Yeah, they ramble on and on, but it’s worth posting just the same.
ANTISEMITISM IN THE US
EXTREMISM, TERRORISM & BIGOTRY
- Alex Jones is a right-wing American radio host and prolific anti-government conspiracy theorist.
- Jones has earned the vocal admiration of President Donald Trump and has claimed to be in contact with President Trump and administration officials.
- Jones’s conspiracy theories have resulted in real world acts of violence and harassment.
- Jones’s on-air persona is not demonstrably antisemitic, but he has featured antisemitic guests on his show.
- Although Jones has been banned from several social media platforms for spreading violent, bigoted conspiracy theories, he maintains a significant audience.
By Josh Owens - Dec. 5, 2019 - New York Times
I dropped out of film school to edit video for the conspiracy theorist because I believed in his worldview. Then I saw what it did to people.
On Election Day 2016, I sat in the passenger seat of Alex Jones’s Dodge Hellcat as we swerved through traffic, making our way to a nearby polling place. As Jones punched the gas pedal to the floor, the smell of vodka, like paint thinner, wafted up from the white Dixie cup anchored in the console.
My stomach churned as the phone I held streamed live video to Facebook: Jones rambling about voter fraud and rigged elections while I stared at the screen, holding the camera at an angle to hide his double chin. It rarely worked, but I didn’t want to be blamed when he watched the video later.
Four years earlier, Jones …