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Why Is Drudge Linking to Alex Jones's "Info Wars" Site?
Ward World ^ | 06/20/2011 | Kevin A Ward

Posted on 06/20/2011 12:25:35 PM PDT by kevinaw2

As I normally do on a daily basis I visited the Drudge Report. On the left hand column there are three links regarding Texas Governor Rick Perry.

The first link is this: National Journal: Perry Road Tests Stump Speech

The second link is this: NBC NEWS:Perry: Stand Up and Stop Apolgizing

The third link? Infowars.com.: Bilderberg Approved Perry Set To Become GOP Frontrunner

This is apparently not the first time Drudge has linked to that charlatan Alex Jones, but this piece is absolutely ridiculous. Drudge loses credibility by linking such crap on his site.

First there's the title. Rick Perry if he gets in will be formidable,but does anyone really think he becomes the automatic front runner? He's well known with conservatives and in Texas, but relatively unknown to most Americans. Most polls that include Perry have him in single digits.

The lead paragraph:

"Every indication suggests that Bilderberg-approved Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to become the front runner in the Republican race to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency, illustrating once again how a shady, secretive and undemocratic global elite holds the reigns of true power while Americans are distracted by the delusional notion that they have a genuine choice in 2012."
 Isn't it great to know that the world's most trafficked website (?) is perpetuating Alex Jones's absurdities that our Republic is a sham?

 There's more:

"Texas Governor Perry, a protégé of Karl Rove, is very good at acting like a down-home populist, but that’s all it is – an act. Perry is George W. Bush 2.0."
 I may not be an expert on Texas politics but I have a clear impression that the Perry's and the Bush's don't care for each other. Have we ever heard Karl Rove's name mentioned in connection with Perry's tenure as Lt. Governor and now Governor? In point of fact, Karl Rove actively supported Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in her primary effort to defeat Rick Perry's bid for a third term just last year. Perry crushed her and Rove and his Bush supporters went down to ignominious defeat at the hands of Perry in the GOP primary. I'm quite certain G.W., Rove and Senator Hutchison (who's retiring) would not categorize Perry as Bush 2.0.   The rest of the article goes on with Jones's usual conspiracy nonsense even suggesting that Perry's participation in an Istanbul conference violated the "Logan Act".   Oh and of course the conspiracy to nominate Rick Perry is to stop Ron Paul's momentum.

Matt Drudge does yeoman's work sifting through items for our perusal, but someone needs to call him on this crap. It's embarrassing to intelligent and thoughtful discourse.What a waste.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: alexjones; bilderbergs; mattdrudge; rickperry

1 posted on 06/20/2011 12:25:39 PM PDT by kevinaw2
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To: kevinaw2

I’m glad that Matt decides what will be on Drudgereport and not you.


2 posted on 06/20/2011 12:28:44 PM PDT by FreeMaine (America, please, pease, please, unite and kick Maine out of the Union.)
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To: FreeMaine

Zzzzzzzing! Nicely done.


3 posted on 06/20/2011 12:34:05 PM PDT by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
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To: kevinaw2

Alex Jones is a fruit loop.


4 posted on 06/20/2011 12:34:43 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: kevinaw2

alex Jones is a paranoid nut case. Drudge should stay a mile away.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 12:36:11 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: FreeMaine

Me too. Alex Jones is no more or less kooky than anyone at “All Things Considered” at NPR. He’s covering stories that aren’t getting play elsewhere—sometimes there’s good reason for that, and sometimes not.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 12:37:35 PM PDT by bvw
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To: kevinaw2
Drudge loses credibility by linking such crap on his site. Absolutley!

Isn't it great to know that the world's most trafficked website (?) is perpetuating Alex Jones's absurdities that our Republic is a sham?

Well it is a sham but not for the reasons that AJ states. There is nothing secret going on here. It's all in the open.

Oh and FEMA DEATH CAMPS !!111!!! /s

7 posted on 06/20/2011 12:40:25 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (No one is more against progress than a progressive.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Alex Jones’ commentary falls into three groups, correct, incorrect, and as yet unproven. There are many items in each of those categories. The correct ones are more numerous that one might think.

