Rob Dew

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Rob Dew is a long-time InfoWars employee, who is currently the “News Director” of the operation. His reports and presentation are generally very boring, but not “David Knight level boring.”

Rob Dew The Journalist

Since at least 2009, Rob Dew has been involved with InfoWars Nightly News as an anchor and News Director. A large portion of his work there involved covering the same intellectually dishonest news stories that Alex had earlier in the day, but with a slight veneer of professionalism added.

Interestingly, at earlier points in his career, there are some indications that Rob Dew thought he was performing the role of a journalist, as opposed to being a propagandist. For instance, there are multiple examples of him trying to stick to journalistic standards while Alex Jones insists he manufacture a reality that fits their pre-existing worldview.

One of these times was in the summer of 2015, after Rob told Alex that his uncle, allegedly a retired FBI agent, had been at a city council meeting about Sandy Hook and had commented that he’d “never seen anything like that.” While Rob’s uncle’s comment could mean any number of things, those words could only mean one thing to Alex, and that is that Sandy Hook was a false flag.

Alex had Rob get on air to discuss his uncle’s comments, and their exchange is very telling about how Alex likes to do business. First, he plays the only clip he has of Rob’s uncle talking about the council meeting:

This is pretty innocuous stuff. Almost anyone would consider a hearing about the murder of 20 children something unlike anything they’d ever seen before. But Alex has an in, Rob has talked to his uncle, so he can be pressed to make the comments sound much more nefarious than they actually are:

What you hear in that clip is Alex trying to stress to Rob that the facts don’t matter. InfoWars doesn’t run on facts, it runs on appearances, and if Rob got a feeling about his uncle saying Sandy Hook didn’t happen, he needs to say that because it would reinforce the appearance that InfoWars and Alex had already established as their editorial position.

To his credit Rob does not give in to Alex’s repeated requests that he just make something up on the spot, and that does indicate some very basic level of caring about your integrity at this point in his career.

Another instance like this comes in 2009, when Alex had dispatched Rob Dew to cover a homeless “tent city” in Sacramento, CA. Though Rob pushes back on Alex a lot less in this clip, it is still very clear that in 2009, he did not realize that he was working for someone who was solely interested in creating appearances, and could not care less about reporting about anything real.

In early 2009, Alex was working on creating the appearance that newly elected President Obama was creating Hoovervilles, and that this was one of them. This was not at all true, but Alex saw the potential to tell that story, using these homeless people as props. He even tells Rob that this is a “key shoot” for his new documentary, and yet Rob still does not seem to get that he’s working for a propagandist.

It’s also possible he understands that completely, and it would be naive to think that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Either way, no matter if you look at Rob Dew generously or cynically, he’s been working as an underling for Alex to create manipulative lies about the world for over a decade.

Rob Dew Is An Asshole

In 2018, former InfoWars employee Ashley Beckford filed an EEOC complaint against Alex and his company, Free Speech Systems, Inc. In the document, Rob Dew is not painted in a very good light.

He apparently is a bad boss, demanding his subordinates work unpaid overtime, saying they’d “better be dead” if they miss work. She claims that at a certain point in her employment, she was becoming upset with the clearly racist undertones of so much of InfoWars content, and she brought this up to Rob Dew, her direct supervisor, and he did nothing to address her concerns. This should come as no surprise, because she also alleged that Rob would later call her “a coon,” which even if he meant raccoon (as he claimed in his defense), he should know better than to use that term.

Former InfoWars Video Editor Rob Jacobson also filed an EEOC complaint around the same time, and his also paints Rob Dew as a bit of a dick, saying that Dew would refer to him as “the Resident Jew.”

Rob Dew’s Work At InfoWars

In all the research that went into compiling the information on this site, no evidence was uncovered that Rob Dew has been responsible for contributing to anything relevant from a news prospective.

Roger Stone

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Roger Stone is a sleazy political operative with a robust decades-long career behind him, full of every reason in the book to not trust him. For whatever reason, toward the end of 2015 and going into the beginning of 2016, Alex Jones decided that Roger was his new best friend. At the time of this writing, it appears that this was not a good decision.

That said, he has an amazing collection of hats.

Roger’s History In Politics

Though his career began before he was involved in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, it is very worth noting that he wasn’t there by accident. He has been trying to get Trump to run for president forever. He was profiled in the New York Times in 1999 about how Trump was going to run in the 2000 election (spoiler alert: he did, and Roger was his campaign director, but he quickly withdrew his candidacy because the Reform Party was a mess). Roger even did an interview on C-SPAN about Trump’s 2000 candidacy, which is all just to say that they were making an effort.

Trump pretended he was going to run again in 2012, and went so far as to give a speech at CPAC before endorsing Mitt Romney. Roger, again, was pushing for him to run. Fun fact about that speech, Trump spent a bit of his time shitting on Ron Paul, which is something you’d think Alex wouldn’t like.

Roger got his start in politics in high school Student Government, which is not surprising. Student Government, with very few exceptions, attracts overachievers and sleazy monsters, and occasionally people who are both.

Roger claims that he read Conscience of a Conservative, which led him to volunteer for Barry Goldwater’s 1964 election campaign. That is a great story of political awakening, but also, Roger was born in 1952, so he would have been 11 or 12 years old during that campaign. Though Goldwater was a lunatic, it still seems unlikely his campaign would have allowed a sixth grader to do much more than stay out of the way and maybe hand out some fliers.

Roger Stone hit the ground running after that, scoring a position in Richard Nixon’s 1972 campaign. He was allegedly a “scheduler,” but made a name for himself by making a donation to one of Nixon’s potential Democratic rivals pretending he represented the Young Socialist Alliance, then tipping off the press about it to smear the rival. He did a lot of work that might be classified as “pranks” or “being a dick” like “sending 200 Democrats invitations to a non-existent primary campaign breakfast.”

He almost certainly was also involved in orchestrating surveillance on Democrats and acting as a bag-man to pay for some of Richard Nixon’s dirty work. Not to put too fine a point on this, but the 1972 election is when Watergate was going on. Though he denies that he was involved with the break-in and didn’t do anything illegal back then, Roger was involved in the exact same sort of work for the same president at the same time, so it is also entirely possible that Roger is lying about not being involved. He has a long history of lying when it suits him, so it’s conceivable this is just another example of that behavior.

After Nixon got impeached and resigned, Roger went on to form Black, Manafort, and Stone, a high-powered lobbying group. His partners in that were Charlie Black (got his start working on the senatorial campaign of championship racist Jesse Helms) and Paul Manafort (recently charged with Conspiracy Against The United States). The group would go on to include Lee Atwater (the man behind the flagrantly racist Will Horton smear on Michael Dukakis). It was stacked with nothing but the coolest dudes around.

Black, Manafort and Stone (BMS) were the sort of shit-heels one would expect in the world of Washington lobbying. They lobbied on behalf of the tobacco industry, which is kind of par for the course, but their overseas work is really what makes them stick out in the muck of power players. In the 1980’s, they were contracted by:

There are plenty of other examples of clients taken on by the individual partners in the firm, but these examples should highlight the utter cynicism and nihilism toward any sense of morality that someone like Roger Stone operates with. It is not like Seko and Marcos turned bad after Stone stopped working with them, he was there after their atrocities and during them. He is fine supporting dictators, so long as he makes his cut.

Roger would go on to work on the presidential campaign of Bob Dole, in the 1996 election. He would resign the position after Dick Morris revealed that Roger had put out a classified ad in Florida seeking people to swing with him and his wife. At first, Roger denied that he had put out the ad, but eventually admitted he had done it.

This is not pointed out to shame Roger for swinging, that is totally cool; we only include this because it perfectly encapsulates how Roger works:

  1. When bad news comes out, deny it aggressively and blame someone else. After the accusation was made public, Roger went on Good Morning America and said that “a domestic employee who I discharged for substance abuse on the second time that we learned that he had a drug problem is the perpetrator” of posting the swingers’ ads.

  2. Later, when it doesn’t matter, admit that you were lying about your denial. In 2008, Roger admitted that he posted the ads and that the story of a drug addicted domestic employee was bullshit he made up.

  3. Repeat. This is Roger’s pattern, and he just keeps repeating it over and over.

Though Roger initially helped Trump with his 2000 campaign as the Reform Party candidate, when Trump called it quits, Roger went to work as a shady GOP operative and did whatever he could to help George W. Bush win the election. Roger’s primary goal was stopping the recount of votes in Florida, because he knew that if the recount continued, Al Gore would win. And so, he went to work manufacturing the Brooks Brother Riot:

We set up a Winnebago trailer, right over here. I set up my command center there. I had walkie-talkies and cell phones, and I was in touch with our people in the building. Our whole idea was to shut the recount down. That was why we were there…Most of the people there were people that we drew to the scene.

Roger Stone, by his own account, was involved in what was categorically a legislative coup that installed George W. Bush as president and led to countless horrors both in this country and abroad. Kind of strange that Alex Jones, who hates Bush so much, is best friends with a guy who worked so hard to subvert the democratic process to make Bush president.

Roger would go on to defend George W. Bush during his reelection campaign when documents came up that showed he may have dodged the draft in Vietnam. Some thought this was a Roger Stone style dirty trick, so Roger took to the TV to clear his name and deflect from the real issue and make accusations about the Kerry campaign being behind the documents. As Roger put it, “I definitely saw the opening to be a good party man.”

After all that, Roger would go on to be a part of a bunch of other failed campaigns, until he finally got Trump to make a “real run” for president in 2016.

Trump Campaign

Roger Stone either quit or was fired from the Trump campaign on August 8, 2015. Trump said he fired Roger, Roger said he quit because he didn’t like the direction of the campaign, what with Trump making crude, sexist comments about Megyn Kelly during the Republican primary debate. Somehow that reasoning doesn’t make sense, considering he went on to work for Alex Jones, who has made a sport of being a sexist asshole about Megyn Kelly:

Given Roger’s track record and set of skills, this “he said-he said” looks a lot like a fake fight that achieves everyone’s objectives. Roger now has the public image of a dust-up, and is now apparently disconnected from the campaign in any official capacity, thus they can deny any involvement in whatever dirty tricks he gets up to. Trump has plausible deniability and Roger has carte blanche to play his game.

