A Response to CalCoastNews

CalCoastNews co-founder Daniel Blackburn
Some of the 2017 Charlottesville racist protesters were very passionate and angry — leading to a brawl that police broke up later in the night

Blackburn conveys a deeply vivid, knowingly false and malicious portrayal of his “enemies” in order to rile up loyalists. Many of them feel compelled to take action against people who are inherently different than them.

In 2015, Blackburn was a featured speaker at “The Second Congress of Freedom Force” in Paso Robles. The event was hosted by G. Edward Griffin, a noted conspiracy theorist and Anti-semite. Blackburn did not disclose his affiliation with Griffin to readers when he interviewed the former John Birch Society figurehead in 2016. Blackburn had also tapped writer Josh Friedman, a local conspiracy theorist and special correspondent for controversial conspiracy theorist website InfoWars, to write for CalCoastNews. Friedman previously ran a website called FreeSLO, which referred to a number of radical, white nationalist organizations.



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Aaron Ochs

Author, artist, advocate and entrepreneur from Morro Bay, California.