Thursday, August 5, 2010
Mancow Is Now A Conspiracy Theorist. Hmmmm, Not So Long Ago, Remember……?
Four years ago Mancow ripped apart Alex Jones’ producer Kevin Smith on “Planet Mancow” about 9/11. Now Mancow loves Alex Jones and Alex Jones loves Mancow. Hmmmm....
by Larry Simons
August 5, 2010
For some strange reason, Alex Jones has a love affair with popular radio talk show host Erich “Mancow” Muller that four years ago would have seemed downright disturbing. This is because four years ago, on the FOX News channel, Mancow took part in one of the worst hit pieces on 9/11 truth I have ever seen on his special “Planet Mancow”.
On that November 2006 special, Mancow tore into 9/11 truther Kevin Smith with ad hominem attack after ad hominem attack, as he likened believing in the 9/11 cover-up to believing in Bigfoot, the Lochness monster and space aliens. Oh yeah, Smith also just happens to be Alex Jones' producer at Infowars.com.
Now, it appears that Alex Jones has become chumsy with Mancow. Not only because of the fact that Mancow was a guest yesterday on Jones’ radio show, but Jones has had Mancow on as a guest at least three other times in the past [in April, June and September of 2009].
It is also apparent now that “Mancow” Muller is a conspiracy theorist. Yesterday, on the Alex Jones Show, Mancow was invited on to discuss pharmaceuticals being added to water supplies. Well, isn’t that special. Four years ago, Mancow called Jones’ producer Kevin Smith a “conspiracy nut”, and today Mancow is Alex Jones’ BFF [best friend forever].
This is yet another example of Alex Jones’ love affair with schmoozing with celebrities [even if it is only Mancow]. I did a story in September of last year where I brought up the topic of Jones’ obsession with celebrity. In that story I wrote:
“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.”
I stand by that comment because nothing has changed with Jones.
The Mancow obsession is also another example of how Jones and his crew continue to associate with people/entities that have previously condemned, insulted and mocked Jones [or issues he believes in] or the other way around.
In that same September 2009 story mentioned above, I wrote about how Jones once thought writer David Icke was a nut and fraud, but now Icke and Jones are best buds and Icke is on Jones’ show frequently. In 1998, Jones said of 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.”
My oh my how things change. I think the only thing that changed is Jones, after realizing that it would generate more revenue to schmooze with Icke and get all of Icke’s fans to tune into Jones’ radio program, deciding that selling one’s soul for more cash is highly beneficial.
Also, I have previously written that Prison Planet writer and webmaster, Paul Joseph Watson, still links to sites such as Crooks and Liars, Daily Kos, Think Progress, The Raw Story and Media Matters even after the fact that these sites ran stories that connected Alex Jones to Richard Poplawski, the man who shot three Pittsburgh police officers in April 2009.
So, you see, this is not about integrity, having principles or doing the right thing; it’s about association for profit and ratings. It’s about selling out.
Why doesn’t Alex Jones interview and schmooze with Popular Mechanics, Al Gore, Dick Cheney or Bill Maher? All these people strongly oppose Jones’ signature talking points. How would these people be different from Mancow? They aren’t, but yet they don’t get invited on Jones’ show and Jones doesn’t schmooze with them. Why?
Give it time.
Jones’ latest interview with “Mancow” Muller [who, by the way, thinks Alex Jones is a “conspiracy nut”, but Alex loves him anyway]