Without official connection to the campaign, Roger was free to become a shameless propagandist and turn InfoWars into the media arm of the Trump campaign, which he proceeded to do very easily.

Wikileaks And Guccifer 2.0

As of this writing, it is pretty hard to say exactly what the truth is about Roger Stone’s involvement in the campaign to hack and release Hillary Clinton’s emails in a coordinated fashion. It would be naive to think that, given who he is, who he was working for, and his track record, that he didn’t have some role in things, but until there is more public proof, we prefer to not speculate too wildly.

One thing we do know is that Alex has said, on his own broadcast, that during the 2016 campaign, he enlisted Roger to get him in touch with Assange. Whether Roger succeeded or not, or whether he told Alex he had is anyone’s guess, but Alex definitely solicited Roger to get in touch:

While we can’t say for certain what the reality is behind any of this, there is one interesting wrinkle that sticks out about Roger Stone and his alleged contact with Julian Assange of Wikileaks, and that is how well his denials of his involvement in this affair match his pattern of past denials of things he absolutely did. The aggressive, immediate denials, the slow stream of evidence that points to him lying, the attempts to push attention in other people’s direction, it’s all there. But there’s one element that is of particular interest.

Roger claims that he did not contact Assange, but that he got his information through Randy Credico, a comedian and talk show host from New York. Credico denies this, but also text messages have come out that indicate that they are both probably lying. Whatever the case may be, the news reports about the situation all say that Roger and Credico were friends until they had diverging stories about how Roger got information from Wikileaks, with Roger’s story being “it’s all Randy Credico’s fault.”

What these news reports seem to miss is that Roger Stone loves to blame Randy Credico for things he did.

In 2007, Roger was forced to resign from the campaign of Joseph Bruno, who was running against Eliot Spitzer for Governor of New York. This was the result of Roger leaving a threatening and expletive-laced voicemail on Spitzer’s 83 year-old father’s answering machine.

Just as he did in 1996 in the Dole campaign, he stepped down from his position, and aggressively denied the accusation, claiming the story was false. The tape was fake he said. Then, after Spitzer’s father hired a private investigator who traced the call to Stone’s wife’s phone, Roger played the same card he tried in 1996 when he blamed the “domestic employee.” He told the press “someone could well have broken into his home and made that call.” He insisted that he couldn’t have made the call because he was at the theater seeing Frost/Nixon that night, but was left without an answer when it was pointed out that the play was dark that night.

Roger absolutely made that phone call. Even Trump said, “they caught Roger red-handed, lying. What he did was ridiculous and stupid.” His denials fit his pattern, and his alibi and excuses are paper-thin.

And then, when he was left with nowhere else to turn, he claimed that Randy Credico had impersonated his voice on the tape to frame him. He claimed that Credico was addicted to cocaine and was mad that Roger never paid him a fee for introducing him to Al Sharpton. Credico laughed off the claims and categorically denied them, because of course that was Roger on the tape.

This does not prove that Roger Stone committed any crimes as it relates to Wikileaks, but it should give any right thinking person pause to consider how Roger’s behavior after the accusations almost perfectly fits his pattern of dealing with these sorts of situations in the past. Much like serial killers form patterns, so do liars.

Roger And Alex

Roger Stone and Alex Jones met in 2013 at a JFK Assassination Convention, and were acquaintances until right after Roger left Trump’s campaign.

Roger made his first appearance on InfoWars on November 9, 2015 and their conversation is not one between friends, or even people who know each other well. They are not well acquainted. A month later, Donald Trump would appear on The Alex Jones Show, an interview that was arranged by Roger. Roger has said as much, and he’s even gone on record saying that he convinced Alex to support Trump, and that Alex is a “valuable asset.”

If there is any point to really drive home, it is that no one should, under any circumstances, believe anything Roger says. His record is one of pathological lying, malicious intent, and being surrounded by con-men.

Bill Ayers

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Bill Ayers is an educator, an author and former member of the Weather Underground.

For years, Alex Jones has used Ayers as an example of a “government/foundation funded left wing terrorist,” so it was very strange when Bill Ayers appeared as a guest on Alex’s show on January 20, 2015.

The interview was a disaster for Alex, as he quickly realizes that he can’t prove any of the things he says about Ayers, and that Ayers is much smarter than him. You can watch the interview in full below and see Alex flounder when he’s given the opportunity to actually talk to one of his big villains:

Alan Watt

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Alan Watt is a Scottish weirdo and New World Order conspiracy theorist who is one of Alex Jones’ main resources when it comes to his worldview. He has appeared on Alex’s show for years, and hosts his own show called Cutting Through The Matrix.

Who Is Alan Watt?

This may sound like a crude oversimplification, but it would not be unfair to say that Alan Watt is basically the same as Alex Jones, but less charismatic.

After reviewing countless hours of him and Alex speaking, one walks away with nothing learned other than that the two of them agree about everything. They both believe in the same version of a secret New World Order which has its roots in the Bavarian Illuminati. They both believe anthropogenic climate change is a hoax meant to bring in carbon taxes. They both believe vaccines are a secret plan to soft-kill the public, and that they are an essential piece of the New World Order’s eugenic plans. They both don’t believe in the cause of equal rights, whether it be applied to racial issues or as it relates to the LGBT community. They both believe in FEMA camps being set up to incarcerate the “patriots” after the New World Order “makes their move.” They both believe that the EU and UN are evil, and that Agenda 21 is the international structure for setting up a global tyranny.

There is almost no substantive, concrete difference in the things these two men believe, only a difference of style. Alan speaks in a slow, monotone light Scottish brogue, Alex yells wildly with a exaggerated Texas hill-country twang. Clearly one of these is more interesting than the other.

Alan’s Work

Alan Watt has released a trilogy of books that read like the rantings of a lunatic. Here is a small excerpt from his book “Cutting Through Book 1: The Androgynous (Hermaphroditic) Agenda” with all of the original capitalization and grammar retained:

The Greek philosophers taught the method in story form. An imaginary Dialogue would occur between two or more people. By “logic” every societal problem was reduced to the BINARY CODE. EITHER-OR. We know it better as the Dialectic Process. By how LOGOS(the WORD) is used, those following the conversation are brought to a conclusion . The conclusion BEE-comes their own. They are now INFORMED. The purpose is to usurp power from the individual and have him slave willingly towards “the betterment of humanity.” The beehive has always been the symbol of the perfect society in ancient Egypt, the Minoan culture and Freemasonry. Behave is from Beehive.

This is outlandish. It is hard to say whether he is more in need of a therapist or an editor.

It is hard to say exactly what his point is here, but a few easy things to point out that are problems right off the bat are

  • The word “behave” does not come from "beehive.” That is absurdly dumb. Behave comes from the Middle English word behaven which meant “to comport one’s self.” It also has a cognate in Old English in the word behabban, meaning “to contain,” essentially taking on the meaning “to contain one’s self.” Beehive, on the other hand, is a combination of “bee” and “hive,” the latter word being derived from the Proto-Germanic hufiz, meaning “round container or bowl.”

  • Minoans did not celebrate the bee because they thought the hive was a symbol of a perfect civilization, they did so because they had developed beekeeping pretty early on in their civilization and honey was a valued commodity, both something to trade, but also as a way to make honey mead, something they’d sorted out before they were even able to make wine. They also believed that bees were a sacred insect that connected the world to the underworld, since they disappeared in the winter.

  • Logic does not reduce societal problems to “binary code.” This indicates a very serious lack of understanding of what logic is, and his claim that reading philosophy necessarily leads you to a conclusion you have accept is absolutely nonsensical. You can read all the Platonic dialogues you want and not agree with any of them, a lot of people do.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that these books are very self-published, and the cover features super sick graphic design work.

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He Is Not Alan Watts

An important distinction is that Alan Watt is not Alan Watts, the deceased philosopher, author, and lecturer. Alan Watts is fun to listen to, Alan Watt is a boring paranoiac.

These People Are All Con Men

Alex Jones had Alan Watt on as a guest very regularly in 2008-2009, as he worked hard to pivot out of the Bush Years. He needed to remind people that, though he’d been railing on Bush for years, it was not about Bush, and with him gone, it didn’t matter who replaced him. No matter who it was, they would be a puppet of the New World Order. In order to reinforce this message and reestablish this baseline, someone like Alan Watt is a great asset to have around.

Watt was more than willing to appear frequently and pal around with Alex, which is super funny because in 2006, Alan Watt appeared on The Richard Syrett Show and said that Alex Jones is “a pied piper" who was using Tavistock Institute techniques to terrify the public into inaction. Gotta wonder what changed his mind. It’s not like Alex did less fear-mongering in 2008 than in 2006.

Webster Tarpley

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Webster Tarpley is a former very regular guest on The Alex Jones Show, and was the central talking-head featured in Alex’s 2009 “documentary” The Obama Deception. He will absolutely never be allowed back on Alex’s show in the future, but weirdly still has a show on the Genesis Communications Network called World Crisis Radio.

Tarpley’s Credentials

Unlike many of Alex’s regular guests, Webster Tarpley does appear to have a pretty impressive academic resume. He graduated with a PhD in Early Modern History from Catholic University of America, after which he studied at the University of Turin in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar.

Despite his laudable educational resume, most of the rhetoric he puts forth on Alex’s show relies heavily on fraudulent narratives concocted by anti-communist propagandists associated with the John Birch Society (e.g. Gary Allen, W. Cleon Skousen), who were themselves mostly just misrepresenting the work of Carroll Quigley. In this sense, Tarpley’s contributions to Alex’s program are the least interesting thing about him.

What Is Interesting About Tarpley?

