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A relief

Some idiot put up a flyer promoting Alex Jones’s work here in North Hedges. The first time I went by it I thought maybe he was coming here for a talk or something. I sort of doubt that would be allowed, but it’s not a pleasant thought. But, it was just a promotional thing, he’s not coming here.

If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, you can head over to Prison Planet or Info Wars. I don’t recommend spending much time there, unless you’re entertained by the sort of insane paranoia Jones offers. It’s essentially all the 9-11/police state conspiracies you’ve seen before, but without the blantant anti-semitism that normally comes from the extreme right. Actually, I don’t know whether you’d say Jones is right or left, but it doesn’t really matter. He does get an endorsement from Greg Palast, further showing Palast isn’t really worth listening to:

this guy is a national treasure, a light breaking through the electronic Berlin Wall of the US media establishment.

Granted, it’s a little more nuanced than that:

Jones is fearless and thoughtful. Do I agree with everything the man says? Heck, no. But then, he probably wouldn’t accept all my views either. This isn’t about opinions, this is about the dissemination of crucial news otherwise denied the American public by the mainstream media propaganda machinery.

He also calles Jones right wing, for what it’s worth. He seems mostly to be happy that Jones promoted some of his stories. Still, it certainly hurts what credibility Palast has.

Come to think of it, this is the second Jones flyer I’ve seen on campus, the other one being in Reid hall. Thankfully, I don’t think it’s there anymore.

Categories: 9/11, The media
  1. April 30, 2005 at 10:05 pm

    Exposing these people to the sunshine is the easiest way to make them disappear. Most of the cult figures of both fringes are so bizarre that early exposure of their core beliefs is the easiest way to get rid of them.

    The only reason people like Coulter still exist is because people make reasoned arguments to counter their absurd statements. Ridicule is much more effective.

  2. May 1, 2005 at 3:24 am

    North Hedges, I haven’t thought about that place in years. It brings back a lot of memories.

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