Interview 68: John Friend

friendJames speaks with Southern California-based political commentator John Friend, a 29-year-old man who was recently terminated from his position in the Escondido City Manager’s office because of his online political speech. He has been deemed a “conspiracy theorist,” “white supremacist” and “anti-semite” for challenging conventional historical narratives of 9/11 and World War II.

Friend appears to have become the target of anonymous forces who chose to use the press–in this case the San Diego Tribune (here and here)–in a campaign that pressured Friend’s employer to force him into relinquishing his position with the municipality. Tracy experienced a similar scenario when the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran a smear campaign in early 2013 highlighting Tracy’s analyses of Sandy Hook school massacre press coverage.

John Friend has an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska, a Masters of Public Administration degree from Ashford University, and is a regular contributor at American Free Press and rense.com. Additional information is available at therealistreport.com.


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