That’s right, folks, here’s one of the Republican Party’s top politicians, a Congressman no less, going on the batshit crazy Alex Jones show and agreeing with him that legal abortion has caused God to put a curse on America.
A few days ago an article by long-time conspiracy peddler (and 9/11 Truther) Paul Craig Roberts was posted at the Ron Paul Institute’s website, alleging that the terror attack against French journal Charlie Hebdo was a “false flag,” the favorite trope of far right loons everywhere.
Today Ron Paul appeared on Newsmax TV (yes, there is such a horrible thing in the world) and actually tried to defend Roberts and his demented article, with a stream-of-consciousness word salad that even included Benghazi: Ron Paul Is Just Asking the Question: Was the Charlie Hebdo Attack a False Flag Operation? | Right Wing Watch.
Anti-Immigration Loon William Gheen: Obama Gives Obamaphones to Migrant Kids So They’ll Confiscate All Our Guns
It’s going to be awfully hard to find a loonier right wing rant than this one, as Americans for Legal Immigration PAC president William Gheen goes on the whacked-out Alex Jones show and concocts a freakish conspiracy theory (on the spot!) that President Obama is bringing in Central American children, giving them “Obamaphones” and “Obamacare” and paying for their housing and food, so they’ll act as a private army (just like “African child slave soldiers”) and start confiscating all the true patriotic Americans’ guns.
A great picture of the completely deranged mindset driving the anti-immigration fever of the right wing. These people are not well.
I’ve never really understood why he’s supposed to be “Weird” Al — he’s not really that weird. Funny, sure, but weird? Captain Beefheart was weird; honestly, deeply weird. The Captain couldn’t be anything but weird. Al, on the other hand, does parodies of pop songs, usually involving food.
Nonetheless, this is a great new video that pokes fun at the Alex Jones crowd, so let’s lighten the mood a little after this heinous day, shall we?
Vegas cop shooters told neighbor about desire to overthrow Obama and kill police officers http://t.co/Uwg9cRNVQJ
Here is cop-killer domestic terrorist Jerad Miller complaining about DOJ investigating domestic terrorists. From FB. pic.twitter.com/gqv6ln8gPk
commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly - Apr 19, 2014
I was out there but they told me and my wife to leave because I am a felon. They don’t seem to understand that they are all felons now for intimidating law enforcement with deadly weapons. So don’t tell you that they need people. We sold everything we had to buy supplies and quit our jobs to be there 24/7. How dare you ask for help and shun us dedicated patriots!
May 2, 2014
They are going around doing background checks. I was down there for a week doing over watch and other things. I was not causing problems. Even stood armed next to a cop. I volunteered my info so they wouldn’t waste an hour doing a check. Our founders where criminals for taking a stand. Why am I any different when I have never been to prison yet I am a political enemy to the established oligarchy so they have papers that make me seem like a common criminal, who by the way, still deserve their rights to vote and own a firearm. If they don’t have those rights then they are not American citizens and therefore have immunity under their despotism. So, anyone trying to “get” me would find someone not even technically under their jurisdiction any longer. As far as I am concerned my government is a fascist enemy. Unlike all those loyal Nazis, I will not tolerate despotic rule over me and my family. My family has bled for this nation and our freedoms and I will not let their sacrifice go unanswered without my own sacrifice. So let them call me a criminal. Let them smear my name all over the place. George Washington would be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with me and my wife. Who cares what all these loyalists think. They will think what they are told to think, so why should we care? We need to quit quibbling and bickering with each other and stand together.
