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This Week In Crazy

This Week In Crazy: Alex Jones Drinks Bone Broth Chocolate Milk

Shadow government ruffians, alt-right “journalists,” and bone broth chocolate milk.

August 4, 2017
Alex Jones

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Exposes Alex Jones’s Snake Oil Empire

In his first ultra-long-but-incredibly-well-worth-it segment after returning from hiatus on Sunday, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver examined Alex Jones “in his full context.” For the none of you unfamiliar with Jones, he founded conspiracy-based media outlet InfoWars.com and then ate a “big bowl of chili” and lost custody of his kids. Of course, there’s […]

July 31, 2017
Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly Smacks Down Perspiring, Prevaricating Alex Jones

  As vigorously hyped broadcast events go, Megyn Kelly’s televised confrontation with Internet conspiracy cultist Alex Jones proved something of a dud. Not because Kelly didn’t give it her best. And maybe not even because the former Fox news-blonde’s best falls considerably short of legendary TV inquisitors such as Mike Wallace or even Barbara Walters. […]

June 20, 2017
Alex Jones

#EndorseThis: Colbert Takes Another Big Bite Out Of Alex Jones, Zebra Eater

Alex Jones, conspiratorial eminence of radio and Internet fame, already may regret calling out Stephen Colbert at his child custody trial in Texas — because of course the Late Show host had to respond with what might be considered overkill in any other circumstances. Describing Jones with pinpoint metaphorical accuracy as a “furious hardboiled egg,” […]

April 25, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Performance Artist Alex Jones Is All Too Real

However fake his act, fans think the Alex Jones performance art is real. They may even act out in response, like the nutcase who showed up at Comet Pizza to search for pedophiles with a loaded gun that he proceeded to fire in the Washington restaurant.

April 19, 2017
Alex Jones

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Trolls (And Plays) Demented ‘Performance Artist’ Alex Jones

Far-right radio host Alex Jones “is in a custody battle right now, so he’s trying to prove that he’s stable enough to care for children,” notes Stephen Colbert. “Unfortunately he works in front of a camera.” Following a clip of the Infowars host ranting, Colbert notes that the screaming, demented Jones sounds “like a coked-out football coach in a police stand-off.” It’s not a good look for an aspiring parent, but Jones’ attorney offers a creative explanation, saying his client is “a performance artist…playing a character” on his multi-media platforms.

April 18, 2017
Trump, Right-Wing

How Years Of The Right-Wing Media’s Obama Hatred Paved The Way For Trump

Trump’s ascent would not have been possible without the years of vitriol that the right-wing media directed at his predecessor. After years of listening to anti-Obama vitriol from right-wing talk radio and television hosts, conservatives wanted someone who could match that hate. They found him. And today, he’s the president.

January 21, 2017
Trump. White House, Press Corps, Shill

Trump’s Army Of Shills Take Over The White House Press Briefing Room

The Trump administration’s reported proposal to move the White House press briefing to a large room that can accommodate pro-Trump sycophants and propagandists is brazen and destructive. But it’s also not entirely new — the Bush administration adopted a similar strategy in 2004.

January 20, 2017
Fake news is on the rise on Facebook

Meet The Mysterious, Facebook-Verified Page Pushing Fake News

The verified Facebook page for American News (also known as The Patriot Review), with its more than 4.7 million followers, is perhaps the largest page regularly pushing fake news on the social media platform and is emblematic of the problem Facebook must address immediately.

January 18, 2017
Fake News

Why We Should Keep Using The Term ‘Fake News’

If conservatives succeed in their effort to dilute the meaning of “fake news,” critics will lose a common term used to identify and accurately describe a real and specific problem. This will allow conservatives to take that victory and apply the strategy behind it to other fights, making it even harder to describe the challenges in a “post-truth” news environment.

January 10, 2017
Trump, Propoganda

The Media Outlets Poised To Become Trump’s Personal Propaganda Machine

President-elect Donald Trump is coalescing a network of supportive right-wing media outlets to help push his agenda and attack political opponents, including an online publication owned by his son-in-law, a supermarket tabloid, and a new 24-hour news outlet that has been described as “Trump TV.”

January 3, 2017
Fake News

Misinformer Of The Year: The Ecosystem Of Fake News And The ‘Alt-Right’

There’s never been such a challenging time to be an informed citizen. The fake news ecosystem is feeding into the worst instincts of humanity while punishing anyone who dares stand up against them — and soon there will be a president who will validate those feelings.

December 27, 2016
This Week In Crazy

The 2016 Election Emboldened Dangerous ‘Citizen Journalist’ Vigilantes

Partisan activists who pose as “citizen journalists” have no stake in getting it right. They are not beholden to editors or to upholding any publication’s reputation. With minimal name recognition and a clearly political agenda, these operatives do have an incentive to get media and public attention by any means.

December 26, 2016
Putin, Trump, Russian Disinformation

How Russia’s Winning The Disinformation War

Most major Russian disinformation campaigns in the United States and Europe have started at Russian-government funded media outlets, such as RT television or Sputnik News, before being amplified on Twitter by others.

December 21, 2016
Alex Jones, conspiracy theories, Donald Trump

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Claims The CIA Is Trying To ‘Assassinate’ Trump

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been repeatedly warning Trump that “rogue elements” within the CIA are trying to “assassinate” him before he takes office. Trump reportedly speaks to Jones on the phone and watches his videos, and he has previously echoed Jones’ other conspiracy theories and rhetoric.

December 20, 2016

Alex Jones Deletes Video Urging Fans To Personally “Investigate” Pizzagate

After an Alex Jones listener attempted to “self-investigate” Pizzagate and ended up firing his gun inside the restaurant — and subsequent media coverage — Jones deleted the damning YouTube video.

December 17, 2016
Alex Jones, Pizzagate

Conspiracist Alex Jones Tries To Scrub Pizzagate Content From Infowars

While Jones has been attempting to distance himself from his clear promotions of pizzagate, his own content — scrubbed or otherwise — proves that he can’t run away from it.

December 14, 2016
Trump Breitbart

With Trump-Breitbart Alliance, The Right-Wing Media’s Civil War Just Got A Whole Lot Worse

A growing list of horrified conservative commentators have watched Donald Trump swallow the Republican Party this year, convinced he’s dooming the GOP with a major November loss. One of their key complaints has been that the erstwhile candidate has embraced dark elements of the far-right media; that Trump is just recycling irresponsible nonsense pushed by sites that are blindly loyal to him, like Breitbart News.

August 19, 2016
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California Dreamin’ With Donald Trump And Alex Jones

The theory that California’s water shortage is all the fault of the Environmental Protection Agency is, like most conspiracy theories, grounded in an actual fact. The EPA has, in fact, caused 800,000 acre-feet of water annually to be flushed into San Francisco Bay to maintain its marine ecosystem.

June 5, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Proverbs For Paranoids

In times of crisis, we need firm leadership to take decisive action, keen insight to develop judicious strategies, and an unwavering commitment to the sensible, factual, and true. That said, steer clear of each of the following people.

December 5, 2015