Infowars Correspondent Uses Fox News Appearance to Send Trump a Message – By Jared Holt (Right Wing Watch) / Feb 19 2020
Kaitlin Bennett, a correspondent for the conspiracy theory outlet Infowars and employee of the far-right outlet Liberty Hangout, appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends First” program Wednesday morning, where she asked the president to support conservatives on college campuses.
Bennett’s appearance on Fox News came after she attempted to make a video on Ohio University’s campus Monday and was confronted by a crowd of angry protestors. The incident has been lifted up by national conservative media as the latest instance supporting its well-worn college campus outrage machine. Since the incident, Bennett has leaned into the opportunity, using her experience to echo right-wing campus organizing groups’ existing demands that universities who do not sufficiently protect conservative views on their campuses be ineligible for federal grants.
Host Heather Childers introduced Bennett as a “Second Amendment advocate” and a “gun rights activist” on the network’s early morning show, failing to disclose that Bennett has worked as a correspondent for Infowars and for Liberty Hangout, a far-right media platform. On air, Bennett also took measures to whitewash the activism in which she and her associate, Joel Patrick, take part.
“Both of us are very much more than just gun rights advocates. We’re conservative. We’re Trump supporters. We are people who believe in the president’s message. We’re people who stand up for him. And we’re people that have been recognized by the White House as people who support him and help his campaign and help him get reelected,” Bennett told Childers.