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Alex Jones
Born Alexander Emerick Jones
February 11, 1974 (1974-02-11) (age 36)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Radio host, television host, film producer
Known for Advocacy of: national sovereignty; New World Order theories; anti-world government; and various conspiracy theories.
Website
InfoWars.com, PrisonPlanet.com

Alexander Emerick Jones (born February 11, 1974) is an American talk radio host and filmmaker. His syndicated news/talk show The Alex Jones Show, based in Austin, Texas, airs via the Genesis Communication Network over 60 AM, FM, and shortwave radio stations across the United States and on the Internet.[1] His websites include Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.com.[2]

Mainstream news sources have referred to him as right-wing,[3][4][5] conservative,[6][7][8][9] and a conspiracy theorist.[10][11][12][13][14] Journalist Michelle Goldberg has stated in The New Republic that Jones represents "an old strain of American conservatism—isolationist, anti-Wall Street, paranoid about elite conspiracies—that last flowered during the John Birch Society’s heyday."[15]

Jones sees himself as a libertarian, and rejects being described as a right-winger.[16] He has also called himself a paleoconservative.[17] In a promotional biography he is described as an "aggressive constitutionalist".[18][19]

Contents

Life

Jones was born on February 11, 1974 in Dallas, Texas,[20] and grew up in the suburb of Rockwall. His father was a dentist.[21] He graduated from Anderson High School in northwest Austin, Texas in 1993. After high school he briefly attended Austin Community College.

He began his career in Austin with a live, call-in format cable access television program. In 1996, Jones switched format to KJFK, hosting a show named The Final Edition.[22] In 1998, he released his first film, America Destroyed By Design

In 1998, Jones spearheaded an effort to build a memorial for the members who died at the David Koresh-led Branch Davidian compound/church near Waco, Texas, including the ATF officers who died.[citation needed] He often featured the project on his cable access program and claimed that Koresh and his followers were peaceful people who were murdered by Attorney General Janet Reno and the ATF in the infamous Waco Siege.[22]

In 1999, he tied with Shannon Burke for that year's "Best Austin Talk Radio Host" poll as voted by The Austin Chronicle readers.[23] Later that year, he was fired from KJFK-FM. According to the station's operations manager, Jones was fired because his viewpoints made the show hard to sell to advertisers and he refused to broaden his topics.[22] Jones argued: "It was purely political, and it came down from on high," and, "I was told 11 weeks ago to lay off Clinton, to lay off all these politicians, to not talk about rebuilding the church, to stop bashing the Marines, A to Z."[22]

In early 2000, Jones was one of seven Republican candidates for state representative in Texas House District 48, an open seat swing district based in Austin, Texas. In a January 4, 2000 Austin American-Statesman story Jones stated that he was running, "to be a watchdog on the inside." He aborted his campaign and withdrew before the March primary when polls indicated he had little chance of winning.

In July 2000, a group of Austin Community Access Center (ACAC) programmers claimed that Jones used legal proceedings and ACAC policy to intimidate them or get their shows thrown off the air. The programmers made their views known via radio broadcast and websites.[11] Also in 2000, Jones and assistant Mike Hanson infiltrated Bohemian Grove and filmed the opening weekend ceremony, known as the Cremation of Care, claiming it to be mock child sacrifice in front of a 40 foot tall stone owl.

