Second Best Thing is That He’s a Liar For Hire.
Alex Jones is a hypocritical, rage-filled liar for hire. Back in about 2009 I watched his show for awhile. His trick is to list legit grievances to get you saying, “Yes.”: Yes, crash of 2008, yes, the Cintons are shady, yes, the government has lied to us and covered up the truth.
Now that you’ve said, yes, yes, yes, he introduces his narratives, aka conspiracy theories. Any event (911, Sandy Hook massacre, Oklahoma City bombing) is faked by the government which wants to TAKE YOUR GUNS, ENSLAVE YOU, AND LIQUDATE YOU. This rant is delivered with a red face and flailing arms. He has said such things as the government puts female hormones in the water supply to make men passive and he’s NOT GOING TO BE QUIET while they make the frogs gay.
Donald Trump is a big fan. Jones was a persistent pusher of the birther thing about our recent ‘Kenyan Muslim’ president and Trump has kept in touch with Jones throughout his presidency. They are buddies. Jones paid $50,000 to show up at the Jan. 6 pre-riot gathering. He wanted to get on camera addressing the ‘patriots,’ with a bullhorn as he has done for years.
“We declare 1776 against the new world order.… We need to understand we’re under attack, and we need to understand this is 21st-century warfare and get on a war-footing….”
By the way, he was sued by grieving Sandy Hook parents, he lost the suit and claimed he called it a hoax due to psychosis. Imagine your six year-old is shot dead and this asshat is shouting that it never happened. He says critics take him out of context. O.K. here is the context: You’re all gonna die if you don’t revolt, so buy gold from me, or maybe my weight loss snake oil, or this chocolate chicken bone broth, to make you more manly. He makes a LOT of money-by expressing your anger for you and presenting you with tidy stories that explain everything, to relieve you of the effort of actually thinking.
Remember Y2K? The whole world was going to hell, no ATMs would work, no food could be had, the collapse of civilization? Jones had a ball that New Year’s Eve, reporting “We’ve just heard from Cleveland, all banks are down….this just in from Louisville-martial law has been declared, rioting and looting in Newark.” That kind of stuff. How scared his believers must have been. Next morning, when NONE of this proved true…you would think his followers would reject him. But no, he’s carried on all these years. It’s almost ludicrously funny, like the visual image of a gay frog.
But it’s not funny anymore. People died when the Capitol was invaded, more people would have died if the rioters could have found them-“Hang Mike Pence, put a bullet in Pelosi’s head.” It’s not the least bit funny anymore.