A Freedom of Information Act Request revealed that Cernovich would regularly contact potential sources for stories, a scoop first uncovered by Right Wing Watch.
The email shows that Cernovich messaged the personal email inbox of Payne Griffin, who is a deputy chief of staff to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, on May 18, 2017. Days later, Griffin is seen forwarding the email to Emily Davis, deputy assistant USTR for public and media affairs, stating that it was “sent to my personal” and that he was “not replying” to Cernovich.
In all seriousness, stuff like this cracks me up.
First I was accused of not having any sources.
Then I was accused of having too many sources.
Now the theme is that I’ve “lost a step” and “don’t break stories anymore,” ignoring the fact that I’m about to release a massive film.
The whole media coverage of my is stupid and dishonest, and journalists know it.
I’ve been around hundreds of journalists, and none of them have had a negative experience in person. They haven’t seen me do anything in appropriate, and in fact admit I’m a nice person.
Yet they still write their little stories about what a MONSTER I am, because they have to keep people afraid and hysterical.
There aren’t that many “enemies” anymore. America is moving along nicely. Because of this, people like me have their number called up, like some sort of draft into the fake news culture war.
However you’ll notice that the nasty coverage of me usually comes form bottom feeding blogs like Daily Beast and Huffington Post.
They are jealous of me.
They write about Tweets.
I file lawsuits in federal court to defend the free press, my lawsuits are joined by major media organizations.
- “Michael Cernovich sought access to certain sealed judicial records in Giuffre v. Maxwell, a defamation action in the Southern District of New York. The district court entered a standing order in the case permitting the parties to file documents under seal without first seeking judicial approval, resulting in the filing of the majority of the substantive papers in the case under seal, including the papers in support of an opposition to the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment. The amicus brief argues, among other things, that the district court’s order permitting the sealing is contrary to the First Amendment and common law presumptions of access, and there are no compelling or countervailing interests justifying sealing in this case.
There are a lot of conspiracy theories about me, but the fact is that I am just one man.
There are articles claiming I command an army of Russia cyberbots, but too many journalists have been to my house and seen me work. It really is just me.
Breaking news is a grind, and I gained a bunch of weight due to traveling to D.C. I saw a picture of myself and thought, “Man, that guy is beat up.”
I am also a year behind my signature book, Audacity: How to Go from Nobody to Somebody.
And people who were consumed my breaking news are ingrates. Most don’t buy books. They always demand “more scoops.” Literally a week after the John Conyers story, people were whining that they didn’t have any “new scoops.”
I ended up not liking a large part of my audience, and began a massive blocking spree and also openly insulted people.
Breaking news junkies are a bad audience.
(Not everyone, there are around 10% of people obsessed with news who are legit. The vast majority are like locusts. They consume content all day without any regard for the people whose job it is to create it. And then they complain when you sell a book.)
While I always know what’s going on inside the White House due to dozens of sources, I don’t have the 12 hours a day it takes to keep track of that place.
What people who haven’t covered the White House don’t realize is that decisions change within 5 minutes. Jeff Sessions was NOT going to fire Andrew McCabe. That was a fact. After I reported that McCabe would survive the day, McCabe was fired. People yelled fake news at me, not realizing that my report caused an interesting conversation to occur.
I’m focused on the massive undertaking of releasing a feature length film.
Documentary filmmaking is a full-time job on its own.
While producing Hoaxed, I released a new book based on the film.
- “Hoaxed is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time, no joke.”
- “Where to start on a review of this eye-opening book? (And upcoming movie!) There is a lot to unpack in this well-written factual expose of the hypocrisy of the mass media and what counts as “journalism” today. Fake News truly does abound and we are a dumber angrier country because of it.
- Buy Hoaxed here.
In 2018 I threw two massive events called A Night for Freedom. The New York event was….well if you were there, you were there. Historical wouldn’t be an overstatement.
And I’m arranging a D.C. and New York and Dallas and Phoenix screenings of Hoaxed.
Do you have any idea how much work this is?
Apparently the “journalists” who write about me don’t have any idea how hard-charging professionals manage their time.
And if you want to know how it is that I’m able to do so much, check out my professionally produced Power of Mindset Master Class here.
While breaking news, reporting on James Gunn, producing a film, providing commentary and analysis, I also released the best mindset master class ever.
- Nice use of text slides and b-roll. This is a great medium for the information to be delivered beyond just the audio, text and in person versions. Nice work. I’m not sure what you have in mind for the final HD version but I’d highly recommend time-stamped links organized as a table of contents in the description if you haven’t done that already.
- I am really enjoying all your products that I’ve bought from you. Amazing insight and Value. Your unique selling point is your presentation and that you live by what you say. Your presentation quality has improved. Great quality.
- I learned a big lesson thanks to you, Mike. Life changing indeed. I can attest to this as I’m living now at 40 the best time ever. I can’t wait to go deeper with this.
- Hey Mike, Thanks for what you do. I attribute a lot of my own personal turn around starting by reading Gorilla Mindset and taking that approach on my life. Still learning as I go, but it was really influential.
- Best video course ever.
- Your take on changing memories really hit home. Currently in the process of re-training my mind to change my perspective of memories and it’s working. Still need to watch a few more times to retain and implement in everyday life.
Really glad there was no politics!
Anyhow, now you know the truth.
Yes, I have sources on sources.
What is my secret to developing sources?
People ask me how I developed so many sources.
Have you ever met me?
When we meet, I ask questions about your life, get to know your story, and when we meet again, I remember those details.
I don’t “wait for my turn to talk.” I instead have specific techniques I use to loop back details of you life you’ve given me to other details of you’ve told me.
