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  • Alex Jones Says He "Personally Talked To" Trump And Encouraged Him To Push Rigged Election Conspiracy Theory

    Blog ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

    From the August 31 edition of Genesis Communications Network’s The Alex Jones Show:

    ALEX JONES (HOST): The globalists have made a critical error. They have been operating their ongoing takeover program as if they were still in the 1980s or ‘70s. And they believe that they've had air superiority with the dinosaur collaborator media. Discrediting, or attempting to discredit or spinning true independent media that’s exposing their crimes.

    And they made an even bigger error in the string of them when I came out over a month ago and had a special message to Donald Trump dealing with election fraud -- I personally talked to him as well obviously -- and he didn’t so much do what I told him to do, he already concurred and absolutely was on the same page and was already right there with me or even ahead of me.

    But I encouraged him to basically ignore some of the people telling him not to go with that, and to go all the way because if they stole it from Sanders, and they try to steal it from him nakedly in the primaries and they’ve got a history of it, that Homeland Security was going to go in and probably bring in U.N. observers, to make sure illegals and people could vote, and change the debate away from election fraud, to retail voter fraud, which is individuals cheating rather than the computers being hacked.

    And I said you’ve gotta do it while you’re still way ahead in the polls cause they’re going to start skewing the polls obviously and saying you’re behind -- that’s a standard tactic -- you need to go now with this information so that when you’re actually still ahead you talk about the fraud.

    You'll be ahead all the way through, but they’re going to put out the fake polls that you’re way behind and actually create that perception. And obviously Trump was right there. And Trump did it. That’s why they’re so scared of him. I mean, they are having to put on adult diapers over this guy, okay?

    And obviously Trump has his own experts that were telling him the same thing. He’s really smart, he understands how things operate. They already tried to steal it from him, he stood up and contested it so he got it. Sanders didn’t, so he lost it.

    And then Trump comes out two days after I talked to him and after I put the message out. I talked to him that day, and then I came in I called Rob Jacobson up he was on that weekend I said, “We’re shooting a video of a message to Trump,” I said it’s really a message to the people -- I’ve already delivered the message to Trump that day.


    Trump’s Conspiracy Theorist Allies Take Victory Lap Over Candidate’s “Rigged" Election Comments

    “Totally Synced”: How Donald Trump And Alex Jones’ Conspiracy Theory Movement Speaks With One Voice

    Alex Jones: “It Is Surreal To Talk About Issues Here On Air And Then Word-For-Word Hear Trump Say It Two Days Later”

  • The Trump Sycophants Praising His Hiring Of Breitbart News’ Steve Bannon As Campaign CEO

    ››› ››› KATIE SULLIVAN

    Trump’s staunchest supporters called the hiring of Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon as the new chief executive for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign “an inspired choice” and “fantastic news” after the move was reported. Elsewhere, the decision has been called “insanity,” with former Breitbart News employees disparaging the relationship between Trump and Breitbart News as “pathetic and disgusting.”

  • “I Was There”: AP Reporter Debunks Conspiracy Theory That Video Shows Clinton Suffering From Seizures

    Right-Wing Media Has Pushed Clinton Health Conspiracies In Attempt To Distract From Trump Controversies

    Blog ››› ››› THOMAS BISHOP

    Associated Press reporter Lisa Lerer debunked right-wing conspiracy theories that a video showing Hillary Clinton laughing at press questions shows her suffering from a seizure.

    Right-wing media personalities including Sean HannityAlex Jones, and Matt Drudge, have attempted to change the subject from Donald Trump’s campaign troubles by drumming up a conspiracy that Hillary Clinton is in poor health. Fox host Hannity has led the crusade attacking Clinton, bringing on guests to diagnose Clinton of various diseases using deceptively edited snippets of video and photos of Clinton.

    Hannity repeatedly used video taken several months ago of Clinton’s campaign visit to a bakery where he speculated that her exaggerated motion was possibly a seizure.



