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Michael J. Knowles

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Michael J. Knowles
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Michael John Knowles (1990–) is a failed actor, American conservative talking head, and host of the The Michael Knowles Show, a podcast at Ben Shapiro's online tabloid The Daily Wire. He is most well-known for releasing a 266-page book called Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide, which consists almost entirely of blank pages.[1]

During the 2016 Presidential Election, Knowles supported Ted Cruz in the Republican primary. He starred in Cruz's campaign ad "War Room" among a circle of political operatives in a dimly-lit room, taking turns criticizing then-candidate Trump.[2]

Interestingly enough, following the Unite the Right rally, Knowles interviewed white supremacist YouTuber James Allsup regarding the rally.[3]


See the main article on this topic: Wingnut


Climate change denial[edit]


  • On March 10, 2023, Knowles stated in a speech that gay marriage is immoral and must be banned.[24]
  • Had Joseph Nicolosi Jr., who, like his father, is a practitioner of conversion therapy on his show as a guest.[25]
  • After Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion ruling that workplace discrimination against LGBT people is unlawful, Knowles called him "one of the worst jurists in American history"[26] and claimed that banning people from being fired because of their gender identity or sexual orientation goes against "the most fundamental aspect of our nature".[27] This makes one wonder exactly what Knowles's vision of a perfect America is...
  • In the video about the Pantene advert, he implied that he opposes gay adoption, repeatedly expressing confusion as to how the lesbian couple shown in the video could have gained custody of their child, and talked about the lesbian agenda.[28]
  • Knowles stated that he wants to make the LGBT pride flag and other LGBT-related symbols "toxic" and use political pressure to "ban" them.[29]
  • When a student jokingly asked Ted Cruz if he'd give blowjobs to end world hunger, Knowles responded by saying that same-sex activity is "flagrantly immoral behavior".[30]


  • In 2019, while ranting about trans women during a speech at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he was sprayed with lavender oil and other liquids.[31]
  • Knowles claims that trans women are men,[32] and equates being trans to having schizophrenia.[33]
  • After Pantene released an advert featuring a transgender child, he accused the company of "mainstreaming the sexual abuse of children" and called it "the most disturbing commercial I have ever seen".[28]
    • He also said that the parents depicted in the video were abusing the child by allowing her to identify as transgender and called for them to be locked up.[28] This led to YouTuber Hunter Avallone branding him an "uncharitability factory".[34] Kinda hard to disagree with that.
  • Knowles attacked actress Sophia Bush for connecting the suicides of transgender children with whether they are given hormone blockers.[35] It is a statistical fact that trans kids who are given blockers are less likely to commit suicide.[36]
  • On March 4, 2023, Knowles stated in a speech at CPAC that trans people should be "eradicated from public life entirely" and was met with applause from the crowd. [37]
  • In April 2023, after YouTuber Mr. Beast's longtime friend and sidekick Chris Tyson came out as gender non-conforming and was revealed to be on HRT, Knowles released a video in which he accused Tyson of being a pedophile, based on old tweets joking about loli hentai (hentai depicting young girls) and claimed that loli hentai makes people trans. [38]


  • Despite claiming to be a champion of free speech, he supports a Constitutional amendment to ban burning the American flag.[39]
  • Months after Obama granted clemency to whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Knowles whined that she should still be imprisoned.[40]
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, a novel virus commonly understood to exist in airborne droplets, he argued that the general public should not wear masks, citing this one CDC review of influenza (Note: Not Coronavirus), to base his entire understanding of facemasks on. The study even says that mechanistic studies support facemask efficacy for preventing spreading disease - thus proving himself wrong with his flimsy evidence.[41]
    • He also downplayed the severity of the crisis and used it to instead whine about Draconian policies (even though early and drastic measures seemed to help COVID stay contained (and apparently with a Republican majority, they still couldn't fight against Democratic policies??? (Or, if he's complaining about states.... why?))) and about "The Left" (which he doesn't seem to realize doesn't exist at a large substantial amount in America).[42]
  • After singer and satanist Marilyn Manson was accused of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse by Evan Rachel Wood, Knowles claimed that it was consensual because she used the word "ritual" to describe it, and asserted that the real problem was that the woke left allowed satanism to flourish.[43]
    • In the same video, Knowles appeared to claim that there is no such thing as casual sex. He went on to say that if casual sex existed, then rape would be no worse than common assault.[43]
  • Knowles defended Rudy Giuliani after the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm caught him on camera attempting to seduce who he believed to be a young female reporter, in the process displaying snowflake tendencies by expressing offense at the film being nasty about Republican politicians.[44]
  • Knowles has implicitly defended the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot on multiple occasions, claiming that the murder of officer Brian Sicknick was irrelevant because he wasn't beaten to death with a fire extinguisher[45] (ignoring the fact that he was killed when rioters sprayed him with a chemical agent[46]), asserted that it was because of the COVID-19 lockdown rather than the misinformation that actually incited it[47] (probably because he himself helped spread this misinformation[48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55][56]), derided Jackson Reffitt for turning his father over to the FBI for participating in the coup[57] and implied that it doesn't matter because it was Not as bad as the Black Lives Matter riots the previous year.[17]
  • He supports Joseph McCarthy, describing him positively as a "tough anti-communist crusader". In the same video where he said this, he went into an outright McCarthyist rant in defense of Richard Nixon, claiming that he took on a communist conspiracy in the highest echelons of the U.S. government and had the presidency stolen from him by the deep state because of it, implying that he believes the Watergate scandal was made up to discredit Nixon.[58]
  • He believes that the United States was founded by the Pilgrims when they arrived on the Mayflower; the Mayflower voyage was in 1620 and the declaration of independence was in 1776. Not to mention that the first attempt at establishing a British colony in North America was in 1585 (Roanoke), and the first successful attempt was in 1607 (Jamestown). He also implied that the pilgrims were Marxists.[59] Keep in mind that Knowles has a degree in history from Yale University.
  • In a video, Knowles argued that he believed that American society would be better off if it was as conservative as it was in 1220, basically calling for a return to feudalism and decrying "liberalism" as a cancer. [60]
  • Knowles defended the rule of Spain's fascist dictator Francisco Franco as "broadly speaking, pretty good". [61]

