Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How Important is Alex Jones?

He is so crazy, he makes conspiracy buffs look good.  I heard him one night and came away wondering who his audience could possibly be, and hoping that they do not have access to guns, knives, cars, axes, hatchets, or chemicals of any sort.  Or that they are listening because they have gone through five bowls, and suddenly he makes sense.

I see that his radio audience in 2010 was about two million listeners.  Hmm.  0.625% of the U.S. population.  I wonder what percentage of Americans think the Earth is flat.  Interestingly enough:
According to journalist Will Bunch, a senior fellow at Media Matters for America,[70][71] the show has a demographic heavier in younger viewers than other conservative pundits due to Jones's "highly conspiratorial tone and Web-oriented approach".
Yup.  The generation raised on The X-Files series believes all sorts of crazy things.  Jones is apparently anti-vaccine, believes that Sandy Hook did not happen, that the U.S. government did 9/11--and those generally left-wing ideas are his least crazy ideas.

Sure enough only 2/3 of millenials believe the Earth is round.  I think public education needs some serious examination.

5 comments:

Tewshooz said...

Actually, Jones never said Sandy Hook never happened. YOU listen to the left wing media too much.

Unknown said...

I think the specific questions asked leave lots of room for those "not round" responses to be because of the spheroid-vs-ellipsoid distinction.

Clayton Cramer said...

Tewshooz: See https://www.infowars.com/fbi-says-no-one-killed-at-sandy-hook/

BFR said...

AJ is a soporific to the mouth-breathing end-product of the government school system known as "public education".

Eskyman said...

Alex Jones does have his "far-out" ideas, it's true. That doesn't mean everything on his channel is all crazy though.

If anyone believes anything, anything at all, that they got from our Mainstream Media, they need their head read, as my mamma used to say!

It's all agenda-driven; truth isn't a necessary ingredient, and the truth is often left out entirely. When any truth is to be found, it's slanted, spun, twisted and processed; it's like Velveeta compared with real cheese; it has some resemblance, but it ain't the same thing.

Here's an interesting video, which has a great deal of uncomfortable truth; see what you think of it!

https://www.bitchute.com/video/knsKuXaYwN9I/