Alex Jones

InfoWars Republished Content from Russian Site

“Over the past three years, conspiracy site InfoWars has copied more than 1,000 articles produced by Russian state-sponsored broadcaster RT to its website — all without the permission of RT,” BuzzFeed News reports.

“InfoWars is headed by radio host Alex Jones who propagated the false Pizzagate conspiracy theory, fueled hate against migrants, and pushed the unfounded theory that former president Barack Obama is not an American citizen… Jones and his outlet have also faced accusations that their work often aligns with Kremlin-funded outlets such as RT, and that they have at times benefitted from amplification from Twitter bots and other Russian information operations.”

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I mean, quite frankly, I’ve been to these events, a lot of the KKK guys with their hats off look like they’re from the cast of Seinfeld. Literally they’re just Jewish actors. Nothing against Jews in general, but they are leftists Jews that want to create this clash and they go dress up as Nazis.”

— Alex Jones, quoted by Media Matters.

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Bombs In Ratings

This week’s episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” which featured a controversial interview with InfoWars founder Alex Jones, came in last place among the four major broadcast networks, Variety reports.

“With 3.5 million total viewers, Kelly’s program not only came in behind Fox’s U.S. Golf Open Championship coverage (6.1 million) but also reruns of CBS’ 60 Minutes (5.3 million) and ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.7 million).”

J.P. Morgan Pulls Ads Over Megyn Kelly’s Interview

J.P. Morgan Chase has pulled its advertisements from NBC News in light of Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with Infowars host Alex Jones, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Hollywood Reporter: “Critics argue that NBC’s platform legitimizes the views of a man who, among other conspiracy theories, has suggested that the killing of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 was a hoax. The network released a brief portion of the interview, which is scheduled to air on Sunday.”