John Oliver took action against Alex Jones, the “Walter Cronkite of … Gorilla Clowns”, on Sunday last week tonight.
The charismatic performer, who is regularly charged, is an important part of many people’s media nutrition, noted Oliver. Almost 6 million people listen to his radio broadcast or watch it online every week. His influential fans include “Russian Ambassador to the United States, Donald Trump,” who tweeted Jones’ claims and was on his program at least once.
Oliver had previously talked about Jones on his first show this season, and Jones seemed a little upset – that is, he was excited and responded happily. Jones dismissed Oliver’s HBO show, said their reviews were “in the bathroom” and suggested he got his performance because “everyone knows a British accent sounds intellectual,” adding, “Hey boy that one People want legitimacy. They want real people who can talk to them and touch them inside. “
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Oliver replied Sunday night and said to Jones, “Don’t call me ‘boy’ and insist his British accent” sound like a chimney sweep going through a wood chopper. “
Jones’ shtick includes allegations that Sandy Hook slaughtered elementary school children and that some school workers were orchestrated by the government in what, Oliver noted, “deeply harms the families of the victims, is disgusting and should be disqualified from ever taking him seriously. ”
“Unfortunately, doing things that keep you from being taken seriously doesn’t seem like a big deal anymore,” noted Oliver when a photo of Trump’s inauguration surfaced on screen.
During his four-hour program, Jones frequently introduces products that he sells. Oliver spent a week watching InfoWars and watching Jones spend a quarter of his time – an hour – talking about products he was selling, placing ads, or directing listeners to his InfoWars online store, where You can buy survival gear, organic shampoo and body wash and Clinton Rape Whistle, “To let Bill know that you are in the crowd and that you know the truth,” said Oliver, the pitch promised. It comes with a free bumper sticker “9/11 Was an Inside Job” that Oliver discovered when he bought the pipe.
Since 2013, Jones’ program has increasingly focused on clogging its own products, vitamins and so-called “nutraceuticals”. Two-thirds of his funds come from the sale of these products, including “Super Male Vitality” potions, a “caveman” drink that combines chocolate and “domesticated bird bodies”, and another drink that Oliver guarantees “the mind and body.” soothed by children “said exactly, sounded very creepy.
Oliver mentioned Jones’ recent controversial interview in Megyn Kelly’s NBC Sunday Newsmag, which Jones renamed Megyn Kelly to Rationalizing Low Ratings. In that interview, Jones insisted that it costs $ 45-50 million to keep InfoWars up and running, and that whatever he does, he plows back on the show. Jones likes to tell his followers that he needs immediate financial support from viewers / listeners and asks them to “fund” his show through his products – like “an NPR pledge to people who hate NPR,” sniffed Oliver.
If you watch the program regularly, you will find that Jones wears several Rolex watches and expensive sports coats. Jones felt compelled to explain, noted Oliver and told the followers, “I dress as a Satanist so that I can enter this world and show you that none of this means anything.”
“Torturing Sandy Hook’s parents should get you to the Satanic Club in comfort,” without the need to buy a Rolex, let alone several of them, Oliver insisted.