Skip to comments.Why Is Drudge Linking to Alex Jones's "Info Wars" Site?
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?
"Texas Governor Perry, a protégé of Karl Rove, is very good at acting like a down-home populist, but thats 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.
I’m glad that Matt decides what will be on Drudgereport and not you.
Zzzzzzzing! Nicely done.
Alex Jones is a fruit loop.
alex Jones is a paranoid nut case. Drudge should stay a mile away.
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.
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
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.
“Why Is Drudge Linking to Alex Jones’s “Info Wars” Site?”
Why do cable companies offer the SciFy channel? Same reason.
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.
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” ...
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.
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
>> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
I tried to find the article but couldn’t get past the woman who got third degree burns from her overheating bikini.
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.
Drudge seems to be on an anti-globalist kick lately. I kinda like it.
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.
“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.
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.
Illustrating that Jones is indeed the imbecile I knew he was.
WTF is Alex Jones?
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.
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.
And he is a lot less kooky than 95% of Congress, 100% of the administration and the all of the FBI.
ALex Jones did a number on another group in 2010. He upstaged their protest:
This second video is more video mixed with his radio commentary on the event:
Catherine Bleish of the group who confronted Jones at the rally above on CNN.:
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