InfoWars' Alex Jones and His Pageant of Profound Paranoia Grace JFK Ceremony

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As light rain fell from a dull gray sky onto the crowd bracing against the Arctic blast just down Main from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza Friday, I became depressed at the caliber of craven I'd encountered so far on the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Apart from a sprinkling of "LBJ Did It" signs and $5 pamphlets hawked by men ill-dressed for the cold, I'd not yet seen the spit-flecked apostles of conspiracy.

A stylish, silver-haired Aussie palmed me a flier bearing an image of the Kennedy half dollar, with a gaping bullet hole leaking blood down the slain president's likeness. "Free the files. Find the truth."

"I'm not satisfied with what the Warren Commission, the mainstream media and the government have said," David McLean of Newcastle told me. "It's a bit hard to be specific, but it's hard to believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone."

This well-dressed, reasonable-sounding gentleman left me enormously deflated. The mind recoils at the idea of an isolated, former Marine sharpshooter shattering the handsome head of the leader of the free world with a $20 mail-order rifle. I grant him that. It also balks at the idea of a vast conspiracy that has kept its secret for more than half a century. I turned and watched the live feed projected on a screen above Main Street, where shorting speakers fitfully broadcast the bagpipers' sorrowful tune, recalling the caisson's slow procession to Arlington National Cemetery.

The sound of it never fails to bring a tightness to my chest, but it was soon dispelled. There was a commotion further up Main. I skirted the outer edge of the crowd and spotted a scrum of cameramen and police officers bearing down on the ceremony. I saw Alex Jones, the paranoiac firebrand who runs InfoWars.com, speaking into a microphone in indignant tones about oppression, though the cops looked more like they were escorting than obstructing him.

He bulled his way to the front, flanked by a group that included a man in a cape, frilly shirtsleeves, soul patch and tricorn hat, and another with a "Don't Tread On Me" flag tied around his neck like a cape, holding aloft a bumper sticker that read "OBAMA WAR PIG."

A middle-aged woman with a bullhorn and a Guy Fawkes mask perched atop her head, swallowed in a baggy hoodie emblazoned with "YOLO," said, "Alex's mission is to protest the fact that we're being kept out of Dealey Plaza. I'm here because of the fact that I've researched the Kennedy assassination and it's bullshit what they're saying. The CIA and the mafia killed Kennedy."

She leaned in, conspiratorially. "I don't personally trust Alex myself. I think everybody works for the CIA."

Before long, the InfoWars contingent was storming back across the street to the corner of Market and Main in a phalanx of alienated white males, some in full-length, black leather trench coats.

Jones, now wreathed in supporters, shouted into not one, but two bullhorns. "By not resisting, we lose. Resistance is victory! No more lies! No more lies!"

The crowd chanted with him, including a cardigan-wearing puppet.

"We're not dead yet, New World Order trash!" Jones roared to cheers. The rally devolved into bumper-sticker slogans that had little to do with Kennedy, and everything to do with Jones' conviction that an authoritarian global government conspires to rule all.

"End the Fed."

Update: We had to post this video from InfoWars of a scuffle between Dallas County Sheriff's deputies and Jones' protesters. Stick around for the 1:25 mark and see my former colleague Robert Wilonsky getting manhandled by a deputy.

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lecterman
lecterman

How is it this guy has not had about 14 heart attacks by now?

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Is it me or does anyone else think that AJ and his followers need to be flea dipped?  Who are these people?  Where do they live?  Do they have jobs?  What a bunch of fruits!

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Nice that the (Low)Info "warriors" could make an appearance in our board today.  Welcome! (Please remember to remove your tinfoil hats as you pass through the mental metal detectors)

I can't help but think, that if JFK's soul was looking down on the spectacle of the commemoration of the 50th year after his death, seeing the Dallas Elite trying desperately to make up for some odd complicity in his demise, while trying to shut out the various whack jobs, loose-screws, and hacks, he had to enjoy a good belly laugh.

