Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How Much Alt-Right Media Does Willis Hart Consume?

First of all, what is the "alt Right"? The following via Wikipeida.

The alt-right is a segment of right-wing ideologies presented as an alternative to mainstream conservatism in the United States. It has been described as a movement unified by support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as by opposition to multiculturalism and immigration.

The alt-right has no official ideology, although various sources have said that it is associated with white nationalism, white supremacism, antisemitism, right-wing populism, nativism, and the neoreactionary movement.

So, I do know that the Libertarian blogger Willis Hart is a Colin Flaherty fan (both Colin and Willis are members of the "some of us" who are standing up to the tyranny of the Social Justice Warriors).

And Flaherty, as an author who has written a lot of books pumping base racism (fear of violent Black people), is a hardcore alt-Righter. Heidi Beirich, writing for the Southern Poverty Law Center, points out that Flaherty has "allies in all the wrong places - racist cesspools like the hate forum Stormfront" (where they love his books and American Thinker articles). Add to that the blog "Contra O'Reilly" (the author of which has praised Flaherty more than once).

But, aside from the Flaherty posts, I (until recently) wasn't aware of just how much alt-Right media WTNPH consumes. By recently, I mean since Trump began running for president, hired the anti-semitic and racist Steve Bannon of Breitbart News as the "Chief Executive Officer" of the Trump campaign, and REALLY fired up the hardcore racists (David Duke: Trump's attacks on Muslims and illegal immigration have brought his own beliefs into the mainstream).

Re Bartbart, late night talk show host Stephen Colbert has said "if you haven't heard of Breitbart News, that means you do not have a racist uncle on Facebook". Racists being fans of Breitbart because, as Media Matters points out, it's the "leading outlet" for alt-Right news. The alt-Right being "a rebranding of classic white nationalism for the 21st century".

And Willis Hart believes it is "interesting".

Willis Hart: On the Fact that Has Gone From an Interesting (Albeit Partisan) Alternative News-Site to What Is Now Essentially a Propaganda Mouthpiece for the Trump Campaign
Well, being that their daily traffic has gone up 6-7 fold, I guess that it was a good decision, business-wise at least (and isn't that what it's all about these days; making big money while still being partisan?). (8/24/2016 AT 9:24am).

So Willis is disappointed that Breitbart has become "essentially a propaganda mouthpiece for the Trump campaign", but he was a fan previously. Because he found their take on the news "interesting". Breitbart's take being articles that appeal to White Nationalists.

But Breitbart isn't the only alt-right media that Willis consumes, apparently. As he reveals in this next post.

Willis Hart: On the Fact that Alt-Right Radio Host, Kyle Hunt, Constantly Makes a Massive Deal Over the Fact that Five of the Past Six Fed Chairpersons Have Been Jewish (G. William Miller Being the Only Christian)... Well, being that all of the Presidents who've nominated them and 99% of the Congresspersons who've approved them HAVEN'T been Jews, methinks that Hunt might be riding some paranoia here (not surprising in that these clowns are always serving up one conspiracy or another with the term, Jewish bankers, always peppered throughout). (9/5/2016 AT 9:23pm).

OK, so it's criticism of an alt-Right radio host that is the subject of this post. But in said post Willis does reveal that he listens to alt-radio. Or I'm guessing he listens. Me, I've never heard of Kyle Hunt. Nor have I heard this incident mentioned on the news. So, that Willis heard Kyle say this while listening to alt-radio? It's a reasonable assumption to make, I think. Especially given the fact that he previously revealed that he is (or was) a Breitbart fan.

All of which caused me to wonder, just how much alt-media does WTNPH consume? My conclusion is that it's likely quite a bit. And I think he seeks it out because he agrees with the racist POV presented by alt-media outlets. Because he's a racist himself.

Video: Steven Bannon, while "Executive Chairman" of Breitbart News, said "we are the platform for the alt-right" (3:05).

9/7/2016 Update: I just noticed that WNTPH authored another commentary defending the horribly racist (but very like-minded) Colin Flaherty. Apparently YouTube suspended his account. Willis sez "Surprised? I'm not... the fact that Youtube is run by the same people who run Google and we all know how biased that those leftists are". "Biased", yeah, that's it. Biased against hardcore "alt-Right" racists. Which is a good thing, IMO.

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