Roger Stone protege Jack Posobiec has spread horrific lies and normalized antisemitism. He has 1.5 million Twitter followers.

Jennifer Cohn
10 min readNov 27, 2021

By Jennifer Cohn, 11/27/21

One of America’s most prolific liars is a former naval intelligence officer-turned-far-right-agitator named Jack Posobiec. For those who are unaware, Posobiec is a protege of Roger Stone and a former correspondent” for One America News Network (OANN). He recently left OANN to partner with Turning Point USA, a non profit run by another far right agitator named Charlie Kirk. TPUSA targets kids (kindergarten through college) for far right brainwashing.

Alarmingly, Posobiec remains influential in right wing circles. He is a frequent guest on Steve Bannon’s podcast and has maintained 1.5 million Twitter followers despite having deceived right wing voters for years. On the off chance that some of these voters are unaware of Posobiec’s history of deception, I decided to prepare this compilation.

In 2016, Posobiec helped spread the lie that Hillary Clinton and other high profile Democrats were imprisoning and torturing children as part of a pedophile ring in the basement of a pizzeria whose owner, James Alefantis, was a large Democratic donor. The far right used the #Pizzagate hashtag to spread this lie on Twitter. On November 16, 2016, Posobiec broadcast a video of himself purporting to “infiltrate” the pizzeria to look for the staircase to the non-existent basement. After crashing a child’s birthday party in the back of the restaurant, staff ejected him. As reported by the Southern Poverty law Center, Posobiec’s twitter profile at the time falsely stated that he had previously worked for CBS News.

According Rolling Stone, “[t]he Twittersphere went wild” after Posobiec posted his video. “The previous day, our sample indicates there were roughly 6,000 tweets about Pizzagate. Now, it was closer to 55,000.” Alefantis, who began receiving death threats, “tried and failed to get Facebook and Twitter to remove the posts.”

A few weeks after Posobiec posted his video, a father of two who had been duped by the Pizzagate hoax, traveled to and entered Alefantis’s pizzeria with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and shotgun and fired several rounds into a locked closet containing computer equipment in an effort to “save” the non-existent child prisoners. Miraculously, no one was hurt. As reported by Mediaite and Salon, Posobiec later “tweeted out a false quote from D.C.’s police…

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Jennifer Cohn

Attorney and Election Integrity Advocate #ProtectOurVotes #PaperBallotsNow @jennycohn1