By now, David Hogg is a household name. Having survived the Parkland shooting in February, he’s become an avid gun-control activist who most recently spoke at Washington D.C.’s March For Our Lives rally seeking government change.
But one conspiracy theorist believes David Hogg is anything but a high school shooting survivor, and has created a website dedicated to following the teen’s every move, in the hope of discrediting and defaming him.
The site, Hoggwatch.com, was created by Mike Adams (aka the Health Ranger) who has been called everything from “a dangerous conspiracy-mongering crank” to a “promoter of questionable methods” with anti-science, anti-medicine, anti-tap water stances. He also happens to be the publisher of Natural News.
Many of the articles on Hoggwatch are also written by Adams, who claims David Hogg was “groomed” by a teacher and is now coached by a cameraman, with all speeches scripted. When articles aren’t contributed by Adams, they are linked to far-left sites such as Breitbart and Infowars.
Inflammatory articles on David Hogg include just-as-inflammatory headlines:
“David Hogg Reddit Post Celebrates Mosquitoes Killing “Billions” of Humans”
“‘I would love to see her go’: Teen tyrant David Hogg wishes Laura Ingraham into the cornfield”
“Nasty little punk David Hogg now going after Sen. John McCain who is suffering from brain cancer”
Unfortunately, free speech laws mean this site might be up for a while, regardless of the conspiracy theories it’s spreading around the web.
Director of Syracuse University’s Tully Center for Free Speech, Roy Gutterman, says: “In some ways this is the definition of free speech in the modern era. This is going to sound awful, but this is fair game for a certain segment of the population. Not everyone is going to agree with David Hogg’s politics or agenda, and likewise a lot of people aren’t going to agree with this website that’s trying to take him down.”
Here’s some parting advice: If you want to follow the real David Hogg, follow him on Twitter instead.
Via NY Daily News