For the third time in recent months, right-wing commentator and radical conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald used his nightly “The MC Files” program to baselessly assert that actor Tom Hanks is “one of the biggest pedophiles in Hollywood.”
During Monday night’s broadcast, McDonald, who frequently hosts Republican Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee on his program, said that seeing a preview for a new film in which Hanks portrays Mr. Rogers made him sick.
“One of the biggest pedophiles in Hollywood, his movie is coming out Thursday,” McDonald said. “You got Tom Hanks literally playing Mr. Rogers. I saw the preview this morning, and I have to tell you, it made me ill. Just seeing the preview made me ill.”
“It is a slap in the face to this nation that you have them portray Fred Rogers with Tom Hanks,” he added. “That is their shot across the bow to let us know that they don’t think this pedophilia stuff is serious, they don’t think it’s that big a deal.”
McDonald’s guest, so-called “firefighter prophet” Mark Taylor, agreed.
“They’re mocking us,” Taylor said. “It’s a disgrace as far as I’m concerned.”