July 19, 2015

The world on July 19, 2015:

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What Alex covered on July 19th:

  • Most of today's show is about how a picture of the Queen giving a Nazi salute, as a child, came out. Alex uses this as an opportunity to launch the world's largest "I told you so" party. There are a lot of problems with this, chief among them that Elizabeth was 7 when this picture was taken in 1933. In the video, she is clearly being made to make the salute by her Nazi-sympathizing uncle Edward. As weird as it is to think now, a lot of people had Nazi sympathies before WWII really got cooking, there were a number of prominent people who were on Hitler's side to some extent. Also, this picture is kind of irrelevant, because Prince Edward abdicated the throne in 1936, assuring that his lineage would never be monarchs ever again, because he wanted to marry an American lady that the British government didn't approve of. Pointing out that a 7 year old made a gesture because their misguided uncle got them to does not prove shit.
  • Apparently, shock-jock Mancow called Alex to congratulate him on being right about the British nobility. Full disclosure: I was once a guest on the Mancow program, and he was nothing if not a complete jerk. The experience was unbelievably awful, and based on how Mancow carried himself, I absolutely believe that he's the type of person who would be in contact with Alex Jones
  • Without providing any further details, Alex Jones asserts that President Obama is creating a "race database," which presumably would be used nefariously.
  • Alex continues to push the Center For Medical Progress propaganda videos against Planned Parenthood. Investigations have shown that these were all deceptively edited, and Congressional investigation have cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrong-doing, but Alex spends over a month screaming about them almost every day.
  • Alex explains that John McCain did not actually get tortured in Vietnam, and that in fact he was a "trustee of the Hanoi Hilton." Whereas McCain likes to play up his war past for sympathy and political points, Alex knows that in reality, he spent most of the war being pampered by the North Vietnamese and enjoying the company of "pleasure women." This narrative is both fascinating and very offensive simultaneously.