May 22, 2024

During a back-and-forth with an alleged journalist at Mar-a-Lago, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gave what should be the standard approach to dealing with members of the media. On Super Tuesday, the reporter thought it wise to ask Greene about conspiracy theories on the right.

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The lawmaker’s response was classic.

The exchange between the two reflects the ongoing animosity between the press and conservative politicians, but also further illustrates the reality that many supposed journalists are nothing more than propagandists with a political agenda.

Emily Maitlis, formerly a senior journalist at the BBC and now a presenter of the News Agents podcast, spoke to Greene at Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday celebration at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, as the former president closed in on the Republican nomination.

“Could you tell me why so many people that support Donald Trump love conspiracy theories, including yourself?” Maitlis asked.

Greene said: “Well, let me tell you, you’re a conspiracy theorist and the left and the media spreads more conspiracy theories. We like the truth. We like supporting our constitution, our freedoms and America first.”

Raising a famous instance of the congresswoman’s eager conspiracy theorising, concerning what she thought was to blame for starting forest fires, Maitlis said: “What about Jewish space lasers? Tell us about Jewish space lasers.”

“No,” Greene said. “Why don’t you go talk about Jewish space lasers and really, why don’t you f**k off? How about that?”

“Thank you very much,” Maitlis said, as Greene walked away.

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While folks on the left are wringing their hands whining about Greene’s harsh response, they should perhaps be more upset at Maitlis’ line of questioning. The exchange occurred during a significant landmark in the 2024 presidential race. Super Tuesday solidified former President Donald Trump’s position as the GOP nomination by prompting former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to drop out of the race.

Maitlis could have chosen this moment to ask Greene questions that are actually relevant and important. She could have asked the lawmaker about the upcoming general election campaign or perhaps about what is happening in Congress. Instead, she chose to ask about Jewish Space Lasers, an issue that most people forgot about ages ago.

The alleged journalist’s questions had nothing to do with informing her audience. It was a political attack against political opposition, nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately, this type of behavior is par for the course among Western journalists, most of whom are dedicated to pushing a progressive agenda and attacking those who they believe are standing in their way.

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This issue will only get worse now that Trump is, for all intents and purposes, the Republican presidential nominee. The return of the Orange Man What Is Bad™ is sure to elicit the same level of hysteria as Trump’s first campaign back in 2016, which means members of the once-vaunted Fourth Estate will be doing their level best to attack the former president and anyone aligned with him.

Perhaps other Republican politicians will follow Greene’s example. Sure, it’ll certainly make members of the press upset, but that’s part of the appeal, is it not?

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