Stopped clocks[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Stopped clock
  • In the aforementioned PragerU video, he condemned major alt-right figureheads Richard Spencer, Theodore Beale, Paul Ramsey, and Sam Francis for their rampant white nationalism and atheism. The bar is indeed low for Michael, but IT EXISTS!
  • In a Q&A at the University of Kentucky he rejected the idea that voting patterns are determined by the predominant race of the electorate.[62]
  • Though he opposes environmentalism, Knowles is in favor of conserving the environment.[63]
  • In the aforementioned Joseph Nicolosi Jr. video he called conversion "therapy" child abuse.[25]
  • In the aforementioned James Allsup interview he called Allsup on his inability to answer the questions properly, to the point that many of Allsup's fans accused him of twisting Allsup's words to make him contradict himself.[3]
  • Knowles has called out Nick Fuentes and referred to him as "dishonest".[64]

See also[edit]


  1. Which is hilariously ironic considering the fact that he's using a camera, a microphone and a laptop (i.e items built using science) to record and spread all of his bullshit


  1. Amazon bestseller 'Reasons to Vote for Democrats' is a book of empty pages The Hill. 03/09/17.
  3. 3.0 3.1
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Politicon 2018 - How the Fuck Are We Going to Get Along? (October 22, 2018), YouTube.
  6. Twitter post 22 May 2019.
  7. Twitter post 14 Jun 2019.
  8. Cocky SJW spits on the grave of Columbus, is made to regret it INSTANTLY (we apologise for directing you to the Young America's Foundation)
  9. Twitter post] 15 Jul 2019. Archive
  10. Twitter post 4 Jun 2019. Archive
  11. Twitter post 13 Feb 2019.
  12. Ilhan Omar Clashed With Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Over Washington's Role in Latin America. Here's the History Behind Her Claims TIME Magazine. FEBRUARY 14, 2019.
  13. Twitter post 8 Jul 2019. Archive
  15. The Unjust Verdict | Ep. 747
  16. Twitter post
  17. 17.0 17.1 Compare BLM "Peaceful Protests" to The "Riots" in DC
  18. Twitter post 9 Jan 2018.
  19. [1] Archive
  21. BEYOND REPAIR: Knowles pokes a gaping hole in cocky SJW's ego
  22. "Daily Wire's Michael Knowles: “Science is mostly fake”" by Media Matters, 2023 July 12
  23. "Franciscan University Student Club Hosts The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles", Franciscan University, 2022 December 1
  25. 25.0 25.1 Help Us, Cocaine Mitch. You’re Our Only Hope | The Michael Knowles Show Ep. 221 (September 21, 2018), YouTube.
  26. Conservatives blast Gorsuch after LGBTQ discrimination decision: 'Among the worst jurists in the history of the United States'
  27. Twitter post
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 This Commercial Should be BANNED from the Internet
  29. [2] Archive
  31. Conservative speaker Michael Knowles speech disrupted The Washington Post. April 12, 2019.
  32. Twitter post 17 Dec 2018.
  33. [[3] Archive Twitter post] 14 Jul 2019.
  34. Michael Knowles Goes full *AUTHORITARIAN*
  35. Sophia Bush: DENYING Trans Kids Hormones = MURDER
  36. Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation
  37. [4]
  38. Maybe THIS Is Why MrBeast's Friend Went Trans
  39. Twitter post 16 Jun 2019.
  40. Twitter post 12 Aug 2017.
  41. Hasan Piker Debates Michael Knowles for the First Time on "The Issue Is: with Elex Michaelson"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Disturbing SEX and New Marilyn Manson Allegations
  44. Michael DEBUNKS The Borat Rudy Giuliani Controversy
  45. FAKE News: Capitol Hill Policeman NOT Killed By Fire Extinguisher
  46. Cop Brian D. Sicknick may have been ‘killed by chemical agent’
  47. The REAL reason For The RIOTS At The Capitol Building
  48. WATCH: 17 States Join Texas in Voter Fraud Lawsuit
  49. EXPLOSIVE: Illegal Ballot Counting Caught on Tape
  50. More Voting SHENANIGANS Helping Democrats in New York
  51. NO Votes Went for TRUMP! Says New Star Witness
  52. Leftist Host IGNORES This Shocking New EVIDENCE in Arizona
  53. ELECTION 2020: Latest FRAUD Allegations
  54. SHOCKING Testimony: Voting Dump Went 99% for Joe Biden
  55. ELECTION 2020: Is Big FRAUD Evidence Coming?
  56. Vote Count Irregularities and Orwellian Media LIES | Dinesh D'Souza
  57. The New Red Guard: CNN FLAUNTS Kid for Turning His Republican Father into the FBI
  58. U.S. Presidents RANKED! Who Was The Most Legendary?
  60. [5]
  61. [6]
  62. "IT'S BIGOTRY": Michael Knowles wrecks alt-right "groyper" argument on racial demographics
  63. Michael Knowles sets fire to global warming argument
  64. Nick Fuentes Claims He's Being TARGETED on the No-Fly List