Alex Jones and Infowars: Political Islam is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

Alex Jones and Infowars: Political Islam is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

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Alexander EmerickAlexJones (born February 11, 1974)[1] is an American right-wing radio show host, filmmaker, writer,[2] and conspiracy theorist.[3][4][5][6] He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which airs on the Genesis Communications Network[7] and shortwave radio station WWCR[8] across the United States and online.[9][10] His website, InfoWars.com, has been labeled as a fake news website.[11][12][13][14]

Jones has been the center of many controversies, including his statements in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, that it was staged,[15] adding support to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting conspiracy theories, and as an argument against gun control[16] He has accused the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing,[17] the September 11 attacks[18] and the filming of fake Moon landings to hide NASA‘s secret technology.[19][20][21]

He says that government and big business have colluded to create a New World Order through “manufactured economic crises, sophisticated surveillance tech and—above all—inside-job terror attacks that fuel exploitable hysteria”.[22] Jones has described himself as a libertarian and paleoconservative,[23][24] and has been described by others as conservative, right-wing, alt-right,[25] and a pro-Russia propagandist.[26]

New York magazine described Jones as “America’s leading conspiracy theorist”,[27] and the Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as “the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America”.[28] When asked about these labels, Jones said that he is “proud to be listed as a thought criminal against Big Brother“.[27]

Radio and websites

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The Alex Jones Show is broadcast nationally by the Genesis Communications Network to more than 90 AM and FM radio stations in the United States,[44] including WWCR, a shortwave radio station.[45] The Sunday show also airs on KLBJ. In 2010, the show attracted around 2 million listeners each week.[46]

According to journalist Will Bunch, a senior fellow at Media Matters for America,[47][48] the show has a demographic heavier in younger viewers than other conservative pundits due to Jones’s “highly conspiratorial tone and Web-oriented approach”. Bunch has also stated that Jones “feed[s] on the deepest paranoia”.[41] According to Alexander Zaitchik of Rolling Stone magazine, in 2011 he had a larger on-line audience than Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh combined.[49]

Jones is the operator of the web sites infowars.com and prisonplanet.com. His website, InfoWars.com, has been labeled a fake news website.[11][12][13][14]

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