June 23, 2015

The world on June 23, 2015:

  • Donald Trump has been running for president for 7 days.
  • In the wake of the Charleston shooting, then S. Carolina governor (now ambassador to the UN) Nikki Haley calls for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capital building
  • President Barack Obama appears on WTF with Marc Maron. It is a little weird for a sitting president to appear on a comedian's podcast, but most people are okay with it. Conservatives take great issue with Obama using the n-word while discussing race relations
  • A heat wave has killed approximately 400 people in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, with temperatures topping 113 degrees. This is happening around the world, with deaths caused by heat waves increasing precipitously. Most scientists see this as a direct result of global warming, and it is a very ominous sign about how large a portion of the world will become uninhabitable in the near future.
  • Negotiations continue in the Greek financial crisis
  • Smog engulfs the city of Santiago, Chile, forcing a closure of businesses and a governmental declaration of an environmental emergency. This is the first time in 16 years their government has done so

What Alex covered on June 23rd:

  • Alex Jones is incredibly bent out of shape over the Trans-Pacific Partnership being fast-tracked through Congress. He is absolutely certain that this one thing, the TPP, will be a death blow to the very idea of countries. According to him, it is not a trade deal, but an essential piece of stripping countries of their sovereignty and combining them into a one-world government.
  • Alex spends a very large chunk of this episode playing a clip of then-Senator Jeff Sessions giving a speech on the Senate floor about how bad the TPP is. Though he is not at this point explicitly identified with the Trump campaign, this is the first instance of someone who would come to be a major Trump player getting positive coverage on the show in the 2016 election season. Alex calls Sessions a "super patriot."
  • Alex conducts a return interview with alleged "Clinton insider" Larry Nichols. The last time he was on, he essentially told Alex that it was up to him and his listeners to save the world. This time is no different, as he strokes Alex's ego and builds up the savior complex that would propel Alex into losing his mind during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
  • Larry Nichols promises to be back on the show every week, and on each appearance, he would reveal a new bombshell Hillary Clinton revelation. This week's: One time, Hillary Clinton went to a "witch church" with someone from Designing Women (sadly not Meshach Taylor)
  • Alex continues to insist that the Civil War was not about slavery. According to him, it was actually about every other possible thing, but definitely not slavery.
  • Alex conducts an interview with economist (?) Max Kaiser. Max is insistent that the dollar is just about to collapse. It will come any day now, and he has lots of conjecture and insinuation to back that claim up.
  • Alex reveals that (as we all know, according to him) Hollywood is run by Jewish and Italian mobs.


  • Alex has still not mentioned that Donald Trump is running for president.