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CBS accidentally interviewed InfoWars host as regular Trump supporter

Will Johnson is not your average Trump supporter.

 

Libby Cohen

Tech

Published Dec 12, 2019   Updated May 19, 2021, 8:35 pm CDT

CBS News posted a video of Trump supporters at a Pennsylvania rally on Tuesday. One of the seemingly random interviewees ended up being an InfoWars host.

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“I think it would cause physical violence in this country that we haven’t seen since the second, since the first Civil War. I think it would become the second Civil War,” InfoWars’ Will Johnson says in the video, which was posted to Twitter.

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A second Civil War waged by the left is a common talking point on Alex Jones’ far-right radio show. It is just one of the many conspiracy theories Jones and his followers push.

Journalist Nick Martin was the first to notice the inclusion of the InfoWars host.

“Wait is this InfoWars host Will Johnson being interviewed as a just a random ‘Trump supporter’ in this video?” Martin questioned in response to the video.

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Martin told the Daily Dot he recognized Johnson from previous InfoWars videos.

Johnson himself interviewed attendees at the rally, according to screenshots shared by Martin.

 

While CBS did not respond to Martin’s inquiries regarding the video, it did add an editor’s note to its Twitter and Facebook posts.

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“After publication of this video, CBS News learned that the second man interviewed is Will Johnson, a media personality who has contributed to InfoWars,” CBS wrote in response to its now-ratioed tweet.

 

In addition to InfoWars, Johnson is the founder of Unite America First, another far-right advocacy group.

“He now works to inform Americans of the evil, lawless and divisive ways of the democrat party,” Johnson’s site reads.

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*First Published: Dec 12, 2019, 4:31 pm CST