One of the biggest controversies over the last couple of days centers around NBC’s Megyn Kelly’s interview with notorious whack job, conspiracy theorist, scumbag, and a man I refer to as the “Human Walrus,” Alex Jones.
Look, I get it. When it comes to disgusting piles of garbage, it doesn’t get much worse than a lunatic who claims practically every disaster is some “false flag” orchestrated by the government, including the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. It takes a special kind of lowlife bastard to exploit the deaths of little children at the hands of a gun-wielding madman to push conspiracies that were used by other crazy people to torment and harass the parents of those slain 6 and 7-year-olds.
There aren’t many people I loathe and detest more than Alex Jones.
That being said, I am absolutely 100 percent on board with Kelly interviewing him. While I’ll need to see the full extent of the interview, the fact that Jones is already whining about Kelly “misrepresenting” his views is a good sign that he’s not going to be happy about how he comes off once it airs.
While I understand some folks are viewing this as giving credibility to someone like Jones, a man who deserves none, I don’t see it like that at all. In fact, I look at this as a great way to expose, on a much larger stage, the type of crazy, unhinged, and flat-out insane sources people like Donald Trump view as credible.
Because here’s a “fun fact” for everyone: Alex Jones’s site InfoWars was recently awarded temporary White House credentials.
Sure, it was only a one-day pass, but the fact that a crackpot website like InfoWars could even be granted that is a testament to how close these alt-right/fringe conspiracy sources led by legitimate crazy people are to this administration. Donald Trump is on record praising Jones’ “credibility.” He apparently even called Jones after he “won” last November to thank him for his support.
It’s true more people are becoming aware that these types of far-right lunatics are becoming “mainstream” among millions of conservative, but there’s still a good chunk of the country that doesn’t know who Jones is or that he’s someone the current “president” views as a “credible source of information.” Most have never heard of InfoWars or even Breitbart, for that matter.
These are radical, fringe, alt-right/white nationalist-loved websites that are slithering their way into the mainstream. They already have an alarming amount of influence over one of our country’s largest political parties — and a lot of people are absolutely clueless about it. The best way to expose the sickening underbelly of the modern day GOP is to put the horrible creatures at the heart of today’s conservative media on a national stage so everyone can see how truly terrible they are.
Too many people in this country aren’t aware of the type of people who are really driving today’s Republican Party. Even Fox News, as desperate as they’ve been to defend Trump, has faced backlash from conservatives who think America’s most popular conservative entertainment network has become “too liberal.” Not because they’ve truly become “more liberal” — I actually think they’ve shifted even more to the right as they’ve been forced to keep up with Trump’s idiocy — but because even Fox News is having trouble appeasing right-wing voters who are drawn to the fake news and outrageous conspiracies being pushed by sites like Breitbart, The Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.
The more fake news, lies, conspiracy theories, and conservative fan fiction is being peddled by these horrible sites, the more Republican voters are going to migrate toward that garbage, taking the GOP along with them.
That’s the main reason why I have no problem when deranged conservative media figures like Jones are interviewed by members of the mainstream media. I want people like him to be who most Americans envision whenever they think of the Republican Party. As long as the questions are fair, tough, and expose these dangerous people for who they are, then I don’t see any “downside.”
And as I pointed out earlier, Jones is already criticizing the interview, accusing Kelly of not being truthful in how she handled it. So I think it’s fairly safe to assume that she didn’t let him get by with presenting himself in a way that will look very favorable for him if he’s already working on damage control.
Obviously everyone has the right to feel about these types of situations and interviews how they want but, in my opinion, I think opposing giving these bottom-feeders exposure is a mistake. We should all want people such as Alex Jones and all of his unhinged, insane rants to become the “face” of the conservative media and, in turn, the Republican Party. Let the entire world see the disgusting “masterminds” who are taking over the right-wing media and driving the GOP right off a cliff.
Nothing any of us can say or do will ever be as effective at describing how crazy these people are than to just sit back and watch something like this:
And just remember, that’s a man whom Trump has praised and views as a “credible source.”
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