Last year, we documented how tweets from repentant white nationalist Katie McHugh revealed that one of her fellow travelers in the movement was Michael Thompson, who managed WorldNetDaily's social media for several years and did publicity for WND's book division. It turns out he was much deeper in the movement than almost anyone thought.
Right Wing Watch revealed this week that Thompson is the author (under the name "Paul Kersey," after the trigger-happy protagonist in the "Death Wish" movies) of a blog chock full of racism called "Stuff Black People Don't Lie," currently hosted at the right-wing Unz Review. (WND columnist Ilana Mercer -- who's still wistful for the days of apartheid in her native South Africa -- ralso has her columns published at the Unz Review.) He not only wrote this blog while employed by WND from 2012 to 2018, he also wrote under the Kersey pseudonym for white nationalist websites VDARE and American Renaissance, as well as on various far-right podcasts and radio shows. It's nasty stuff:
To this day, Thompson uses his Kersey byline to advance falsehoods asserting the genetic inferiority of black people and spin reports of crimes committed by black people to justify the creation and implementation of racist government policies. He has called black men “the biggest terror threat to America” and claimed that black people are more prone to violence than white people for biological reasons. He once described black people as “America’s greatest liability, dragging down western civilization to the black mean wherever they are found.”
When Barack Obama was president, Thompson spun into meltdown after meltdown, repeatedly railing what he called “Black-Run America” and claiming that electing an African American president had solidified “the United States’ permanent decline.” That kind of repulsion for black people carries into Thompson’s vision of the United States.
Thompson has repeatedly promoted the white supremacist “Great Replacement” myth—the notion that the white populations of various countries are being “replaced” by black- and brown-skinned immigrants. He’s currently writing a book under the Kersey byline called “The Great Replacement in the USA,” according to a recent Kersey blog post. Since the Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre on March 15, 2019—where a white supremacist uploaded a manifesto crediting the myth as his reason for killing 51 Muslim worshipers in two mosques—Thompson has promoted the “great replacement” myth in at least twelve Kersey blog posts.
RWW also reported that Thompson had close ties to right-wing author Scott Greer and helped get Greer's racial-grievance book "No Campus For White Men" published by WND. Greer, of course, also shared with Thompson a penchant for pseudoymous racism, penning articles for years for a white supremacist journal, and that Thompson almost certainly knew this when WND published Greer's book.
(Interestingly, WND's online store no longer lists "No Campus for White Man" or "White Girl Bleed A Lot" for sale or even Greer or Flaherty as authors available through the store, even though it published the books and is arguably unlikely to have sold out of them.)
RWW added that "White nationalists apparently believed they could count on Thompson to do their bidding inside the conservative media system, vis-a-vis his day job at WorldNetDaily."
Perhaps unsurprisingly, nobody at WND wanted to comment to RWW about Thompson's extracurricular racism. Of course, they still have yet to comment on its association with noted anti-Semite Paul Nehlen, whose book WND published in 2017.
WND's white nationalism problem keeps growing. Perhaps it's time for Joseph Farah and Co. to address the elephant in the room.