Date: June 23, 2022
“CNN has created a new mini-documentary about the rise of Alex Jones and his conspiracy platform, with many of his former colleagues telling the network that it is all a sham. Former editors have revealed that Jones has no problem simply making things up and lying to his audience, and that the real threat of the show is that the audience will believe whatever he tells them. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
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An investigative reporter named drew Griffin for CNN has produced a new special that basically looks at the rise of Alex Jones on the far right? And in the course of this investigative special, he talked to people that used to work for Alex Jones and a common theme emerged among a lot of them, not all of them, but a lot of them. And that is that Jones is full of crap. Oh, not just with the things he says, but he’s full of crap in the sense that he himself doesn’t believe it. It’s all an act. It’s a sham. They say, and of course, this is exactly what Alex Jones’ lawyers and Jones himself said in court in 2017, after you know, he was involved in that bitter divorce hearing, they went to court and said, Hey, look, I’m not really this crazy wacko you see on TV. It’s just an act.
I should have custody of my kids. And after that was made, public Jones was forced to do a video from his car on the way to court saying, no, it’s totally real. I really am that guy. But now you have all these people that used to work for him saying, no, it’s not real. One of them. When, as far as to say this, he said he will just lie straight up lie. Like nothing is going on. Like it’s real. And the issue with that is that a lot of people believe him. Another one who said he doesn’t know whether or not Alex Jones believes what he’s saying, but he said that part’s irrelevant because the big danger is that the audience does. So an even more common theme among the people who used to work for Alex Jones is that the real dangers that people believe it, no matter what he says, no matter how crazy it is, no matter how much of a lunatic he comes across, as they’ll believe it, they will eat it up no matter what.
And that is the danger of his show. And unfortunately like a lot of the, the right wing media, that’s the danger of it. The danger is that there’s far too many people willing to take it face value, whatever these people tell them when they go out there and say stupid things like, oh, Democrats are forcing, you know, gender, uh, reassignment on children. Even if the children don’t want it, the audience believes it. It’s not true that hasn’t happened, but they’ll go out and say crazy things like that. And the audience will suck it up without even thinking to double check. Oh, maybe that’s not real. No, that doesn’t sound right. Nope. They’ll believe it. No matter what, which is why, by the way, I believe a lot of folks on the writer are just totally faking it. They’re absolutely faking it for money, for clicks, for likes, for clout, whatever it is, summing. some examples I like to see, or I like to say, excuse me, people like Dave Rubin, he knows he is a grifter. There’s no way. He doesn’t know. He
Went over to the right after being on the left because it’s easier because you can just make stuff up. And there’s a lot of money in it. Trust me, the folks on the right are doing better than everybody over here on the left. And I do mean everybody. Not only that they get the corporate backing, they get the Republican foundation backing. They start their own foundations, get money in Charlie Kirk, another great example. They go out there and they say these stupid and crazy things. And a lot of them, I believe it truly is an act. People like Tony LA on the other hand, she’s genuinely stupid. She believes what she says. Ben Shapiro believes what he says, but those that have really submitted their status over there on the right. They know they’re full of it. People like Alex Jones, Alex Jones, he knows he’s full of it, but he is gonna keep doing it because it makes him a lot of money and the audience, no matter how crazy these things are, no matter how outlandish they’re gonna believe it, no matter what, because they blindly trust these individuals to tell them how to think, how to feel every single day.
That is the danger of right wing media. Not that you have whack jobs out there saying stupid stuff, but that there’s far too many people in this country willing to believe it.”
Yeah…it’s always interesting to see who is on good terms with Alex Jones…Just an observation.
Date: June 22, 2022
“On Wednesday evening Jimmy made another of his legendary appearances on Tucker Carlson’s show, the most popular cable news program in the country. In a finely targeted rant, Jimmy took aim at Democrats for cravenly trying to blame all of the nation’s woes on Vladimir Putin while also reserving plenty of his ire for both Republicans and Democrats who, he said, serve the interests of the oligarchy that funds them rather than the American citizens who vote for them.
Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the benefits of bringing an anti-imperialist, anti-oligarchy message to a Fox News audience that likely never hears such perspectives.”
Date: June 22, 2022
“Anti-war voices are virtually unheard from in most of the U.S. media, and that even includes anyone who suggests that Ukraine is losing the war against Russia and needs to cut its losses and negotiate peace. German television is not quite so restrictive, it turns out, which is why journalist Wolfram Wiemer was allowed to echo these very sentiments during a recent program where he unequivocally insisted that the war was lost and Ukraine must acknowledge that fact and work quickly to find a diplomatic solution before the nation’s losses become even more severe at Russia’s hands.
Jimmy and his panel of The Dive’s Jackson Hinkle and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the status of the War in Ukraine and Jimmy’s talents for reading along to spoken German.”