Add the name Louise Mensch to your list of nutty anti-Trump people.
She’s right up there with “He will not divide us” Shia Lebeouf. In the case of Mensch, who’s 45 years old, Donald Trump’s slogan America First is a Nazi slogan being pushed by Russia.
Louise would be just another deranged Trump hater except for her fame and connections.
Mensch is a former member of the British Parliament, a rising political star in Britain who resigned her position in 2012. Her explanation was that she wanted to move to New York to be with her husband and family.
She’s also the former publisher of the anti-Trump conservative news site Heat Street, which was funded by Rupert Murdoch. That site gave her a platform for her views, which float around from one thing to next, often very bizarre and most likely related to some sort of mental issues she’s having, possibly related to prior hard drug use. Wikipedia offers a look at her ups and downs, which are many.
Excerpt from Russia Insider
Editor’s Note: This is a comprehensive and delightful unpacking of former Tory MP and current psychopath Louise Mensch and her insatiable appetite for bombing Russia/blaming Putin for everything. We analyzed her famous tweets in an article that you can read here.
UPDATE: PLEASE READ OUR FOLLOW-UP REPORT: Lonely Women on Twitter Take Turns Sniffing Louise Mensch’s Underwear
For some time, certain critics have been suggesting that the mainstream press gives a little too much credence to dubious conspiracy theories about Russia, theories which many Democrats have embraced out of their desire to undermine Donald Trump. Liberal commentators like Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann are beginning to sound a bit like Glenn Beck during the peak of the chalkboard-years. Any claim about nefarious doings by Vladimir Putin—for instance, that Russia hacked Vermont’s electric grid, or that the Naked Capitalism blog is Russian state propaganda—is spread widely by pundits without particular regard for the actual substantiating evidence.
Of course, one may disagree with this. One may believe that the media’s treatment of the Russia-Trump nexus has been sober and reasonable. But a new data point suggests otherwise: the New York Times recently published a piece on Russian hacking by Louise Mensch. And a world where the Paper of Record publishes Mensch is not a world with a sane public conversation about Russia.
Mensch is a British former Conservative MP and chick-lit author who these days spends most of her time on Twitter issuing frenzied denunciations of imagined armies of online “Putinbots.” She is—and this is no overstatement—one of the least credible people on the internet.
Let’s be clear: with Mensch, we are not talking about someone who merely “takes a hard line” on the Russia question. Mensch is legitimately paranoid and deluded. She sincerely believes that Andrew Breitbart was murdered by Vladimir Putin, that Russia is secretly operating the public wifi networks in her neighborhood, and that the 15-year-old-girl whom Anthony Weiner sexted was in reality a hacker on the Kremlin payroll. (The Daily Mail, of all places, offered a thorough debunking.) When a journalist from the London Times visited Mensch, he found her manically babbling about a “giant web” of Russia connections invisible to anyone else, her ADHD having given her a “temporary superpower.” Mensch told the reporter that a mobile florist in her neighborhood could in fact be a Russian operation dispatched to intercept her communications, an assertion that sounded like a joke but appeared to be serious. Even ex-intelligence officer Malcolm Nance, a strong believer in the Trump-Putin connection and author of The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election, has said Mensch is “batshit crazy” and a “fruit loop.” Mensch’s children, too, seem to think she is off her gourd. As she confessed: “These days when anything goes wrong in our house, one of my kids will say: ‘Is it the Russians?’ It’s a standing joke. ‘Pizza went cold. Is it the Russians?’”
Mensch’s Russia commentary is not limited to speculations on the country’s secret misdeeds. Far more worryingly, she actively encourages the United States to start an armed conflict. In December, she tweeted: “What Russia has done to America is an act of war… I want precision bombing raids. Mass cyber war. Bank hacks… Vladimir Putin has committed an act of war… Obama must strike.” Mensch literally wants bombs to be dropped on the world’s second most heavily armed nuclear power, without any consideration for what this might mean. By publishing Mensch, then, the New York Times has established as a legitimate political commentator someone who thinks the florists on the Upper West Side are monitoring her internet, and is actively using Twitter to encourage the United States to start World War III.
Wow! Just wow!
Most of us here are aware of how nonsensical the Trump is a Russian puppet meme is. Keep an eye on Louise Mensch because her brand of fake news journalism is the kind that could get the world incinerated by a nuclear war.
Her Friday night appearance on the Bill Maher show offers an opportunity to see her defense of Islam in the wake of the London terror attack last week.