On March 25, 2016, Webster Tarpley published a post on his website called How Dying Libertarianism Has Become the Entrance to Trump’s Fascism. It’s pretty easy to deduce from that title the argument he hoped to make in the essay, but here are some of the claims Tarpley throws out:

  • For years, Ron Paul had been essentially running a fund-raising scam, targeting people who believe he has any interest in “9/11 Truth” or small government, suggesting that “libertarian ideology was never sincere and simply represented a smokescreen for austerity, union busting, and above all for the ambition and greed of the unprincipled libertarian practitioners.”

  • Ron Paul is similar to either a Nazi or a lunatic, and his economic proposals, particularly the overnight elimination of foreign aid would absolutely lead to genocides around the world.

  • Rand Paul is an incompetent racist, and Ron’s 2012 campaign was specifically designed to hijack enough delegates to get Rand the VP spot from whoever won the nomination.

  • The Paul family are a group of unprincipled racist con-men, and they destroyed any semblance of actual libertarian virtue in American politics.

Tarpley is pulling no punches in this essay, and though he is still clearly off about a number of things (he’s very obsessed with Mormons, for example), he makes the very astute observation that the moral and intellectual degradation of the Ron Paul libertarian years were a natural gateway into accepting fascism.

The essay is largely an indictment of Ron Paul and how he is directly responsible for serving as the stepping stone to the “aspiring dictator, Donald Trump.” But, it’s about more than just that. It’s also very clearly about Alex Jones:

...A significant array of libertarian broadcasters and bloggers who functioned as satellites of the Paul family axis are now in the process of crudely jettisoning their ideological baggage of the past 20 years, tossing overboard most of their alleged principles about limited government, opposition to centralized tyranny, and a backward Jeffersonian reading of the US Constitution.

There are a number of specific details in that sentence that make it clear that this is about Alex. Being a satellite of the Paul family axis? Check. Abandoning ideology of the past 20 years, almost exactly how long Alex had been on the radio at that point? Check. “Alleged principles” about limited government? Check. Absurd claims about the Constitution, justified by appealing to nonsense about Thomas Jefferson? Big check.

Tarpley traces the beginning of “extremist libertarian radio” to “alternative accounts of profoundly tragic events like the Waco massacre.” He describes their coverage of scandals involving Bill Clinton as “veering into the realms of right-wing fantasy.” These are the things that Alex Jones made his name on. He came to prominence as a right-wing radio host working to rebuild the church in Waco. It could not be more clear that Tarpley is talking about Alex, at least it couldn’t be more clear unless he said something like this:

Remember the Amero, the Trans-Texas corridor, and Jade Helm 2015? How many libertarian listeners lost their retirement savings by speculating on silver and gold? ...These themes and others like them have represented the raw materials for innumerable hours of a libertarian broadcasting. This is the stuff of which fear porn is made – offering the suggestible audience the intense experience of fearing an imminent catastrophe.

The Amero (the imagined unified North American currency), the Trans-Texas corridor, and Jade Helm are three massively important pieces of Alex’s rhetoric, and Alex’s show is syndicated by a guy who sells silver and gold. Of course, Tarpley has brass balls here, seeing as his show, World Crisis Radio, is also full of fear porn and is syndicated by the same gold/silver salesman as Alex’s show, but I’m not here to attack the messenger. His point about Alex is correct, even if he’s guilty of the same thing.

Tarpley was a willing participant in helping Alex Jones offer his suggestible audience “the intense experience of fearing an imminent catastrophe” while President Obama was in office. He was more than happy to come on Alex’s show through 2009, during the period he now claims “the libertarian bloggers or broadcasters were in a state of accelerating decline, especially in terms of the moral honesty and ideological quality of their output.”

He knew about Ron Paul back then, he knew that Alex was a Ron Paul guy, yet he was fine with being a part of it, and the most likely reason something changed is that with the appearance of Trump on the scene, Tarpley was at least smart enough to recognize that this wasn’t a game anymore.

It’s all good and well to make money off calling Obama a fascist and dictator because you know he isn’t one, and all you’re doing is creating a little business opportunity for yourself by lying about him. It’s all good and well to support a guy like Ron Paul, who should be “fitted out with the straitjacket, and consigned to a padded cell” because you know he has no chance of ever getting anything done or doing any real damage. Someone like Trump is a legitimate danger, and for all of his other faults (of which there are many), it appears that at least Tarpley had enough humanity in him to recognize that and not continue trying to make the libertarian scam work.

Tarpley’s Botched Lawsuit

Much like Alex Jones, it appears that Webster Tarpley is a big fan of just reporting things he can’t prove are true and hoping that no one sues him. That’s worked pretty well for a while, but on August 2, 2016 he published a post that included an accusation that Melania Trump was an escort before meeting Donald, and that she was having a mental breakdown because of the stress of the 2016 presidential election.

Naturally, Melania sued him, and he had to settle the case by paying a “substantial sum” and making a public apology, which included the following: “I had no legitimate factual basis to make these false statements and I fully retract them.” That is more or less saying, “I was talking shit and got caught, sorry about that.”

This is what con-men do, they lie and present their lies as truth, knowing that most people won’t be able to tell the difference and that most of the people they’re lying about are too busy to sue everyone who lies about them. It is a calculated risk, and it almost always pays off, except for these rare cases where it does not.

This also demonstrates why, even though Tarpley was insightful enough to see that Trump had aspiring authoritarian impulses, he is still not someone who can be trusted. He is using the same strategies he used as a far-right propagandist as he is now. He’s just using a bad playbook to be critical of Trump, and that is not good enough.

Bob Chapman

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Bob Chapman was a very regular guest on the Alex Jones Show. Throughout his career, he was a precious metals dealer, a newsletter publisher, and a pretty vicious bigot.

Bob’s Role On The Alex Jones Show

Bob Chapman served a very important role on Alex’s show, as evidenced by the fact that for years, he was on at least once a week and almost every appearance followed the same script.

Alex would introduce Bob as if he were an unbiased and completely independent expert on the precious metals market and the economy as a whole. The two would discuss how the “Globalists” are about to collapse the stock market, at which point the value of gold will go through the roof. This is the base-line of every appearance: the market is going to be destroyed by design, so buy gold.

After Alex and Bob set the table and spread fear about all other investments, as well as aggressively exaggerated expectations of what to expect if you invest in gold, they invariably reveal what their game is really about: preparing the listeners to get the hard sell from Ted Anderson, owner of Midas Resources, the gold/silver company who syndicates Alex’s show.

This same sketch plays out over and over again in Bob Chapman’s appearances on Alex’s show. He is the supposed expert who comes on the show to prime the pump and get the audience in the correct head-space to be sold a product, at which point Alex brings Ted on air to close the deal and tell people the specials.

At first glance, it is a disgraceful paranoia-based version of QVC, but upon closer inspection, things are actually far worse than they appear.

Bob’s Relationship With Ted Anderson

Bob Chapman is not an unbiased expert who is coming on the show to provide Alex’s listeners with nuanced market analysis to help them make sound financial decisions. He is, in fact, someone who has had a business relationship with Ted Anderson and Midas Resources for a long time.

Bob is the writer of a newsletter called The International Forecaster, and going as far back as 2003 (that’s as far as the Wayback Machine has records of), but almost certainly long before that, Bob’s newsletter and Midas Resources have had an intertwined relationship.

The International Forecaster regularly ran commercials on Alex Jones’ show, as well as other Genesis Communications Network shows.

Midas Resources would offer their customers a free copy of The International Forecaster along with gold and silver purchases.

In the International Forecaster, Bob would direct his customers to buy books about the Federal Reserve being evil from Midas Resources, going so far as to tell them that:

Special Offer: You may also order it by calling Midas Resources Inc. at 877-***-****. Midas Resources will give you a silver dollar from the early 1900s (a $12 value) just for purchasing the book at its normal price of $19.95.

The business relationship that these two entities are demonstrating is not one of mutual support, rather, it seems like they may as well be the same business. Absent any other suspicious circumstances, it could be believable that Bob and Ted were two guys who want to help each other out, but in this situation, that explanation defies credulity.

Bob Chapman Is A Racist Menace

You can find the first red flag about Bob Chapman just by taking a quick look at his bio. If you do, two things stick out as big problems:

  1. At one point, Bob Chapman lived in Rhodesia. Rhodesia is no longer a country, but its memory lingers as one of the most brutal examples of a white supremacist state, and revered as a lost racial utopia to white nationalists to this day. Dylann Roof, the Charleston shooter, wore a Rhodesian flag on his jacket. The idea that Bob Chapman could have lived in Rhodesia in the 1970’s, when the regime was regularly torturing and killing suspected black political leaders, is deeply troubling, especially considering he has never seemed to express any misgivings about the Rhodesian government. In fact, in 2003 Bob described the government that replaced the white supremacist regime in Rhodesia as “tribal.

  2. Bob also lived in Johannesburg, South Africa between 1970-1973, which is squarely within the era of apartheid. The apartheid-era South African flag, incidentally, was the other flag that Dylann Roof wore on his jacket.

Bob Chapman lived in two deeply white supremacist states in Africa, and he does not seem to have come away from that experience with any feeling that those systems of government were bad. That is a huge problem, and seems to indicate either a lack of humanity in him or an abundance of racism.

This feeling is reinforced when you read through The International Forecaster, and hear what Bob has to say about South Africa in his August 2003 issue:

One of the important things you must remember regarding NUM, National Mineworkers Union [a South African union started by black workers in 1982], and we’ve stressed this since 1994, is the union is run by Communists and they will not be happy until they have taken control of the entire mining industry...Black empowerment is only another way of saying communist takeover.

In that same issue of his newsletter, Bob discusses a lawsuit seeking restitution for victims of the forced deportation of hundreds of thousands of Mexican-American citizens during the Great Depression, and his take on it is profoundly racist:

A class action lawsuit has been filed in L.A. County Superior Court that accuses the State of California, the County and City of Los Angeles, the L. A. Chamber of Commerce and 500 other unnamed individuals and entities of violating the civil and constitutional rights of more than 1 million Mexican-Americans by deporting them to Mexico in the 1930s. The actions actually took place during the depression as then, as today, illegal aliens flooded our country. The suit 70 years in the making is for legal damages, but the reason is to gain power from Los Angeles Anglos and transfer that power to Mexican-Americans.

