On the January 17, 2016 episode of The Alex Jones Show, in a moment of confusion, Alex accidentally let slip an indication that his audience was not as large as he thought it was.
He is wrestling with the idea that his audience has "doubled in the last six months," and yet his sales have not changed. He is not bringing in any more money, yet millions of additional people are listening to his show and visiting his website.
He is absolutely correct to be confused. If your audience doubles, you should expect that some of them would be buying stuff, especially considering how aggressively and manipulatively Alex markets his products. There is no way sales wouldn't go way up with a doubling of his audience.
This is particularly interesting when we consider the timing. This admission is coming in the beginning of 2016. Six months prior to that would be the summer of 2015, or exactly when former FBI directer James Comey testified that the FBI first became aware of Russian influence campaigns regarding the 2016 election.
We know that one of the things that the Russians were focusing on was to promote divisive voices, and this timeline absolutely matches up to indicate that the large increase in "listeners" that Alex is seeing is absolutely due to bots, who are not able to buy products, only artificially inflate traffic and the appearance of influence.
Russian philosopher Aleksander Dugin, speaking about Russia's strategy for moving forward, wrote in his 1997 book Foundations of Geopolitics:
That kind of sounds exactly like what would be achieved by creating the perception that Alex Jones was more mainstream and popular than he actually was. Boosting the profile, creating the perception that his ideas were popular; these sorts of things will only draw more people in to his very bigoted and very Russia-positive worldview.
All this could be chalked up to being a coincidence, if it weren't for all the WILDLY pro-Putin rhetoric that Alex has spouted over the years.
We could go on and on with these clips, but I think you start to get the picture. What I'm getting at is that the Russian intelligence operations would absolutely choose Alex Jones to promote and push because he has a clear long-standing admiration of Putin and Russia.
To make matters worse, Alex may have even been literally compromised by Russian intelligence. In the clip below, Alex accidentally admits that he had spoken to Russian intelligence agents when he thought he was going to be interviewed by RT:
Suffice it to say, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered here.