The Chilling Anti-Government, Cliven Bundy-Loving Social Media Posts of the Las Vegas Shooting Spree Suspects http://t.co/FfoKOYRONY
Neighbor of Las Vegas shooters Jerad and Amanda Miller says they planned to put a swastika “on every cop we kill” http://t.co/mFVWCuURnW
Just realized I interviewed Vegas cop killer Jerad Miller outside Bundy Ranch in April: pic.twitter.com/wfLTIrUzT9
His call sign: “The Joker.” That's all this man with an AK-47 and 9 mm Smith & Wesson would say. Photo: pic.twitter.com/81v1sSnvmp
We even filmed Jerad Miller grabbing breakfast outside Bundy Ranch: pic.twitter.com/X9GxZ7eWZr
Vegas cop killer Jerad Miller having breakfast with Bundy family members in mid-April: pic.twitter.com/eewJkcfD4u
Today Glenn Greenwald responds to that article on Pierre Omidyar’s financial support for Ukrainian dissidents with a frankly amazing statement: On the Meaning of Journalistic Independence - the Intercept.
Despite its being publicly disclosed, I was not previously aware that the Omidyar Network donated to this Ukrainian group. That’s because, prior to creating The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jermey [sic] Scahill, I did not research Omidyar’s political views or donations.
Yes, you read that right. Greenwald claims he’s taking $250 million in funding from someone he never even researched.
While you try to swallow that one, here’s another interesting development from the Mighty Greenwald’s Twitter timeline:
@PrisonPlanet I care about one thing: do I have full journalistic independence? If I do, then that's what matters. And I do.
.@ggreenwald - Glenn, you should come on the Alex Jones Show. Reach a whole new audience. I get your reservations, but consider it.
There it is — the formal invitation to appear on the most insane conspiracy peddler in America’s show! I’ve been expecting this convergence for quite a while. But contrary to Paul Joseph Watson’s claim, it wouldn’t be a “whole new audience.” Just check out the comments for Greenwald’s post linked above — they’re already sharing an audience of batshit paranoid conspiracy loons.
Will Greenwald finally hook up with Alex Jones to usher in a brave new era of journalism? It’s the logical next step for Greenwald, after appearing on the Ron Paul webcast and with Eric Bolling on Fox News.
Stay tuned for the next thrilling episode in the adventures of Glenn Greenwald, Future of Journalism.
Or: two Carny hucksters compare anti-Obama conspiracy theories and their naive audiences lap it up. Both Jones and Farah have made an industry out of scaring conservatives and they continue to rake in cash from fools and bigots.
Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Alex Jones of InfoWars and Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily swap conspiracy theories about President Obama.
Just a couple of days after he promoted the extreme right wing militia Oathkeepers (referring to them as “a coalition of current and former military, police, and other public officials”), activist Glenn Greenwald is now hyping an article by another far right conspiracy monger: Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Napolitano is probably best known for his loony shows on Fox Business, but he’s also a very frequent guest on the Alex Jones show, a big promoter of the John Birch Society, a close associate of racist paleocons Lew Rockwell and Ron Paul, a neo-Confederate who pushes the idea that Abraham Lincoln was a war criminal, and to top it all off — a 9/11 Truther.
And on 9/11 of this year, he went on Glenn Beck’s show and compared Syria’s use of chemical weapons to the Clinton administration’s siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
That’s who Glenn Greenwald thinks you should be reading.
A question for liberal supporters of the Greenwald agenda: is that just fine with you? Are these the people you want to be associated with?
It’s no secret that Fox News is in the business of mainstreaming far right ideology, but now, at last, the mask of sanity comes all the way off as the Geraldo Rivera show actually hosts swivel-eyed lunatic Alex Jones as if he were some kind of expert on Syria. Predictably, Jones concocts a conspiracy theory, because it’s what he does.
I’d say “shame on Fox News” for promoting one of the most despicable, deranged characters in America, but what’s the point?
Here’s something to look forward to — the fringiest of the fringe right Tea Party pseudo-libertarian Senators is pretty obviously gearing up for a run at the Presidency.
Rand Paul’s chief strategist is leaving his Senate post to run the Kentucky Republican’s political shop.
Doug Stafford, who is widely seen as Paul’s closest adviser, will soon resign as chief of staff to manage Paul’s national political operation. Today’s news is the clearest sign yet that Paul, a potential 2016 contender, is building a presidential campaign.
This is a guy who’s a big fan of Alex Jones, who appears frequently on Jones’s psycho conspiracy show, and he’s talking about running for President. Just sayin’.