McNabb, a self-proclaimed Tucker Carlson fanboy who blames HuffPost for the anonymous complaint, tweeted incessantly about the piece on Saturday, attributing the article to Mathias’ inability to identify TDS as “satire.”
The Daily Shoah has recorded over 300 episodes to date, and can be easily found on such oh-so-reputable sites as the Daily Stormer. McNabb is one of four recurring hosts on the podcast.
McNabb [...]has appeared on over 130 episodes of “The Daily Shoah” (“shoah” is a Hebrew word for “calamity” and is used most commonly to refer to the Holocaust), according to research from Megan Squire, a computer science professor at Elon University who studies the far right. Titles of these episodes include “J.E.W.s Always Lie,” “Are You Ready For Some RaceWar?” and “BLACK ALERT! BLACK ALERT!”
He appears on many episodes alongside prominent neo-Nazi figures, some of whom have openly called for exterminating Jews and blacks. Among these guests were Andrew Anglin, Christopher Cantwell, and Richard Spencer.
Unsurprisingly, the Virginia resident was in attendance at 2017’s violent and deadly white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville. (In a rebuttal blog to Mathias’ piece, McNabb claims he was there to serve as a “medic.”)
Also unsurprisingly, he’s expressed support and sympathy for freshly convicted murderer James Alex Fields, who drove his car into a crowd of protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 35 others.
He’s also blamed the city of Charlottesville for Heyer’s death.
It appears that McNabb also attended Fields’ trial this week, also held in his home state.
McNabb’s public Facebook page is a mishmash of hate and new-dad stuff (congrats!), with the occasional call to “bring back lynching.” The white supremacist also views the members of the extremist Rise Above Movement—who were indicted on hate crimes charges for their coordinated acts of violence across California and in Charlottesville—as “4 guys attending a political protest.”
Despite McNabb’s unapologetic displays of bigotry on TDS, other alt-right podcasts, and on social media, the blatantly bigoted EMT is not under suspension during the investigation, and thus is still expected to make life-or-death decisions for the people whom he openly despises. A week before Mathias’ article was published, McNabb boasted on Twitter about his employer’s indifference to the reporter’s research into the story, joking that his boss knows he’s a neo-Nazi and was trying to give him “extra shifts.”
He may be right about his employer’s indifference to racism. After all, unlike many online neo-Nazis who hide behind fake names and cartoonish avatars, McNabb has been open about who he is and where he works since at least December 2017, when he appeared in a video version of the TDS podcast.
McNabb, it seems, has been hiding in plain sight. Using his actual name as opposed to a pseudonym, McNabb had openly discussed his job as an EMT, and wore his uniform during the broadcast.
The fact that McNabb made a public appearance in his work uniform leads me to believe he doesn’t care one way or the other if people know he’s a white supremacist.
McNabb may not care—and so far, it appears his employer, Jeb Stuart Volunteer Rescue, doesn’t either—but what about the community he serves? Don’t those people have a right to be treated by EMTs who respect all people, especially when their lives might hang in the balance?
Though McNabb insists that the adventures of “Dr. Narcan” are a “transgressive comedy sketch” and that TDS is a “political comedy-satire show,” his stories are nonetheless troublesome.
[McNabb] told another story of an “unruly young African-American male child running around” an emergency room.
“As it turned out, this young African-American male was there to get blood drawn, so guess who volunteered to take his blood?” he told his co-hosts, who laughed in response. “Dr. Narcan enjoyed great, immense satisfaction as he terrorized this youngster with a needle and stabbed him thusly in the arm with a large-gauge IV catheter.”
Vickie Gendraw, pediatric phlebotomy coordinator at Tufts Medical Center, told HuffPost she was “appalled” at McNabb’s story. Medical professionals, she said, should “never, ever” use large-gauge needles on a pediatric patient.
In a tweet Saturday afternoon, McNabb seemed to accept that he might face consequences for his bigotry, blaming the liberals—who are fighting for health care for all—for the problems facing his rural community.
The captain of Jeb Stuart Volunteer Rescue did not respond to HuffPost’s inquiries regarding McNabb’s future with the company. In his pre-emptive rebuttal blog, McNabb threatens Mathias with legal action, and tells his devotees not to fret.
”Don’t worry about me, I’m sure I’ll be just fine.”
Time, of course, will tell just how fine this blatant bigot will be, and whether residents of Patrick County, Virginia, will be served by first responders who don’t consider them subhuman in the future.