He Was Partners With "QAnon." Now He Wants Them Arrested.

Published Apr 09 2021 at 8:52 AM GMT
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  • He founded the noxious online forum that gave QAnon life.
  • And now, he thinks "Q' should be arrested and tried.
  • In Q: Into the Storm, HBO's new six-part documentary series on QAnon, the filmmakers make their case that father-son duo Jim and Ron Watkins are the true culprits behind "Q.' In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the breakout star of the doc dishes on the Watkins" 'fascist" ramblings (including expressing sympathy with Spanish conquerors who mutilated indigenous populations), why he thinks the Watkins should be prosecuted, and the precise moment he discovered that his former cohorts could be singlehandedly duping the world with a deranged conspiracy theory.
  • In this special bonus episode of The Daily Beast's Fever Dreams podcast, New Abnormal host Molly Jong-Fast joins Fever Dreams producer Jesse Cannon and co-host Will Sommer to interview Fredrick Brennan, the star of the HBO documentary.
  • Brennan, founder of the website 8chan, which would become a breeding ground for QAnon, has since become an outspoken opponent of the website's current owner, Jim Watkins, and his son Ron.




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  • Published Apr 9, 2021 8:52 AM GMT