Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick is reportedly an alter ego conspiracy theorist character developed by Sacha Baron Cohen for his “Who Is America?” series. Although the show remains under wraps, elements of it have leaked out. They include Ruddick and his “website” of supposedly right-wing conspiracy theories.
Who Is America? debuts on Showtime on July 15, 2018, and word is starting to trickle out that various political figures – from Sarah Palin to Roy Moore – were “duped” by Cohen posing as various characters. The names of all of those characters are not yet known, and it appears that there are more than one. However, Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick is the first Cohen alter ego that was revealed. The Guardian labels Ruddick a “a Maga-loving citizen journalist” and dubs “Ruddick’s” “TruthBrary” website Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Infowars.”
Here’s what you need to know:
‘Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick’ Has a Fake Website That Rants About Everything From Hillary Clinton to the Illuminati
GettyIsla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen attend the 2017 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
The Cohen person of Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick comes complete with a pro Donald Trump website full of bizarre conspiracy theories and rants about the news media. Fox News claims that this “fake website” was created as part of the show. It’s called TruthBrary.
“This website is TRUTHBRARY.ORG. It is a collection of studies and investigations carried out by Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick for the good of the American people. Now it the time when the American people must take back control of our media,” the site reads.
The website is a collection of absurd supposedly right-wing conspiracy theories, ranging from “Liberals Hate the West” to “Hillary is a Satanist Illuminati.”
“The mainstream media cannot be trusted,” the site continues. “They have there own agenda and are beholden to the whim of the deep state and the illuminati. We must take control of our facts and our truth. We must stand together to fight the dark forces of clintons and muslims and Godless peoples to stand strong for our religious freedom and hold forth for what is right in our country. Now is the time for the silent majority to come together ansd (sic) seek out our truth.” Other topics include: Hollywood Satanic Elite; Roswell Area 51; Fluoride In Water; Secret CIA Time Travel; Philadelphia Experiment; Deceit at Pearl Harbor.
One page reads, “16 REASONS DONALD TRUMP IS NOT WRONG ON IMMIGRATION.”
Ruddick is not the only persona that Cohen supposedly adopts. He also supposedly posted “an Israeli Mossad agent with Cheney,” says Fox. The network claims that Cohen also went undercover to a Women’s March and to an active shooter workshop involving George Republicans.
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