You get a good sense of the rightwing politics of Max Blumenthal & the other grifters he associates with (including the ‘retired’ FBI, CIA, & FBI operatives who lead the US Assadist antiwar cult) when he spends more time vilifying the White Helmet rescue workers than he does exposing US-coalition intervention in Syria; when he defends Assad & Syrian & Russian bombing of civilians; when he denies China’s genocide of Uyghur Muslims & vilifies the Hong Kong protesters; when he reduces the complexity of international politics to ‘US regime-change operations’; when he promotes Tulsi Gabbard & turns a deaf ear to her Zionism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, support for Modi, Hindutva politics, & India’s siege in Kashmir; by his political affinities with the detestable Tucker Carlson on Fox News. It’s only a matter of time before he comes out in the same orbit as fascists Eva Bartlett, Vanessa Beeley, & Kevork Almassian. He never claimed to be a leftist but was always just an elitist rich kid on the make who has made a mockery & burlesque of journalism. Those who find his simple-minded mockeries persuasive need to face up to their own affinities with the far right. In the political polarization that is taking place, they have chosen the wrong side.