Glenn Beck and Alex Jones
Media Matters has put together a nice list of similarities between Glenn Beck and Alex Jones.
Beck and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones are two of a kind
Fox News’ Glenn Beck increasingly echoes the theories and conclusions of Alex Jones, a fringe conspiracy theorist and host of a daily radio show promoting those theories. These include belief in the imposition of a “new world order” and global government, opposition to the Federal Reserve, and attacks on Cass Sunstein, John Holdren, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
It’s interesting to see how closely Beck echoes Alex Jones. The similarites aren’t just ideological coincidences. Beck often books guests shortly after they appear on Alex Jone’s show.
Jones cites Jones as example of how and Beck share guests. In an October 4 Russia Today video, following clips of appearances by Vickers on Jones’ radio show and Beck’s Fox News show, Jones said that Beck has “guests that no one’s ever heard of that we interviewed two months before he then has on.”
The only substantial difference between Beck and Jones is the topic of 9-11 Truth but Fox News host Andrew Napolitano has been bringing that to Fox News recently (9-11 Trutherism Comes to Fox News). I wouldn’t be terribly surprised to see Beck warming up to 9-11 in the near future.