A contributor to the Daily Caller has cut ties with the publication after The Atlantic learned that he published racist articles under a pseudonym on a website founded by the well-known white nationalist Richard Spencer. But Scott Greer isn’t sorry for his exposed racism.
“I do not apologize for honestly stating what I believed to be correct at the time, unless everyone must apologize every time they change their opinion,” Greer, a former writer and editor and The Daily Caller, told the Atlantic in a statement, adding: “I am now resigning any affiliation with The Caller. However, I will continue to promote my views without any shame or regret.”
CAN'T. SMEAR. THE. GREER. pic.twitter.com/nRWLyDO8g2
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) September 5, 2018
The Atlantic obtained chat logs in which Greer acknowledged calling himself a pseudonym, Michael McGregor, and publishing his blog on a far-right website called Radix Journal in 2014 and 2015, while also working at The Daily Caller.
During the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, per The Atlantic, Greer wrote under his pseudonym: “[T]his justice system has to be harsh on Blacks in order to preserve stability and a measure of safety in a multiracial state. The current campaign against tough policing, if successful, would effectively turn any city with a large percentage of Blacks into a third world hellhole.”
He separately wrote that Jews were responsible for European anti-Semitism because of “the Jewish role in promoting the root causes of this problem through their support of mass immigration, multiculturalism, and hate speech laws that only go after Whites.”
He also complained that “the odds are stacked against” white college football players in certain positions that he said “are seemingly reserved for Blacks only.”
The posts go on, though The Atlantic noted they were deleted in the course of its reporting.
In 2014, Greer wrote about a sexual-consent law in California: “[W]hile sex laws become more draconian for White men and they are further assaulted for trying to be men, the more virile Arabs, Blacks, and Hispanics that are swarming into our countries will continue to victimize our people.”
The Atlantic reported that Greer was in messaging groups with Spencer and other white nationalists, at one point requesting information on how to get in touch with the Twitter account Conservative Pundit for a Daily Caller article.
Devin Saucier, who works on the white nationalist site American Renaissance, told The Atlantic of Greer: “I’m proud to call him a friend.”
Not that Greer’s politics weren’t previously known to a certain extent. The Southern Poverty Law Center included him in an August 2017 report, The Daily Caller Has A White Nationalist Problem, which highlighted his ties to racist groups and consistent downplaying of the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Greer is the author of “No Campus for White Men.”
Neil Patel, The Daily Caller’s co-founder and publisher, told The Atlantic it was cutting ties with Greer. He also said he’d dismissed the SPLC’s report last year “because of their history of unfair attacks” and Greer’s denials at the time.
“We had two choices: Fire a young man because of some photos taken of him at metal shows in college, or take his word,” Patel said. “We chose to trust him.”
“Now, if what you allege is accurate, we know that trust was a mistake, we know he lied to us. We won’t publish him, anyone in these circles, or anyone who thinks like them. People who associate with these losers have no business writing for our company.”