Jacobin Promotes Right-Wing Politics

  • Publishing a defense of Joe Rogan after he was removed from Spotify for spreading anti-vaxx misinformation and disinformation.
  • Publishing a piece validating Q-Anon conspiracy theorists who stormed Capitol Hill in an unsuccessful attempt to disrupt the Electoral College certifying Joe Biden winner of the 2020 election and calling them “a true Rainbow Coalition.”
  • Publishing a piece labelling Trump “the greatest US president in history” after falsely crediting his administration for the development of mRNA technology which could revolutionize medicine by paving the way for HIV and flu vaccines.
  • Conducting a methodologically unsound study criticizing Congresswomen Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley for allegedly using “woke” rhetoric.
  • Publishing an uncritical interview with Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a proponent of the so-called “herd immunity” strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19. Kulldorff is the co-author of a Koch-backed statement known as the Great Barrington Declaration and wrote a piece calling for schools to be reopened to deliberately infect students in the vain hope of facilitating herd immunity. He also praised Sweden’s refusal to lockdown their economy or schools during the COVID-19 pandemic (which resulted in the fifth-highest per capita death rate in Europe) and collaborated with Republican officials, giving them scientific cover for their ideological opposition to lockdowns.
  • Calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to not only “embrace Brexit” but specifically hard Brexit.
  • Calling for a no-deal Brexit, the hardest of all hard Brexits.
  • Publishing Koch brothers-funded climate change denier James Heartfield, who later went on to stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.
  • Unblocking anti-Semitic NazBol Caleb Maupin on Twitter.
  • Publishing a sympathetic piece on the pro-Trump anti-science anti-lockdown protests in which right-wing Christian militia leader Christian Yingling was portrayed as a victim of economic circumstances.
  • Publishing a sympathetic interview with Ammon Bundy who led armed right-wing vigilantes to occupy federal land (the interview was retracted after other media outlets exposed that it was a hoax).
  • Publishing an anti-union piece arguing that workers employed by left-wing political campaigns should not engage in strikes or other labor actions and likened them to police unions which protect officers guilty of assault and murder.
  • Publishing Meagan Day’s praise for Tucker Carlson’s “populism” and his “better days.”
  • Publishing articles by plagiarist Angela Nagle* who touted the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act in an article for the pro-Trump magazine American Affairs and went on to Tucker Carlson’s show to attack Democratic Socialists of America.
  • Publishing an article opposing enforcing child support laws against deadbeat dads (a staple Men’s Rights Activist position).
  • Publishing Thomas Fazi who retweeted an anti-Semitic attack on left-wing Jews from self-proclaimed NazBols, argued that immigration threatens national culture, and criticized Italy's Five-Star government for not cracking down harder on immigrants.
  • Publishing an anti-Semitic Tweet that British Jews aren’t British.
  • Publishing a defense of the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign’s promotion of homophobic racist misogynist podcaster Joe Rogan.
  • Publishing a piece opposing the firing of racists and Nazis.
  • Publishing Jacob Fawcett’s digital blackface sock account “Carl Beijer.”
  • Interviewing Die Linke MP Sahra Wagenknecht without pushing back against her bigoted anti-immigrant statements or her Islamophobic remark that the president of Turkey is a “terrorist.”
  • Doxxing a whistleblower during Trump’s impeachment just as pro-Trump publications did.
  • Bhaskar Sunkara deleted all his tweets about Angela Nagle. Perhaps he has finally come around to the radical idea that pushing right-wing figures and politics ‘but from the left’ is actually bad.

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