Steven Crowder doubled down on his claims that the video wasn’t edited by sharing the raw video of the experience. We stand by our note of skepticism, but this gives us more reason to believe that it may actually be real.
In a video that went viral over the Thanksgiving weekend, conservative comedian and commentator Steven Crowder conducts a question and answer session with Amazon’s “Alexa” that shows that the artificial personal assistant is more interested in giving users her “far-left social justice warrior” opinion than straightforward facts. The video of the clearly “editorializing” responses Alexa provided to simple, direct questions resulted in a flood of conspiracy theories accusing Crowder of “faking” the whole thing. In response, on Monday Crowder posted the raw footage of the back and forth with Alexa proving that her leftist slant is no “hoax.”
The answer to the Jesus Christ question seems inaccurate based upon experiences Alexa owners have relayed to me. Other responses seem to be accurate. I’m leaving the story up but have asked the author to reach out to Crowder for an explanation of the discrepancy. On a side note, I would be very disappointed with Crowder if this was fabricated. I get it – he’s a comedian. In today’s tumultuous political atmosphere and with fake news rampant, there’s no reason to extinguish one’s credibility or tarnish a conservative voice with parody. Either he’s just a comedian or he’s going to participate in REAL political commentary. Adding a funny spin is fine as long as he’s sticking to the truth.
Steven Crowder is a conservative comedian who has a penchant for exposing liberal hypocrisies. His latest target: Amazon’s Alexa. The digital personal assistant turns out to be a leftist social justice warrior in a box.
Produced and distributed by Amazon, Alexa seems to spill the same progressive rhetoric we often read on the Washington Post. Jeff Bezos owns both.
In this video, which contains crude language and references, Crowder asks about Muhammad:
Q: Alexa, who is the prophet Muhammad?
ALEXA: The prophet Muhammad is [a] very wise prophet; he taught many people how to live. He had a wife called Aisha. He lived in Saudi Arabia. The message that he gave to the people is: “Pray to Allah; he is the only God,” and he gave the holy corn.
After some exploration into what Alexa knows about Muhammad and his bride Aisha, who he “married” when she was between 6-10 years old, Crowder asked Alexa about Jesus Christ:
Q: Okay Alexa, who is the Lord Jesus Christ?
ALEXA: Jesus Christ is a fictional character.
The video features many more interesting questions and answers, but these questions on religion are insulting and untrue. Before you go buy someone an Alexa for Christmas, consider what it wants you to believe on certain subjects. This is a liberal indoctrination device, plain and simple.