“My ancestors fucking enslaved those little pieces of fucking shit,” Spencer is heard shouting on the recording. “They don’t do this to fucking me. We’re going to fucking ritualistically humiliate them.”
“Little fucking kikes,” Spencer is heard screaming in a terrifying minute-long rant. “They get ruled by people like me. Little fucking octaroons.”.
Yiannopoulous claims the recording was made in the immediate aftermath of counterprotestor Heather Heyer’s murder at the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally.
Mother Jones was the first to indulge Spencer’s media plan (“Meet the dapper white nationalist who wins even if Trump loses”) but even those appalled by the cosy coverage were unable to avoid the term “alt-right” for long.
Spencer’s fame and media sympathy peaked after he was punched on video in 2017 by a protestor, an event that led to much sanctimonious punditry at the dangerous incivility of “punching Nazis”. Heyer’s killing by another white nationalist sobered up the poseurs and Spencer’s media star quickly fell. Now no-one can be in any doubt about how low it always should have been.