Longtime anti-Semite John De Nugent has issued a $150 reward for anyone who can provide him a copy of a 1992 episode of PBS’s Frontline entitled “Who is David Duke?” The episode allegedly contains footage of the wife of renowned white nationalist and founder of American Renaissance Jared Taylor, Evelyn Rich.
In a lengthy post on his personal website, De Nugent alleges that he met Taylor’s wife, a “frizzy-haired jewess” with a “strong Scottish accent,” at an Institute for Historical Review event in the late 1980s.
“With Taylor actually having a Jewish wife and thus their offspring being Jewish, this takes the Taylor case to a whole new level –– downward,” writes De Nugent on his website. “For me, and for Adolf Hitler, the JEWS are the main problem, not the blacks, Mexicans Muslims or Chinese. We Aryans can deal with anything provided we are free of the JEWS.”
De Nugent, who has been part of a long running feud with Taylor over his alleged affection for Jews, worked extensively with the recently deceased anti-Semite Willis Carto, founder of holocaust denying Barnes Review and Liberty Lobby. De Nugent has also worked with the National Alliance, once the preeminent neo-Nazi organization in the United States.
Taylor has long sidestepped the “Jewish question,” much to the chagrin of anti-Semites on the radical right, given his prominent voice on the white nationalist circuit. On Thursday, though, Taylor told Hatewatch in an email, "Evelyn Rich is not Jewish. She never has been and never will be. She has no plans to convert, so far as I know."
In 2006, controversy erupted at the then bi-annual conference of the New Century Foundation, publisher of American Renaissance, in Herndon, Va., when former Klan leader David Duke was confronted by Michael Hart, Jewish astrophysicist and longtime attendee, after stating that, “There is a power in the world that dominates our media, influences our government and that has led to the internal destruction of our will and spirit.” Duke declined to name the so-called “power,” a thinly veiled reference to the world’s Jewish population. However, Hart got up from his seat, approached the podium, and proceeded to yell, “You fucking Nazi, you’ve disgraced this meeting!”
Two months after the controversy, Taylor penned an article titled “Jews and American Renaissance” that stated that Jews “have a valuable role” to play and that those in disagreement had the choice of “staying home” or keeping their anti-Semitism private. The reaction was a predictable chorus of accusations that Taylor was being paid by Jews.
De Nugent’s rant and offer of bounty took a paranoid turn quickly when he claimed that, “Taylor is a gradate of the CIA recruiting school called Yale University, home of the Bushes, both Clintons, and Skull & Bones.”
After a lengthy dive into conspiracy theories involving renowned members of the Skull & Bones such as John Kerry, George W. Bush, De Nugent moved on to attack Taylor’s associates Richard Spencer, founder of the white nationalist “think tank,” the National Policy Institute (NPI), and Jack Donovan.
Donovan was at the center of a large controversy on the far right this year after he was allowed to present at NPI’s October gathering at the National Press Club when well-known white nationalist Matthew Heimbach was banned from attending.
From there the post devolves into a difficult to decipher string of conspiracy theories, including claims that President Barrack Obama was conceived at an orgy in Hawaii.