Megadeth Guitarist Dave Mustaine blames Obama directly for the recent series of shootings including Aurora and the Sikh temple. Alex Jones' employee Paul Joseph Watson entertains this ridiculous comment by offering zero proof that it is true
by Larry Simons
August 16, 2012
Recently, at a live concert in Singapore in which his band Megadeth played, guitarist Dave Mustaine [famous for his support of neocon Rick Santorum for President] made an inflammatory comment directed at President Obama that only can be described as irresponsible and without merit.
“So he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border, Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there, and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple. I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”
Leave it to the hypocrites at Prison Planet to offer their support of such an irresponsible comment simply because Alex Jones schmoozes with Mustaine and has him on his radio show as a regular guest. I label Prison Planet hypocrites because it was Alex Jones himself that was highly offended at the fact that, shortly after Richard Poplawski gunned down three police officers in Pittsburgh, PA on April 4, 2009, he was blamed for the shootings because Poplawski frequented Infowars, one of Jones' sites.
Here is Jones basically doing the same thing: entertaining a comment that blames someone for [not just one, but a series of] shootings that the individual had nothing to do with. In fact, Watson's support of Mustaine's comment is worse than the Pittsburgh shooting/Jones connection because in Poplawski's case, at least there was a connection [albeit a vague one] between Poplawski and Jones. In Mustaine's comment, there is absolutely no proof of connection [even a vague one] between Obama and the recent shootings.
But this small fact does not stop Watson and Jones from the irresponsible act of passing this story off as responsible and accurate journalism, does it?
I would have no problem whatsoever with accepting the notion that a sitting U.S. President was involved in a vile and horrendous conspiracy. This should not be surprising to my readers. But to write a story and support such an inflammatory comment and not offer one shred of proof to support the claim is just plain despicable. It would have been better for Jones and Watson if they would have just ignored the story than for them to embarrass themselves and acknowledge it and support Mustaine.
Rather than offering proof of a connection between Obama and the recent shootings, instead Watson attempts to connect Obama with the shootings by claiming that since he put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the Fast and Furious program, then he must be behind the recent shootings in America. This is the exact same type of attempted psychological word association that Jones condemned President George W. Bush of during his October 7, 2002 speech in which Bush repeatedly used the terms "Saddam" and "9/11" in the same sentence to subconsciously deceive Americans into believing there was a connection between Saddam and 9/11.
The fact that Alex Jones and his employees feel the need to stoop to Bush tactics and the same type of hypocritical guilt-by-association stunts that have been used against them is evidence that Jones is sinking into an abyss of journalistic desperation in which, I am afraid, there is no way out.