But Which Conspiracy Theory Is Aaron Rodgers' Favorite?

CNN revealed yesterday that proud COVID vaccine critic Aaron Rodgers, the NFL quarterback who appears to be at the top of Robert Kennedy Jr.’s running mate short list, is also a Sandy Hook truther:

… in private conversations [Rodgers] shared deranged conspiracy theories about the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting not being real.

CNN knows of two people with whom Rodgers has enthusiastically shared these stories, including with Pamela Brown, one of the journalists writing this piece.

Brown was covering the Kentucky Derby for CNN in 2013 when she was introduced to Rodgers, then with the Green Bay Packers, at a post-Derby party. Hearing that she was a journalist with CNN, Rodgers immediately began attacking the news media for covering up important stories. Rodgers brought up the tragic killing of 20 children and 6 adults by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School, claiming it was actually a government inside job and the media was intentionally ignoring it.

When Brown questioned him on the evidence to show this very real shooting was staged, Rodgers began sharing various theories that have been disproven numerous times….

CNN has spoken to another person with a similar story. This person, to whom CNN has granted anonymity so as to avoid harassment, recalled that several years ago, Rodgers claimed, “Sandy Hook never happened…All those children never existed. They were all actors.”

But we already knew that in addition to believing conspiracy theories about COVID vaccines and Sandy Hook, Rodgers has also Done His Own Research on 9/11, as Sports Illustrated reported in 2022:

During a recent interview, former Packers quarterback DeShone Kizer said that Aaron Rodgers once asked him whether he “believes in 9/11,” referring to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, during his first quarterbacks meeting with the team in ’18.

“The first thing that comes out of Aaron Rodgers’s mouth was, ‘You believe in 9/11?’” he said on The Breneman Show podcast. “‘What? Do I believe in 9/11? Yeah, why wouldn’t I?’”

To which Kizer said that Rodgers simply responded with, “Should read up on that.” Kizer said Rodgers wanted him to do research on some of the conspiracy theories around the event.

Kizer continued:

What it ended up being was just like a real thought experiment where he wanted me to go back and look into some of the conspiracies around it and provoked a lot of great conversation, and we really bonded over that, and we started sharing some books and talking about some other things, and got into history and business and finance.

“History and business and finance”? I bet I know (((where that conversation went))).

Kizer continued:

“Inner Earth, moon landing, reptile people,” he said. “Y’all are laughing. Go do your research, I’m telling you. Go do your research.”

Last month, Rodgers and Joe Rogan expressed their mutual admiration for Alex Jones. You might have seen the excerpted transcript at Media Matters:

JOE ROGAN (HOST): That weird stuff, it used to be so easy to dismiss but now, you know it’s the Alex Jones was right meme. Like you realize how many times that guy has been right? Like Jesus Christ, like how is he so good at predicting all of these things that are happening? Because the guy is balls deep in it all day long.


ROGAN: You could call him right now and it’s like “I’m doing a document uh I’m reading research right now this is sick. Here’s what they’re doing here’s the plan.” I talk to him all the time. We text each other. Every time something’s crazy I’ll text him, like what is this? And he’ll send me all these documents.”

RODGERS: He’s talking about uh, I saw something he said the other day about, you know, how you gotta have your shit ready in case they turn the power off, turn the water off.

What that excerpt doesn’t tell you is that this came up in the context of a discussion about the death of Stanley Kubrick, a long-time chainsmoker who died of a heart attack at age 70 shortly after completing the conspiratorial film Eyes Wide Shut. There are those who believe that Kubrick was “murdered by way of a Masonic Satanic poisoning in line with the subjects of the film,” as Far Out Magazine tells us. Of course Rodgers and Rogan take the conspiracy theory seriously. Listen:

Rodgers also appeared on The Pat McAfee Show last year, when he was recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, and claimed that part of his healing process involved dolphin sex.

“There’s ideas that some of the noises from the dolphins when they’re love-making, the frequency of that is actually healing to the body,” Rodgers said.

It was also on McAfee’s show that Rodgers slandered Jimmy Kimmel by suggesting without evidence that the comedian would be found on a list of Jeffrey Epstein’s guests. (Kimmel wasn’t on the list.)

So what’s the latest from the man Robert Kennedy Jr. reportedly wants to put a heartbeat away from the presidency, in the unlikely event that he’s elected president?

I wouldn’t take any of this seriously except for the fact that Donald Trump’s lead over Joe Biden in the polls doubles when Kennedy is included in the polling. Kennedy is polling in double digits, and even if that’s three times his vote total in November, he could easily score in the mid-single digits and throw the race to Trump. The FiveThirtyEight polling average says Kennedy has a net favorable rating of +7.8. (Trump is at -10.2, while Biden is at -14.7.) The Biden campaign appears ready to go after Kennedy, but it’s a shame he hasn’t been attacked all along. He’s nutty and dangerous, and I hope every voter understands that by November.

Republished with permission from No More Mister Nice Blog.

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