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Alex Jones: Scream Master

Alex Jones can’t stop screaming

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of our four-part Alex Jones master class. Watch Part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.

For anyone unfamiliar with the far-right radio personality and Infowars founder, Jones has claimed that Sept. 11 and the Sandy Hook massacre were inside jobs, that Obama wore a secret Muslim ring, and that juice boxes turn children into homosexuals. He also happens to have the ear of the president of the United States of America. In this series, however, we won’t be examining Jones’ political beliefs. Rather, we’ll be looking at the gravel-voiced Texan’s other most notable quality: his flair for theatrics.

Jones’s on-air persona owes more to Howard Beale, the fictional character from “Network” than most pundits or journalists. In the 1976 satire, Peter Finch plays Beale, a failing news anchor whose ratings get a much-needed boost after suffering an on-air nervous breakdown. In the film’s most enduring moment Beale fumes: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” 

Jones’s rhetoric is usually fueled by anger towards the “New World Order,” and he often describes in great detail the violence he fantasizes about inflicting on “globalists” and their cohorts. But sometimes words are simply too constricting a medium for Jones’s fury, and he has no recourse but to let loose one of his signature war cries. We have compiled those screams semi-comprehensively in the above video.

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