During that transition white civilization will be portrayed as racist and based upon the exploitation and oppression of non-whites, thereby undermining its legitimacy and authority. The suit is really about the destruction of white civilization. If that is accomplished there will then be the amalgamation of races, which is so dear to the hearts of the elitists.

What happened during the Great Depression is a classic example of racial scapegoating, and something very important to remember about this situation is that the people forcefully deported were American citizens. They were not “illegal aliens” as Bob is suggesting. They were citizens who were targeted specifically because of their Mexican heritage.

Approximately one third of the US’s Mexican population was forcefully deported during this period of “repatriation.” The actions taken by the American government toward the Mexican-American citizens are direct violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and would correctly be described as an act of ethnic cleansing. Beyond just the direct crime committed against them, consider how their possession of any real capital was completely crippled by this mass deportation. Any property these people had was gone, and the effects of that trickle down to their children and grandchildren in the form of diminished economic power. The systematic repression of the economic, political, and social power of non-whites is an explicit goal of white supremacy, and Bob Chapman is explicitly making excuses for one of a very clear cut example of systematic economic repression in US history.

As is always the case with modern white supremacists, Bob sees minority groups demanding that the crimes committed against their humanity be recognized and acknowledged, and all he is able to hear is “they are trying to make white people look bad.” This level of defensiveness and inability to understand the point lead one to no other conclusion that that Bob Chapman is deeply invested in white supremacy.

Bob Is A White Supremacy Profiteer

If you read Bob’s bio, you will find this line that is incredibly problematic:

From 1962 through 1976 he specialized in South African gold shares.

The foundation of Bob Chapman’s career in precious metals is in profiting off the pillaging of South African gold. If that sounds extreme, it would be prudent to remember that the discovery of gold in South Africa was what led to their apartheid system to begin with. White profiteers arrived and forced the black population into an unfair labor system to help them extract the gold and accrue massive wealth.

Certainly, this system predated Bob Chapman’s involvement, but there is no other way to slice it than to say that by 1970, there is no way that Bob could possibly be unaware of this history and he was more than happy to profit from black workers’ oppression and deaths.

If you need any more confirmation that Bob Chapman’s primary business model was profiting of racist systems in Africa, look no further than the fact that he stopped trading in South African gold after 1976. The Soweto Uprisings in 1976 are largely seen as the point where the resistance against apartheid began to become a major problem for the South African government and the South African economy. There is little doubt that after the Uprisings, Bob saw the writing on the wall, as the African National Congress began to grow in power (which he knew would lead to unionization and thus lower margins for him on the gold he sold), and he decided to get out before it got to the point where he couldn’t escape consequences.

Bob Has Some Gossip About Ronald Reagan

Perhaps the most notable thing about Bob Chapman is that on the January 7, 2011 episode of The Alex Jones Show, he revealed that in the “late 70’s-early 80’s,” he was at a party where he was shown a video of Ronald Reagan being pegged by a lady:

The details of Bob’s story are pretty hilarious, and if you would like to know more about this, we covered it in an episode of the podcast.

Larry Nichols

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Larry Nichols has been a frequent guest on The Alex Jones Show for many years. Primarily, he is someone who Alex calls in whenever he needs to build an anti-Bill or Hillary Clinton narrative, since Nichols has put in decades of work into creating Clinton propaganda. He has been a less frequent guest on the show since his appearance on the September 21, 2017 episode, where he threatened to blackmail Robert Mueller, as well as all members of Congress, on air, if they didn’t stop investigating Donald Trump.

Larry's Convoluted Backstory

Larry was working as a commercial jingle writer, when he claims that he was enlisted by Arkansas business tycoons Jack and Witt Stephens to install Bill Clinton as the state's governor. Bill was a playboy and completely out of control, so Larry's responsibilities were not only to plan his political strategy, but also to be his handler. 

Probably unsurprisingly, Larry cannot provide anyone who was around at the time, anyone who was a part of Bill's gubernatorial campaign, really anyone at all, to verify any elements of his story. It is all just based on his own telling, and given the rest of the stories he’s told, his credibility is thin.

What is definitely true is that in 1988, Larry Nichols was working for the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He was fired from this position after it was found that he had made 642 long-distance calls on behalf of the Contras in Nicaragua, calls which cost the state of Arkansas approximately $1,400. Though Larry was clearly mixed up in some sort of bottom-most layer of the Iran-Contra Affair and his sloppiness led to his unemployment, he blamed Bill Clinton, who was then Governor of Arkansas.

In 1990, Larry went on the warpath and filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination, and in the process, accused Bill of having affairs with five women, all of whom denied the claims. They were able to deny the claims because Larry named them publicly and brought completely unwanted attention into their lives, one of many completely abusive things that Larry has done to bystanders in the course of his career as a con-man.

While Bill was governor, no one in Arkansas really took these accusations seriously. They knew that Larry had been fired by the ADFA, and had seen the coverage of the women saying that these allegations were untrue. That all changed when Bill ran for president and became the Democratic nominee.

In 1992, the tabloid Star picked up the stories based on Larry’s allegations and began reporting on them. At that point, Larry realized that things were getting too serious, and he wanted nothing to do with it. He withdrew his suit, calling it a "'harmless, little lawsuit'' that simply mushroomed into something much bigger than he anticipated.” He apologized to the women he named, but of course, behind the scenes, he was still trying to get the Clintons to pay him $200,000 to go away.

In a 1998 interview, Larry admitted that his apology was a fake ploy to keep the story alive, and it later came out that Star had paid him $50,000 for the story, to be published just before the New Hampshire primary, with the hopes of derailing Clinton’s path toward nomination. Larry claimed, but has never proved, that he returned the money.

From 1990 until the present day, a very large proportion of the negative things you hear about the Clintons trace back to Larry Nichols. Troopergate was him, the idea that Chelsea isn’t Bill’s daughter was him, the accusation that they Clintons murdered/engaged in a cover-up about Vince Foster was him, the “Clinton Body Count” was him. There are very real criticisms of Bill and Hillary Clinton, but the most popular stuff is almost all bullshit concocted by a guy who couldn’t stand that Bill fired him in 1988.

Larry Is An Idiot

Beyond just his clear backstory of consistent fraud and opportunism, Larry is also just a painfully dumb guy. His propaganda is often lazy and dull, highlighting a lack of imagination, as well as a lack of understanding of how the world works.

He has claimed that both Bill and Hillary Clinton told him that they only stay married so that they cannot be forced to testify against each other in their on-going plot to take over the world. This is absurd because no one would ever say such a thing, and both Clintons graduated from Yale Law, and would obviously know that spousal privilege does not apply in cases of spousal co-conspirators engaged in an on-going crime.

He claimed in the 2016 election that Obama was planning to call off the elections so he could stay president, at which point he would declare America a Muslim nation, and thus make himself King of the Muslim World.

With a straight face, he’s argued that once the government collapses, the president immediately becomes King of the country, and everyone in Congress becomes a Duke/Duchess, which is why everyone wants to be in office when that happens, so their family will become part of a new American royalty.

In September 2013, Larry appeared on the Pete Santilli Show and claimed that he had been a literal hit-man for the Clintons, and that he had been sent to foreign countries to kill for them. When asked about it later, he retracted the story and said that he was on drugs during that interview and was lying.

Almost nothing he says makes sense, unless you consider the things he says not as serious arguments, but as desperate ploys to scare idiots into giving him money, which he constantly solicits in every radio appearance he makes.

Gerald Celente

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Gerald Celente is a long-time guest of Alex Jones’ who is always credited as being a super-accurate “trends forecaster.” “Trends forecaster” is the perfectly vague title; you give yourself the air of credibility, while simultaneously giving yourself an out when you are consistently wrong (“hey, I’m just looking at trends here”).

Gerald’s Credibility

The argument that people should listen to Celente is largely based on vague proclamations that he has a proven track record. When a specific example is needed, he is inevitably credited with predicting the market crash of 1987.

This is actually not an example of him having great predictive power, but of how his constant “the market is about to crash” fear-mongering is inevitably going to be correct if you say it for long enough. Celente predicted the market crash in January 1987, and the crash did not happen until October. Beyond that, his prediction also included president Reagan resigning, among other extraneous failures.

This is the pattern of Gerald Celente: be super vague, and constantly remind people of the times you’ve been close to right, while refusing to acknowledge the thousands of times your “forecasts” have been wrong.

Celente On InfoWars

Gerald Celente exists on the Alex Jones Show essentially as an assistant gold salesman. Ted Anderson has gold to sell, so Alex Jones interviews “financial experts” who preach impending doom and the coming collapse of the dollar, which is always just around the corner. These people (Celente, Bob Chapman, Peter Schiff, etc.) all may or may not personally believe the things they say on the show, but they are on the show to lend credibility for Alex’s sales pitches for Ted’s gold.

He’s a bit like a financial Chicken Little, if Chicken Little was getting working for a guy who sold bunkers to protect yourself from the falling sky.

Every year, Celente has predicted a complete collapse of the economy. In 2008, he was in the ballpark, but ultimately that prediction is meaningless because it comes from the same person who predicted total financial meltdown in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and pretty much every other year you can think of.

One of the reasons his predictions are not very good is that his process is not very good. He told the authors of the book Invest In Yourself that he came up his predictions by basically just skimming two newspapers a day and making whatever connections you want to between stories. Celente basically has the same process as your grandfather, and probably a lot of similar predictions, he just has a much larger platform to yell them out into the world.

Some Of Celente’s Predictions

It is really hard to track down a list of Celente’s failed predictions because his Trends Journal is not available online, and the cost is beyond what we are willing to pay to make fun of him. That said, there are a number of remnants of dumb predictions he’s made in the past outside his journal that are illustrative of his inaccuracy.

