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A Writer For Infowars Speaks UP!

http://whofortedblog.com/2013/06/28/in-defence-of-alex-jones...

After Greg’s post on May 26, I almost feel like I’m standing up in front of a roomful of alcoholics at an AA meeting, but here goes nothin’… “My name is Donna Anderson and I’m a writer for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com.”



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Speaks up about what? It

Speaks up about what? It seems like just another blog post...

The basic thrust of his points are usually right...

...even if he sometimes exaggerates or skews things a bit for dramatic effect. And I don't like his style, but clearly a lot of people do, so that helps bring the message to that demographic. All around, I have no problem with Alex Jones, I respect him for how he's grown the libertarian movement, but I don't care to listen to him personally.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

I knew Alex Jones

Well, I knew people like Alex Jones, they talk and talk, blah, blah, blah...until infinity and beyond.
They like to hear their own voice, you know "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, at least baffle them with BS", I can not listen to him, there's just something about his grainy voice and I can't get over it.
People I knew like AJ, had no employability skills so they relied on their "mouths" to blah, blah, blah....
He like to "incite" others to do the "dirty work" so he can sit back and say....blah, blah, blah,...more BS.
Personally, I think people like him did too much drugs in their younger days.

Alex Jones Exaggerates, But He's Mostly Right

The few areas where I sort of know what's going on, I find Alex's framing of the issues is completely exaggerated.

But... So let's say it's not true that a bunch of bioweapons/disease researchers want to kill everyone. Well, that doesn't mean that there aren't a couple who have been part of a program that has at least considered the necessity of killing everyone.

Both are scary, but the latter is more scary, because it's REAL.

In that sense, Alex I like because he's saying: it's REAL and you should be SCARED and you should DO SOMETHING. And, he's pretty much right.

Like, I don't get the fluoride thing. It's pretty convincing that the chemicals are toxic, and the wrong kind of fluoride, and a way for companies to make money off of their wasted products - but is there really a dumbing down effect? I feel like TV would have a much stronger effect than trace fluoride.

Anyway, that's what I mean about exaggeration

The thing I really like about Alex is that he's a heroic moral teacher. He really 'gets' what the difference between a good guy and bad guy are, and even if he's exaggerating, the way he describes himself is great leadership. He really gets morally what's 'wrong' with the world, and what kind of easy-to-understand morality we need. He's really good at that. And he's pretty inclusive, he has some really offensively weird guys on, and he doesn't criticize them - he let's them offer us another perspective on NWO.

I feel like there are limits to his growth however. He can expand and expand and expand, but his profits aren't going to support the type of operation that transcends from what he's doing to something qualitatively different (more serious, less exaggerating). There's an audience gap his format can't bridge. And he can bring more and more people in, but they won't necessarily be on board to buy his stuff.

Hopefully there will be a synergy between him and Ron Paul Channel. Alex has done a great job of getting scoops, and I don't think he'll change - the speculation and exaggeration are sort of what our imaginations need to grasp the horror of what we're dealing with.

So, I don't know, Alex is doing movies now with his contest and follow up. I think that's a good avenue. He should start a production company, offer tools to people with ideas. You submit a good script to him, he'll buy it and have his company produce it.

If he focuses on quality, he could really take this forward. His talent is in spectacle, getting our imaginations to grasp the reality of the NWO. So, I hope he really takes this movie thing forward. Documentaries are one thing, but then they have to be tied to a certain level of rigorous fact for certain audiences to accept them. But entertainment with a message? Perfect, best wishes Alex.

I like it also that

AJ doesn't shy away from striving for courage, morality and justice.

Similarly understanding that journalists are entitled to opinions, I think he's one of the best reporters in the US today.

heroic moral teacher?

I am really skeptical of putting anyone, except Jesus, on a pedestal. I think Alex has some good content and some content that is just exagerated or designed to generate views and revenue. So he isn't all bad, but there is a little too much of the "we have all the answers" type of thinking. I shy away from that with any person or group or religion. No one, not Ron Paul, not Alex Jones, has all the answers.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

All the answers? Is that the issue? Really?

Its not all or nothing, Real teachers and investigative should be respected and and cherished. I would say AJ has achieved a certain level of mastery in the art form of investigative journalism. IMHO.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

to quote alex

arsenic is 90% edible...yum yum

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I upvoted you

I don't like when people are downvoted just by making a point.

