Last November, a bizarre story started slithering its way through the right-wing media. The owner of the world famous Laugh Factory in LA claimed that someone from the Clinton campaign called and harassed him after he posted a video about Hillary on the club’s website. The mystery man demanded that the video be removed and said that making fun of Hillary could be bad for the club’s business. The owner says he hung up on the man once he started asking for the names and contact info of the comedians featured in the video.
Conservative bloggers and pundits and talk radio hosts ate this story up because it confirmed so many of their wildest fantasies about Clinton; it basically proved that she’s a humorless you-know-what that hates the first amendment and that wants to destroy anyone who dares stand in her way.
Of course there was just one problem with this story. According to Slate.com it was probably total B.S. (story link) The Internet is filled with thousands of blog posts and videos and memes that make fun of Hillary Clinton. Why would someone from the campaign care about one random, non-viral video that featured a few extremely harmless jokes. (It seems like most of the comedians featured in the stand-up montage actually like Clinton.)
After the story first broke, the owner of the Laugh Factory told a reporter from Slate that he has “no idea” if the call really came from someone in Clinton’s campaign. In fact, he suggested that it may have been a prank. (Which seems very possible since the owner knows hundreds of comedians.) Slate theorized that the caller may have been “an overzealous Hillarybot” or a “dirty trickster, who then took steps to send the story ricocheting through conservative media.”
But conservatives aren’t about to let a little thing like reality ruin their good time. On November 24th, (five days after Slate published their expose about the rumor) right-wing radio show host and Grade-A scumbag Alex Jones of InforWars.com launched the “Make Fun of Hillary” video contest. Here’s what InfoWars.com had to say about the contest:
We launched the contest back in November to reassert our birth right to free speech after Clinton attempted to censor comedy skits that poked fun at her produced by the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, Calif.
“They threatened me,” club owner Jamie Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”
In response, we asked for the funniest, most outrageous satire and comedy videos making fun of Hillary Clinton.
Infowars announced the winners of their contest a few weeks ago and the videos they picked are absolutely disgusting. The right’s hatred of Hillary Clinton is so deep and so rabid that it’s genuinely frightening. Apparently these people think that Hillary is some kind of twisted, psychopathic, despotic MURDERER that can’t wait to take away our liberties and destroy the American way of life.
Here’s the video that won the grand prize. I’ve seen a lot of creepy things on the Internet but this video is truly disturbing. It gives us a glimpse into the sick and twisted minds of the bunker-dwellers who sit in the dark and listen to Alex Jones while photoshopping “funny” pictures of Hillary’s head on a witch’s body.
First Place Winner. Prize: $5,000:
It sounds like the dude who made that video believes that the Clinton’s are straight-up evil and out to destroy the United States of America. He goes so far as to claim that the clintons intentionally surround themselves with “physically repulsive people who are angry at the world” (e.g. James Carville, Robert Reich, etc) who want to use political power to get revenge against “the normals” that shun them. That’s some seriously sick sh*it right there! And yet THAT is the type of content that the InforWars judges thought was worthy of $5,000.
The second place winner is a little less creepy but it’s still pretty insipid. I guess the judges gave this guy extra points for his random and obviously super-hilarious fake gay voice.
Second Place Winner. Prize: $1,000:
The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump has said that if he’s elected, he’ll bring back waterboarding and “much worse” because “torture works.” Well Mr. Trump, if you make it to the Oval Office I recommend that you make the bad guys watch videos created by InforWars fans because that last video made me want to puncture my own eardrums. And to all the Bernie Bros out there that are saying they’ll never vote for Hillary, I hope these videos will serve as a bit of a wake up call. Now that you’ve seen what the true Hillary-haters believe, do you really want to be on the same side as them?