In 1999, he disparaged the idea of bubble tea to the San Francisco Chronicle saying, “unless you're going to have some kind of mystical, ancient Chinese power from drinking it, it is not going to go anywhere.” Leaving aside the vaguely racist explanation for his position, this was a profoundly bad prediction. In 2016, the bubble tea market was valued at $1.9 billion, with projections of it reaching $3.2 billion by 2023. The US bubble tea market represents approximately 50% of that total.

This was not a prediction from someone who knew anything or had any particular insight, it was little more broad dismissal from a cranky old xenophobe.

In anticipation of New Years 2000, Psychology Today interviewed Celente about the things we could expect to see, and his answers ran the gamut from dumb to hilariously dumb.

  • He predicted that people would begin turning their suburban lawns into gardens and this would transform society: “Somewhere around the year 2000, the revelation--and revolution--will come. The lawn!”

  • He predicted that music would become much less angry: “Just as rock and roll replaced swing and ragtime music, a new genre of millennium music will emerge. It will be upbeat without the anger and despair of today's cutting-edge rock and rap.” (note: Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff came out in May 2000, and Nu Metal owned the early 2000’s)

  • He predicted that we would begin going back to the old ways: "Voluntary simplicity, once merely a counterculture ideal, will finally become a reality in the twenty-first century. Moderation, self-discipline, and spiritual growth will be the personal goals of the future, not material accumulation.”

This is a glimpse of how terrible Celente is at predicting trends. He thought we were heading toward moderation and self-discipline in 2000? VH1’s reality show programming was just getting going, The Real World was mid-way through its pivot into being about hot drunks having sex, and the fad of grills (or “mouth jewelry”) was right around the corner.

Generally speaking, Celente has no idea what he’s talking about, and the times he’s even close to right, it’s not a product of accuracy, it’s a product of him saying the same vague thing over and over until it is inevitably kind of right.

Celente Is A Globalist

Celente’s bio that appears everywhere from his Amazon author’s page to any time he needs a bio clearly says that, “while Celente holds a U.S. passport, he considers himself a citizen of the world.” One wonders if Alex knows that one of his regular guests feels this dismissively about his American citizenship. This is really nothing short of an affront to this country’s borders and sovereignty.

Art Acevedo

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Art Acevedo was the Austin Chief of Police from 2007-2016. From there, he went on to be the Chief of Police in Houston, where he presided over the department during Hurricane Harvey, where he was roundly credited with being instrumental in helping keep the hurricane from becoming a greater disaster, thanks to his philosophy of leading from the front, and not hiding behind a desk when the going gets tough.

Why Is Art On InfoWars?

It seems interesting that Art Acevedo would appear on Alex Jones’ show, considering that everything about his track record suggests that he is absolutely not in line with Alex’s politics at all. He supports sanctuary cities, he’s pro-LGBT rights, he is pro-union, he opposes the NRA on gun issues; it just doesn’t match up that he would be a guest on this show.

As it turns out, Acevedo has a philosophy toward transparency that extends to making media appearances. In an interview with the Texas Observer, he said:

People just don’t trust government, and the most visible cog is the police department. I’ve never understood law enforcement agencies that don’t understand that transparency is a good thing; it breeds trust, cooperation and better results for everybody....I want the community I serve to be familiar with their police chief, to have a relationship that’s one of trust with the police chief...One of the things I’m very proud of, and it’s happened here and used to happen in Austin all the time, when someone in the public I’ve never met before [yells] “Hey, Art!” Damn it, it makes me happy. They feel like they know me — that’s why I use the media.

He knew that Alex Jones was a local radio guy with a considerable reach, and he appeared on his show as a means of facilitating community outreach. How can you possibly make a bigger statement that you are available to your community as the Police Chief than to show up in studio as the guest of a guy who explicitly distrusts the police and thinks everything is a conspiracy?

Also, there is an Austin-based “free improv no wave/punk” band who named themselves Art Acevedo. No greater tribute than having a free improv no wave/punk outfit name themselves after you.

In Complete Fairness

It should be pointed out that, no matter how reasonable Acevedo seems, he is not above criticism. In June 2018, three victims of sexual assault filed a class action lawsuit against Acevedo and Travis County over allegations that the police department mishandled their cases. The outcome of the filing in unclear at the time of this writing, but the allegations made by these victims all seem very plausible and not something to be discounted.

Jesse Ventura

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Jesse Ventura is a former pro wrestler, former Governor of Minnesota, former conspiracy TV show host, and someone who’s been a guest on Alex Jones’ show for many years.

Jesse’s had a storied career and is obviously a complicated guy, but it’s probably a waste of time to get too into him here, mostly because whenever he appears on Alex’s show, he’s a rogue variable and generally argues with Alex, much to the host’s chagrin. Despite this, Alex is happy to have Jesse on his show as often as he can because Jesse is a celebrity and a big name in the world of libertarian politics.

Barbara Loe Fisher

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Barbara Loe Fisher is the co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, and appeared regularly on the Alex Jones Show to spread anti-vaccination propaganda. She is not a doctor, but has a bachelor’s degree in English, and is not qualified to dispense medical advice.

Barbara And Vaccines

Pretty much all of the arguments that Barbara makes in her appearances on Alex’s show are the garden variety, thoroughly debunked “vaccines give kids autism” type of narratives. They are not very interesting, but when she appeared on the March 17, 2009 episode of Alex’s show, she said something that inspires zero confidence in her knowledge of the issues around vaccination:

If Barbara Loe Fisher does not understand why what she’s saying here makes no sense, then she doesn’t know the most basic reasons it is important to vaccinate everyone who can be vaccinated.

The argument that “if you’re vaccinated, you shouldn’t care if I vaccinate my kids or not because you can’t get sick” is very stupid. There are tons of people who cannot get vaccinated, and therefore, if more people who can get vaccinated choose not to, they raise the risk of those people who cannot get vaccinated getting sick. Localized studies have shown that where the number of vaccine exemptions in schools are higher, the incidence of vaccine-preventable are higher, and the two are correlated.

Pregnant women cannot get most vaccines. People who have allergies to any of the components in any vaccine cannot receive that vaccination. If you’ve ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, you probably can’t take the flu vaccine. You cannot get a Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine if one of your immediate family members has a history of immune system problems. These are only some of the examples of this, there are plenty more.

People being vaccinated is a public health issue, not just a personal health issue, and the fact that Barbara Loe Fisher doesn’t recognize this leads me to believe that she is possibly not a serious thinker about the issues surrounding vaccination.

The National Vaccine Information Center

The NVIC masquerades as a serious research center, but it is little more than a gullible propaganda outlet, spreading misinformation about serious health issues.

In 2014, a satire site called the Wyoming Institute of Technology posted a fake article linking the flu vaccine to MRSA. The NVIC jumped all over this, and posted it as if it was good science, or even something they’d checked into at all. This is just a single example, but it should illustrate that this is an organization that is less interested in the truth, and more interested in putting forth anything that appears to prove the things they’ve already decided are true.

Amanda Z. Naprawa, JD and Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Ph.D. posted a good rebuttal to a number of NVIC’s claims, from a legal and medical prospective, so check that out if you would like to know more about the things the NVIC is wrong about.

Suffice it to say that Barbara Loe Fisher and the NVIC are not a credible source for medical information, which explains why she appears on InfoWars.

"Dr." Rebecca Carley

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Rebecca Carley is a semi-regular guest on the Alex Jones Show. She almost entirely exists to peddle anti-vaccination arguments. The arguments are horrible and based on bad science, but Alex elevates them by presenting them to his audience as coming from a doctor.

Is Carley A Doctor?

Rebecca Carley is not a doctor.

In 2003, she had her license to practice medicine stripped by the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, saying she was guilty of "practicing while impaired by a mental disability" and "having a psychiatric condition which impaired her ability to practice medicine."

This was the result of a 10 day hearing, so it was not something that was done lightly. A board-certified psychiatrist interviewed Carley thrice and decided that she suffered from “a delusional disorder with the presence of narcissistic and borderline personality traits.” She expressed dangerously paranoid tendencies and thought that she was being persecuted by the government because she was against vaccinations. She felt her persecution was so severe that she referred to herself as “Ghandi with breasts.”

The psychiatrist testified that she believed that her husband “sodomized their son as part of a satanic ritual because she does not vaccinate and because she cures children with autism,” and that he had been doing so on behalf of the government. There is no evidence that any of this is true.

Multiple professionals testified that Carley’s delusions represented a danger to patients, and suspended her license for five years on the condition that she enter psychiatric treatment within a year. She failed to do so, and thus has no license to practice. She couldn’t practice medicine in most clinical settings to begin with because, though she graduated from medical school, she never completed a residency.

This all happened in 2003, yet years later, Alex Jones is more than happy to have her on his show, expressing the very delusional ideas that led to her losing her medical license, without warning his audience that there is very good reason to not take her advice seriously.

Ron Paul

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Ron Paul was a member of the House of Representatives from Texas for 25 years. He ran for president unsuccessfully multiple times, and his fruitless campaigns have indoctrinated a generation into entirely nonsensical “libertarian” ideology.

Ron Paul In The House Of Representatives

In his 25 year tenure in the House, Ron Paul was a profoundly ineffective legislator. He represented Texas’s 22nd District from 1975-1977, then again from 1979-1985, then later the 14th District from 1997-2013. In that entire time, he sponsored 626 bills, only one of which became a law. If you’re curious, the only bill Ron Paul ever got passed was a bill giving ownership of the 1861 U.S. Custom House in Galveston, TX to the Galveston Historical Foundation. Definitely the sort of thing you would see We The People organizing rallies to get accomplished.

For some context of how ineffective that is, Nancy Pelosi has introduced 126 bills, 7 of which became law. In the time he was in office, John Boehner 130 bills, 12 of which became law. No matter how you slice it, Ron Paul was absolutely horrible at getting anything done.

