The Right Stuff (blog)
The Right Stuff is an alt-right blog and media outlet that hosts several podcasts, including The Daily Shoah. The outlet is best known for popularizing the use of "echoes", triple parentheses around names used to identify Jews on social media.
Established in December 2012, The Right Stuff describes itself as "a political and cultural blog" which aims to create a dialogue uniting the right wing, as well as deliberately offending the regressive left and attacking what they perceive as a culture of political correctness. It has been described as "a major hub for the dissemination of alt-right materials", and according to owner Mike Enoch has a core principle of ethnic nationalism. The blog also hosts and maintains a lexicon defining jargon used by its publications as well as the wider alt-right movement.
The Right Stuff was one of the first websites to make use of the term "cuckservative", long before the epithet attracted mainstream attention. In addition, the blog was an early proponent of propaganda film With Open Gates, a video which attacks multiculturalism and Middle Eastern refugees in Europe, and implies that Jewish organizations are responsible for both. The video was created by 8chan user Gex and was initially promoted primarily on neo-Nazi and white supremacist sites such as The Daily Stormer, Stormfront, American Renaissance and Vanguard News Network. After Breitbart posted the video, it was subsequently promoted by other commentators as well, such as former Representative Michele Bachmann and radio host and Washington Times columnist Steve Deace.
Fash The Nation
Launched in August 2015, Fash The Nation ("fash" being an abbreviation for fascist and the name being a play on political talk show Face the Nation) is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Jazzhands McFeels and Marcus Halberstam. The pair offer political commentary and extensive coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, as well as conducting interviews with controversial political figures such as journalist Charles C. Johnson, congressional candidate Rick Tyler and television personality Tila Tequila. They also include a regular segment known as The Europa Report, which presents news concerning the ongoing European migrant crisis, in addition to musician White Hot Takes singing popular songs with lyrics rewritten to contain white nationalist themes. As of August 2016, Fash The Nation was the number one on the up-and-coming list of News & Politics podcast on SoundCloud.
First broadcast in August 2014 and published weekly, the Daily Shoah (whose name is a parody of The Daily Show and refers to the Holocaust), has addressed topics such as immigration, white nationalism, race relations, feminism, Zionism, anti-globalization and political correctness. The podcast is widely credited with creating the triple parentheses meme, also known as (((echo))), an antisemitic symbol that has been used to highlight the names of individuals of a Jewish background. This originated in a Daily Shoah segment called Merchant Minute, in which Jewish-sounding names were pronounced in a cartoonish voice to stand out from other names. The Anti-Defamation League has listed the Echo on its database of hate symbols.
In an e-mail interview with Mic, a TRS editor described the parentheses as symbolic:
The inner parenthesis represent the Jews' subversion of the home [and] destruction of the family through mass-media degeneracy. The next [parenthesis] represents the destruction of the nation through mass immigration, and the outer [parenthesis] represents international Jewry and world Zionism.
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