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  • 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Is Chief Promoter For Roger Stone’s Pro-Trump “Stop The Steal” Rally

    ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    Donald Trump friend and ally Roger Stone is leading protests at July’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland to stop the alleged stealing of the nomination from Trump. Conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones is a scheduled rally speaker and has frequently promoted the protests, urging his followers to give the Stone rally “their time, their energy, and their money.”

  • Conservative Media Figures Dismiss and Downplay Corey Lewandowski's Battery Charge

    ››› ››› JARED HOLT

    On March 29, police charged Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, with simple battery after an incident in which police say he grabbed former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, leaving bruises on her arm. Soon after the news broke, several conservative media figures hustled to downplay the charge and dismiss its significance.

  • Right-Wing Media Baselessly Accuse MoveOn.Org Of Inciting Violence At Trump Rally

    ››› ››› TYLER CHERRY

    Right-wing media figures are blaming MoveOn.org for violence that occurred following Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's canceled rally in Chicago on March 11, likening the group to the Ku Klux Klan and accusing them of "creating this havoc and ... putting innocent people's lives in jeopardy." In fact, several media figures have slammed Trump for condoning "violence in rally after rally," and at the Chicago event MoveOn.org only helped provide logistical support for the protests, including printing signs and recruiting attendees.

  • Trump Ally Roger Stone Claims MSNBC Has Also Banned Him

    Blog ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    Donald Trump ally Roger Stone, who was recently banned from CNN for making crude attacks on its staff, is claiming that MSNBC has also banned him from its airwaves.

    Stone is a notorious "dirty trickster" who recently co-authored The Clintons' War on Women. The 2015 book is dedicated to -- and cites research from -- a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 attacks. Stone's history includes forming an anti-Hillary Clinton group named "C.U.N.T." during the 2008 election.

    Stone worked for Trump's presidential campaign last year and is now organizing against Clinton's campaign again. He is a frequent presence in the media because of his long ties to Trump; their friendship and professional relationship goes back decades.  

    As Media Matters documented, Stone has written disgusting tweets targeting figures at media organizations including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He's called various media personalities an "arrogant know-it-all negro," a "stupid negro," a "fat negro," a "professional negro," a "Mandingo," "quota hires," "senile," and "the muff-diver."  

    CNN banned Stone from appearing on its airwaves as a result of his tweets. Stone is also a regular guest on Fox News and Fox Business; Fox has not commented on whether it plans to continue hosting him despite his diatribes against certain Fox personalities.

    During a February 26 appearance on The Alex Jones Show, Stone claimed that "MSNBC, under pressure from Media Matters ... banned me." From his appearance:

    STONE: This gets even more comical. MSNBC, under pressure from Media Matters from America [sic], this group of twisted freaks who are Clinton apologists, who the Clintons can do no wrong, first they demand I be banned at CNN, where I was never admitted. Now MSNBC, where I have not appeared once this year, and appeared once last year, they've banned me. How do you ban someone who's never been admitted to begin with?

    ALEX JONES (HOST): So why are they announcing it? Just to set the precedent for banning people?

    STONE: Well because they know I have the goods on the Bushes and the Clintons.

    MSNBC declined to comment to Media Matters on the matter.

    Unlike other cable networks, MSNBC has not frequently hosted Stone in recent months. He last appeared on the network in September 2015, and he appeared on the network several times last year (not "once last year," as Stone claimed), according to an iQ media and Nexis search.

    Stone also defended Fox News' coverage of Trump, claiming that the network is "supportive" of Trump and is really "fair and balanced." Stone singled out Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity for giving Trump "his fair shake."

    In addition, Stone attacked CNN's ban by falsely claiming he's been on the network "exactly three times since August." In reality, Stone has been on CNN 22 times since the start of August 2015, according to Nexis. He appeared on CNN nine times from September 2015 through this week.  

    Stone is a regular guest on Jones' program. Jones is America's most prominent conspiracy theorist and has been supporting Trump's candidacy. Despite Jones' toxic history, the Trump campaign has been courting Jones and his audience.

    Joe Strupp contributed reporting to this post. 

  • Alex Jones Takes Credit For Trump Tweet In Favor Of Auditing The Federal Reserve

    Jones: "There Is No Putting This Genie Back In The Bottle"

    Blog ››› ››› TIMOTHY JOHNSON

    Leading conspiracy theorist Alex Jones suggested he was behind Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's recent call to audit the Federal Reserve. According to Jones, he passed the suggestion through high-profile Trump supporter Roger Stone.

    During a February 22 livestream posted to Jones' Facebook page, Jones said he forgot to ask about auditing the Federal Reserve when he interviewed Trump in December. Jones explained that he raised issue during a recent interview with Stone, who said he would bring it up with Trump. Jones then bragged that Trump wrote on Twitter in support of an audit, saying, "That is a huge move by Donald Trump up against the globalists":

    Earlier on February 22, Trump wrote on Twitter, "It is so important to audit The Federal Reserve, and yet Ted Cruz missed the vote on the bill that would allow this to be done":

    Jones is America's most prominent conspiracy theorist, the founder of Infowars.com, and host of conspiracy theory radio program The Alex Jones Show. Trump and Jones have lavished praise on each other, and Trump has used Jones' radio show to court Jones' followers and make a get out the vote pitch. 