But I disagree. AJ is a folk teacher, a populist moral teacher. Populists can be terrible rabble rousers, so as populists go I think he's spot on and I think Jesus would be pretty pleased with his public words on morality and what goodness is, and what evil is, and how what it means to embrace the former reject the latter.

He doesn't have answers, it's just that his is a bright star among many in a sea of darkness.

His confidence is much more a rally cry than anything else. He's trying to gus us up, gin up our confidence, stir our emotions, not necessarily give us all the answers. And plant or not, he publicly explains that almost every hour.

Perfect

"Alex Jones doesn’t care if you think he’s crazy. He doesn’t care if you don’t like his rants. He doesn’t care if you think he’s right or wrong – he enticed you to listen. What he cares about is getting his message out there and making you think. "

Just keep planting seeds

Not Perfect

Alex is running a business. He cares primarily about profits, and therefore, wants people to listen. To do this, he acts over the top, cartoonish, buffoonish, exaggerated.

There's nothing wrong with running a business, but let's not start sainting him just yet.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

As if only patriots need to make money to eat

I love how the CIA agents come out against Jones making money. As if these CIA agents work for free. They are sponges, leaching off the taxpayers. Austerity needs to begin by eliminating pensions and benefits for CIA employees. They can start an IRA and pay their health insurance premiums like everybody else. Jones is competing against CNN and ABC and all the other alphabet arms of the state-run propaganda machine. When CNN stops running commercials, then you can tell Alex to stop running commercials. But not before.

As if only idiots can post at DP

"CIA agent"...LOL...you know what, you by saying that have done more to discredit yourself and this board than I ever could. I've been a rather vocal contrarian here at DP, and if I were a CIA agent I'd do a little better job at hiding myself. In fact, I might actually call others who had more moderate viewpoints, e.g., thinking Alex Jones is a bit of a crackpot, CIA agents in order to make the whole rest of the board look loony.

Aside from that, no one came here saying ABC or CBS was wonderful, and no one was saying they aren't commercial. My post was in response to someone who claimed Alex Jones had purely altruistic motives.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Bullshit

Alex acts like he has for decades, long before his hugely successful operation.

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Agreed...there is a youtube video of Alex's son on his show

& hearing the little boy sounding just like him proves it's not an act.

I was leary of Alex Jones until I saw that youtube clip - it was then I was convinced he's genuine.

yepper

The proof is in the pudding

AJ lead me to Ron Paul

His documentaries are great and released at no cost to viewers.
The no cost release usually has prison planet and infowars tags that show up periodically pitching a purchase of the film. That is a small price for the film's content.

I do not understand why we tear people down who do so much against this world government tyranny.

All I can say is thank G-d that my Wife, children and friends do not put the same expectation of perfection upon me. I would fail.

The alternative media is starting to drive the news and AJ had a huge contribution in-that as have 100's of other alternative sites/ journalists.

I am old enough to remember life before the net. Info was so freaking hard to get that I will always have respect for AJ for his role in making that happen.

Again, he is how I found Dr Paul.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

same here

alex is doin it. more than my lazy ass !

I hate Alex Jone

I hate that he made me get rid of the Fluoride in my water.
Can't I have the government dumb my IQ down for me?

I hate that he makes me turn his show on all time.

I hate that he convinced me to control of my health.
What if I want to die miserably?

I hate the way he made me prove him right by researching what he said, before I believe it.

What great guy.

What a great blog.

The haters will come around soon enough.

Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)

You;ve got it baaaaaad

He made you get rid of Flouride? That's quite an accomplishment. And your brain is still goofed up enough to listen to his show! Maybe you have one of those brain eating fowleri bacteria.

So you equate Alex Jones watchers with high IQs...hmm, lacking proof of that I suspect.

It took your leader Alex (who is obese) to get you to "take control of your health"

Yoy're an alterna-sheep!

Baaa

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Bonless Chickens

Don't have spines....
What's with the character attack?

Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)

character attacks?

You have a problem with those? That's strange, it seems like from reading your post you are saying that you equate having good health, a high IQ, and fresh breath with being an Alex Jones fan, and the opposite for those who aren't. I know this is asking a lot of you, but maybe you can see how that might come across a tad, well, ATTACKING to a large group of people, even at this website. Not to mention, you're just flat wrong and it's just flat inaccurate. just sayin.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I see AJ around town all the time. He's really a

pretty chill kinda guy in person.

ATX

Are there many Austin folks here on DP? I seem to be noticing them more lately..

proverbs 20:15
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

Tons of 'em, I wish I could

Tons of 'em, I wish I could find some from the Waco/Temple/Killeen area :(