How to Win Friends and Influence People kind of stuff.
90% of people are terrible conversationalists. Be the top 10%.
Learn how to develop empathy. Learn how to mirror people. Read a book on body language.
If you are a man, lift weights. A man like me, who is a big larger than the average bear, who is also kind and welcoming, has more persuasive power, because people know I am nice by choice and not out of weaknesses.
- “Of all evil I deem you capable: Therefore I want good from you. Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.” – Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Look at this guy. This is a nice human being. This is someone people want to talk to. Be like this person. Be nice not because you’re weak, but because you want to better the world.
Or attend a seminar with me, where I teach all of this stuff.
(I don’t have any seminars planned at this time.)
But you can read my books and watch my videos and APPLY YOURSELF.
People are so lazy these days, it’s starting to annoy me.
Whenever I do an AMA, people ask lazy questions like:
“What is a life hack?”
There is no life hack.
There are only hundreds of hours spent bettering yourself.
Read the books, watch the videos, and then get to work!
CNN’s Brian Stelter Apologizes for Mistake (Good Man)
Update: Brian Stelter has apologized.
This was a full and unequivocal apology, and all of us should applaud it and remember it when our time to own up to mistakes arises.
(Because that day is coming for all of us, sooner or later.) pic.twitter.com/QWtBLDsK4s
— Essential Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 1, 2020
CNN’s Brian Stelter falsely accused a woman of spreading disinformation tonight, in a Tweet Stelte deleted without apology after it was revealed that Stelter lying.
The lie concerned a fire started by rioters in Washington D.C. Katrina B. Haydon reported that St. John’s church near the White House was on fire.
Box Alarm 1525 H St NW. #DCsBravest had fire in basement of church. Fire extinguishing. Checking for extension.
— DC Fire and EMS #StayHomeDC Lite (@dcfireems) June 1, 2020
NEW: Fire was in basement of St. Johns, and is out, my @washingtonpost colleague @phscoop reports from DC fire department. Firefighters got there w/ a police escort and quickly put out the blaze. Did NOT appear to cause any significant damage, and it is unclear how it started.
— Michelle Boorstein (@mboorstein) June 1, 2020
Stelter attacked the woman, baselessly accusing her of lying.
Brian Stelter has yet to apologize to spreading disinformation.
Shannon Bream and live video feed on Fox
— Katrina B Haydon (@katrinabhaydon) June 1, 2020
He called you a liar and then deleted it. Amazing.
— Jarvis (@jarvis_best) June 1, 2020
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 1, 2020
Accuses me of either lying or being too dumb to communicate what I’m seeing on live TV, then deletes it pic.twitter.com/A8tCQ5JOdT
— Katrina B Haydon (@katrinabhaydon) June 1, 2020
Did Brian Stelter lie to protect violent protesters?
Why did Stelter lie?
Is he trying to provide propaganda for violent protesters and domestic terrorists?
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 1, 2020
“Burn It Down,” ESPN Writer Encourages Arson of Low Income Housing
ESPN sportswriter Chris Palmer Martin Tweeted, “Burn that shit down. Burn it all down.” The burning building was a low-income housing area in Minneapolis. (Minneapolis vandalism targets include 189-unit affordable housing development.)
When rioters neared Martin’s home, he called them “animals.”
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 31, 2020
The media has a history of supporting ANTIFA.
CNN in 2017: Antifa opposes hate and seek peace through violence
— Scooter Downey (@TrueLegendFilms) May 30, 2020
Media bro’s went from ANTIFA is good to ANTIFA doesn’t exist https://t.co/XWormC5xNE
— Essential Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 31, 2020
Hoaxed Movie Uncovers the Media’s Relationship with ANTIFA
Watch the Hoaxed Movie Trailer
Where to Watch Hoaxed Movie
Trump Channels CNN in Joe Scarborough “Cold Case”
“It’s possible, but I don’t know.” With those words former FBI Director James Comey set a new standard for media coverage of public figures. Even when there is no evidence to substantiate your claim, even when you’re relying on a document that had been discredited within the FBI, even when you’re quoting work product that was the result of Russian disinformation, you give no quarter to your enemies.
I am referencing the infamous pee-pee interview James Comey gave to ABC. Comey’s words were amplified by every media outlet. No context was added (such as the FBI’s knowing the Steele dossier was funded by Democrats and contained hoaxes from Russian pranksters).
"I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether a current host of a major MSNBC show killed a staffer. It’s possible, but I don’t know."
How is that *any* different from this stuff CNN and media did for 3 years? https://t.co/UtFxbLDx8P
— Essential Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 27, 2020
And now Trump is applying these same principles to Joe Scarborough.
Media figures cry foul. What moral authority do they have?
Scarborough’s own colleague Rachel Maddow accuses people of being Russian assets. When called to answer those allegations in court, she claims that her assertions, believed to be statements of fact by her millions of viewers, are “quintessential statements of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.”
As much as I’m glad to see Joe Scarborough be treated with the same “journalistic ethics” as he treats others, I feel for the Lori Klausutis family, who no doubt do not want these painful memories resurfaced. Scarborough deserves this, but the Klausutis family does not.
But as always the media is treating itself as the real victim here.
The same media figures who recklessly smeared innocent teenagers from Covington High School as racists have much to say about a need for others to measure their words.
The same media figures who obsess over every mean Tweet a conservative posts ignores Scarborough’s on-air recording joking about the tragic death of a staffer.
Feel some empathy for the Klausutis. They are caught in a battle they didn’t start.
Scarborough, however, is getting exactly what he and everyone else on cable news deserves.
Whoa! Did Joe Scarborough really say this? https://t.co/jXz58vz3zn
— Essential Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 27, 2020