Over the weekend, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver ridiculed and lambasted the founder of Infowars, Alex Jones by slamming the conspiracy theorist for the questionable products he sells to fund his show.
Oliver shows clips of Jones on his own show pushing products to his listeners like Combat One moist towelettes, Wake Up America-Patriot Blend coffee, and Bill Clinton rape whistles. One product, according to Jones, contains trace amounts of a “comet.”
A few of these purchasable products are accompanied with a free “9-11 was an Inside Job” bumper sticker.
Reportedly, around two-thirds of the funding for Jones’ show comes from selling the products; hence, the controversial host begs listeners to buy the products on his site in order to keep his show going. Jones told NBC’s Megyn Kelly, during their infamous interview last month, that it costs millions of dollars to keep Infowars running.
“Jones would have you believe every penny they earn is being plowed back into a show that looks like it’s being filmed on a low-budget porn parody of itself,” Oliver said, quipping that Jones sports multiple Rolexes.
Oliver also pointed out that the medical expert Jones often brings onto the show to help market the products, Dr. Edward Group III, claims to have a degree from MIT but actually attended Texas Chiropractic College. Oliver also presents an e-mail from MIT stating that Group, in fact, is not an alumnus of the institute.
“This man does not look like an MIT alumnus, he looks like a fifth-year senior at the University of Falling off a Surfboard,” Oliver joked.
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ABOUT RADIO SHOW HOST ALEX JONES
Alexander Emerick Jones (born February 11, 1974) is an American far-right radio show host, filmmaker, writer,and conspiracy theorist. He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which airs on the Genesis Communications Network and shortwave radio station WWCR across the United States and online. His website, InfoWars.com, has been labeled as a fake news website.
Jones has been the center of many controversies, including his statements in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, about it being staged, adding support to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting conspiracy theories, and as an argument against gun control.He has accused the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, the September 11 attacks and the filming of fake Moon landings to hide NASA’s secret technology.
He says that government and big business have colluded to create a New World Order through “manufactured economic crises, sophisticated surveillance tech and—above all—inside-job terror attacks that fuel exploitable hysteria”. Jones has described himself as a libertarian and paleoconservative,and has been described by others as conservative, right-wing, alt-right, and a pro-Russia propagandist.
New York magazine described Jones as “America’s leading conspiracy theorist”, and the Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as “the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America”. When asked about these labels, Jones said that he is “proud to be listed as a thought criminal against Big Brother”.
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