Sometimes the delivery gets in the way of the substance.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 12:40:39 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: kevinaw2

“Why Is Drudge Linking to Alex Jones’s “Info Wars” Site?”

Why do cable companies offer the SciFy channel? Same reason.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 12:40:44 PM PDT by Grunthor
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To: kevinaw2

I’m no Perry the RINO fan but Bush and Rove do not like Perry and they have little respect for him. I know several lobbyist types that have been in the room with Bush and Rove when they refer to Perry by the nickname Bush gave Perry - The Dumbass.


10 posted on 06/20/2011 12:40:51 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: kevinaw2

I don’t know anything about these wacky conspiracy nuts but I do know that Perry isn’t the staunch conservative most of the country is making him out to be. Maybe the countries conservative standards have been lowered to such a level by the past 4 years of Pelosi/Reid/Obama. We Texans will remember that Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries and was chairman of the Gore campaign in Texas. However, he has moved to the right over the past 23 years. ... at least he isn’t “Mitt the Twit” ...


11 posted on 06/20/2011 12:42:21 PM PDT by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: kevinaw2

Drudge links to a lot of news sources. Just look below his page.

You may not agree with Alex Jones, but you should defend his right to say it. That is our 1st Amendment Right as citizens. The Right to Free Speech is not to protect popular speech. It’s there to protect unpopular speech.

If you don’t like it, then maybe you should move to North Korea where only popular speech is permitted by the government. Only dictatorships, fascist states and thug governments fear free speech. They like to “control” what people think. That way they can continue to abuse people and get away with it.

To me I am interested in only the truth. Matt Drudge and the Drudge Report is the number 1 news web site in the world for a reason. It’s because most people find Drudge to be the most accurate of any news site in the world.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 12:43:10 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Alex Jones is a fruit loop.

Since Fruit Loops are made by a global company that is part of the NWO, does that make AJ a double agent?

Maybe it is Jones is who actually building those FEMA DEATH CAMPS.

Just asking questions don't cha know. /s

13 posted on 06/20/2011 12:44:28 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (No one is more against progress than a progressive.)
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To: Sprite518

>> You may not agree with Alex Jones, but you should defend his right to say it. That is our 1st Amendment Right as citizens....>>>

Uh, yeah, and you should defend kevin’s right to criticize Drudge and Jones also. I didn’t read anything in the OP about Alex Jones’ “rights” — I just read opinion.


14 posted on 06/20/2011 12:47:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: kevinaw2

Scroll up a bit from the Infowars link: Ah yes, it’s a link to Free Republic! I’m sure a lot of folks would rather that not be there either.


15 posted on 06/20/2011 12:54:17 PM PDT by giotto
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I never said Kevin did not have a right to say that. I just don’t agree with him on censorship because you don’t like what someone has to say.

Kevin did not like Jones attacking Gov Perry. So he attack Drudge for posting a link. I have no problem with that, and I think I will read it now that Kevin has pointed it out.

For the record I was not going to read it until now. Obviously it must be pretty hot to motivate him to post this complaint about Jones.


16 posted on 06/20/2011 12:54:58 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: kevinaw2

Would you rather listen to NPR? We should be happy there is someone reporting the stuff that matters. You might call him extreme but at least he is the correct side of the scale! Unlike the other commie news outlets.


17 posted on 06/20/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: kevinaw2
Ever wonder why a self-described "patriot" like Alex Jones would appear on Moscow-funded, Moscow-controlled Russia Today this many times?

That's right, the same Moscow that makes a practice of offing journalists who dare expose their brutality and corruption. And not just a few journalists. Hundreds of them in the last decade.

This is where Alex Jones goes to warn Americans about the imminent threat to liberty. Russia Today. The American internet propaganda arm of Vladimir Putin.

Anyone who trusts this guy is a complete fool.

