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Comedian Dave Smith on the AltRight, Christopher Cantwell, and How the Left Went Off the Rails
Comedian Dave Smith on the AltRight, Christopher Cantwell, and How the Left Went Off the Rails
Comedian Dave Smith on the AltRight, Christopher Cantwell, and How the Left Went Off the Rails
Comedian Dave Smith on the AltRight, Christopher Cantwell, and How the Left Went Off the Rails
Comedian Dave Smith on the AltRight, Christopher Cantwell, and How the Left Went Off the Rails
Comedian Dave Smith on the AltRight, Christopher Cantwell, and How the Left Went Off the Rails

Comedian Dave Smith on the Alt-Right, Christopher Cantwell, and How the Left 'Went Off the Rails'

ReasonTV - 2017-09-08

Comedian Dave Smith thinks Trump is a cartoon and the media has lost its mind. We sat down with him to talk about politics and his new comedy special, Libertas. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- New York comedian Dave Smith says he 'became a libertarian through the Ron Paul movement. 'He challenged all of my preconceived notions about what government was [and]...inspired me to read all of these people, like Rothbard, Mises, and Friedman.' When Bernie Sanders became a national figure, what Smith hated most about the Vermont senator was that he was aesthetically like a carbon copy of Paul--'a kind of disheveled, older guy who's just a truth teller.' '[The difference was that] Bernie would go around to these kids and be like, 'Hey, so you're a college kid in 2017, you're among the richest, freest, most privileged people who have ever existed, [so] billionaires should be paying your bills for you'...It was the difference between a propagandist and a truth teller.' Smith, 34, is a regular on the New York City stand up circuit and hosts two popular podcasts on the GaS Digital Network, Legion of Skanks and Part of the Problem. On September 11, he'll release his first comedy special, Libertas, which will be available for download here. You can watch teaser clips of the special here and here. Smith sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie to talk about how Trump manipulates the left, why the media's reaction to the Syria bombing was 'the most disgusting thing I've ever seen in my life,' how to turn millennials libertarian, and his decision to have alt-right lightning rod and 'racist shock jock' Christopher Cantwell as a recent guest on his podcast. 'I have to play this left-wing game,' Smith says. 'When I go on a Fox News panel with...a CIA killer, or somebody who's advocating for the next war...I never get accused of being chummy with them.' Edited by Mark McDaniel. Cameras by Jim Epstein and Andrew Heaton.