August 14, 2013
Alex Jones has responded to the latest defamation offensive launched by MSNBC, this time by host Alex Wagner and her guests, including Mark Potok, SPLC propaganda minister, and Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee. (Mr. Steele’s participation underscores the fact there is virtually no difference between the Democrat and Republican parties when it comes to attacking critics of the political establishment.)
The segment aired on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, and carried a number of unsubstantiated claims, primarily that Alex Jones somehow inspired Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber summarily convicted by the establishment media ahead of a trial by his peers, and the uncorroborated and patently false assertion that Jones is a racist, an assertion predicated on SPLC lies and propagnada.
Both accusations are instrumental to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s terrorism and militia meme. If not for the fact the government, primarily the Department of Homeland Security, now readily exploits the terror and hate crime narrative devised by the SPLC to push its domestic terror agenda, it would be relatively easy to dismiss the SPLC’s narrative as politically motived nonsense.
Following MSNBC’s propaganda piece, Alex issued the following statement:
“No one should feel safe in this climate. The establishment media can put out whatever lie they want and the Republican Party, represented on Wagner’s show by Michael Steele, will just agree with it because it shows the establishment itself is threatened by the awakening that is happening. They’ve identified Infowars.com and the journalistic system we’re building as a major threat. That’s what the MSNBC segment is — a premeditated attack. Anyone who supports freedom of the press needs to get behind Infowars.com and other alternative media under attack, like investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, whistleblower Edward Snowden, and so many others. This is exactly how countries fall to authoritarianism, because if they can intimidate us, shut us down and defame us, they can defame anybody. If you care about freedom, remember this quote from German pastor Martin Niemöller, who resisted the Nazis:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Catholic.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Alex then addressed defamation of character:
“This meets the precise definition of willful, conscious defamation with malice of forethought with intent to do harm. I have sued people before for defamation successfully. I don’t like to do this, but clearly, if I don’t respond to this they will make up even more outrageous stuff… will I be a child molester tomorrow? Will they say I’m the bomber? They’re already saying I made people bomb stuff and I’m deeply racist without showing a shred of proof. This is outrageous authoritarianism. So, I am putting them on notice. I want massive retractions right now. This is your tort warning. You are now on notice. Do you guys think you’re invincible because you have the White House behind you? Richard Nixon thought he was invincible, too. The American people are going to stand up against this intimidation against the press.”