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Steven Crowder is a comedian who holds conservative views. (Unlike the other Steve C., it isn't an act.) In addition to appearing regularly on Fox News, Crowder contributes blog posts to Andrew Breitbart's site, Big Hollywood, and posts comedy pyrite on his YouTube account.
As of December 2017, Crowder's YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers and 263 million views.
Out and Prouder with Crowder
“”cross dressing to own the libs
going on hormones to own the libs
getting FFS to own the libs
getting SRS to own the libs
finally being comfortable living as myself to own the libs
Crowder frequently cross-dresses as a way to "expose" the libs:
- "HIDDEN CAM: Cross-Dressing At Planet Fitness!"
- "Crowder CRASHES Feminist #DayWithoutAWoman Insanity!"
- "'Women's March' Crashed By Crowder... IN DRAG! (Featuring Wendy Davis)"
At the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, Crowder stated, "...Ashley Judd just tweeted that buying Apple products, again, is akin to rape. From her iPhone."
Judd wrote a 2010 essay (not "just tweeted" by 3 years, and not Twitter at all) in which she expressed grief at learning that electronic products are manufactured in countries in conflict. In such countries, women are often sexually assaulted by militia members.
Generation Progress described his 2009 video "The Real Guantanamo Bay" as "glaringly trite" and "homophobic".
Climate change denial
In 2017 Steven Crowder argued with British science journalist Peter Hadfield over a Louder with Crowder episode titled "Top 5 "Climate Change" Myths". Crowder's general argument in the video is that that scientists are trying to encourage support for Big Government by lying about AGW to guilt liberals, further insisting that all climate scientists believe "gender to be a figment of the imagination". During the video, Crowder argued that NASA confirmed a global net gain of ice of 82bn tons and therefore evidence of cooling), though ignored this was only for Antarctica and that Greenland had lost 269bn tons in the same period. Another went away from climate science altogether and portrayed an increase of polar bear numbers following a ban on hunting as proof that polar bears are not being harmed at all by climate change. In another section, Crowder insisted that climate change models are worthless due to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration not being able to predict an exact number of hurricanes per year. Rather than using scientific journals to show the models are inaccurate, Crowder cited Christopher Monckton's and Tim Ball's (though not by name) insistence on NOAA being fraudulent as evidence climate change is itself bogus.
Following this, Crowder challenged Hadfield to a debate, which Hadfield rejected on the excuse that no topic or time of day was proposed, and therefore a formal debate could not be prepared. Updates as to the debate discussions were brought up in subsequent Hadfield videos.
“”In December 2012, Fox News aired a video that would briefly obsess the conservative blogosphere. At a Right to Work rally in Michigan, one of Fox’s young contributors was punched in the face by a union member. It was evidence, a parade of Fox pundits stressed, of “union thuggery.” On Fox and Friends, anchor Steve Doocy wondered what his colleague had done “that so provoked the left.” But an extended version of the video, aired ironically on Fox News’ Hannity, revealed that the original clip had been edited, removing footage of the puncher being pushed to the ground, for trying to harm others, prior to throwing a punch in return.
Smear campaign by alt-righters
In September 2016, Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer started a
"meme" smear campaign where he falsely claimed Crowder is the leader of the alt-right and advocates for the extermination of Jews. Anglin used fake Tweets as evidence, seemingly in the hopes of ruining Crowder's reputation a la Ben Garrison. Crowder was subsequently "trolled" by David Duke and on /pol/. The Right Stuff released a fake podcast titled "White Power with Crowder" and #CrowderFacts was used to defame him on Twitter. Richard Spencer explained that "most of the stuff he [Crowder] says is just off-the-shelf conservatism that isn’t remotely dangerous or new."
In reality, Crowder is passionately pro-Israel and opposes antisemitism. He also believes Barack Obama is antisemitic. Crowder mocked the alt-right when Donald Trump appeared to be on good terms with Benjamin Netanyahu.
As a child Crowder voiced the character the Brain on the PBS animated series Arthur.
- Big Hollywood: Steven Crowder
- YouTube: Steven Crowder
- Tim Murphy, "CPAC: Where Ashley Judd Rape Jokes Happen." Mother Jones: March 18, 2013.
- Delaney Rohan, "Comedian Steven Crowder." Generation Progress: Dec. 17, 2009.
- Response to "DEBUNKED: Top 5 "Climate Change" Myths" by Louder with Crowder
- The latest climate error from Steve Crowder.
- Steve Crowder gets it wrong again… and again... (and yet again!).
- Caitlin Dickson, "The Unmaking of a Conservative Pundit." Daily Beast: November 13, 2013.