Richard Linklater on Alex Jones: "I just thought he was kind of funny”

Alex Jones was a novelty, once upon a time, a powerless, conspiracy-spouting nutter livening up the local fringe on public access. You’d get stoned, tune in, and quietly marvel at his passion while laughing at the absurdity of his words. That was the Alex Jones who strolled into an audition for Richard Linklater’s…

Stephen Colbert mourns Alex Jones' loss with his own spot-on Alex Jones parody

As welcome as the decision of pretty much every internet media platform to purge Alex Jones’ putrid breed of “truth-telling” from their systems may be, some people out there are not so thrilled. No, we’re not just talking about Twitter, stalwart protector of the very worst forms of free expression—we’re talking about…

Twitter refuses to ban Alex Jones, says a bunch of words while failing to justify it

Confirming its status as the social media platform where propagating conspiracy theories that hound the families of school shooting victims out of their homes won’t get you banned, but pretending to be an Italian Elon Musk will, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refused to give in to peer pressure—the coolest kind of…

Spotify yanks some, but not most, of Alex Jones' shows off its platform

Spotify has just become the latest online media hosting service forced to reckon with its responsibilities re: the propagation of hate speech, with the platform announcing today that it’s pulled some—but not all—of its episodes of Alex Jones’ Infowars off of its servers. (At present, there are still 613 episodes of…

The Opposition is very sorry for irresponsibly accusing Alex Jones of being a crisis actor

It’s hard to find an action more heinous than falsely labeling another person as a crisis actor—i.e., a false flag-waving paid publicity plant at a modern tragedy, invented by right-wing conspiracy enthusiasts as a way to dream away the real victims of school shootings and the like. Tossing that label at an actual…

Alex Jones says YouTube is shutting him down, but it seems like he's actually full of shit

Last week, a report came out that human-sized garbage monster Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory distribution network InfoWars were facing a ban from YouTube after amassing two “strikes” against the video site’s policies on bullying and harassment. Specifically, Jones had supposedly gotten in trouble for videos in…

Far-right troll Baked Alaska may just get his ass booted from YouTube

When we last checked in on shamed neo-Nazi hanger-on Baked Alaska, he had been kicked off Twitter and was livestreaming some sort of talk show from what certainly seemed to be his mom’s house in Alaska. This was just the latest in the troll’s long string of humiliations, which include possibly macing himself (see…

As you might expect, Alex Jones is losing it over Oprah's possible presidential run

It takes very little to set off InfoWars host and professional asshole Alex Jones, but the idea of Oprah Winfrey possibly running for president is definitely not a “little” thing to guy with Jones’ sensibilities. So, it should come as no surprise that he’s totally losing his shit over the response to Winfrey’s speech…

Alex Jones is back on his bullshit, says the Las Vegas shooting was "scripted"

Info Wars host Alex Jones is a disgusting wad of human-sized Silly Putty, constantly getting smushed across the newspaper page of reality and peeled back to reveal a weird and faded imitation where everything is backwards and there’s little hairs and skin flakes stuck inside. He’s a bad person who says and does bad…

The Opposition With Jordan Klepper debuts with a brisk, ambitious tour of “alt-news” stereotypes

While his three-year tenure as a Daily Show correspondent seems like solid preparation for his own satirical late-night series, Jordan Klepper has a couple of major obstacles to overcome as he launches The Opposition With Jordan Klepper. Taking over the plum, post-Daily Show spot held down so ably by Larry Wilmore…