John Bolton Chairs an Actual "Fake News" Publisher Infamous for Spreading Anti-Muslim Hate - 2018-03-23
John Bolton, President Donald Trump's pick to be his new national security adviser, has a long association with a group infamous for its role in publishing "fake news" and spreading hate about Muslims.
Bolton wears many hats. He serves as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributor to Fox News, and controls a Super PAC that used money from the billionaire Mercer family to help elect congressional Republicans.
But one role that has received relatively little scrutiny is his work as chair of the Gatestone Institute, a nonprofit that focuses largely on publishing original commentary and news related to the supposed threat that Islam poses to Western society. He has served in that role since 2013. (Bolton did not respond to an email seeking comment.)