I am of course aware of Alex Jones and the loony and even vicious ideas he promotes, such as that the Sandy Hook massacre of elementary school children and their teachers was an elaborate hoax. What is more incredible than what he says is that so many people seem to believe him. But I do not watch or listen to his show because life’s too short. So I was grateful to John Oliver for providing an in-depth look at the Jones phenomenon, perhaps telling us more about him that we may have wanted to know. Make sure you wait for the ‘infomercial’ that begins at around the 19:30 mark.
I had no idea that Jones is on the air for four straight hours. How can any one person fill that kind of time day in and day out? And who the hell has that kind of time to listen to one person ranting away about all manner of conspiracies? Maybe people just drop in and out, knowing that a short dose will last them the whole day like some kind of vaccination, though they likely think that vaccinations are a Commie plot to contaminate their precious bodily fluids.
Since Trump and Jones seem to get on so well, maybe Jones might become the next communication director to replace the Mooch.