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Monday, June 19, 2017

Jack Shafer, Politico: When [Megyn] Kelly's show finally aired, she took the mendacious [Alex] Jones apart in such a textbook manner you had to wonder what all the shouting had been about. The Jones pattern, she said at the segment's top, is making "reckless accusations followed by equivocations and excuses" when questioned. ... Likewise with the pathetic claims about the Sandy Hook killings. He's still throwing the see-through drapery of devil's advocacy to blur the fact that on most subjects he's talking out of his tinfoil hat. Short of waterboarding him, I don't know what more Kelly could have done to expose Jones' dark methods.

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She was needlessly defensive in her presentation, acknowledging that some people thought the segment shouldn't have been broadcast because it would increase Jones' profile.

But as she pointed out, Jones isn't going away, and his audience is growing. What's more, Jones "has the ear of our president," and spurious things InfoWars says have a way of getting repeated by his phone-pal President Donald Trump, who has saluted the InfoWars host in the past.

She didn't take Jones down, but really, who could have in a newsmagazine segment? But she did do a credible job of exposing his lies. Give her a B+.

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Heh. Alex Jones claims both of his parents are CIA agents (and that may actually be true). But it came out in his child custody trial that they made millions off the Infowars "family business"....

Conclusion? Infowars is a CIA front.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-06-19 12:02 AM | Reply

Not exactly a low key cover job.

#2 | Posted by squinch at 2017-06-19 12:36 AM | Reply

"reckless accusations followed by equivocations and excuses"

Just like his bestie Donald Trump. Two pees in an alien pod.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-19 12:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Things bootlickers say:

Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-19 01:33 AM | Reply

#4

www.buttpaste.com

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-19 03:43 AM | Reply

I was wondering what all the outrage was about. I never thought Megan would be kind to Alex Jones. Putin maybe. But Jones? No.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-19 11:11 AM | Reply

Bill Hicks has played a lot of Teajadists for the fools they are.

#7 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-06-19 12:53 PM | Reply

#6 Megyn's questions for Putin were as hard hitting as Hannity's were for W. "Mr. President, just how awesome are you?"

To score a big splash, she sold out any notion that she was a journalist. Exposing Alex Jone's as a tin foil hat wearing nut job? He has been doing that himself for years. No hard hitting revelations there.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-19 02:39 PM | Reply

you had to wonder what all the shouting had been about

POSTED BY CORKY AT 09:36 AM | 8 COMMENTS | PERMALINK | COMMENT ON THIS ENTRY |

What? There was no mystery. It's about getting attention. Alex Jones is awesome at that, for better or worse.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-06-20 09:18 AM | Reply

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