Mike Cernovich is Not Fake News

Pro-Trump media personality Mike Cernovich was featured on a 60 Minutes segment back in late March, wherein Scott Pelley tried to portray him as “fake news.”

Call Cernovich what you will, but he is not fake news. The Daily Caller:

“Mike Cernovich continues to regularly scoop Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake, who appears to share at least one Trump administration source with the ‘Gorilla Mindset’ author,” wrote Will Sommer, an editor for The Hill, in his weekly newsletter on Monday. “Once again, Lake trailed in Cernovich’s wake this week with dueling stories about Trump’s discontent with national security adviser H.R. McMaster.”

On May 2, Cernovich reported that McMaster unilaterally hired Army Reserve Major General Ricky Waddell as his deputy “without obtaining authorization from President Donald Trump.” On May 8, Lake reported that chief of staff Reince Preibus was trying to block McMaster — who has become unpopular with Trump — from hiring Waddell. Two days, later, news broke that McMaster had successfully hired Waddell.

The reason for his scoops? Cernovich is a White House correspondent; he received his White House credentials in late April. That’s in addition to already being a best-selling author and documentary filmmaker.

I remember reading Cernovich’s work when he had fewer than 20,000 Twitter followers. As of this writing he sports 265,000. Quite a rise. His coverage of Trump’s candidacy no doubt helped precipitate that, along with his provocative style and other things.

Although he no longer seems to update his blog “Danger and Play”, Cernovich writes his columns over at Medium now.

Some may criticize him for his supposed lack of a coherent political ideology. But he’s a journalist first and foremost, not a political figure as such. I find much of his output, specifically “Gorilla Mindset,” to be of great value.

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