Although I do listen to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s radio program on occasions and have at times perused a story or two on his Infowars.com website, I have done so with reluctance and trepidation.
Although Jones has amassed quite a following, which includes some conservative-minded, right-thinking patriots, I think many of the patriots would share my reservations had they witnessed his badgering of conservative blogger Michelle Malkin in front of the Denver Mint during the 2008 Democrat National Convention.
Malkin was taking pictures and reporting on a protest stunt held by the leftist group “Recreate 68 who were there to “levitate” the Mint and shake out its money. The group was paying homage to the anti-war demonstrators who tried to levitate the Pentagon in 1967 during the Vietnam conflict.
Of course the combined effort of anti-capitalists’ energies, magic wands, and wizardry failed to levitate the Mint, but the show wasn’t over. Jones and a handful of 9/11 Truthers spotted Malkin in the crowd of reporters and began heckling her, as bystanders shouted “Kill Michelle Malkin!”
“Desperate to salvage the fizzled demonstration, 9/11 nutball Alex Jones started barking at me and attempting to make a scene and incite a riot. I should have brought my spit shield. Ick. Jim Hoft was there, along with my friends from Pajamas Media, and provided volunteer bodyguard services (thanks, guys)” Michelle Malkin
Shouting orders not let Malkin leave, Jones and a band of protesters followed the diminutive woman and the gaggle of reporters for a number of blocks harassing her and calling her names.
Jones should be ashamed; grown men don’t treat ladies like that. Whether he likes it or not, Malkin’s entitled to her opinion. His intimidation tactics, immaturity, and inability to behave in public prove the new media curator’s aligned more with left-wing radicals than with right-wing conservatives.
Jones’s maniacal antics not only discredit him as a source of credible information, but they also damage the reputation of anyone who might use or cite him as a source.
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