Alt-Right Troll Mike Cernovich Gets Ass Handed to Him in Reddit AMA - December 22, 2017 - SF Weekly
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Alt-Right Troll Mike Cernovich Gets Ass Handed to Him in Reddit AMA

From the AMA Dumpster fire

If you’re feeling pre-disappointed cause you suspect nobody bought you a gigantic Millennium Falcon LEGO kit for whatever holiday you celebrate, well, here is something that might cheer you up. Alt-right megadickwad Mike Cernovich, the alpha-male alt-right troll just endured what might be the most humiliating Reddit AMA ever. (That’s “Ask Me Anything.”)

Cernovich was probably hoping a few edgelord sycophants would come to his rescue with softball questions, but that didn’t happen. Instead, everybody tore him apart with references to his book’s poor sales, for the rape accusation an ex brought against him that was later dropped, and — not particularly fairly — for his lisp, something that has no bearing on his ideas whatsoever. (It’s come up before.) There are also plenty of dings about how Cernovich’s online empire of one is funded by the alimony his ex-wife allegedly pays him and mentions of such conspiracy-theory greatest hits as Pizzagate.

In case you’re wondering who this guy is, he’s a keyboard warrior for all manner of manly causes, from claiming Hillary Clinton suffered from a secret neurological disorder, writing blog posts called “How to Cheat on Your Girlfriend,” and bravely calling women “basic bitches” on Twitter. Cernovich is also the author of Gorilla Mindset, a self-help guide for the subset of alpha males who seek out self-help guides to become even more alpha. The New Yorker wrote a fairly illustrative profile of him just prior to the 2016 election that revealed a weird dynamic between Cernovich and his young wife, but it mostly showed Cernovich to be an arrogant troll hellbent on spreading falsehoods and misinformation in the service of electing Donald Trump. There’s also an entire website devoted to things Cernovich has posted and later deleted.

You really need to scroll through the whole AMA, but here are our 10 favorite punches-to-the-nuts.

Hi Mike long time listener first time commenter, a few questions
1. You once said you no longer have any testicles and have to wear children’s clothes, so my question is, who do you think is going to win the super bowl?
2. You once said Weev is one of your mentors, on a scale of 1-10 how much of a nazi are you?
3. Does your ex-wife still send you alimony checks?
4. The other day you told people to search youtube for examples of pedophilia, print them out and distribute it to other people. Why did you delete that tweet?
5. You once said “Have you ever tried “raping” a girl without using force? Try it. It’s basically impossible. Date rape doesn’t exist.” What did you mean by that?
Thanks for your time and I look forward to your answers!

mike so glad to see you in your natural habitat- trying your hardest to maintain control of a narrative and failing. my question is: how did it feel when you poisoned your friends and gave them panic attacks?

Hey Weird Mike, big fan of Alimony Mindset.
Do have any advice for mentally unstable young men that don’t involved shooting up a pizzeria or harassing liberal video game developers and journalists?
Also, is rape bad?

Hey Mikey-Mike-o yoour biggest fan here why don’t you answer those questions that are bringing up legit points against you like the brave gorilla you are? Why are you nitpicking only low hanging fruits so you can go cry on Twitter about how the baddie lefties were laughing at you?

Hey Mike. You named your book and lifestyle Gorilla Mindset. Why did you choose the only great ape that can’t recognise its reflection as itself? And as such, do you attack the man staring back at you when you look in the mirror?

Hey Mike! Thank you for doing this AMA.
How do you reconcile your support of Roy Moore with your former anti-pedophile stance and Pizzagate activism?

hey mike! thrilled you’re running against woody harrelson for worst AMA on reddit. i think you can do it, as i only know you from the several times i’ve seen you be a massive moron online. my question is: do you still take your homemade drug cocktail and “grow neurons” while you sleep?

Are you genuinely an awful person or are you just trying to sell books?

Jesus, dude, don’t you have ANY actual fans? This is just an endless stream of people laughing in your face. It’s getting sad.

Hey Mike since you’re getting fucking lit up so bad in this AMA, would you consider changing your name to Mike Sterno?