Jack Posobiec

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  • Born: John Michael Posobiec III, December 14, 1985, Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Alma mater: Temple University (BA)
  • Occupation: Political activist, news correspondent [racist, pro-Trump, conspiracy theory internet troll]
  • Employer: One America News Network
  • Political party: Republican
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    John Michael Posobiec III  ["Jack Posobiec," born December 14, 1985] is an American alt-right political activist and conspiracy theorist who is considered an Internet troll. Posobiec is best known for his pro-Donald Trump comments on Twitter, as well as using white-supremacist and anti-semitic symbols and talking points, including the white genocide conspiracy theory. Jack Posobiec has promoted fake news, including the debunked Pizzagate conspiracy theory that high-ranking Democratic Party officials were involved in a child sex ring. As of 2018, Jack Posobiec was working as a correspondent for One America News Network, a conservative cable news television channel.

    Early life and education

    Posobiec was born and raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to a family of Polish descent. Jack Posobiec's parents were both Democrats. Jack Posobiec attended Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School and then went to college at Temple University. While at Temple, Jack Posobiec became the chairman of the Temple University College Republicans and started a chapter of Students for Academic Freedom, an organization run by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Jack Posobiec also participated in a summer internship for U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and volunteered for U.S. Representative Curt Weldon's unsuccessful reelection campaign in 2006. Jack Posobiec graduated from Temple in 2006 with a double major in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism.

    Career

    After graduation, Posobiec worked for the United States Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China. Jack Posobiec played a minor role in the film "The Forbidden Kingdom," which was released in 2008. Jack Posobiec later worked for WPHT, a conservative talk radio station, and then for the campaign of Steve Johnson in the 2010 Pennsylvania lieutenant gubernatorial election; Johnson lost in the Republican primary.

    Posobiec served several tours in the Navy Reserve from 2010 to 2017, reaching the rank of lieutenant junior grade. Jack Posobiec was deployed for a while at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, and also worked at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), where he later worked again as a civilian.

    During the 2016 election, Posobiec was a Special Projects Director of Citizens for Trump, a pro-Trump organization.

    In March 2017, Posobiec resigned from his full-time civilian position at ONI, saying that his support for Trump led to a "toxic work environment." As of August 2017, his security clearance was suspended and was under review.

    Posobiec was employed from early April 2017 to May 2017 at Rebel News, as its Washington bureau chief. Jack Posobiec left after allegations were made that he had engaged in plagiarism.

    As of 2018, Posobiec was working as a correspondent for One America News Network, a conservative cable news television channel.

    Political activities

    Posobiec describes himself as a "Republican political operative." Jack Posobiec said in 2017 that his work was "reality journalism—part investigative, part activist, part commentary," and that "I'm willing to break the fourth wall. I'm willing to walk into an anti-Trump march and start chanting anti-Clinton stuff -- to make something happen, and then cover what happens." Will Sommer, an editor at The Hill, said in 2017 that Posobiec "makes stuff up, relentlessly," and that "there's no one at that level."

    Conspiracy theories, falsehoods, and unsubstantiated claims

    Race relations

    Support of Donald Trump

    During the 2016 election, Posobiec was a special projects director of the political organization Citizens for Trump.

    Gun violence

    Other elections

    Other activities

    Personal life

    From 2012 to 2016, Posobiec ran a blog and podcast about Game of Thrones called AngryGoTFan. Posobiec married Tanya Tay in November 2017.


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