Most of the “work” that Ron Paul did in the House was to introduce pointless, symbolic legislation that he knew there had no chance of going anywhere. In his first session, he introduced tons of bills to get rid of gun laws, abolish OSHA, and get rid of flood insurance. He seemed very focused on making sure that the US not cede any land around the Panama Canal back to Panama, as well as repealing the Estate Tax.

He tried to abolish the Department of Education back in 1979. He tried to pass a bill stripping funds from any school that allows non-citizens from Iran to attend classes. He attacked the Soil and Water Conservation Act.

Then, in 1981, he found the game he would play for the rest of his career: demonizing the Federal Reserve.

Curiously, he did not introduce any bills in his first four years in the House making demands about the Federal Reserve, but then in 1981, he introduced a bill demanding the Fed be audited. It died in committee.

Ron Paul was not phased by this loss, and in 1983, he introduced his first bill to repeal the Federal Reserve Act. It got no cosponsors and died in committee.

Paul left the House soon after, but when he returned in 1997, he got back to real important business immediately. Just kidding, he introduced two bills trying to make it okay for states to outlaw flag burning, like a Constitution-loving, free-speech cherishing person would.

Then, in 1999, he got back to attacking the Federal Reserve, again attracting zero cosponsors and dying in committee. This would repeat in 2001, in 2003, in 2007, in 2009, and in 2011, every time getting no cosponsors and dying in committee.

This is really demonstrative of Ron Paul’s legislative career. Every session, he would just reintroduce the same exact bills he’d failed to make any progress on during the previous session (generally anti-tax or anti-regulation measures) in order to excite his base of anti-government followers. The bills were not good, so they would inevitably fail, but his followers would believe he’d done his best and “stuck it to the fat cats,” solidifying their support for him the next time he needed reelection, all so he could run this cycle one more time and collect a government paycheck.

Ron Paul’s Extra Curricular Activities

Ron Paul was a surgeon in the Air Force from 1963-1968, then practiced medicine as an OBGYN.

In 1984, Ron Paul was chosen to be the first chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy, a group interested in low taxes, less regulation, and diminished government in general. The group was founded by Charles and David Koch, whose foundations provided most of the funding for its operation. It appears that Ron’s involvement with CSE overlaps with his time in the House slightly, or at very least, he was using his title as a US Representative to solicit donations for CSE.

Citizens for a Sound Economy would end up splitting into FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity, two groups who helped fund the rise of the Tea Party, a movement that boosted for Ron Paul after he lost the 2008 election. Put simply, this is the right-wing dark money circle of life.

Ron’s Racism

In the 1980’s and 90’s, Ron Paul put out newsletters with names like Ron Paul’s Freedom Report or The Ron Paul’ Survival Report. These newsletters had an unfortunate trend of being flagrantly racist, an aspect of the newsletters that Ron has always dodged responsibility for, particularly when the matter first came to the media’s attention when he ran for the House in 1996.

One of the newsletters said, "I think we can assume that 95 percent of the black men in that city [Washington] are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." Many other articles carried on the same theme.

Ron has said that he didn’t write the racist parts of the newsletters, and has no idea how they got in there. You can’t prove he wrote them, because the articles didn’t include by-lines, he said. This excuse falls flat, seeing as he put out the newsletters, they are called Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, and are written in the first person.

And then, there’s the matter of how Renae Hathway, a former secretary at Ron Paul & Associates (the company that distributed the newsletters) said very clearly that “it was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the final product. . . . He would proof it,’’

Beyond that, during the 2012 election season, Anonymous hacked American Third Position, a white supremacist network, and found that Ron Paul had regularly had conference calls with their Board of Directors. This is not surprising, because Ron Paul has a decades long history of associating with white supremacists.

Dominica

In 1981, Grand Wizard of the KKK and future founder of Stormfront Don Black led an attempted takeover of the island nation Dominica. He and his posse had hoped to overthrow the government and create a white nationalist paradise. Obviously, the plan failed hilariously, and a bunch of racists ended up arrested.

In Don Black’s trial, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify, but the motion was rejected. The reason Paul was called to testify is that Michael Perdue, one of the main conspirators in the coup, had testified that both Ron Paul and David Duke were keenly aware of the plot and may have provided aid to the effort.

Though Paul never had to testify, his connections with the men involved in this plot continued through the years. Don Black would go on to create Stormfront, which was a message board that served to swing the white supremacist vote toward Paul in his presidential campaigns. David Duke would be an enthusiastic supporter of Paul’s campaigns, and even referred to him as “our king” in the political game of chess.

There are many more connections between Ron Paul and the white supremacist communities in America, and these connections have always been there throughout his career.

Ron Paul Hypocrisy

In a March 2001 speech in the House, Ron Paul said that “there is nothing to fear from globalism, free trade, and a one-world currency.” Though he was still trying to argue against “fiat currency,” he was still saying that globalism and a single global currency could be a good thing.

Alex Jones believes that Ron Paul doesn’t believe that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of 9/11. This position is hard to square with the fact that on December 4, 2001 Ron Paul introduced a bill in the House called the “September 11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001.”

It is possible that this bill was a way of trying to “deal with the problem” without the US going into a war. It’s unclear, but what is clear is that this bill was an attempt to authorize the president to put out a bounty specifically on Bin Laden because he did 9/11:

The President of the United States is authorized to place a money bounty, drawn in his discretion from the $40,000,000,000 appropriated on September 14, 2001, in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Recovery from and Response to Terrorists Attacks on the United States or from private sources, for the capture, alive or dead, of Osama bin Laden or any other al Qaeda conspirator responsible for the act of air piracy upon the United States on September 11, 2001

As is the Paul tradition, the bill got zero cosponsors and died in committee, but even so, it serves as a pretty clear indication that Ron Paul does not believe in the conspiracy theories that Alex Jones peddles about 9/11,

Ted Nugent

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Ted Nugent is a completely disgusting rock musician who hasn’t had a hit in decades, but maintains his “relevance” by being an outspoken advocate for guns and murdering Democrats.

Ted’s Career

For someone who most people know about, Ted Nugent has had an underwhelming career as a musician. Most of his songs never made it above #70 on the charts, and he’s never had an album make it above #13, and that was his live album Double Live Gonzo from 1978. Arguably, the most successful thing he’s ever done musically was being a part of the “super group” Damn Yankees, who made it to #3 on the Hot 100 with “High Enough.”

Throughout Ted’s career, two trends are remarkably consistent.

The first is that he writes songs with an adolescent understanding of sexuality. Songs like “Wango Tango,” “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,” “Yank Me, Crank Me,” and “The Harder They Come (The Harder I Get)” all sound could have been written by a middle school kid.

Unfortunately the second trend of his career is that Ted seems to also be attracted to middle school kids. Songs like “Jailbait,” “Little Miss Dangerous,” “Girl Scout Cookies,” and many others include deeply disturbing lyrics that point toward that conclusion.

There are plenty of musicians who have written songs that cover this sort of territory (Gary Puckett and Benny Mardones come to mind), but what makes Ted’s case particularly disturbing is that there appears to be a blurring between art and artist.

In an interview with Howard Stern, Courtney Love discussed how Ted Nugent had her come backstage and perform oral sex on him when she was twelve years old. He would have been approximately 29 at the time. Three years later, he would record the song Jailbait, which includes the lyric, “I don’t care if you’re just 13/You look too good to be true.”

Many people have claimed that in 1978, Ted adopted his 17 year-old girlfriend Pele Massa so her parents could not object to them having sex. This story has been contested by Ted, who insists he didn’t adopt her, he just got her parents’ blessing. He does not contest being a 30 year-old man who dated a 17 year-old, which is gross, with or without the adoption.

Ted The Patriot

Throughout his career, Ted has paradoxically been one of the grossest creeps in music, and simultaneously the darling of the supposedly “morally driven” GOP. A large part of this is thanks to the GOP being a group of craven hypocrites who lack any true convictions, but the rest of it mostly boils down to how much Ted Nugent loves guns.

Ted has been a Board Member of the National Rifle Association since 1995, and in his tenure, he’s accidentally been a living embodiment of a strong case for gun control, ranging from the time he called the victims of the Parkland shooting soulless, to the (many) times he brandished machine guns on stage and discussed telling Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, and Dianne Fienstein to “suck on his machine gun.”

Ted wears his politics the way he wears his sexuality, like a child. When he opens his mouth and argues for gun rights and all manner of conservative positions, all that comes out is the political and policy equivalent of “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.”

Thus, it’s really not worth it to even entertain him as a serious thing. That said, it’s hilarious that Alex Jones has Ted Nugent on as a guest and as a friend. The excessive love of guns and an adolescent obsession with masculinity clearly creates deep bonds.

Mark Dice

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Mark Dice is an “Illuminati researcher,” aspiring comedian/actor, and a long time Alex Jones guest. Of the people in Alex’s orbits, Mark may have the best independent resume of hustles. In the later parts of his career, he’s pivoted to a largely “scaring Christians about demons” business model, but he has done much more in his life.

Mark’s Hustles

Mark Dice (born Mark Shouldice) has always been a bit of a hustler, but his career has featured an impressive diversity in terms of the nature of his scams.

In 1999, Mark was running a memory enhancement scam called Advanced Memory Concepts. Their website claims to offer books, CDs, and seminars, but don’t list prices for any of them.

A little later, Mark would recognize the popularity of the Pick Up Artist community, and try to capitalize on it by writing a book called “The Book On Dating: Strategies Every Man Should Know.” Mark’s website selling the book even includes a blurb from J-Dog, one of Mystery’s minions on the VH1 show The Pick Up Artist: “Powerful. Simple. Effective. THE Book on Dating simply ROCKS!”

Mark promises to help men with some very important topics in this book, such as how to: “lower her defenses, and separate yourself from the scumbags she constantly meets,” “understand that sex with sluts or casual sex partners is dangerous and not fulfilling,” “use other girls as endorsements to show you’re a nice, normal guy with cute female friends who feel safe around you, and enjoy your company,” and of course “what to do with girls on the rebound.” All very cool things to be fixated on, and definitely not indications that you are desperately trying to intellectualize abusive manipulation.

