Over the Target

The trailer for Scooter Downey’s new documentary for Tucker Carlson is out, and already the SJWs are frothing at the mouth over it. Owen Benjamin’s stalker at the Daily Beast has the honor of publishing the first hit piece:

The writer of Tucker Carlson’s controversial documentary series on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot previously directed films made by far-right figures, including a leading promoter of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, a virulent anti-refugee activist, and an alt-right comic book writer whose lead superhero’s outfit resembles a Confederate flag.

Los Angeles-based filmmaker Scooter Downey will likely reach his biggest stage yet on Monday, when Fox Nation plans to air the first part of Carlson’s three-part Patriot Purge movie. A series trailer, which aired Wednesday evening on Fox News, included the false claim that the riot was a “false flag” meant to attack conservatives. The series also appeared to include a sympathetic interview with Ali Alexander, who has been subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 Select Committee for his role in organizing a pro-Trump rally in front of Congress that eventually turned violent.

Carlson’s series has already sparked backlash, with fellow Fox News mainstay Geraldo Rivera calling his colleague’s promotion of false conspiracy theories about the riot “bullshit.” But Downey’s role in the Fox production, and his past working for conspiracy theorists and hate figures, has gone thus far undiscussed.

Downey and Carlson share writing credit for the documentary series, according to a screenshot the filmmaker posted on Twitter. It’s not clear whether Downey also directed Patriot Purge, but he has retweeted messages from other right-wing figures suggesting he played a lead role in the series’ creation.

He’s Writing Tucker’s Deranged Jan. 6 Movie—After Directing a Pizzagater’s Opus, Daily Beast, 29 October 2021

Given the mind-numbingly repetitive nature of these useless little hit pieces, you’d think these poor hacks get paid bonuses for every time they can work “right”, “far-right”, or “hate” into the article.

That being said, I did the way this guy put in the hard work of attempting to discredit by citing Wikipedia. I believe the technical term for that is argumentum ad asininus. When’s the last time that actually worked on anyone, 2013?