Of all the people within the conservative media who I absolutely cannot stand, InfoWars’ Alex Jones definitely rates at the top of my list. Sure, there are other lowlifes such as Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and even the recently fired Bill O’Reilly who are all absolutely terrible in their own right — but they still don’t come close to what an absolute scumbag Jones is.
Name the conspiracy theory, he’s probably pushed it. Everything from chemtrails and fluoride in the water both being government plots against humanity, to claiming 9/11 was an “inside job” and Sandy Hook was a hoax, Alex Jones is a disgusting pile of garbage whom I’ve often called the “human walrus.”
Here are a few of the articles I’ve written about Jones over the last several years:
- He accused Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton of literally being demons, and claimed that “people around them” had told him they smell like sulfur.
- He attacked Hillary Clinton for calling him a Sandy Hook-denier — even though he’s on tape saying “Sandy Hook is a synthetic, completely fake, with actors, in my view manufactured. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids.”
- Essentially accused Michelle Obama of being a man or some form of genetically modified human being, saying her shoulders “are wider than a man’s” and later said, “It’s not just the sexuality, but the very genetics of the human species across the board is being manipulated.”
- Said, as he does about many high-profile shootings, the 2014 murders of three people in Nevada, two of whom were police officers, were planned by the government to seize guns and start a “civil war with police.”
- Said tornadoes in Oklahoma were part of a “weather weapon” the government is using against people.
And those are just a few of the articles I’ve personally written about him. I don’t write many because, well, his show is such trash that rarely does he say anything worth writing about or debunking.
That being said, in many of my writings about him, I tend to mention an internal debate I’ve had with myself over whether or not I think he’s legitimately crazy or a fraud and a con man playing the worst parts of our society for fools because, let’s face it, there’s a lot of money to be made pushing insanity to paranoid people.
After all, Alex Jones is supposedly worth around $10 million.
Well, in case some of you haven’t heard, Jones is currently in the midst of a legal battle concerning whether or not he’s mentally competent enough to have custody of his three children. Kelly Jones, the mother of the three children, is arguing the unhinged, crazy person you see on television is basically who he is in his day-to-day life.
To counter this, Alex Jones’ lawyers have argued that his show is practicing “political satire” and that the InfoWars founder is a “performance artist.”
After news of that made the rounds, Jones posted a rant online declaring, “I am completely real and everyone knows it,” while also saying “we’re all actors, but I believe in what I stand for — I’m not an actor as my main identity.”
Soon after that, another story broke concerning the ridiculous excuse his legal team used in defense of his use of marijuana:
Jones said he sometimes smokes marijuana — nearly yearly — “to monitor its strength, which is how law enforcement does it.” He then added that he tested it because he believes it is now too strong — a development he blamed on billionaire and political donor George Soros, whom he claimed in court has “brain damaged a lot of people.”
Look, I don’t care what anyone’s take is on the use of marijuana, but that’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. I’ve never done marijuana in any form, nor am I an expert in any way, but I do know that there’s not “one type” that can be tested annually to determine its potency. That’s the equivalent to saying you buy Penthouse Magazine to read the articles.
And I’m not even going to get into the ridiculous claim that he’s doing it “how law enforcement does it” and that George Soros is somehow behind the “strengthening of marijuana” to cause “brain damage to a lot of people.” That stupidity speaks for itself.
Then just a couple of days ago Jones issued a statement — and this is not a joke — asking the media to be “respectful and responsible” because this was a “private matter.”
That’s fine, I agree that this is a private matter and the only thing that’s really important is what’s best for his three children. That being said, for someone like Jones to ask for responsibility from the media is hypocrisy that I honestly can’t even wrap my brain around.
Ignoring everything else he’s said and done throughout his career, this man doubted the Sandy Hook massacre was real. Where was his “responsibility” as a member of the media when he accused the parents of slain children of being liars? I’m sorry, was that not a “private matter” that deserved “respectful and responsible” behavior?
What about the ridiculous conspiracy he pushed known as “pizzagate” where he accused Washington D.C. pizzeria Comet Ping Pong of being some sort of front for child sexual abuse that involved Hillary Clinton and John Podesta? A man was arrested after opening fire inside the restaurant because of this preposterous conspiracy Jones pushed. Where was the “responsibility” in the media on that one?
Let’s not forget, this is someone Donald Trump clearly believes is a credible journalist.
But if there’s one thing I think we’ve all learned from this, it’s the answer to the question I’ve had from the start: Is Alex Jones a crazy person or a con man?
In my opinion, from what I’ve seen from these reports, it’s clear Jones is nothing more than an unhinged bullshit artist who figured out that concocting ridiculous conspiracies was a great way to not only excuse what a terrible human being he is, but to also make a lot of money in the process.
The ironic part of all of this is that Jones is in a no-win situation. It really comes down to two things:
- Alex Jones is exactly who he seems like he is on-air, which makes him completely unfit to raise his children.
- Alex Jones is a “performance artist” pushing “political satire” which means his entire career, along with InfoWars, has been nothing more than a giant scam.
It’s one or the other — but it can’t be both.
Feel free to watch a few of his “greatest hits” below: