And you thought that Alex Jones is just a loud-mouthed buffoon. According to Greg Palast, Jones, who promotes 9/11 conspiracy theories, as well anti-immigrant racism, is “the host of one of the only intellectually substantive, fact-heavy forums on American radio”.
Palast likes Jones a lot. How much does Palast like Alex Jones? He tells us:
- I love Alex Jones. If I were a woman, I’d appear on his show in my highest heels and shortest mini-skirt.
Palast also tells us that Jones has “iron balls”.
Some things simply defy satire.
Why does Palast like Jones so much? It has to do with a story he once did. He tells us:
- While the BBC ran the story regardless of the threat, my investigations of Singer, despite gaining the cover of Nation, were suddenly pulled from US airwaves, including Piers’ CNN. A major news service said it was spiked not by editors, but by “high up”. Even MSNBC said, coyly, that the story was “too complex for our viewers”.
But not Jones’ audience. “This is complex,” Jones told me, “so we’ll give you a full hour to explain it.” Which is part of the reason Alex is such a hero in the US – he has the cojones to venture where the mainstream media fear to tread.
So what? The people who listen to Jones’s conspiracist rants aren’t going to build a movement for social change. They’re going to stock up on assault rifles and wait for Armageddon to come. Palast, however, is so vain, he is willing to slobber all over Jones just for letting him talk on his show.
To be fair, Palast says he doesn’t agree with everything that Jones says. Which is nice to know.
Vice.com promises us that this article is the first of a three-part series, in which, among other things, Greg Palast will talk about his penis. I can hardly wait.
You can find out more about Alex Jones here.