Alex Jones

Alex Jones,

RUSSIAN BOTS ARE STARTING TO ATTACK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NewsweekAugust 7, 2017 Chris Riotta “Russian-linked bots and trolls have caused a surge in use of the hashtag #ResignPaulRyan on Twitter over the last 48 hours, just as the Republican speaker of the House was returning to his home state of Wisconsin for a month-long respite from Washington, D.C. The unusual boost in Russian bots targeting a Republican lawmaker was first observed by the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy, created after the 2016 presidential election to “defend against, deter, and raise the costs on Russian and other state actors’ efforts to undermine democracy and democratic institutions.” –The Hamilton 68 Dashboard

Related: Trump’s Twitter bot army is a fake news machine obscuring facts

A monitoring dashboard established by the Alliance noted the uptick Monday morning.

Alex Jones has used his platform to support Trump, and Trump has supported Infowars stories. The primary conspiracy theorist of the Alt-Right, Trump and his “Birther” movement have that in common.

Donald Trump administration issues press release that links to InfoWars article Daily Dot 

“The Donald Trump administration and the far-right conspiracy website InfoWars continue to lean heavily on each other. Less than two weeks after the White House issued a one-day press pass to the Alex Jones-run website that has peddled the Pizzagate conspiracy theory and is reportedly the subject of an FBI probe, the Trump administration sent out an email Saturday linking to an InfoWars article.” June 15, 2017

Alex Jones defends his claim Donald Trump could be assassinated by the ‘Deep State’  He also alleges the Secret Service is ‘basically’ no longer protecting the President Independent August 8, 2017

Chobani sues Alex Jones, saying he falsely linked company to child rape, tuberculosis Washington Post


Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones backs off ‘Pizzagate’ claims Washington Post   And posted a VIDEO STATEMENT March 24, 2017

Edgar Maddison Welch, who fired an AR-15 rifle at Comet Ping Pong restaurant, makes plea on same day as Alex Jones offers statement to restaurant’s owner  The Guardian

How Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, got Donald Trump’s ear Washington Post

He also questioned whether or not the Sandy Hook shooting at the elementary school existed and said the officially reported story “has more holes in it than Swiss cheese”. VIDEO

Alex Jones brands Jared and Ivanka ‘enemies of the republic’ after Trump ally blames them for Syria strike  Raw Story

The Invisible Empire of Alex Jones   How the Donald Trump campaign turned America’s greatest conspiracy theorist into a household name  Spin October 26 2016

Alex Jones Is a Practiced Swindler—Just Like His Biggest Fan

Jones felt burned by his treatment on Megyn Kelly’s show, but the Infowars “performance artist” should have known their interview had nothing to do with journalism. The Nation JUNE 28, 2017     “Somebody is “putting chemicals in the water that turn the frickin’ frogs gay.” The Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax perpetrated by a group of pro-gun-control parents who faked the murder of their own children. The September 11 attacks, too, were somehow a sham—never mind for what purpose or by whom. FEMA is planning to force God-fearing Americans into concentration camps. Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is a “fairy” and a “cocksucker…sucking globalist dick.” Hillary Clinton secretly ran a child sex-trafficking ring out of the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, DC.

Such are the musings of the Infowars impresario, Alex Jones. But if you think Jones is merely crazy, he’s got you fooled, too. Like his most prominent fan, who currently resides in the Oval Office, Jones is a practiced grifter who specializes in preying on the ignorance and insecurity of his customer base. Sweaty outbursts and erratic gesticulations aside, Jones brings to his swindle a coldly calculating eye and a genuine talent for shameless manipulation.  

Another high-profile fan, Matt Drudge, frequently links to Jones’s latest screeds and thereby magnifies his voice many times over, far beyond the 5 million listeners and viewers he claims. On occasion, the falsehood in question will make its way to Trump, and from Trump to the wider world. In November 2016, Drudge pushed Infowars’ lies about alleged illegal voting in the US presidential election by 3 million people. Thirteen days later, Trump tweeted the baseless claim. Jones explains how this works: “I put out a video, a message to Trump, and then two days later he lays out the case. It’s like sending up the bat signal.”” The Nation