Fox News’ Jesse Watters did a segment explaining the conspiracy theory QAnon, and his neutral-to-positive spin on the topic was well-received by its supporters online.
“Q,” the figure at the center of the popular but easily discredited theory, even posted that the “Watters’ World” segment “generates awareness.”
The QAnon theory encapsulates a number of pervasive conspiracies, but at its core involves the idea that President Donald Trump is secretly working to take down a satanic child sex trafficking operation run in part by Hillary Clinton, who Q says will be taken to Guantanamo Bay in an operation termed the “Great Awakening.”
Watters didn’t discredit the theory and said one of his good friends was a believer. Some QAnon supporters even suggested that there was “pushback” from Watters against the political science professor he interviewed, who emphasized that QAnon was a fantastical conspiracy theory.
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A Fox News segment explaining the QAnon conspiracy was received positively online by its supporters, who believe President Donald Trump is secretly conducting an operation to expose Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats for running a satanic child sex trafficking operation.
Jesse Watters, host of “Watters’ World,” interviewed a political science professor about QAnon, and offered a few neutral to positive takes – conflating the more outrageous, easily debunked parts of the theory with real events (investigations into Trump’s conduct) and noting that one of his good friends is a QAnon supporter.
Before the segment aired, “Q,” the central figure of the conspiracy, posted that it would be biased but that more discussion “generates awareness” for the theory. Q posts on 4chan, an image-based forum that houses several fringe right0-wing communities, and claims to have “Q clearance” in the Trump administration, giving him access to top-secret information.
As Watters’ guest explained QAnon, the Fox News host stayed away from criticism of the outrageous conspiracy
Watters’ guest, Joseph Ucsinski, an associate professor at Miami University, described QAnon as a theory that originated around two years ago about “a battle going that was going on between Donald Trump against the deep state,” made up of satanic pedophiles, including Clinton and John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff and Clinton’s presidential campaign chair.
Ucsinski zeroed in on the more outlandish aspects of the theory, which is overall objectively disputable for numerous reasons, but is extremely pervasive and has been indirectly supported …read more
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