The People vs. Alex JonesSubmitted by Willl on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 20:10
I'm fascinated by the controversy over AJ on this site. Can't believe how strong feelings run on both sides as to whether he's 'for real' or not. Some people are apparently so strongly convinced that he is some kind of government agent seeking to gain leadership of the Liberty movement only so he can destroy it. But why?
Thought I would make a thread dedicated to the evidence for and against. Would genuinely love to hear it. Like many I enjoyed his trashing of sickening nitwit Piers Morgan on CNN the other week, and tried to discover the source of all these rumors and bad feeling for myself, but came up pretty empty. Here's the charges I found:
1) Alex Jones is an irresponsible journalist.
He repeats gossip and rumors and doesn't check facts properly.
2) He is too concerned with making money and has a lucrative business as a Liberty mouthpiece.
3) This includes such petty dishonesty as e.g. selling signed DVDs that were in fact signed by his staff.
3) He demands allegiance from other Liberty media, if they don't tout his line, he runs unnecessary, competitive vendettas against them.
That is all I've managed to find out. All this seems to be true, however, have to say none of it makes me think all that much less of him. He's a loudmouth blowhard, but we certainly need a few of them. That doesn't come close to negating the positive effects he is having. Is there more substance than this to the whispers and rumors regarding his motives?
Opening statements please...