A deceptive Bloomberg hit piece portrays Alex Jones as a recruiting aid for terrorists, insinuating that his website motivated the Boston bombers in a transparent lobbying effort to get Jones kicked off the air on Sirius XM.
Entitled Alex Jones Sells Gold on Sirius With Bombing Conspiracies, the piece, written by Annie Linskey & Prashant Gopal, attempts to smear Jones as a ruthless con man who exploits terror attacks to make money on gold sales. In reality, gold sales through Midas Resources represent a small part of Infowars’ advertising and records show that the Boston bombings caused no spike in bullion sales whatsoever.
Noting that a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and others “obsessed by the violence” turn to Jones for answers, the article quotes the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok who says Jones, “Does not build bombs, he builds bombers,” a flagrant attempt to smear the radio host as an inspiration for terrorists despite his widely publicized message of peace and non-violence.
In reality, rhetoric published by the Southern Poverty Law Center itself has proven to be a wellspring for domestic terrorists.
Back in April, would-be mass shooter Floyd Corkins told the FBI that he targeted the the Family Research Council’s Washington D.C. headquarters in August 2012 after reading that the group had been labeled “anti-gay” on the SPLC website. Corkins entered the building with a pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition before being apprehended by FRC buildings operations manager Leo Johnson.
The article is keen on using the Boston bombings to link Jones with violence while conveniently failing to mention that it was the FBI who violently gunned down witness Ibragim Todashev during questioning.
Eyewitnesses to the shootout between the alleged Boston bombers and police also asserted that it was the police who ran over Tamerlan Tsarnaev and not his brother, as cops initially claimed. According to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s aunt, footage of a naked uninjured man being arrested was Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which if true means he was later murdered by authorities.
The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unarmed before he was caught also debunks initial claims by authorities that he had engaged in a “shootout” with cops while hiding in a boat. Dzhokhar sustained a throat injury during the incident which left him unable to talk.
The article returns to the theme of portraying Jones as a showman who invents conspiracies to make money, remarking that the ideas he espouses “brings in $7 million a year,” while failing to mention (despite pre-interview assurances) that 100% of the money goes straight back into the operation and Jones has not even paid himself a wage for the past year.
The Bloomberg piece tries to demonize Jones for generating income (as if this was inherently evil), and yet Bloomberg itself makes over $7 billion dollars a year for pumping out its propaganda.
Apparently, if you spew rhetoric that supports the establishment and the military-industrial complex, making billions of dollars in the process is just fine and dandy. Barely break even in attempting to fund a nationwide liberty movement and that makes you a dastardly huckster, according to Bloomberg.
The hit piece also insinuates that leftist mass shooter Jared L. Loughner was inspired by Jones because he saw a 9/11 conspiracy film, despite there being no evidence whatsoever that this played any part in Loughner’s rampage.
The innumerable exaggerations, half-truths and outright lies contained in the piece are seemingly part of a template to pressure Sirius XM and Clear Channel into dropping Jones’ radio show, which according to Jones is already being discussed behind the scenes.
It is clear that the power structure is afraid of Alex Jones and the fact that his listenership is increasing because Infowars has been proven right, having initially been denounced as conspiracy theorists, on so many occasions over the course of the last decade.
The hit piece is also undoubtedly a reaction to Jones’ harsh criticism of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of the Bloomberg news outfit, who also funds a tax exempt foundation called Mayors Against Gun Violence in an effort to eviscerate the Second Amendment, of which Jones is a staunch advocate.
Once again, the writers of this hit piece approached Jones in an overtly friendly manner with assurances that it would represent a balanced profile piece. The result is one of the nastiest and most deceptive tissue of lies that we have ever encountered as a news organization.
The article essentially sends the message that free speech causes terrorism and that Alex Jones’ free speech should be curtailed because he is provocateuring terrorists, when in reality it’s the FBI that has provocateured virtually every domestic terror plot for years, as even the New York Times admits.
Linskey and Gopal’s hit piece is another attack on the free press and another sign that the mainstream media is becoming prone to barely-disguised temper tantrums as it lashes out at the fact that the alternative media is increasingly swallowing up its audience share because of the simple fact that Americans are sick of being lied to and misled about events such as the Boston bombings.