Steven Crowder on YouTube: “Banning our channel is tantamount to saying no conservatives are welcome”

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Citation From the August 8, 2023, edition of Infowars' The Alex Jones Show

ALEX JONES (HOST): And without introduction, we have Steven Crowder. So, Steven, about only 4 minutes to break. I'm getting butterflies, which I don't ever get anymore. This is big, what you're doing.


STEVEN CROWDER: Look, we couldn't be more excited about having you here and you're doing this, you know, that you're going to be doing the Friday shows; people out there are getting fatigued with a tip here and a patreon there and a tip jar here. We want to have a network where creators can control their content, have their subscribers not be beholden to corporate overlords or the conservative patsies who do their bidding. And so that's where this is. I don't think there's ever been – I mean, you're the number one draft pick, you know, so getting you involved with it means to me it's a – it's a stamp of approval that we're offering something that no one else is. I can't tell you how excited we are and honestly, how moved Gerald and I were that you know, that you wanted to be there. We were going, do you think Alex would want to do something because he doesn't really need anybody? And here we are. It's –

JONES: Well, you're the Pat Brady 20 years ago, and I'm kind of like the Roger Staubach before he retired. But the point is, you're not scared. And everybody else ran. Everybody else ran and you supported me. We're already friends, but not really close friends. But under the pressure, like you said today, that brought us together.

CROWDER: I didn't even like – we were friends. I don't even like you that much. I don't mean I disliked you, but I didn't know you that well.

JONES: Well, I never mind when you disagree with me. A lot of times you're right.

CROWDER: Oh, yeah, but no, but I didn't. But I didn't know you that well. And I was going, wait a second, wait a second. This guy has some of the most powerful people in the world who, you know, used to use his platform. Right? And then none of them are saying anything. I felt compelled to have you on immediately, and we knew we would be suspended. But that's something we also talked about is – you weren't allowed to be a guest. And then they changed it, said, okay, he can be a guest, he just can't host. And so then we had you host and of course, we were suspended because I think it's funny.

JONES: No you're right. At first, four years ago, I couldn't go on any shows until you did that.

CROWDER: Well, and that's because being the biggest channel there on YouTube, conservative channel that exists on YouTube there – banning our channel is tantamount to saying no conservatives are welcome. So that's one thing that Mug Club really allows us to do. We're able to operate within the systems without being beholden to them because we don't make a dime on ads. So if they suspend us, we go, All right, fine. We'll be gone for two weeks. But you know what? It's worth the risk to have Alex on because people need to see this.

JONES: Well, the bottom line is Elon Musk has jumped on this the last six months. More power to him. But he's like – he's like the diet version. You guys are really doing it. You've proven it. And once we do this, once we build a conservative populace economy, it's game over.

CROWDER: Yeah, no, you're exactly right. It's voting with your dollar.



CROWDER: I'm really excited to see what you're doing there on Friday and see you know what else you bring over. I, you know, we're always have to tease some information out there but look, this is the only way I know how to do things. I don't know how to do it any other way. If we're going to fail, hey, after today, we're going to fail big and we'll fail together.