Andy Ngô is an American conservative journalist and social media influencer. He is best known as the editor-at-large of conservative Canadian online news outlet The Post Millennial, for contributing to various news publications, and for frequent videography of left-wing protestors and demonstrators.
The so-called 'trans activists,' or trans militants, as they transgress more and more on other people's civil liberties through the use of criminal harassment, or even violence or threats of sexual violence ... the wider society doesn't really see that as a problem. So we see women, and those who are speaking up against the ideology, are being victimized over and over.
Ngô graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2009 with a degree in graphic design.
While Ngô was enrolled in a master’s program for political science at Portland State University (PSU) he began writing for PSU’s newspaper, The Vanguard, where he worked as a multimedia editor. His earliest videography work was for The Vanguard, where he reported on a man who was arrested for brandishing a gun at a Black Lives Matter rally.
In April of 2017, Ngô was fired from The Vanguard for “violating the paper’s ethical standards” by misrepresenting a Muslim student’s remarks at an interfaith panel at PSU on his personal social media. Ngô said he was “fired for reporting the truth.”
Ngô wrote for conservative online magazine Quillette from October of 2017 until August of 2019, when an article from Portland Mercury identified Ngô associating with Patriot Prayer members shortly before they violently attacked patrons at a Portland bar. Later that day, Ngô’s name was removed from the masthead of Quillette. The magazine’s editor later stated that the two events were unrelated.
In August of 2018, Ngô wrote again for The Wall Street Journal, publishing an article describing London as suffering from “failed multiculturalism.” The article was broadly criticized as being Islamophobic in nature.
Ngô is an editor-at-large for conservative Canadian online news magazine The Post Millennial, which he has written for since October of 2019. Controversy over his work has led multiple advertisers to abandon the publication.
Ngô started a podcast, Things You Should Ngo, in which he platformed and interviewed established conservative media personalities such as Jordan Peterson, and Carl Benjamin. Ngô stopped producing new episodes of the podcast in 2021.
In February of 2021, Ngô published a book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. The book’s release was widely protested. The Los Angeles Times described it as a tour de force of trolling.
By 2019, Ngô was a frequent presence at right-wing rallies and protests in Portland, Oregon, in particular rallies hosted by far-right pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer, whose events frequently devolved into violence. In June of 2019, Ngô went to the emergency room after being sprayed with silly string and covered in milkshakes at a rally. Ngô posted photographs of his injuries on Twitter after the fact. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, tweeted that Portland’s mayor and police force had willingly allowed Ngô to be attacked.
Ngô has been assaulted multiple times while filming protests. At a Portland May Day demonstration in 2019, he claims to have been beaten and assaulted with bear spray. He later filed a lawsuit against Rose City Antifa, an anonymous group of antifascists, for the assault. Ngô’s reporting on the violence did not include the activities of Patriot Prayer members at the May Day demonstration, although five members of the group were charged with felony riot incitement.
Ngô was temporarily suspended from Twitter for a November 20th, 2019 tweet in which he minimized violence against trans people in the United States on Trans Day of Remembrance. His tweet was said to have violated Twitter’s hateful conduct policy.
In April of 2023, Ngô appeared on former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s talk show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he described transgender anti-fascists as an “extremist fringe group,” and suggested that they sometimes accounted for up to 20% of riot arrestees. He provided no proof for this claim.
In July of 2023, Ngô reposted to Twitter a photo of former collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas wearing a shirt that said “Antifa Super Soldier” on the front. He stated that “trans violent militancy” was the current focus of anti-fascists, and insisted that militant transgender people were threatening to murder or sexually assault critics of “trans ideology.”