1: Alex Jones
This week’s “winner” is upsettingly-influential conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who managed to outdo himself with his suggestion that a government-run “weather weapon” created the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma on Monday.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Jones floated the outrageous theory on the Tuesday edition of his radio show. In response to a caller who suggested that the government may have caused a recent string of sinkholes, Jones claimed that “of course there’s weather weapon stuff going on,” explaining that the government “can create and steer groups of tornadoes.”
Jones did acknowledge that “natural tornadoes” do happen, so the pertinent question is “were helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft seen in and around the weather patterns…spraying and doing things? If you saw that, you better bet your bottom dollar they did this.”
Although Jones’ theory is completely insane, don’t be surprised if it resurfaces in the near future — many prominent politicians and media outlets have a history of validating Jones’ conspiracy trolling as legitimate analysis.
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