The Dallas Morning News is the latest mainstream publication to attack Alex Jones and Infowars over our coverage of the Jade Helm military exercise, with a hit piece that dwells on B12 vitamins rather than addressing any of the issues surrounding the actual drill.
Entitled Mission accomplished, Mr. Abbott. Alex Jones is over the moon for you, Mike Drago’s article doesn’t set a high bar for accuracy, getting basic facts wrong like Infowars being a “web-only TV show” (the Alex Jones Show is a nationally syndicated radio broadcast).
After labeling Jones a “weasly purveyor of baseless conspiracy theories,” Drago proceeds to rip into Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his “tacit endorsement of (Jones’) silly theory on Operation Jade Helm 15.”
Yet Drago never actually explains what that theory is or why it’s so silly. Instead, he fixates on the fact that Infowars sells B12 vitamins, ranting about how some different version of another B12 product is cheaper on Amazon. What this has got to do with Jade Helm or Governor Abbott’s announcement that the Texas State Guard would monitor the exercise is anyone’s guess.
Drago’s B12 meltdown seems to part of a growing trend of media outlets attacking us for selling vitamins. Perhaps we should be selling ads for big pharma products that kill thousands of people, or maybe we should just be selling wars like the big mainstream networks. Would that make us more credible?
“The important thing is to sell more B12, and you might have helped to do that,” Drago tells Abbott, seemingly unaware of the fact that all privately owned news outlets take advertising. Drago’s own article is surrounded by half a dozen ads, but apparently this isn’t an issue.
Drago ends the piece by blathering about ‘secret handshakes’ and ‘wacky wavelengths’. Presumably these are updated versions of the tiresome “tin foil hat” trope. Either way, the hit piece completely fails to address any of the reasons as to why Texans are suspicious of Jade Helm in the first place, concerns which led Abbott to make the announcement.
The establishment press seems incredibly butt-hurt that Governor Abbott would dare listen to the concerns of Texas residents (God forbid) and agree to monitor Jade Helm. This kind of metropolitan liberal media elitism is a complete insult to the intelligence of locals who have genuine worries about preparations for civil unrest given events in Ferguson and Baltimore, as well as decades of manifestly provable preparations for domestic disorder by the U.S. Army and the federal government.
As we highlighted yesterday, a deluge of mainstream media outlets have rounded on Infowars following Governor Abbott’s announcement, with virtually all of them attributing “conspiracy theories” about Jade Helm to Infowars that we have never even voiced, such as closed Walmarts being used as martial law FEMA camps – an issue that we vehemently debunked.
Whether Jade Helm is part of preparations for domestic unrest or foreign occupations doesn’t really matter – both scenarios should be of great concern to all Americans – but to arrogantly dismiss scrutiny of the exercise as baseless paranoia illustrates how out of touch media elites are with the American people and why polls consistently show that trust in the establishment press is sinking.