Matt Walsh Biography, Wiki, Nationality, Family Life, Career Path and Controversies

Matt Walsh Biography Wiki Nationality Family Life Career Path And Controversies

Matt Walsh is an American right-wing political commentator, activist, and author. He is the host of The Matt Walsh Show podcast and is a columnist for The Daily Wire. He has authored four books and starred in The Daily Wire online documentary film What Is a Woman?

Profile Summary

Born June 18, 1986 as Matt Walsh
Occupations
  • Political commentator
  • media host
  • columnist
  • author
Years active 2010–present
Employer The Daily Wire
Known for Opposition to LGBT rights, anti-transgendercommentary
Notable work
  • Johnny the Walrus
  • What Is a Woman?
Movement American conservatism, 2020s anti-LGBT movement in the United States
Spouse
Alissa Ann Linnemann

(m. 2011)

Children 6
Website themattwalshblog.com

Who Is Matt Walsh?

Walsh is often seen as a major figure in the anti-LGBT movement in the United States. He has frequently opposed transgender rights and has campaigned in opposition to groups providing or encouraging transgender health care, particularly for children. In 2022, Walsh released Johnny the Walrus, a children’s book comparing being transgender to pretending to be a walrus, and What Is a Woman?, a documentary about gender identity in the United States. Walsh has targeted several hospitals, comparing gender-affirming care they provide to child sexual abuse, genital mutilation, and rape. The hospitals and supporting medical organizations claim Walsh misrepresented facts about gender-affirming care.

Matt Walsh Biography Wiki Nationality Family Life Career Path And Controversies

Matt Walsh

Walsh’s work has been supported by J. K. Rowling, Elon Musk, and some Republican legislators. Rowling argued that Walsh’s work “exposed” the “incoherence of gender identity.”

Matt Walsh Career Path

Walsh began his career as a talk radio co-host of The Matt and Crank Program at WZBH 93.5 FM in Georgetown, Delaware, from early 2010 to August 1, 2011, and then moved to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with WGMD 92.7 FM later that month, where he worked for less than a year. In 2012, he moved to Lexington, Kentucky, joining NewsRadio 630 WLAP and launching a website, The Matt Walsh Blog, in which he discussed various issues from a conservative point of view. Walsh announced in December 2013 that he was “leaving radio forever” to focus on blogging after his show was canceled.

Walsh began working for conservative media outlet Blaze Media starting in October. He was also a contributor to HuffPost and began writing for The Daily Wire in October 2017. He has appeared on Tucker Carlson TonightThe Ingraham Angle, Fox and Friends, Dr. Philas well as the podcast The Joe Rogan ExperienceWalsh hosted The Matt Walsh Show on YouTube starting in April 2018 on weekdays; it is an hour in length. According to Walsh, the show made $100,000 per month through advertisement revenue. Walsh announced in April 2023 that the show was being moved to the Daily Wire website after his YouTube channel was demonetized for repeatedly misgendering transgender woman Dylan Mulvaney.

Matt Walsh Personal Life

Walsh is a practicing Catholic, and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is married to Alissa Ann Walsh (née Linnemann), whom he met on eHarmony. They have six children, including two sets of twins. Alissa Walsh has written that she has had seven miscarriages.

Matt Walsh Views And Controversies

Walsh’s views have mainly been described as right-wing and conservative, but also as far-right. His commentary is sometimes described by media outlets as trolling or provocation. He labels himself a “theocratic fascist” in his Twitter biography, which he has said was ironic and in response to an opponent using the label as an insult. Walsh has argued that the trial of Kenosha unrest shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted, was malicious prosecution. He has argued for banning pornography and supports restricting abortion. Walsh has argued that ozone depletion and acid rain were never serious problems, in tweets that Ars Technica described as “willfully ignoring some very well-documented history”.

In 2022, left-leaning media watchdog group Media Matters for America uncovered audio recordings from the 2010s that contained Walsh discussing teenage pregnancy on the radio show The Matt and Crank Program, saying that “the problem is not, per se, teenage pregnancy—it’s unwed pregnancy”, that “Girls between the ages of like 17 and 24 is when they’re technically most fertile”, and that society had only recently deemed being a teenager “too young to start a family”. After receiving criticism for the comments, Walsh argued that he was trying to make an uncontroversial historical observation, that because “people married young and stayed married” teenage pregnancy wasn’t considered an issue. He further argued that pregnancy out of wedlock is the core issue since it leaves the child “without a stable family structure”. Walsh declined to apologize, saying that “no-one gets canceled unless they consent to it, and they willingly play their assigned roles. Well, I do not consent, and I’m not going to play the game”. LGBTQ Nation accused Walsh of hypocrisy for defending teenage pregnancies while opposing transgender teenagers.

Conclusion

Walsh has repeatedly opposed the transgender community, notably with his children’s book Johnny the Walrushis documentary What Is a Woman?and campaigns involving hospitals and schools. Walsh and his campaigns are sometimes described as anti-trans and transphobic. Progressive magazine The New Republic named Walsh “Transphobe of the Year” in 2022, saying he “has made a name for himself by demonizing medical professionals and pushing conspiracy theories about ‘grooming’ and pedophilia in the LGBTQ community”. Walsh has referred to being transgender as a “delusion” and a “mental illness”, and has compared giving hormone treatments and gender reassignment surgery for transgender youth to child molestation and rape. In May 2021, Walsh called doctors who perform gender-reassignment surgeries for transgender youth”Nazi scientist-evil”, “pedophiles”, and “plastic surgeons basically acting like Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre“. Walsh’s views are in opposition to the stance of leading American medical groups, which have established guidelines to treat transgender youth; those groups and some research say that denying such care can lead to higher rates of suicide and other mental health issues.