Jake Lloyd is a somewhat fresh face on the Infowars news desk, where he’s been working as a warm body when Alex Jones and Owen Shroyer are preoccupied, and he’s used his short tenure on air to welcome right-wing propagandists and white nationalist activists to the Infowars platform, which reaches hundreds of thousands of people.
Before joining Infowars, Lloyd ran a schtick on YouTube attending political rallies in hopes of embarrassing anti-fascism protesters. Last year, Lloyd announced that he had been hired by Infowars to do “editing stuff” and expressed his disappointment that he wouldn’t be able to take time off work to attend the then-upcoming “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Soon, Lloyd was representing Infowars and deploying the same shtick that currently earns him a whopping $2 per month via fan support on Patreon.
On Lloyd’s personal YouTube channel, he presents sympathetic coverage of Gavin McInnes’ violence-inciting “Proud Boys” club and members of the group’s more militarized offshoot calling itself the “alt-knights.” Lloyd also has a handful of videos glamorizing Kyle Chapman, known in alt-right circles as “Based Stickman” for a violent encounter he had with an anti-fascist protester.
In a video uploaded earlier this year, Lloyd lamented that “the third world is exploding with fertility” and said that unless “birthrates of European people” are bolstered, conservatism would be destined to fail. He also slammed mainstream conservatives who he said “can’t maintain the founding stock of the country.” In a July 4th tribute video, Lloyd claimed that “we invite the disease of the world into our sanctuary” with immigration. In another video, he attacked libertarian publications for accurately identifying and then separating themselves from alt-right figures like Milo Yiannopoulous.
In another upload last month, Lloyd said that gay pride is “not something that should be celebrated” and called LGBTQ pride celebrations “a symptom of the deconstruction of the societal norms of our culture.” He used that assertion as a jumping-off point to assert that the growing acceptance of LGBTQ people in American society was an indicator of a culture destined for hyper-corporatism where “everything is garbage.”
Lloyd has also said that the “real red pill” was realizing that white people in America are different–“and it manifests itself in things like IQ”–and that thinking multiple ethnic groups can mix smoothly in society was “not reality.” In another instance, Lloyd warned libertarians that under open borders “we will be flooded with so many Muslims, so many third-world immigrants, and refugees, and invaders, that you will have no culture. You will be surrounded by low-IQ people, people with a different culture that have no regard for your personal liberty … You will be under constant threat from these peoples invading your land.”
Yesterday, Lloyd hosted Vincent James Foxx from the far-right YouTube channel “Red Elephants.” Lloyd called Foxx a “very, very knowledgeable guy about a lot of different things—immigration statistics, a lot of different stuff.” Foxx has appeared alongside neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin on a YouTube show hosted by neo-Nazi troll Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet (YouTube has since removed the video for violating its policy on hate speech) that was chock-full of anti-Semitism and praise for Adolf Hitler. Foxx has also appeared on other neo-Nazi podcasts. The OC Weekly reported that Foxx once said that “no residue of cyanide was found on any of the walls of any of the alleged gas chambers” during a live video appearance.
Foxx once kept Samaria Ruiz on the payroll despite the fact that Ruiz is a Holocaust denier who alleges that the world is experiencing a “white genocide” and who has incited violent rhetoric against Jewish people. Ruiz recently ran the failed campaign of neo-Nazi Patrick Little in California, who Foxx used Red Elephants to promote in the run-up to California’s primary. Red Elephants has also been associated with the Rise Above Movement in southern California, which is a group of violent neo-Nazis who appear at protests to inflict physical damage on anti-fascism protesters.
The Red Elephants YouTube account was briefly suspended in January after Foxx posted a video targeting a Louisiana high school teacher that Foxx claimed was “anti-white” and “Marxist” because she was on film explaining how racism works.
A quick scroll through the Red Elephants YouTube channel reveals numerous videos featuring unabashed white nationalists, and videos loaded with alt-right propaganda.
Last month, Lloyd hosted white nationalist Nick Fuentes to complain about globalism and immigration. Fuentes seems to be a through-and-through white nationalist who lacks the self-awareness and honesty to admit it, despite the fact that he has addressed the white nationalist groups like American Renaissance, attended the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally last year, and made his break co-hosting a show with alt-right activist James Allsup. Fuentes has repeatedly denied being a white nationalist but has conceded that “it might be descriptive” to write about him as such.
Fuentes has repeatedly asserted that he believes race-mixing is degenerate, in one instance likening the level of supposed degeneracy to bestiality. He told American Renaissance conference attendees that “our cause” was more important than his clout among mainstream conservatives and expressed disappointment that young Americans don’t “remember the white America that has been lost.”
Last year, Fuentes called for “the globalists” who work at CNN to “be arrested and deported or hanged.” Earlier this month, he likened journalists to tumors after a man entered an Annapolis newsroom and killed five people. While speaking with Patrick Little and anti-Semitic Wisconsin candidate Paul Nehlen on a YouTube show, Fuentes wouldn’t answer whether he believed the Holocaust happened.
Faith Goldy, who has made numerous appearances on Infowars despite the fact she is an unabashed “14 Words” reciting white nationalist, has also appeared on Lloyd’s show recently.
As Right Wing Watch wrote last year, Goldy is a “red pill” overdose victim who was fired from The Rebel Media—which is itself a far-right outlet—for appearing on a neo-Nazi podcast affiliated with The Daily Stormer while she was in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year for “Unite the Right.” Since she was fired, Goldy has spiraled into the depths of right-wing extremism, turning to white nationalist radio station Red Ice to come out as an “ethno-nationalist,” which is a label that activists who seek to use laws to enforce white majorities in Western nations apply to themselves.
Goldy has repeatedly defended her recital of the world-famous white supremacist “14 Words” slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” According to Goldy, reciting the slogan is “a simple statement of survival.”
It’s also worth noting that while on air at Infowars, Lloyd has excused the barrage of violent threats that alt-right figures have been increasingly hoisting at reporters (despite purporting to be one, himself), telling viewers, “Remember all of the evil, disgusting, heinous stuff that journalists have done in the past whenever they try to blame President Trump for the violence that some wackos may or may not commit against them. I don’t condone violence, but they sure make it hard to not see where it’s coming from.”
When I asked Lloyd in multiple public Twitter conversations whether he was aware of his guests’ white nationalist stances when he booked them, he repeatedly dodged my question and instead insisted that I join him on either Infowars or his YouTube channel, writing to me, “You need someone to daddy-up on you and teach you how to interact with others.” Lloyd then accused me of “attempted entrapment” for pressing him to answer “yes” or “no” to whether he knew he was hosting white nationalists on air. Gauging from his personal posts, it’s hard to imagine he didn’t.