Mike Cernovich is getting his moment in the sun


And he deserves every glittering sunbeam. This is Cernovich.

He got to appear on 60 Minutes, which has led to more media exposure.

Cernovich’s allegiance to the “alt-right,” a self-descriptor for a faction of the white nationalist movement, has been repeatedly documented. In 2015 he explained, “I went from libertarian to alt-right after realizing tolerance only went one way and diversity is code for white genocide.” Additionally, in a series of since-deleted tweets, Cernovich declared that “white genocide is real” and “white genocide will sweep up the [social justice warriors].” Cernovich also traffics in sexist rhetoric, having claimed that “date rape does not exist” and “misogyny gets you laid” and said that people who “love black women” should “slut shame them” to keep them from getting AIDS.

Cernovich has also helped popularize numerous conspiracy theories, including the “Pizzagate” story that claimed an underground child sex trafficking ring was run out of a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor and involved top Democratic officials. Despite widespread debunking, Cernovich recently claimed that the restaurant was a place “where a lot of pedophiles meet.” He often uses conspiracy theories to weaponize his social media following against his critics, such as when he baseless claimed satirical video editor Vic Berger was a pedophile after Berger published videos mocking Cernovich.

That’s not all.

The New York Times recently published an article answering the question “Who is Mike Cernovich?”; the cliff notes version of the answer is simply: he is a bad guy. For anyone willing to look for evidence, it isn’t hard to find; Cernovich’s lies are all readily accessible on his own social media, not to mention a documented fact from both conservative and liberal sources alike.

I’ve also been targeted by the lies of Cernovich. My crime: I pointed out that he was completely wrong about HIV when he claimed If you’re a straight man, you will not get HIV.

So he accused me of raping a student. No, he didn’t just accuse me: he made up the detailed and totally imaginary testimony of the student confronting me.

Using psychodramatic techniques, I will tell the story of PZ Myers’ alleged rape victim, as best as I can. (I have not spoken to the alleged victim. Rather, I am imagining and channeling what she might have felt, said, and experienced.) TRIGGER WARNING: This will be very disturbing.

He’s a fucking lawyer. He included this confession that he was openly lying to provide an excuse if he was sued (I obviously wasn’t claiming that he had actually done this, your honor), but no one is fooled. He’s a liar.

I guess if you lie big enough you get an episode of 60 Minutes and a mob of fascist defenders as a reward.

Comments

  1. says

    I guess if you lie big enough you get an episode of 60 Minutes and a mob of fascist defenders as a reward.

    And the son of the president of the United States holding you up as an example of a “journalist” who is worthy of a Pulitzer.

    That family will praise and align itself with literally anyone who is willing to give them the glory they feel they deserve.

  2. gijoel says

    This is the same idiot who thought he willed Hillary Clinton sick.

  3. says

    diversity is code for white genocide

    Oh, shit, are the white people getting ready to do another genocide? Someone rein those assholes in, please!!

  4. emergence says

    This guy is legitimately infuriating. He has the fucking gall to call mainstream media “fake news” even as he fabricates horseshit stories based on nothing but unsupported conjecture. He’s a peddler of fake news in the actual meaning of the term; he’s an Internet troll with no credibility who passes off shit he just decides he wants to be true as news. While actual journalists have to take time to research the topic they’re writing on and look for actual evidence to support their claims, Cernovich can just let his own fevered imagination stew for a bit and crap out slanderous rumors about people he doesn’t like.

    The behavior he’s shown in the past couple of years is particularly nauseating. If anyone calls him out for being a malevolent shitwit, he can just spin some story about them being a pedophile or a rapist, and sic his horde of sycophantic toadies on them.

    That’s what’s so toxic about this guy; he can make wild accusations based on nothing, and his brain dead followers will believe him anyway. Then, after trying his damndest to ruin someone’s life, he can walk away with no consequences, still confidently spewing the same bullshit.

    I really want someone to tear this fucker down in a way that he can’t just weasel out of. I also want him to actually face some consequences for his actions.

  5. robro says

    Well, he seems like a perfectly disgusting character in good company with the Trump clan, Bannon, Milo, Acosta, Epstein, the Mercers…jeez, it’s a virtual army of creeps.

    So, who pays his bills? Where does his money come from? It’s difficult to believe he makes that much from website advertising or his “books,” and the divorce settlement from wife #1 couldn’t stretch that far.

  6. microraptor says

    This guy is legitimately infuriating. He has the fucking gall to call mainstream media “fake news” even as he fabricates horseshit stories based on nothing but unsupported conjecture.

    That is an insult to conjecture.

    I’m not saying that to be funny; conjecture really does serve a legitimate purpose and has no need to be associated with the kind of lies he tells.

  7. handsomemrtoad says

    Straight men can also get HIV without having sex at all. Isaac Asimov did.

  8. Greta Samsa says

    Using psychodramatic techniques, I will tell the story of PZ Myers’ alleged rape victim, as best as I can. (I have not spoken to the alleged victim. Rather, I am imagining and channeling what she might have felt, said, and experienced.) TRIGGER WARNING: This will be very disturbing.

    No. How about this?

    I will now make up a story about PZ Myers’ immoral activities, claiming to be possesed of psychic powers to justify this.