    Stone is a notorious "dirty trickster" who recently co-authored The Clintons' War on Women. The 2015 book is dedicated to -- and cites research from -- a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 attacks. Stone's history includes forming an anti-Hillary Clinton group named "C.U.N.T." during the 2008 election.

    Stone worked for Trump's presidential campaign in 2015 and is now organizing against Clinton's campaign again. He frequently makes media appearances to discuss Trump, and the friendship and professional relationship between the two men goes back years.

    During his livestream, Jones claimed that Stone is currently "the shadow manager of Trump's campaign."

    Jones also said, "And 9/11 Truth, I mean Trump is really, really doing it. So very, very exciting on that front."

    Trump has suggested that "secret papers" could prove that "the Saudis" were responsible for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, likely referencing unreleased pages from the 9/11 Commission Report that critics have suggested implicate members of the Saudi government in the attack.

    Jones, however, is widely credited with founding the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which posits that the attacks were an inside job of the United States government. When discussing unreleased pages of the 9/11 Commission Report, Jones has also put forward a hybrid conspiracy theory where the United States government did not take overt actions to carry out the attacks, but allowed elements of the Saudi government to attack the U.S.

    In his live stream, Jones went on to claim he was about to "shoot a special HD video ... to congratulate Trump for what he's done." He added, "So bravo to that, I mean he is really -- even [Infowars.com reporter] David Knight didn't like him ... he likes him now because of the 9/11 Truth stuff, and the audit the Fed. Look, the stuff he is doing is death blow to the globalists. There is no putting this genie back in the bottle, the amount of credibility he has given these issues, the amount of visibility."

  • The Right-Wing Media Figures Pushing Scalia Murder Conspiracies

    ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    Right-wing media personalities have been pushing conspiracy theories about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. They've called the circumstances of his death "peculiar," "suspicious," and "fishy," and claimed President Obama or his allies may have "killed" Scalia because of his opinions on environmental regulations, gun laws, immigration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and unions. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been aiding the conspiracy theories, calling the circumstances surrounding Scalia's death "pretty unusual" and "big stuff."

  • Trump Joins Radio Ally To Fuel Scalia Murder Conspiracy Theory

    Trump Tells Michael Savage: "They Found A Pillow On His Face, Which Is A Pretty Unusual Place"

    Blog ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    Republican front-runner Donald Trump appeared on one of his favorite radio shows and added fuel to the conspiracy theory that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered, saying that one of the details of his death was "pretty unusual."

    During the February 15 broadcast of The Savage Nation, Michael Savage told Trump that Scalia might have been "murdered." When Savage asked Trump if he would support "the equivalent of a Warren Commission" to investigate Scalia's death, he replied that he "just heard" that "they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow. I can't tell you what -- I can't give you an answer." Brian Tashman of People For the American Way's Right Wing Watch flagged the segment. From Savage's interview with Trump:

    SAVAGE: Donald I need to come back to the topic we've been all screaming about here which is Scalia, was he murdered? I know it's pretty brutal to say that and I'm not wanting to drag you into this but this is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. I went on the air and said we need the equivalent of a Warren Commission, we need an immediate autopsy before the body is disposed of. What do you think of that?

    TRUMP: Well I just heard today and that just a little while ago actually -- you know I just landed and I'm hearing it's a big topic -- that's the question. And it's a horrible topic, but they say they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow. I can't tell you what -- I can't give you an answer. You know usually I like to give you answers but I literally just heard it a little while ago. It's just starting to come out now, as you know, Michael.

    SAVAGE: Well I've been covering it for an hour and a half, there's a lot more to it than that. There was no medical examiner present, there was no one who declared the death who was there, it was done by telephone from a U.S. marshal, appointed by Obama himself. So let me not try to drag you into something you haven't studied because I don't think it would be fair to you and to the audience. I think after you look into these facts, Donald, you yourself will have to come to some different conclusions than you may think.

    Savage later claimed that Scalia "was found dead under suspicious circumstances and now this character in the White House who nobody with a rational mind should trust is trying to railroad Loretta Lynch down our throats -- that came out today -- as his number one choice. Can you believe this?" Trump replied with amazement that Obama would want to nominate Lynch.

    In the minutes prior to Trump's appearance, Savage suggested that the government is "corrupt enough" to kill Scalia and declared that his death "stinks to high heaven."

    Trump is a regular guest on Savage's program and told him last month, "I appreciate your support, you've been so amazing." He's also said Savage has "common sense."

    Savage is one of the country's most extreme radio personalities. The Cumulus Media-syndicated talker has called autism "a fraud, a racket," said PTSD and depression sufferers are "losers," advised people not to get flu shots because you can't trust the government, theorized liberals have been driven insane because of seltzer bubbles, claimed President Obama was intentionally trying "to infect the nation with Ebola," and once told a caller he was a "sodomite" who should "get AIDS and die." He's endorsed Trump, saying he believes "he can win. Two, I believe he can save America." 

    Conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones has also been suggesting that Scalia was murdered. "My gut tells me they killed him and all the intellectual evidence lays it out," Jones said. Despite his fringe conspiracy theories, including that the government was behind the 9/11 attacks, the Trump campaign has been courting Jones and his audience.