It’s almost impressively cynical for a person to present themselves as both a defender of Christianity from Satanic attacks, and also a pick up artist.

Mark’s Path To Alex Jones

In 2005, a man online named John Conner released a book called “The Resistance Manifesto.” The book laid out all manner of conspiracies about the Illuminati and New World Order, and became pretty popular in the online “Patriot” communities. Interestingly, the book’s bibliography cites Alex Jones six times (along with Larry Nichols’ “Clinton Chronicles,” Bill Still’s deeply antisemitic “documentary” The Money Masters, and of course, Paul Joseph Watson’s book Order out of Chaos).

For two years, the identity of John Conner remained a mystery, until on March 3, 2007, he revealed himself to actually be named Mark Dice. Actually, he said, “Dice is actually a nick name and a shortened version of my last name which people can't seem to pronounce or spell. So to keep things simple, just call me Mark Dice.”

He can claim that people had a hard time pronouncing his real name all he wants, that won’t stop us from believing that the reality is that he knew the audience he had cultivated, and knew exactly what they would start saying:

Soon after, Dice began appearing on the Alex Jones Show. The exact start date of his first appearance is not clear, but in November 2012, he claimed that he had been making appearances on Alex’s show for six years, so either that timeline is incorrect, or he was going on Alex’s show before revealing himself to be John Conner.

He presented himself as an expert on the New World Order, and whatnot, but in reality, he was really just working off of most of the same sources as Alex already was (generally misrepresentations of Carroll Quigley’s books), but with a larger obsession with the occult.

He would make periodic appearances on Alex’s show, but more importantly, Alex would sell his book on the InfoWars store, and this arrangement went well until April 2011, when the two men had a bit of a falling out.

Mark’s Path Away From Alex Jones

Mark Dice and Alex Jones stopped being friends in 2011 because Alex screwed Mark over on a payment for the books he was selling. To quote Mark:

In April of 2011 I was expecting a payment from Big Brother [note: this means Alex] and it was almost two weeks late and when I called and asked for the check, he flipped out and told me to fuck off

Alex would go on to pay Mark, but he also stopped carrying Mark’s book and stopped inviting him onto his show. Naturally, Mark was hurt by this, and decided to begin lashing out.

On his YouTube channel, Mark began producing videos where he parodied and mocked Alex. He began to traffic in conspiracies about Alex being controlled by Stratfor, and that graphic design intern Molly Mulroney was his Stratfor (read: Israeli) handler.

Perhaps more interestingly, because he no longer had a financial stake in appeasing Alex, Mark began to talk shit about how Alex Jones operated:

No longer putting him on a pedestal as I had for years I clearly started seeing him hype things up I knew weren’t accurate and sensationalize half-truths and misunderstandings (i.e. getting a phone call from the NSA, when in reality it was a prank using a caller ID spoofer).

In my opinion he has to do everything he can to increase his web hits and increase ad revenue because he has so much overhead since the infowars studios grew so big with such a large facility. He’s a conspiracy shock jock entertainer basically, that’s why “everything” is a conspiracy and he doesn’t debunk anything because that’s not fun and exciting radio like talking about how a Swat Team is going to come to your house at any moment to confiscate your guns.

That description absolutely rings true, but not nearly as much as this one:

It’s obviously easier to make a living as a con man than it is to be a legitimate businessman or a legitimate, honest person in any field, and the “conspiratainment” genre is certainly no different, and is certainly filled with countless con artists, mentally ill people, and people who mean well but are wrong in many cases.

April 2011 is where Mark Dice’s story should have ended. He’d entered the belly of the beast and learned that his conspiracy hero was not the man he thought him to be. His hero was a cruel, malicious con man, who naturally turned on Mark when the first difficulty arose.

But, Mark is a con man too, so of course that’s not where his story ended.

Mark’s Path Back To Alex Jones

By 2012, Mark had worn a lot of hats. He was a memory specialist, a pick up artist guru, a New World Order expert, an InfoWars regular, a researcher of the occult, and so much more. Naturally, none of these things really got him as much attention as he wanted, so he decided to pivot.

It’s unclear why, but he decided his new direction was going to be bothering people enjoying their day out at the beach and video-taping it. He began to do really amateurish man-on-the-street videos where he would concoct an absurd premise for a petition, like “Obama wants to ban all guns,” and record annoyed people signing the petition out on the San Diego boardwalk.

Anyone who has lived in a city knows that most of these people just signed the petition because they know that Street Petition People are often persistent, and sometimes it’s best just to sign whatever they have and move along. You don’t have to sign your own name, and it gets rid of the person’s reason to bother you. Mark consistently uses these videos to make arguments like “9 out of 10 liberals want Obama to take all the guns,” when nothing he ever does in any way approximates research or would stand up to the smallest bit of methodological scrutiny. It’s almost like he’s doing nothing.

His videos are also painfully unfunny. Perhaps the funniest thing he’s ever released is this incomprehensible “blooper reel” that mostly consists of Mark cracking himself up about the ruse he’s in the middle of pulling.

It’s truly confusing.

Mark would also make videos where he tried to approximate the “Best Week Ever” style of snarky commentary about current affairs, and because the right wing is painfully starved for anything close to comedy, his channel got pretty popular. This, naturally, led to Alex Jones coming back into his life and trying to get himself a piece of that popularity.

The two made up, Dice started appearing on Alex’s show again and began reinforcing all of Alex’s narratives as if nothing had happened, as if he hadn’t gone on record as saying that Alex trafficked in “half-truths and misunderstandings.” He pretended he hadn’t accused Alex of being owned by Stratfor, and he removed all his videos that were critical of him.

And that’s where things stand now. Mark appears on Alex’s show from time to time, and Alex will still use his man-on-the-street videos to prop up his arguments. Just two shameless con-men realizing that they both stand to gain more together than they do apart.

Oh, and Mark would appear regularly on Ancient Aliens.

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Buckley Hamman

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Buckley Hamman is Alex Jones' cousin on his mother's side. Buckley is very clearly a large part of the behind the scenes operations at InfoWars, but it is very difficult to discern exactly what his role is with the company. Even The Hill couldn't nail it down, crediting him in this way: "Hamman works for Infowars without a defined job title."

In Ashley Beckford's EEOC complaint against InfoWars, Buckley is named as the "Director of Operations."

Buckley's Musical Talents

Though Buckley's role at InfoWars is a matter of great interest, it would be wrong to not start out by talking about something positive about the man.

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In Summer 2018, SPIN started speculating that Alex Jones was a house DJ after he filmed a special report standing in front of some pretty heavy duty DJ equipment. 

It's all fun and games to speculate that Alex lives a secret night life out at the raves (and it would explain why he's hungover all the time), but unfortunately, the explanation is a little less satisfying.

Buckley is frequently Alex's camera-man when he films special reports, particularly when he shoots them out-of-studio, and as it turns out, Buckley is a rather serious acid-house DJ.

You can find his Soundcloud page easily enough by searching for his name, and you can sample his music for yourself there. We would love to mock Buckley for being a middle-age wannabe DJ, but even we have to admit that some of his work is pretty legit

Role At InfoWars

As mentioned, it is incredibly difficult to nail down precisely what Buckley's job title would be, since he appears to wear many hats. He has by-lines for articles on the website, he appears periodically as a guest on the show, and he also posts occasional inspirational videos shot in Chicago on his Facebook page. In the past, Buckley has been featured in InfoWars ads for products like Caveman Bone Broth. On more than one occasion, Buckley has appeared on air to act as sidekick/babysitter when Alex is a bit drunk doing Reddit AMAs.

In her EEOC complaint against InfoWars, Ashley Beckford alleges that in a February 2017 meeting, Buckley called the company's production staff "motherfuckers," and demanded that everyone work unpaid overtime.

Outside of InfoWars

In 1993, Buckley was arrested for theft and served a day in jail.

Buckley Hamman is the Sargent-at-Arms of the Austin chapter of Toastmasters International, a social group focused on helping people become better public speakers.

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All in all, Buckley seems like a very complicated figure. He shows some signs of being a genuinely good person (the inspirational Facebook videos), some signs of having creative passions (his DJing), and of being civic minded (being an officer in Toastmasters). At the same time, he shows just as many signs of being a complete dick (the allegations in Beckford’s EEOC complaint, the fact that he works for InfoWars, etc.)

A lot of claims have been made that Buckley works for the CIA, and is somehow Alex’s handler. These claims, while fun to think about, generally rely on no further facts than “Buckley spent time in his childhood in Guatemala,” and “Alex has claimed he has family who worked in Intelligence.”

Until something more concrete comes up, it is a far more likely conclusion that Buckley is a not-so-great but possibly kinda-okay guy who happens to be Alex’s cousin, and because of that, he holds a vaguely-defined executive position at InfoWars.

Paul Joseph Watson

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Paul Joseph Watson is a long-time employee of InfoWars, who has risen all the way up the ranks to being the “editor-at-large” of the print operations. He is deeply obsessed with defending masculinity and is intensely afraid of Islam. He also has a popular YouTube channel of his own, where he sits in front of a map, consistently looking like he’s on the brink of tears.

Paul As Editor-At-Large

Paul began working for Alex Jones at the age of 20, around 2002. Initially, he was reluctant to be an on-air personality, though Alex claims he was constantly pushing Paul that he should be a performer.

Until he became a breakout star in his own right with his offensively fast-cut YouTube videos, Paul served an incredibly important role at InfoWars. It was his job to find innocuous news articles and write sensational, dishonest articles about them on Prison Planet’s or InfoWars’ own site. Alex Jones would then take this story that Paul had written, and report that as if it were the unbiased actual reporting.

Throughout his career, Paul Joseph Watson has been a walking embodiment of what it means to not practice due diligence, of what it looks like to be unprofessional.

