|Pic from YouTube via Daily Beast|
The Daily Beast outed Baker last week, saying he was living in Washington, D.C., working as a music teacher at a popular music store in Tenleytown. His boss said she was appalled when she watched his livestream on the day of the riot, finding out for the first time that he had a history of posting anti-Semitic, racist, and homophobic rants on two different YouTube channels.
A co-worker of Baker's at the music store added detail about his apparent radicalization:
Several years ago, Steve took a month or so off to go to a friend's farm in the Shenandoah. It was apparently some kind of survivalist retreat. When he came back he had a different look in his eyes. Something had changed in him. Shortly after he started streaming on Youtube. (He came to me to ask for advice on cameras. And he was cagey about his channel, not telling us how to find it. Eventually, he told us his pseudonym, Stephen Ignoramus. That's when I logged on and was surprised at what he was saying.
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