We all know there are a lot of stupid people on the right, and a lot of them occupy space on the internet. But one of the most stupid may be Steven Crowder, who runs a site called Louder With Crowder.
Crowder is one of those guys along the lines of Bill O’Reilly’s protegé, Jesse Watters, who specializes in ambush/gotcha “journalism.” Earlier this year he created a small sensation with a video that purported to show Muslim bakers refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage. He used that video to attack Muslims, laws that protect LGBT citizens, and the media, and failed at everything he attempted to do.
Now Steven Crowder is weighing in on Ben Carson, who has been taking heat in recent days for a string of comments on everything from the Holocaust to Muslims. Carson was stopped by a TMZ reporter as he emerged from the belly of the beast, aka Fox News, and asked why he seemed to chuckle at a question about the shooting at Umpqua Community College. “I was chuckling at the reporter being so dense,” Carson replies.
Crowder turned that comment into this headline: “Ben Carson on TMZ: Reporters are idiots!”
Of course Carson didn’t say that at all; he was talking about one specific reporter. But you know the right: “I know somebody who cheats on welfare, therefore….”
It certainly wasn’t Crowder’s intention to try to prove that he was one of the “idiots” he said Carson was talking about, but that is exactly what he did in the piece below his headline. Here’s how he starts his story:
“Steal?” And that white guy with his shirt off is supposed to be Ben Carson?
Psssst. Steven. Ben Carson is black.
After an interpretation of the dialog in the video designed to prove that he is cool or something, Crowder throws out the following GIF, which he maybe should have reconsidered. We go from a white, on fire Ben Carson to a reminder of the doctor’s recent comments about the Holocaust with a little bit of Hitler, with zero context, except that apparently Crowder thought it was cute.
At the end of his short piece of stupidity, Crowder asks for comments. So far, he has one. This one.
A few weeks ago, I observed to a conservative friend that Steven Crowder was a comedian. She told me I was wrong. So if he isn’t a comedian, the only obvious conclusion is that he’s just another clueless right-wing idiot.
Here is what Ben Carson had to say to TMZ:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzG4VTMFkKs?rel=0]
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