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

I tried to read through the comments, but I'm on my meds today.

tdkisok
tdkisok

Hey, didn't Alex Jones say the Dallas Police was going to make a martyr out of him on Friday? What complete incompetence DPD. 

ruddski
ruddski

Alex Jones and Al Gore should consider getting married.

matt1983
matt1983

oswald wasnt a sharpshooter he was a terrible marksman when he was in the marines .... also to this day oswalds W-2 forms are withheld do to national security... why is that? 

secondly this article sucks... drops off out of nowwhere with no conclusion or wrap up? ok you talked to some wingnut lady who thinks everyone is cia and alex jones is a sensationlist ... ok ok true and true ... i still trust infowars more that the dallasobserver lolz

matt1983
matt1983

ok... oswald was not a sharpshooter he was terrible with marksmanship in the marines ....secondly this was a poor attempt at a hit piece ... like where is the second half of the article? it dropped off out of nowhere 

matt1983
matt1983

ok... oswald was not a sharpshooter he was terrible with marksmanship in the marines ....secondly this was a poor attempt at a hit piece ... like where is the second half of the article? it dropped off out of nowhere 

mickster1
mickster1

It seems that Jonesy might have been a little disappointed that the cops didn't use real force i.e. smashing heads with batons or tasting or at least pepper spraying. 

A hint Jonesy, pushing your face with your bullhorn into anyone's face cop or not expect far more than a harmless push. Expect a large fist or a number of them you imbecile.

ldcolt77
ldcolt77

Brantley is right about the paranoia, which the paranoia has solid justification. Brantley is another typical eyes wide shut individual... who like many others will have to explain their stupidity when all of what Alex Jones has been preaching about, comes to fruition. So dense you are Brantley... open your eyes! Your probably one of those guys that still believe the governments findings on 911. POS

surfuel
surfuel

Anyone who still believes the official story on JFK is either extremely ignorant, or in extreme denial like, Brantley Hargrove.  Our country is under attack by its own govt., and the mainstream media is complicit in covering up the truth. People who are still unaware of this are like an ostrich with its head in the sand. America has in fact been hijacked by socialist scum with huge support from George Soros.

jsmappy
jsmappy

Brantley Hargrove,.................went to school for journalism and came home as a sex slave. Whatever Alex Jones excretes out of his ass is worth more than this bought and paid for freak can ever put pen to paper. Why waste your life Mr. Hargrove? Can anyone report truthfully w/o being a Gov't whore anymore? I guess not. Brantley - get off your knees - it's not worth it!!!!

petervote21
petervote21

How come Alex Jones is getting fatter and fatter?

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

"Life is unfair," said President John F. Kennedy when asked about the resentment that reservists, who had "done their time," felt about being called up for Vietnam service. In his most philosophical extemporaneous comment, he ruminated aloud: "There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country. . . . It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair. . . ." from an essay: Is Life Unfair? By William Safire

RoystaDoysta
RoystaDoysta

What a pathetically biased report! Everyone with half a brain knows that Oswald was a patsy and JFK was killed by a genuine conspiracy. Who was exactly involved in it, who pulled the triggers and who ordered what may not be known for years, but the cold, hard EVIDENCE cannot be argued with. (in fact Howard E Hunt DID confess to being a gunman on hid deathbed but you knew that as a quality journalist eh Brantley?)

Alone one can just imagine that the 51 eye witnesses who said there were shots from the grassy knoll were actually being truthful. The mysterious magic bullet in perfect condition. The smelling of smoke from the grassy knoll. Tague and his ricochet face wound. Witnesses and evidence, witnesses and evidence. Have you ever watched JFK by Oliver Stone? Have you ever read a book on what really happened rather than theoretical ones from people who weren't there and 'conveniently' ignore the WHOLE of the evidence?

Sure, Jones may be obstinate, loud, brash, in-your-face and easy to hate - but BOY does he stand up the truth and say it how it is.

JFK did the same and it got him shot. Maybe Amerika should just be called the 'Home of the Wimp and the Oppressed'?

This is a pathetic piece of journalism and I think I might try out Infowars and what this Jones fellow has to say... At least he has some guts.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

"The mind recoils at the idea of an isolated, former Marine sharpshooter shattering the handsome head of the leader of the free world with a $20 mail-order rifle."

KIA by sniper fire is the second most frequent way to die in Iraq and A-gan.

and they aim for the head due to excellent body armor.

So many very young men have been popped like that, and like a bad car wreck (or IED), it doesn't spare the details.  You ever see anything like that you will never forget it.

I don't know why this particular sentence motivated me to speak however, I lament Kennedy in the same vein I do for all of those who fell because they had the courage to step forward into a kill zone for this country.

President Kennedy is emblematic of American Exceptionalism. 

It transcends politics.

