Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, spoke with InfoWars broadcaster Paul Joseph Watson today about the campaign to have Fox News fire Bill O’Reilly for his years of sexual harassment of women. Fox News officially fired O’Reilly today.
Stone, however, claimed that O’Reilly is the victim of an “orchestrated campaign of smear” by liberals and favorably compared him to Roger Ailes, the former Fox News head who also lost his job after several women alleged that he sexually harassed them.
Later, Watson absurdly declared that “you very rarely see people on the right going after people on the left in terms of personal attacks,” claiming that personal attacks have “not really been a tactic of the right.”
Stone, who has a long history of violent and bigoted rhetoric, agreed. Conservatives don’t focus on people’s “sexual foibles,” Stone insisted—which is ironic since only a few days ago, Stone appeared alongside InfoWars chief Alex Jones as Jones went on a violent, homophobic rant against Rep. Adam Schiff. Liberals use such personal attacks, he said, because they can’t compete in the war of ideas, and so resort to censorship to get their way.
“They can’t argue on the basis of ideas, they can’t argue on the basis of issues, so they have to silence us,” Stone said. “They’re trying to do so through Facebook, through Google, through these kinds of campaigns being run against O’Reilly. Censorship to me seems to be fundamentally un-American. We allow everybody a voice. This is a flagrant, egregious violation of the First Amendment.”