On June 8, 2006, while on his way to cover a meeting of the Bilderberg group in Ottawa, Canada, Jones was stopped and detained at the Ottawa airport by Canadian authorities who confiscated his passport, camera equipment, and most of his belongings. He was later released without charge. Jones said regarding the reason for his arrest, "I want to say, on the record, it takes two to tango. I could have handled it better."[24]

On September 8, 2007, he was arrested while protesting at 6th Avenue and 48th Street in New York City. He was charged with operating a bullhorn without a permit. Two others were also cited for disorderly conduct when his group crashed a live television show featuring Geraldo Rivera. In an article, one of Jones's fellow protesters said "It was ... guerilla information warfare."[25]

Media

The Alex Jones Show

The Alex Jones Show syndicated radio program is broadcast nationally by Genesis Communications Network to more than 60 AM and FM radio stations in the United States, and to WWCR Radio shortwave. Live-broadcast times are weekdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST and Sundays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. CST. The Sunday broadcast is also broadcast by Emmis Communications' KLBJ Radio. All broadcasts are also available online for live, streaming, podcast or smartphone listening.[26]

Guests have included congressman Ron Paul, country music icon Willie Nelson, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, author and speaker Jordan Maxwell, actor Charlie Sheen, rapper KRS-One, musician Shooter Jennings, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, British politician Christopher Monckton, trends researcher Gerald Celente, musician Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, the Rev. Ted Pike,[27] the Rev. Lindsey Williams, as well as various other guests.

Websites

Alex Jones is also the operator of several web sites centered on news and information regarding violations of civil liberties, global government, and a wide variety of current events topics. The best known of these sites are InfoWars.com and PrisonPlanet.com.

Filmography

Jones has created a series of videos about the "New World Order" or "totalitarian world government," based on the erosion of U.S. national sovereignty and its civil liberties, as well as the misuse of government power, corporate deception and cohesion between disparate power structures.

Films

Year Film Notes
1998 America: Destroyed by Design
1999 Police State 2000
2000 America Wake Up or Waco
2000 The Best of Alex Jones
2000 Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove
2000 Police State II: The Takeover
2001 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports: Exposed
2002 911: The Road to Tyranny
2002 The Masters of Terror: Exposed
2003 Matrix of Evil
2003 Police State 3: Total Enslavement
2004 American Dictators: Documenting the Staged Election of 2004 Executive producer
2005 Martial Law 9-11: Rise of the Police State
2005 The Order of Death
2006 TerrorStorm: A History of Government-Sponsored Terrorism
2007 Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement
2007 Endgame 1.5
2007 TerrorStorm: A History of Government-Sponsored Terrorism - Second Edition
2007 Loose Change: Final Cut by Dylan Avery Executive producer
2008 The 9/11 Chronicles: Part 1, Truth Rising
2008 Fabled Enemies by Jason Bermas Producer
2009 DVD Arsenal: The Alex Jones Show Vols. 1—3
2009 The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
2009 Fall of the Republic: Vol. 1, The Presidency of Barack H. Obama
2009 Reflections and Warnings: An Interview with Aaron Russo

Author

Year Book Publisher
2002 9-11: Descent Into Tyranny Progressive Press

Film subject

Year Film Notes
2003 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 by Stephen Marshall
2009 New World Order by Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel

Acting

Jones has appeared in two Richard Linklater movies as a supporting actor.

Year Film Role
2001 Waking Life Man in Car with P.A.
2006 A Scanner Darkly Street Prophet