Catbird
Catbird

I watched the coverage on Prison Planet and thought it was fantastic! 4 million viewers at the peak, Then the Dallas Sheriff's Deputies showed up and punched Jones in the breadbasket abs started trying to panic the crowd by shoving them...couldn't really believe this was happening in Dallas.

petervote21
petervote21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZib75chgfU


Alex Jones tried that trick with Michelle Makin years ago(see above link), trying to play the role of victim. Nothing but a shameless far right trashbag, that despicable Jones. Only idiots, imbeciles and ignorant people will follow a scumbag like Alex Jones. Alex Jones is nothing but far right John Birch Society filth.


billybob187
billybob187

@ldcolt77 No  Brantley Hargrove knows whats goin on.Hes just another one of them fake reporters Alex Jones warns us about.Only an idiot cant see whats happening these days.Go get you some obama care brantley or just pay a fine ever year.Nothing goin on funny these days!

billybob187
billybob187

@petervote21 Howcome you come here to make fun of fat ppl?You must be a real winner i bet.How about you make fun of this stupid fake news reporter called BrantLie

joeblow21
joeblow21

@petervote21  Really he's getting fatter and fatter? Here's a question! How come some American People are getting dumber and dumber? eh?

joeblow21
joeblow21

@RoystaDoysta  Gee Roy your post so far on here is about the only one with a bit of Common Sense!

Yeah Jones is a loud mouth,but  for a dam good reason.He believes in the truth,and not a pack of lies,like BSNBC,andCNN,your Communist News Network,then there's the alphabet news out lets such as ABC and CBS,and on and on and on.

All these news outlets are,are government propaganda BS Artist blow hards!

Jones may not always be 100% to all you doubters on here,but he sure as hell has been on the money so far,and I'd love to see some big mouth dispute that!

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@RoystaDoysta So we are back to Oswald the loner somehow not killing Kennedy with the rifle he was photographed with, sent to his PO box, with ammunition he had, and the rifle that had his fingerprints?

I won't argue that someone else put him up to it, or where the conspiracy goes (I still lean mob) but it is pretty damn obvious Oswald killed JFK. If any other human had the physical evidence against him LHO did would there even be a trial?

observist
observist topcommenter

@peter.gietl  I just want to point out that there is no less-functional piece of outerwear than a leather trenchcoat.  Well, maybe a terry-cloth raincoat, but that's about it.

mickster1
mickster1

@Catbird Punched the fat buy yelling at the police through a bullhorn. I have seen that one yet. How about submitting a url to prove your assertion. Of do you only have Alex's say so to go on. It that's the case then...

RoystaDoysta
RoystaDoysta

That's Amerika! Home the wimp and the oppressed!

I hope Jones sues...

john
john

@petervote21 You're full of sh*t

petervote21
petervote21

I respect fat people, I'm not making fun of them. What I am saying is why is Alex Jones getting fatter and fatter. He looks like a mini Rush Limbaugh now.

Look at how fat Alex Jones' face is now compared to a few years ago.

mickster1
mickster1

@joeblow21 @RoystaDoysta Are you enjoying your paranoia? It come be most comforting to believe that there is secret and massively powerful entity that is in control of all media to turn you into political prisoner. Maybe Alex can start his own city for only paranoid types. I am thinking somewhere in the deep south like Misssissippi or 'Bama.

ldcolt77
ldcolt77

@P1Gunter @RoystaDoysta  whats your address? Ill send you a rifle, and when a president gets murdered, they will blame you... because you had a rifle with your finger prints on it... omg. So lost your are!!

Catbird
Catbird

@monstruss @Catbird No, its not a crock. Subsequent video displayed on www.infowars.com. shot from an upper level office building clearly shows a column of 36 sherrf''s deputies moving swiftly between DPD and Jones' little knot of 1st amendment protesters and then pushing and shoving them out of position...if you're not a little paranoid these days then you're not paying attention.  

mickster1
mickster1

@john Wow, what a powerful intellect on display. You are sure smart.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@ldcolt77 @P1Gunter @RoystaDoysta Will you simply be mailing me a rifle? Or would you be including the ammunition and a job along the route of a Presidential motorcade? Dude, Oswald killed Kenedy. Now under what circumstances we will all probably die without knowing, but he pulled that trigger.

s-tucker
s-tucker

He did not disrupt anything. they went to the memorial after it was done. The goons with Badges were the ones disrupting after they said it was ok to go in.

s-tucker
s-tucker

He did not disrupt anything. they went to the memorial after it was done. The goons with Badges were the ones disrupting after they said it was ok to go in.

mickster1
mickster1

@Catbird @monstruss Try googling "riot police" and see what cops handling people who refuse to obey the laws receive in return. The Dallas police offered Jonesy a place where they could demonstrate to their hearts content. Jonesy said no because he wanted to disrupt the Kennedy Memorial going in Dealey Plaza. Jonseys and his tiny l mob didn't really get what they deserved in my view. A push. Oh that must of hurt those girly men so bad.

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