Tag Archive for Alex Jones

Observe Alex Jones weaseling out of a legal jam

Back in November, we didn’t specifically cover the Pizzagate news because it was reported extensively by the major media. I had nothing left to add and just shook my head as another conspiracy clown show (aren’t they all) went mainstream. But we did note that Fake News has a real effect on innocent people, as…

Continue, we must: US needs critical thinking advocates to step up and be heard

The DN/15 Credibility Street crew took a break yesterday because writing and talking about most things besides the election results seemed frivolous. We postponed our scheduled recording of the podcast because we weren’t in the right frame of mind, but by the end of the day, I saw many of the dejected pick themselves up,…

Episode 1: The Phantom Clown Menace

OH! Have you got a podcast?!?! Yes. We’ve jumped into the fray, starting out with an episode that features discussion about stories you’ll have read here and a chat with a longtime friend, colleague, and occasional contributor to DN, Ben Radford. The podcast is embedded at the very bottom of this post but you can…

Demonic leaders: Ain’t that something

It’s not uncommon for hyperbolic religiously-inclined commentators to refer to people they mightily disagree with as the Devil. We might view it to be the ultimate display of desperation – you have no real defense that will stick against this person, so let’s call them bad names. In the case of Alex Jones, promoting the…

False flag rhetoric vomited across the ‘net by the usual buffoons

The public response to the shooting in San Bernardino, California yesterday immediately included the ridiculous, baseless and perfidious comments by clowns like Alex Jones of InfoWars.com and the bottom-of-the-barrel sludgy-bits websites NaturalNews.com and Beforeitsnews.com. As with every real life mass shooting, crushing cognitive bias requires the labeling of these events “false flags” in order to demonize the government instead of…

Alex Jones: Worst person to interview

I can’t help but get a good laugh out of Alex Jones. Conspiracy theorists dismiss Alex Jones as government conspiracy to make conspiracy theorists look stupid. Conspiracy theorists have dismissed US talk radio host Alex Jones as a government stooge designed to make conspiracy theorists look ridiculous, following his meltdown on live BBC television. Jones…

Alex Jones gets the boot from Bilderberg gathering

So the Bilderberg meeting is quite “open” this year. Even Alex Jones can’t get it right. Of course, expect it to be milked for all its worth. Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Kicked Out of Bilderberg Conference Hotel (Video). For the first time in its 59 years, the Bilderberg conference is allowing limited access to journalists,…

“No real flags, just false ones” Heh.

This is blowing my mind. Alex Jones is trying to debunk a hoax? Maybe the debunking is a false flag! Infinite regress! Yep, it’s turtles all the way down… Conspiracy theorists clash over London attack – Salon.com. This morning, [Alex] Jones’ top lieutenant, Paul Watson, posted a video thoroughly debunking Internet rumors that the brutal…

Did Alex Jones influence Boston bomber?

OK, maybe I do get a case of Schadenfreude on occasion. Alex Jones Downplays Connection To “Boston Bomber”. Alex Jones is not surprised that the media is reporting that Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a fan of his Infowars website, he told BuzzFeed on Tuesday. “It’s just standard,” Jones said. “Anyone you talk to…

Conspiracy Theorists: Predictable. Absurd.

{Commentary} I can’t and don’t wish to turn this blog into a compendium of Boston Marathon stories but will just bring up anything that I think it really important. There are far better sites that can cover the breaking news. For skeptical analysis and interesting updates, I’d suggest the JREF forum. Also, here is a…

When pigs fly: Pigasus awards bestowed on the deserved

The honors were given yesterday, April Fools’ Day. JREF’s Pigasus Awards “Honors” Dubious Peddlers of “Woo”. Since 1997, the JREF’s annual Pigasus Awards have been bestowed on the most deserving charlatans, swindlers, psychics, pseudo-scientists, and faith healers—and on their credulous promoters, too. The awards are named for both the mythical flying horse Pegasus of Greek…