Born on February 11, 1974, Alexander Emerick Jones is a well-known American conservative, alt-right, and far-right radio show host. He is the host of The Alex Jones Show, which is broadcast by the Genesis Communications Network across the country and online, from Austin, Texas.
Along with his other websites NewsWars and PrisonPlanet, Jones’ website InfoWars promotes hoaxes and false information. By giving Unite the Right participant and white supremacist Nick Fuentes a platform on his website Banned.Video, Jones has given white supremacists a voice and support, acting as a “entry point” to their philosophy.
With regard to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass massacre, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the September 11 attacks, and the 1969 Moon landing, Jones’ conspiracy theories claimed that the US government either hid information about them or flat-out fabricated them.
Several nations and large corporations, according to him, have conspired to establish a “New World Order” using “fabricated economic crises, cutting-edge monitoring technology, and—above all—inside-job terror operations that feed exploitable hysteria.”
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Alex Jones is an American conspiracy theorist and far-right political fanatic with a $2.5 million fortune. Author and radio host Alex Jones is also. The “Alex Jones Show,” a nationally syndicated radio talk show that Jones hosts out of Austin, Texas, is the program for which he is best known.
Childhood And Influences
Jones was reared in the Rockwall area after being born in Dallas, Texas, on February 11th, 1974. His mother stays at home, and his father works as a dentist. He has Comanche, Irish, German, Welsh, and English ancestry.
In 1991, the family relocated to Austin. He played football while a student at Anderson High School, where he also earned his diploma in 1993. Jones attended Austin Community College for a short time after graduation before leaving.
He read Gary Allen’s book None Dare Call It Conspiracy as a youngster, which purported that international bankers—rather than elected officials—controlled American politics. It had a significant impact on him, and Jones called Allen’s book “the most accessible primer on the New World Order.”
Bombing In Oklahoma And The Waco Siege
The Waco siege concluded in April 1993 at the Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas, about 100 miles from Austin, toward the conclusion of Jones’s senior year of high school, with a sizable fire and a sizable number of dead.
These occurrences “only reaffirmed his belief in the inexorable advancement of unseen, malignant forces,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). He began hosting a call-in program on Austin’s public access television (PACT/ACTV) at this time.
Perpetrator Timothy McVeigh planned the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, as retaliation for the federal government’s role in the failed Waco siege resolution on the siege’s second anniversary.
“I recognized there’s a kleptocracy working with psychopathic governments—clutches of evil that know the tactics of control,” Jones said to begin his claim that the federal government was to blame. He didn’t think Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were responsible for the attack. His debut movie, America Destroyed by Design, came out in 1998.
As a tribute to those lost in the 1993 fire, Jones led a successful campaign to erect a brand-new Branch Davidian church in 1998. On his public-access television show, he frequently talked about the project.
He asserted that David Koresh and his supporters were nonviolent individuals who had been killed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Attorney General Janet Reno during the siege.
Alex Jones’s Show
Jones started broadcasting his own show from his home using an Internet connection after being let go from KJFK-FM. A number of Austin Community Access Center (ACAC) radio hosts alleged in July 2000 that Jones had intimidated them or attempted to have their broadcasts banned by using legal proceedings and ACAC policies. Jones’ radio program was syndicated on about 100 stations in 2001.
Jones stated on his radio program that there was a “98% likelihood this was a government-orchestrated controlled bombing” on the day of the 9/11 attacks. He started spreading the rumor that the Bush government was responsible for the attack. As a result, according to journalist Will Bunch, a number of stations discontinued Jones’ program. Jones rose to prominence in the “9/11 truther” movement.
Each week in 2010, about two million people listened to the program. According to Rolling Stone magazine’s Alexander Zaitchik, Jones had a larger online audience in 2011 than both Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh put together. The Genesis Communications Network syndicated The Alex Jones Show nationally in 2020 to more than 100 AM and FM radio stations in the US.
Because of Jones’s “very conspiratorial tone and Web-oriented approach,” says journalist Will Bunch, a senior fellow at Media Matters for America, the audience for the show tends to be younger than that of other conservative pundits. Jones “feed[s] on the darkest paranoia,” according to Bunch.
In November 2016, Jones informed The Washington Post that his video streams had attracted more than 80 million viewers in a single month and that his radio program, which was then syndicated to 129 stations, had a daily audience of 5 million listeners.