There was the case of Markus Muir, a Scottish man who decided to send Paul a private message on Twitter to see if he could trick him into publishing a completely fake story on InfoWars’ website. Long story short, Paul did zero fact-checking and published a story that he’d heard about from a fake Twitter message.

Not only that, the story got all the way to Alex, who was on vacation, but still called into his show to cover said fake story and do preemptive damage control about the idea that a tape of Trump saying the N-word was about to be released:

Suffice it to say that this is not how a legitimate journalistic outlet would behave, and the precise point where this situation was mishandled was Paul Joseph Watson not even seeing fit to do the first step of journalism.

That is an example of Paul Joseph Watson getting fooled because he’s lazy, but there are far more examples of him actively working to distort the truth. The most clear-cut is the 2009 case of him reporting something he found on a message board called 9/11 Blogger as if it was a foreign newspaper, in order to help Alex lie about the Bird Flu.

That instance very clearly demonstrates the propaganda pipeline that is behind most of InfoWars narratives and content. A kernel of reality is warped into a salacious conspiracy by an InfoWars writer, like Paul, which is then presented as well-researched and accurate reporting, which Alex further embellishes (lies) about on air.

Paul’s YouTube Videos

There is not a lot to say about Paul’s YouTube videos.

Each one seems to start with some petty grievance that Paul has with the world, generally about the “left” or “SJWs,” and riffs on said grievance for a while, in the style of a snarky, youthful Dennis Miller. They are edited so spasmodically, with such rapid cuts, that the viewer has little time to process the arguments Paul is making and notice how they often don’t make any sense. This seems like an intentional strategy less than a stylistic choice.

There’s often an attempt at comedy, which is possibly more similar to a snarky, late-career Dennis Miller. Paul likes to cherry-pick tweets that he pretends represent all the “left” or the imaginary “SJWs” that seem to haunt him, which he then reads in the voice of a playground bully trying to ask you why you’re hitting yourself. It’s all very see-through, and honestly, very boring.

It’s not even just a theory that Paul intentionally behaves like a bully, because he likes to experience the bullying victim’s reaction. He is pretty up-front about that in his own videos:

He’s pretty clear about how little he cares about how true something is, or if he’s hurting people’s feeling just to make himself feel better, which makes him the perfect acolyte for Alex Jones.

Paul’s Life

As a general guideline, we don’t care about people’s personal lives too much, outside of how they may be relevant to their involvement in a propaganda outlet. As such, Paul’s private business is his business.

That being said, more than anyone else involved in InfoWars, Paul Joseph Watson has a deep track record of publicly lying about his life.

One notable example was the time he claimed that he was born on a council estate, or the British equivalent of public housing. However, a Daily Beast examination of public records showed that his family absolutely did not live in public housing during his childhood, pretty much always lived in nice suburbs, and they had bought a three-bedroom home just before Paul’s 10th birthday.

It’s a strange thing to lie about, but it kind of makes sense that if you were a propagandist working for an outlet that largely trades in trying to inflame the passions of the lower and middle-class white population, you’d want to do your best to make yourself appear similar to them.

Then, there was the confusing case in June 2017, when Paul told Vice that he suffered from pica and had a habit of eating books. After Vice posted the article, Mediaite wrote a post about it, which wasn’t making fun of him in any way, and actually gave a very insightful note to the readers: “Now, a caveat that the good folks at InfoWars have been known to spread misinformation in an attempt to stoke media coverage, so it’s maybe worth taking Watson’s claims with a grain of bark.”

In response, Paul took to Twitter, and launched a trial balloon to see if he could credibly play the victim on this one:

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When this bit didn’t really evolve any further, and Paul realized he’d kind of hit a dead-end, he changed approaches and came out saying that he doesn’t eat books, and the fact that the “mainstream media” reported that he did (because he told them he did) was proof that they are “fake news.”

Looked at from a wider prospective, it does not appear that you can really derive any meaning from this dumb publicity stunt. It doesn’t demonstrate that Vice is “fake news” because they accurately quote you in a piece that you agree to answer questions for. It doesn’t prove that the “mainstream media” is gullible when they reported on the story with the caveat that InfoWars often lies to get attention.

Ultimately, the only thing you really can take away from this is that Paul Joseph Watson is not adept at playing the media. That’s probably the one lesson Alex is smart enough not to teach him.

Steve Watson

Steve Watson is a long-time contributing writer for InfoWars, and is the brother of Paul Joseph Watson.

Although Paul is the more popular brother, by a mile, Steve was actually the first of the Watson’s to give being on-air talent a chance. In early 2009, Alex Jones had Steve Watson on to talk about the news, and presumably his performance was not what Alex was looking for, since he has not become a major on-air talent, while his brother certainly has.

It has been speculated (as a joke) that Steve does not actually exist and is a persona created early on by Paul, who was dissatisfied with the rate Alex paid him and wanted to double his salary. While almost certainly not true, this would make Steve slightly more interesting than he is currently.

David Knight

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David Knight was a reporter and host of the InfoWars Nightly News, until Alex Jones called him up to the big leagues and gave him his own show, Real News with David Knight, in 2017. Subsequently, Alex would go on to claim that he was being sued for copyright over the name Real News. This may or may not be true, but it is definitely the most interesting thing about Knight’s show.

David Knight is notable only in so much as he is perhaps the most boring person who has ever been allowed to anchor their own show. TV propaganda is a genre that relies so heavily on the intrinsic charisma of the person spreading it, so it is just a marvel that David Knight has made it this far.

In reality, Knight serves a very important function in Alex Jones’ machine. Alex knows that his broadcast style (yelling, screaming, threatening, talking about death all the time, descending into perverse fantasies about the death of his enemies, etc.) does not appeal to all demographics. He has the middle aged white male sector locked down, but he needs other personas to cross over into other quadrants, and David Knight exists to appeal to the elderly.

His soft delivery, his droning manner, his standard habit of oversimplifying everything; these are all ways that Alex can have his message go out, but in different packaging. Alex is employing the same strategy with giving Owen Shroyer his own show, in an attempt to appeal to the “college age white male” demo.

As a broadcaster, David Knight is too boring to mention. As a source of content, he’s inconsequential because everything he says is the same as Alex. Thus, he doesn’t really merit much of a dossier.

Although, we would be remiss if we didn’t point out that he doesn’t think that notoriously racist Disney movie Song of the South is actually racist:

I believe the ride they’re referring to is Splash Mountain, which is based on Song of the South, and has been in operation at Disney Land since 1989. It didn’t disappear, and these dudes can’t even make the argument that they “took Song of the South out of Splash Mountain.” That big, iconic log-flume drop, the one where people often flash the cameras, that drop is meant to recreate Br’er Rabbit being thrown into the Briar Patch, which was the climactic point of Uncle Remus’s story, The Tar Baby.

Also, David Knight wrote an op-ed for Aleksander Dugin’s publication Katheon on Nov. 16, 2016, just about a week after the election, about how Russia and the US should work together to take down the imaginary “Globalists.”

Darrell Hamamoto

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Darrell Hamamoto is a semi-regular guest on The Alex Jones Show and a former tenured professor at the University of California-Davis. In 2018, he retired after 22 years with the university.

In his earlier career, Professor Hamamoto was a trail-blazing scholar in the field of Asian American Studies. He did some important work, writing about the de-sexualization of Asian men in American culture. His interest in the topic led him to produce his own porno film starring an all Asian cast called Skin On Skin.

However, it appears that at some point, he became side-tracked from his area of expertise, and most of his writing and focus became based on the "New World Order."

Most of his theories are completely nonsensical. For example, he claims that former UC-Davis chancellor Linda Katehi held patents on antennas that she was using to transmit mind-control rays to the student body:

If that wasn't wacky enough, in 2018, he heavily implied that John Kerry's 2016 trip to Antarctica involved him checking in on weather control weapons that are based there.

He also thinks that pink guitars are gay:

Hamamoto As A Professor

By his own admission, Darrell Hamamoto does not have a good relationship with his students. In appearances on The Alex Jones Show, he frequently would speculate that students were being planted in his class as snitches, presumably on behalf of the school's administration that wants to take him out.

UC-Davis allows students to leave reviews of their professors, and looking over some of Prof. Hamamoto's reviews gives us a pretty interesting insight into what it would be like to be in his class.

A review from 2006:

Although I DO think he has a lot to offer as a professor, he IS a prick...He is a self proclaimed “reverse racist”, so if you are not asian taking this class, be extra careful not to do anything to piss him off, even more so if you are a guy.

A review from 2008:

I signed up for ASA2 with him, and dropped it after the first lecture. I laughed at half of the stuff he said, because it was ridiculous. The other half of it was pretty damned offensive. My roommate has told me that he attacks students that are the products of multi-ethnic relationships, and will literally try to blacklist TA’s that don’t agree with him from the Asian American Studies department.

A review from 2014:

I had him as a guest lecturer in an Asian American Studies class one day near the end of the quarter. Man, is that guy nuts! He’s into every conspiracy theory on the planet! I agree that Monsanto is a terrible company that doesn’t have my best interests in mind while maximizing profits, but he went on and on about how they are working with the Bilderberg group to sterilize all the minorities with cancers, especially of the reproductive organs, to eliminate them completely. He made a point to “search engine” it, “not Google” because Google is in on it and purposefully censors information about this genocide so the sheeple don’t find out.

Suffice it to say that not only is Hamamoto a person who does not practice academic thoroughness, but also that he is a bit of a racist, and apparently a really incompetent teacher.

Other Appearances

In 2014, Hamamoto appeared as a guest on Red Ice Radio, a specifically white nationalist and pro-fascist radio program broadcast from Sweden.

In 2017, conspiracy/New Age research-based YouTube show Unspun declared Darrell Hamamoto a "disinformation agent." Whether or not they are right, it is unclear, but this does demonstrate a distrust for Hamamoto, even within the "alt-media" world where his ideas would conceivably be the most popular.