Earlier today, we noted that Angela Fag-Ash Disney had given her own GoFundMe account a very generous top-up, in an effort to ‘salt the collection plate’ and encourage people to donate to her campaign.
We touched on the fact that while she was distributing the €20,000 she recently received from her sister Fiona’s estate, she hadn’t overlooked her little American friend, Q*Bert.
His ‘Rupert Helps Fight Abuse’ account jumped from €380 to €1,380, again courtesy of Angela.
Why is Angie so keen to befriend Q*Bert?
The question is, why is she so anxious to have Q*Bert come to London? Surely it cannot be on account of his astounding interpersonal skills, his talent for what he likes to call ‘comedy’, or his alluring collection of headgear.
No, we think it’s more than that.
On Twitter, Q*Bert goes by the handle @rupertwins. (No, not ‘Rupert twins’—one of him is more than enough; it’s ‘Rupert wins’.) Why is this significant?
Well, it turns out that Rupert really did win something once: he garnered first prize in a contest run by Alex Jones, U.S.-based far right (no, we mean ‘so far right he’s actually off the scale’) radio personality, who sees conspiracies lurking behind every door.
According to RationalWiki, “Jones can’t fart without blaming it on a conspiracy of bean producers”.
And he’s got an audience:
Jones is apparently quite popular. In January 2016, his YouTube channel (which is a most exquisitely entertaining way to kill time) had nearly 620 million views and over 1.2 million subscribers, his daily four-hour show aired on more than 60 AM and FM radio stations and drew 2 million listeners per week, and his two main Web sites, Infowars and PrisonPlanet, drew a collective 4 million unique users per month, more than Rush Limbaugh. Jones has had a cameo appearance in two Hollywood films[note 1] and numerous talk shows. In 2010, Jones took in revenues of about $1.5 million.
Holy Dinah! $1.5 million? Can you see the $/£/€ signs in the Hoaxtead pushers’ eyes? It’s a veritable light show!
Now, as the conspiraloons would say, let’s join the dots: Q*Bert is an annoying nonentity, but he might have an ‘in’ with Alex Jones. And Jones…well, he’s the Big Kahuna of the conspiranoid nutter community. Far bigger than, say Ed Opperman or his little pal David Sh!rter.
As we’ve discussed before, the real goal of Hoaxtead has always been to cash in on the story. Abe and Ella have pretty much poisoned the well in the UK—they’ve made it very difficult for people like Angela, Belinda, Sabine, and Charlotte to get donors punching that ‘send us your cash’ button.
But imagine the potential for raking in the shekels if the Hoaxteaders could get this thing promoted by Alex Jones?
So. We’re sorry to break it to Q*Bert, but Angie really doesn’t give a tinker’s dam about his sparkly smile or charming demeanour. She’s doing what she always does: using him for all he’s worth.
And once she’s done with him, she’ll drop him like an old fag end. We hope his wee feelings won’t be too hurt.