- “Fox Nation” host Lara Logan denied a QAnon influencer’s claim that she would speak at his conference.
- Logan attacked the progressive media watchdog group Media Matters for sharing the clip of the influencer.
- Logan went on to claim that Media Matters and others “feed off the blood of decent people.”
Conservative commentator and “Fox Nation” host Lara Logan attacked a progressive media watchdog group for sharing a clip of a QAnon influencer claiming that Logan and her husband had agreed to speak at his QAnon conference in Las Vegas next month.
John Sabal, a Trump loyalist and prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist who goes by “QAnon John,” announced on a video chat that Logan agreed to be a moderator at his upcoming multi-day QAnon event, called the “For God & Country Patriot Double Down.” Sabal said Logan’s husband, former defense contractor Joseph Burkett, would likely appear on the event’s “Afghanistan panel.”
“This is a big deal, guys, this is gonna bring a lot of credibility to what we’re doing,” Sabal said. “She has agreed to moderate our panels, which is fantastic … It’s going to bring a lot of mainstream attention to the event.”
But after a researcher at watchdog group Media Matters for America shared a clip of Sabal’s announcement, Logan denied his claims and attacked Media Matters in a series of tweets.
“This is funny – there’s nothing these people won’t do to silence the truth & defame/discredit journalists!” Logan tweeted. “These tired old narratives are truly pathetic. I guess my reporting is really hurting if you are scraping the bottom of the Q-Anon conspiracy barrel…try harder boys!”
—Alex Kaplan (@AlKapDC) September 18, 2021
Logan went on to claim that Media Matters and other progressives “feed off the blood of decent people.”
“These are the worst people in America, funded by millions — they feed off the blood of decent people to destroy/silence/torture if you’re in the way of their agenda, incld their own side,” she tweeted.
Logan claimed that Media Matters had shared the clip of Sabal in an effort to “defame/discredit me by falsely tying me to Q-Anon which is 100 percent unfounded/untrue.”
She added, “This is designed to ruin my life/career etc – make me untouchable – sound familiar? We have seen this so many times. No more!”
Central to the QAnon conspiracy theory is the baseless claim that satanic Democrats and Hollywood pedophiles torture and suck the blood of children.
When Insider contacted Sabal by phone on Monday, he hung up before answering any questions.
A Fox News spokeswoman declined to comment on the record, but pointed Insider to their previously-reported denial of Logan’s involvement with the conference.
The event is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas from October 22-25 at the Ahern Hotel, which is owned by Don Ahern, a prominent Republican and donor to former President Donald Trump. Tickets range in price from $650 for general admission to $3,000 for a “High Roller VIP All-Weekend Pass,” which includes a meet-and-greet with speakers and access to a VIP section of the “Las Vegas Dinner Show” and a rooftop party.
Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, was originally slated to speak at the events, but his name no longer appears on the list of participants on the event website. The events will feature a slew of right-wing activists, including Flynn’s brother, Joseph Flynn, and both Ron and Jim Watkins, the father-son duo who own and run the imageboard 8kun, which hosts the anonymous user “Q.”
The conference was originally to take place at a Caesars Entertainment venue in Las Vegas, but the company pulled out of the events earlier this month.