Like many of you I believe that Alex Jones is probably controlled opposition. Where we might disagree is whether he is harmful to our cause. I don’t think he is. In fact, I believe he helps us by drawing normies into an alternative universe where it’s acceptable to challenge the official narrative on 9/11 and other issues.
Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex is set to air on the evening of Father’s Day, this Sunday.
Vox concisely explains the controversy in this excerpt.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has spent years trying to convince people that the parents of children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School are liars.
Now freshly minted NBC host Megyn Kelly, formerly of Fox News, is giving him a mega platform to cast his doubt on them once again in one of the first sit-down interviews of her new Sunday night show.
After a teaser for the show, which will air this Sunday, was released, Kelly was blasted on Twitter for giving Jones airtime, with calls for a boycott to support the Sandy Hook parents. Advertisers have subsequently pulled ads from NBC, and Kelly was dropped as the host for a Sandy Hook fundraiser.
In the preview, Kelly attempts to be tough with Jones, and accuses him of dodging her questions. She said in a statement that she interviewed him to “shine a light” on an increasingly important media figure. An NBC executive also defended the program, saying there was value in having Jones sit down for an interview.
Vox goes on to attack Jones as a dangerous media figure who should not be given a platform to explain his views.
If you’ve ever watched hours of Alex Jones’s Infowars, as I have, you might come away steeped in a dark and distorted view of the world. Jones alleges that 9/11 was “an inside job,” that the Sandy Hook massacre was designed to get Americans to side with gun control, and that there’s a secret fungus epidemic spreading across the country and slowly killing Americans.
He delivers these bizarre claims, and many others, red-faced, in his signature husky rasp. They’re framed as truths the mainstream media and elites are hiding from public view, with Jones as the bearer of the truth.
The president of the United States, meanwhile, has applauded Jones and perpetuated falsehoods that originated on the show, like the suggestion that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama started ISIS and that the election was rigged.
Actually, even the leftist Guardian agrees that the U.S. created ISIS. And the suspicions about 9/11 are widespread, including even a significant number of engineering professors.
Rather than continue quoting from the hatchet job that Vox does on Jones, let’s turn our attention to another perspective on the issue of Jones on network TV.
This excerpt from Hot Air tries to make sense of J.P. Morgan pulling its ads from the Jones episode.
It’s not as if NBC hired Alex Jones to give him his own show on their network. Kelly is trying to make a big splash and draw the maximum number of eyeballs with her current string of interviews and let’s face it… the name Alex Jones stops people in their tracks and gets heads turning.
And precisely how controversial or awful or whatever other adjective you’d care to employ is Jones? He called himself an entertainer during some recent family court hearings. I don’t think anyone is in danger of seeing a clip from Infowars airing on NBC and mistaking it for the latest item pulled off the Associated Press wires.
There are so many breaking stories about this interview that I can only touch upon the controversy.
Among the newest stories to be published, The Guardian offers the insight that NBC has been surprised by the intensity of the reaction to the Jones interview.
To me, if the powers that be are so intent on silencing Jones, he must have something to say that they don’t want us to hear. So, let’s hear it.