Tuesday, September 29, 2009
How Alex Jones has damaged the 9/11 Truth Movement
My critique of why Alex Jones is losing his mind and can’t be taken seriously anymore
by Larry Simons
September 29, 2009
1. His loud, obnoxious, out-of-control, on-air mental breakdowns
A picture is worth a thousand words. Take a look:
How can you take someone seriously when they act like they just escaped from a mental institution?
2. His juvenile, asinine behavior with intelligent, well-behaved guests on his show
How can we forget the interview Alex Jones did with Zeitgeist director Peter Joseph in October 2008 in which Jones continually interrupts Joseph, engages in insane tirades and projects, ignores and twists Joseph’s points and basically acts like a complete and utter DICKHEAD?
During this interview, it was so fucking crystal clear that Alex Jones was completely threatened by Peter Joseph’s incredible intelligence. Jones has always touted himself as being the father of the 9/11 truth movement, the pioneer of alternative media and the bringer of all truth, yet it was Jones [during this interview] that felt the need to continually interrupt Joseph, talk over him and resort to childish baby voices and sarcastic mocking.
Jones was completely and visibly threatened by Joseph’s vast knowledge of every subject Jones mentioned. Joseph’s incredible patience to continue talking to Jones and not immediately end the interview along with his calm demeanor and his refusal to raise his voice and insult Jones [even when Jones was doing it to him] speaks volumes to his impeccable character. It was a 2-hour interview. This is a portion:
Here’s a clip of the same interview where Jones accuses Joseph of yelling back at him when it was actually Jones who was yelling at Joseph. It was a colossal lie on Jones’ part. Joseph kept a continual calm voice and demeanor throughout the entire interview. Jones also accused Joseph of insulting him, when again, it was Jones who continually insulted Joseph.
Jones continually lies and distorts Joseph’s words, mocks and insults him repeatedly during this interview and never lets Joseph offer a counter argument. There must have been 60 or 70 times during this interview where I wanted to HEAR what Joseph was saying because it was intelligent, rational and profoundly interesting but Jones would interrupt him repeatedly. I felt like screaming at my computer screen, “ALEX JONES, SHUT THE FUCK UP!”
I have no idea why [or how] Joseph sat there during the entire 2 hours. I would have ended it after Jones’ first childish and mocking rant.
3. His love affair with celebrities and fame
At one time, Alex Jones was more interested in delivering real news stories to his listeners who tuned in to listen to alternative news stories. That meant Jones would have on the very best people in a particular industry whether it was topics such as vaccines, the economy, chemtrails, the Iraq war or 9/11.
Jones loves schmoozing with Jesse Ventura, Willie Nelson, Charlie Sheen, and whatever celebrity he can get on his program. It’s not about the real news anymore. It’s about fame, more listeners, more financial support and most importantly, Jones’ ego and self-promotion. It’s now a business to Jones. It’s a love of celebrity. Just in the last two weeks alone, Jones interviewed Charlie Sheen, Shooter Jennings [son of Waylon Jennings] and Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine.
4. His association with frauds and nutballs
Several times this year, Jones has interviewed nutball David Icke. Jones now claims he’s “honored” to have Icke on his program, despite the fact that in 1998, Jones said this about Icke:
“He’s either a smart, opportunist con-man, or he’s completely insane or he’s working for them directly. But, I tend to think he’s just a con-man..uh, who understands how things works, and is just a real opportunist.”
Here’s the audio of it:
Now, Alex Jones and David Icke are bosom buddies.
Jones also endorses well-known fraud Kevin Trudeau. This is the guy you see on late night infomercials selling his ““They” Don’t Want You To Know About” books. Trudeau was on Jones’ show this past May discussing a current court case he is involved in where Trudeau has been ordered by a judge to pay $37 million, which is the amount of money that consumers paid Trudeau in response to his deceptive infomercials that the judge ordered Trudeau not to make.
Alex called this a violation of his first amendment rights. Jones is simply lying. To be ordered not to engage in fraud is not stripping away first amendment rights. Trudeau is still allowed to sell books on his infomercials because of first amendment rights, but Trudeau is not allowed to use the books to promote or sell products or services that are fraudulent.
Of course, another tiny fact that Jones did not tell his listeners was that back in 1990, Trudeau posed as a doctor in order to deposit $80,000 in bad checks and later plead guilty to larceny. Trudeau used the credit cards of just 11 of his customers to rob them of a grand total of $122, 735. He spent two years in prison. You think Jones mentions this to his listeners? Of course not.
In early September 2009, Jones did an interview with nutball Pastor Steve Anderson. Jones introduced the pastor as “someone who I really admire”. It wasn’t the first interview Jones did with him, but it was the first after Anderson did a sermon called, “Why I Hate Barack Obama”, in which Steve Anderson said to his congregation that he prays for the slaughter of homosexuals and for Barack Obama to die.
Listen to this clip
This is the same man [Anderson] who also said to a gay radio talk show host in early September that he doesn’t even consider it murder if someone were to kill homosexuals or Obama. Anderson ended the interview [after the radio show host revealed he was gay and asked Anderson, “Do you hope I die tonight?”] by telling the talk show host, “If you’re a homosexual, I hope you get brain cancer like Ted Kennedy”.
This is the kind of person Alex Jones “really admires”………….nutballs.
Listen to the interview between Anderson and the gay talk show host
There’s no recourse for Alex Jones. It’s simply too late for him to turn back now [I believe, I believe, I believe he's losing his mind]. He has not made the cover-ups of 9/11 untrue by his behavior and company he keeps, but he sure as hell has dethroned himself as the #1 source for 9/11 information [if he ever was].