Last Updated on December 9, 2019
A piece by Vanity Fair insinuated that Infowars host Owen Shroyer’s choice of a well-tailored suit with a pocket square and tie clip during Monday’s impeachment hearings was an ideological statement of support for Richard Spencer and The Daily Stormer.
The article was titled “The Impeachment Protester Was a Wolf in a Wool-Blended Suit” and penned by the writer of such thought-provoking reports as “Jennifer Lopez Found the Perfect Outfit for Her: A Three-Piece Wool Suit” and “Meet My New Boyfriend, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue.”
Shroyer was described in the piece as a “native Texan” who “usually favors cowboy hats from his native Texas and V-neck shirts” but on Monday “wore a fitted blue suit complete with a pocket square and a tie clip, as if he were some kind of … debate team captain who had just graduated from high school at Brett Kavanaugh’s alma mater.”
Vanity Fair went on to inaccurately link Shroyer to the long-defunct “alt-right” and its “careful attention to appearance,” as well as people like Richard Spencer and the Daily Stormer’s Andrew Anglin, who are “so obsessed with whiteness” and “also compulsively care about other facets of appearance.”
Speaking to National File, Shroyer addressed multiple inaccuracies contained in the Vanity Fair article:
“I’m really not sure there’s an ounce of accuracy in that hit piece. I’m from St. Louis, Missouri, I’ve maybe worn a cowboy hat on air four or five times out of thousands of videos, and as far as wearing a V-neck, if Vanity Fair can produce a video or photo of me wearing a V-neck, I’ll sign it and send it to your grandmother.
I wear a suit and tie five days out of the week on camera for three hours a day, so the lack of investigative reporting here from Vanity Fair is pretty incredible.
I’ve literally never met or spoken to Richard Spencer in my life, nor can I say I’ve ever taken any of his advice, because I’ve never even heard any of it.”
Shroyer added that he is not Amish, in reference to a part of the piece that describes him as having an “Amish-esque” beard, and that he has been featured on multiple Best-Dressed lists because of his pocket squares and tie clips, rather than the alleged cowboy hats and V-necks.
Shroyer interrupted today’s impeachment hearing to loudly condemn Democrats and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) as treasonous, and was promptly arrested after.
Vanity Fair did not promptly respond to a request for comment about the article from National File.