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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #105 on: August 10, 2017, 06:06:18 AM »
Buzzfeed has tested the Infowars supplements:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/we-sent-alex-jones-infowars-supplements-to-a-lab-heres?utm_term=.upoBK4RZ5L#.gcRkm1z4QR

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We Sent Alex Jones' Infowars Supplements To A Lab. Here's What's In Them.

Here is Alex Jones' reply (essentially he says that most of his supplements are just rebranded Whole Foods)

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #106 on: August 10, 2017, 06:16:05 AM »
If skeptics could have their way, supplements would be treated as drugs.
Claims of efficacy would have to actually be backed up with evidence.
Most of us don't care who makes the claim either, whether it is Alex Jones or Walgreen's. 
Also, him making money or not, scam artists are often good at making money but they are still selling bullshit.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #107 on: August 10, 2017, 07:25:43 AM »
Alex Jones seems to have tapped into a similar niche that many televangelists used to dominate.

Id say he is actually just as dangerous as those crooks in the nonsense ideas he promotes and just as dishonest as any snake oil salesman.

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #108 on: August 10, 2017, 08:22:52 AM »
I see Alex Jones as a balance to mainstream media

What the fuck?
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #109 on: August 10, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
I see Alex Jones as a balance to mainstream media

What the fuck?

Fox news is not right wright wing enough?
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #110 on: August 10, 2017, 12:21:17 PM »
Quick recap of conservative outdoor forum:

Post: I forward article claims without source that Soros is controlling the Deep State.

Reply: hey, Infowars isn't  reliable.

OP: they've been right often enough. If you say they aren't, pove me wrong.

Reply: here's what gpenn bck said, here's compilation of stuff he got wrong, here's stuff he claims that he contradicts, etc.

OP: that's all fake news! REEEEEE AMERICAN PRAVDA YOU'RE A SHILL.

End summary.

OP was not in the majority, but only by a slim margin.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #111 on: August 10, 2017, 12:22:30 PM »
I see Alex Jones as a balance to mainstream media

What the fuck?

Fox news is not right wright wing enough?

This is getting into straight up Reality vs Fiction territory
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2017, 07:28:16 PM »
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #113 on: August 13, 2017, 07:30:48 PM »
Alex Jones is calling Charlottesville a false flag

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #114 on: August 13, 2017, 08:04:10 PM »
Alex Jones is calling Charlottesville a false flag

There's never a Dodge Challenger around when you really need one.

I saw a lot of confederate and Nazi flags.... No false ones though.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #115 on: August 14, 2017, 05:20:49 AM »
Here is Alex Jones explaining the idea behind saying it is a false flag - not that the event is fake but the lead up and coverage is used to achieve a certain goal. Essentially he is saying that there is a divide and conquer operation exaggerating conflict between races (focusing on injustices, calling conservatives nazis, calling liberals cucks etc.) so that there can be greater police and government control - stopping certain groups organising etc.

Could it be that in a world of clickbait (which Alex Jones is one of the worst offenders) and headlines replacing editorials and Vox style explanatory journalism negating the need to actually use commonsense and think about events that we are starting to judge people based on race and gender. Is this progress?

It seems that the SJW movement and identity-politics from the Black Panthers and KKK has been expanded and events are viewed through critical race theory or gender theory - all of which has the end result of dividing. Rather than an actual conspiracy it is likely just cultural events that are leading to greater division and violence. Alex Jones has been predicting 1960s style violence for a few years and it appears to be happening - I would have thought skeptics would view that as evidence in favour of Alex Jones' reasoning rather than reason to dismiss him.




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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #116 on: August 14, 2017, 11:06:26 AM »
Alex Jones has long since sacrificed his reputation to the conspiracy right wing (and to his alt-medicine sponsors). Trying to find logic in Alex Jones only demonstrates one's susceptibly to bullshit.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #117 on: August 14, 2017, 11:20:32 AM »
He's live-broadcast tabloids -- with his versions of Batboys and everything.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #118 on: August 14, 2017, 12:17:04 PM »
One day Jones is going to write a check his ass can't cash. He floats out there on the fringe and he's going to play something wrong and some weirdo is going to wreck him. Only a matter of time and the more attention he gets, the more likely the scenario becomes.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #119 on: August 14, 2017, 12:20:33 PM »
I hope so.  He's gone so far as to discuss interdimensional child-molesting vampires, though, so it'll have to involve liability
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