Last week, Donald Trump infamously declared war on the press, labeling respected institutions such as the New York Times, BBC News, and CNN “fake news” and banning them from a press briefing. It appears that there is at least one site that meets Trump’s exacting standards: the frequently anti-Semitic, conspiracy-theory laden website “InfoWars.”
Reports the Washington Post and others, it appears that, astonishingly, the White House has given an exclusive preview of Trump’s upcoming congressional address to the fringe site. Indeed, shortly after InfoWars broke news of its exclusive, Sean Spicer stood before reporters and gave a strikingly similar preview of Trump’s address.
To get a sense of the kind of garbage peddled by InfoWars, consider the following subjects covered by the site, as compiled by Slate:
– Israel’s secret involvement in planning 9/11.
– The “Jewish mafia” that controls American health care.
– The appointment of individuals whose parents were “founders of Israel” or “Mossad chiefs” to numerous key positions in both the Bush and Obama administrations.
– The Rothschild family’s promotion of “endless wars, illegal mass surveillance, debt slavery, and a Luciferian cultural agenda.”
Needless to say, none of these ridiculous claims are true. That Trump would give an exclusive to this site is beyond outrageous, especially given the spate of attacks on Jewish cemeteries that have occurred in recent days. Now more than ever, the American people need to show their support for a free and professional press. If we fail to do so, all we may be left with is the bilious nonsense coming out of the White House and its propaganda outlets of choice.