18 posted on 06/20/2011 1:12:44 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: kevinaw2

Alex Jones is a big mouthed bully. I had never heard of the guy until he ambushed Michelle Malkin at the DNC convention in Denver a few years ago. For Freepers who don’t remember this incident, here is the Youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJPHyKEQP94

It takes a lot of class to get in a small woman’s face like that and shout. Alex Jones is a nobody, an attention seeker, and a nutjob. It’s hard to believe that this lowlife actually has followers.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 1:14:41 PM PDT by DFG (1 useless man is called a disgrace, 2 are called a law firm, 3 or more are called Congress)
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To: Sprite518
For the record I was not going to read it until now.
Good point. If he hadn't made such a stink about it, I wouldn't have noticed it either.
20 posted on 06/20/2011 1:21:51 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: kevinaw2

Alex Jones is an excellent resource. He covers things other miss. Yes, he seems kooky at times, but I always consider his opinion worth hearing. I tend to agree with him 75% of the time.


21 posted on 06/20/2011 1:41:57 PM PDT by Captain Steve
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To: FreeMaine

I tried to find the article but couldn’t get past the woman who got third degree burns from her overheating bikini.


22 posted on 06/20/2011 1:48:27 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

From my shallow and short understanding of Jones, I would say he is correct about 50% of the time - mostly obvious stuff - but he then dives off the deep deep end with the other 50% or so with pure BS or by trying to connect dots that simply do not connect. The correct 50% sucks some people in IMO and they tend to give credence to the other 50%. Dangerous recipe.


23 posted on 06/20/2011 2:06:07 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: kevinaw2

Drudge seems to be on an anti-globalist kick lately. I kinda like it.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 2:08:25 PM PDT by Darryl Lecht ("Head down over a saddle.")
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To: kevinaw2

Anyone dumb enough to consider Alex Jones a worthwhile source of news is beyond all hope. The common refrain “I agree with him 50% of the time” is more accurately translated “I’ll continue wasting my time on a news source that I admit lies at least half of the time”. Sad.


25 posted on 06/20/2011 2:26:31 PM PDT by RDAardvark (Fast-forward to Jan 20th 2013, please.)
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To: bvw

“Alex Jones is no more or less kooky than anyone at “All Things Considered” at NPR”


Exactly. If he loses credibility for this then he loses credibility for some liberal sites he links to.

Don’t like Alex? No problem. But let’s modify the standard first.


26 posted on 06/20/2011 3:14:49 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: RDAardvark

Everything is on Drudge. If Jones can’t be on there (and NO IM NOT A FAN)then neither should links to most liberal lying scum publications.


27 posted on 06/20/2011 3:16:26 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: bvw
Alex Jones is no more or less kooky than anyone at “All Things Considered” at NPR.

Illustrating that Jones is indeed the imbecile I knew he was.

28 posted on 06/20/2011 3:19:50 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: kevinaw2

WTF is Alex Jones?


29 posted on 06/20/2011 5:22:39 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: DFG

Every once in a while I come across him on XM. He will talk about a point for hours. And he says nothing.

Its not that I don’t believe him, or disagree with him. Really, he says nothing.

I dont know how he stays in business.


30 posted on 06/20/2011 6:47:42 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Is there anyone that Obama won't toss under the bus?)
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To: Sprite518

I do not question Drudge’s right to link the site nor Alex Jones’s right to free speech. I would never inhibit nor sanction any such activity, however it is a question of credibilty when sources are as dubious as Alex Jones. Free Speech always.


31 posted on 06/20/2011 7:05:49 PM PDT by kevinaw2
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To: bvw

And he is a lot less kooky than 95% of Congress, 100% of the administration and the all of the FBI.


32 posted on 06/24/2011 7:11:19 PM PDT by FreeMaine (America, please, pease, please, unite and kick Maine out of the Union.)
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To: DFG

ALex Jones did a number on another group in 2010. He upstaged their protest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzDxBMdHdOs

This second video is more video mixed with his radio commentary on the event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yutc26Sgy0Y

Catherine Bleish of the group who confronted Jones at the rally above on CNN.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaJ3pFnglr0


33 posted on 07/17/2011 2:50:42 PM PDT by Mozilla
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