References

  1. ^ PACT Channel 10 Programming Schedule Accessed 26 April 2006.
  2. ^ http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/alex-jones-charlie-sheen-requests-meeting-obama--cover/
  3. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704471504574447621545728370.html
  4. ^ An article in the San Jose Mercury News describes Alex Jones as a "right-wing radio show host", although another article in the San Jose Mercury News from just a few months previous describes Jones as a "conservative radio talk show host."
  5. ^ In a 2000 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article by Jim Henderson, Alex Jones is described as a "a right-wing radio talk show host"
  6. ^ http://cbs5.com/local/BART.officer.threats.2.1039379.html
  7. ^ An article in the San Jose Mercury News describes Alex Jones as a "conservative radio talk show host."
  8. ^ Two articles in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from March and April of 2009 describe Jones as a "conservative radio commentator"
  9. ^ http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09226/990805-153.stm
  10. ^ Black, Louis (2000-07-14). "Unknown Title". Page Two (Austin Chronicle). http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/print?oid=77891. Retrieved 2008-05-20. "Jones is an articulate, sometimes hypnotic, often just annoying conspiracy theorist." 
  11. ^ a b Nichols, Lee (2000-07-14). "Alex Jones: Conspiracy Victim or Evil Mastermind?". Media Clips (Austin Chronicle). http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/column?oid=77932. Retrieved 2008-05-20. "Alex Jones is no stranger to conspiracy theories." 
  12. ^ Duggan, Paul (2001-10-26). "Austin Hears the Music And Another New Reality; In Texas Cultural Center, People Prepare to Fight Terror" (Fee required). Washington Post. p. A22. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/85990051.html?dids=85990051:85990051&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Oct+26%2C+2001&author=Paul+Duggan&pub=The+Washington+Post&edition=&startpage=A.22&desc=Austin+Hears+the+Music+And+Another+New+Reality%3B+In+Texas+Cultural+Center%2C+People+Prepare+to+Fight+Terror. Retrieved 2008-05-20. "[His cable show] has made the exuberant, 27-year-old conspiracy theorist a minor celebrity in Austin." 
  13. ^ Author Unknown (2003-01-24). "Questions and answers: Local activist Alex Jones talks about surveillance, moviesdead link]" (FAQ). University of Texas at Austin: The Daily Texan. http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2003/01/24/News/Questions.And.Answers-496968.shtml. Retrieved 2008-05-20. "This week, Q&A returns with Austin's favorite activist/conspiracy theorist Alex Jones." 
  14. ^ "Conspiracy Files: 9/11 - Q&A: What really happened" (FAQ). BBC News. 2007-02-16. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/conspiracy_files/6341851.stm. Retrieved 2008-05-19. "Leading conspiracy theorist and broadcaster Alex Jones of infowars.com argues that ..." 
  15. ^ Michelle, Goldberg (2009-10-07). "Truther Consequences". The New Republic. http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/truther-consequences. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  16. ^ Roddy, Dennis B. (April 10, 2009). "An Accused Cop Killer's Politics". Slate. http://www.slate.com/id/2215826/. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  17. ^ Rosell, Rich (27 November 2006). "Dark days, the Alex Jones interview". digitallyobsessed.com. Archived from the original on unspecified. http://www.infowars.com/articles/alex/ts_dark_days_the_alex_jones_interview.htm. 
  18. ^ http://www.590klbj.com/hosts-local/Story.aspx?ID=1017549
  19. ^ http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/207454
  20. ^ Jones, Alex. Coast to Coast AM. January 27, 2007.
  21. ^ Jones, Alex. The Alex Jones Radio Show. February 6, 2006.
  22. ^ a b c d Nichols, Lee (December 10, 1999). "Psst, It's a Conspiracy: KJFK Gives Alex Jones the Boot Media Clips". The Austin Chronicle. http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/column?oid=oid:75039. 
  23. ^ Best of Austin 1999 Readers Poll, 1999, http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Awards/BestOfAustin/?BOACategory=Media&Year=1999&Poll=Readers&Display=Long, retrieved 2007-08-14 
  24. ^ Payton, Laura (2006-06-08). "Bilderberg-bound filmmaker held at airport". The Ottawa Citizen. http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f67cbe75-4eed-4daf-877e-189e52d1f33c&k=12919. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  25. ^ Grace, Melissa; Xana O'Neill (2007-09-09). "Filmmaker arrested during city protest". http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/09/09/2007-09-09_filmmaker_arrested_during_city_protest.html. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  26. ^ "Listen: The Alex Jones Show". InfoWars.com (Austin, Texas: Alex Jones). Unknown. http://www.infowars.com/listen.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  27. ^ "National Prayer Network Inc.". TruthTellers.org (Clackamas, Ore.: National Prayer Network Inc.). Unknown. http://www.truthtellers.org/. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 

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