazis, I offer you https://www.thedailybeast.com/scientist-bethann-mclaughlin-admits-she-made-up-arizona-state-university-professor-who-died-of-covid-19

    1. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, who is a Hopi and the head of University of Arizona’s department of American Indian Studies, told The Daily Beast before the confession, “It sounds like a hoax to me. If so, it’s a sick hoax.”

      Sick? I didn’t even know she was dead!

      1. the Hopi were wearing masks long ago

        1. Fucking sheep.

    2. How many people telling their “story” about how they hate masks and lockdowns and distancing only to catch coronavirus and then get really sick and then die are fake? I’d put good money on all of them.

      1. Well the whole thing falls flat on it’s face when you realize that masks don’t protect the wearer, so whether or not you personally wear a mask has no effect on whether or not you’ll get sick.

        1. The whole point of her hoax was to draw attention to the plight of certain identity groups and genders in science and the faked Covid death of a faked person was all part of this, especially blaming ASU (Arizona after all is a swing state controlled by GOP) for her death plays nicely into the prog narrative. I tried to share the original article I read in The Scientist but it would let me which is too bad because it had me laughing so hard I almost crapped my pants. What’s funnier I don’t know-the fact that so many progtard fruitcakes believed her for so long, or that this smears the reputation of scientists as always being objective rational people, when many of them are batshit crazy.

  28. What Socialists?

    Even AOC is merely advocating for a return to Free Market principles (you remember those don’t you, before Ronald, the destroyer of shared prosperity and the middle class, Reagan kidnapped and murdered the Free Market – where the government’s job is to regulate against force/coercion, fraud [say goodbye to Conservative Media], and monopolies [like the overwhelming monopoly that Finance currently has over Labor allowing for the coercion of those who do the actual work that adds that value that creates the wealth]) and for a return to a tax rate that is lower that Eisenhower had.

    Like a wise man once said: “Getting economic advice from Conservatives is like getting babysitting advice from pedos or getting dating advice from serial rapists.”

    P.S. For the sane and honest, here is a good read on how Ronald, destroyer of shared prosperity and the middle class, Reagan kidnapped and murdered the Free Market: https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/novemberdecember-2016/how-to-make-conservatism-great-again/

    1. Getting economic advice from Conservatives is like getting babysitting advice from pedos

      Funny, I did a Google search on this quote because I was curious who this “wise man” was and I couldn’t find an attribution, but I did find this exact sentence

      “Like a wise man once said: “Getting economic advice from Conservatives is like getting babysitting advice from pedos or getting dating advice from serial rapists.””

      posted to a number of comments sections under different names.

      the overwhelming monopoly that Finance currently has over Labor

      “Finance” owns the Labor Unions? Cite?

      allowing for the coercion of those who do the actual work that adds that value that creates the wealth

      Someone just took their first stab at reading Das Kapital!

      You’ve never been near people doing “actual work,” have you?

      1. (((Finance))) owns everything.

    2. yeah, AOC’s 70 percent income tax is the closest thing to a free market proposal we’ve had since Reagan.

    3. Hey commie, wanna go for a helicopter ride with me?

  29. This guy is a hottie. I would let him eat my ass out.

      1. Now that I think about it, it wouldn’t surprise me if Tony has a paraplegic fetish.

  30. “(Fewer socialists would be a goal worth supporting, indeed.)“

    And less douchebags in journalism would be an even better goal.

    1. Hey Soave, why don’t you run that fewer socialist idea by KMW so I don’t have to keep scrolling past Dalmia and Binion articles.

  31. This seems much more important than the recent revelations about the Russiagate hoax from the man who introduced Halper to Page

    1. Crickets. I did hear this morning that Ben Shapiro isn’t so big on Cardi B. That was not something that I could have figured out purely using logic and is totally worth mentioning.

      1. I should have read this first.

    2. It’s even less important than Ben Shapiro’s opinion of Cardi B, so yes.

  32. It’s a truly cringeworthy comment

    Is it though?

    1. Maybe, but people are quick to label anything they don’t like as cringe or something to that effect. His comment was more awkward than anything.

      1. It’s not like he said he wants Hitler to eat his ass out.

        1. The true purpose of the mustache revealed!

          1. Flavor saver FTW.

  33. I’d like to see the Eagles Nest and maybe the rest of Germany as well, mostly form an architectural standpoint. How does wanting to see a country that was once destroyed by NAZIs make one a NAZI?

  34. SPQR actually means Senate and Roman People. Republic comes from the Latin Res Publica, while SPQR stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus, i.e., Senate and Roman People. “Senate and Roman Republic” would be Senatus Resque Publica Romana (because res is feminine).

    1. ^ Racist.

  35. I learned Madison bought foreclosed land in Georgia. Esther couldn’t inform the readers if it is Madison or SPQR Holdings, LLC.

    Madison Cawthorn fails to disclose the CEO role and potential income from the purchase on Federal Disclosure Forms. Is he working on behalf of a client? Is this his own fortune?

    Can he read federal documents or is it true what he said about traumatic brain injury in the deposition? We are at the final stages of the race and he needs to prove his worth as a business man.

  36. Jezebel needs more Wang.

    1. True fact: “wang” spelled backward is “gnaw.”

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  39. I think Wang was the author of the children’s book “Everybody I don’t Agree With is a Nazi”.

  40. I dont give a damn about his alt right connections or fake job or disability. Here’s why I think this POS has no place in Congress: He dropped out of college (that too a highly Christian college) after ONE SEMESTER apparently because of “heartbreak”. I mean if this dude cannot take more than ONE semester of college how can he even imagine running for Congress. I’m all for young people entering politics but not such duds!

    1. That and a 25 year old guy going into Congress with ZERO life experience? Why is that any better than AOC? It’s that they are looking for it to be a lifetime job, make them a career politician, which is the problem with our federal government and Washington DC.

  41. This is how the Left operates. Even though you’ve never said anything racist or supportive of white supremacy, you’re a “closeted white supremacist”. You clearly must be a Nazi, because the Left likes to throw that label around like it means something. What it means is that these leftists don’t know or understand history.

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