    Lerer explained that what happened during Clinton’s campaign visit to Washington D. C. on June 10 while covering the campaign was less controversial (emphasis added):

    I've never been part of a conspiracy theory. Now, video of my surprised facial expression has become Exhibit A in the latest unfounded speculation about Hillary Clinton.

    It starts with Clinton's visit to a muffin shop in Washington on June 10, five days before the District of Columbia's Democratic primary. The then-presumptive Democratic nominee popped in for a photo op with Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials supporting her campaign.

    As an Associated Press reporter who's spent more than a year covering her candidacy, I was there for her appearance. After she ordered herself a "cold chai," my colleagues and I shouted some questions, mostly about Clinton's recent meeting with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

    Perhaps eager to avoid answering or maybe just taken aback by our volume, Clinton responded with an exaggerated motion, shaking her head vigorously for a few seconds. Video of the moment shows me holding out my recorder in front of her, laughing and stepping back in surprise. After the exchange, she took a few more photos, exited the shop and greeted supporters waiting outside.

    CNN’s senior media correspondent Brian Stelter explained the Clinton health conspiracy theories began from “pro-Trump Twitter accounts, which then went to a fringe right-wing blog, which then went to the Drudge Report” and on to other media outlets.  

  • “Totally Synced”: How Donald Trump And Alex Jones’ Conspiracy Theory Movement Speaks With One Voice

    Blog ››› ››› OLIVER WILLIS

    Alex Jones announced on his radio show this week that it has been “surreal to talk about issues here on air and then word-for-word hear [Donald] Trump say it two days later. It is amazing.” Indeed, as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes pointed out, it has been “completely surreal” to watch the Republican nominee for President of the United States echo the nation’s most prominent conspiracy theorist; but he’s done just that, repeatedly.

    During the campaign, Trump has echoed Jones’ conspiracy theories on several topics, including the leadership of ISIS, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and the possibility of a “rigged” general election.

    Jones’ website has described him as “one of the very first founding fathers of the 9-11 Truth Movement.” The movement believes that the U.S. government was behind the September 11, 2001, attacks. Jones also has promoted conspiracy theories about government involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Boston Marathon bombing, and several mass shootings.

    Trump appeared on Jones’ show in December and praised the host for his “amazing” reputation, promising him that “I will not let you down.” In return, Jones called Trump “a true maverick” and described his presidential campaign as “epic” and “George Washington level.”

    Over the last year, Trump has frequently spoken about issues of importance to Jones and the conspiracy theory movement he leads, often in the same language and within days of those issues being raised on Jones’ program.

    Jones reportedly received “special guest” credentials to attend the Republican National Convention and praised Trump’s acceptance speech as “totally synced” with the conspiracy theory movement, saying that Trump’s attack on the concept of “globalism” -- a frequent target of the conspiracy movement -- “sent absolute lightning bolts of fear into their guts in the New World Order.”

    Jones has also often hosted Trump friend and adviser Roger Stone, who maintains close contact with the candidate. Trump and Stone coordinated a rally in favor of Trump at the convention and have given out instructions on how to donate to Trump’s campaign.

    In February, a senior Trump adviser gave an interview to Jones' website and urged Jones' fans to vote in the South Carolina and New Hampshire Republican primaries.

    Days after Jones posted a video entitled “An Emergency Message to Donald Trump” asking the candidate to start pushing a narrative that the general election would be “rigged,” Trump began to echo the host. He told a rally audience that Clinton is “going to try and steal the general election,” adding, “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest.” (Stone had also been urging Trump to raise the issue.)

    At a campaign rally in Florida this week, Trump said that President Obama is “the founder of ISIS,” and added, “I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.” (Trump has since tried to claim he was using “sarcasm.”)

    That reflects a position that has been promoted by Jones for some time. His website alleges “there is concrete evidence that the Obama administration has been backing ISIS since the beginning.” Jones has also said Clinton was “like the commanding general of Al-Qaeda and ISIS” and said she and Obama are “the ones running ISIS.” Jones also claims that “ISIS is Obama’s proxy army.”

    Trump and Jones have also been in lockstep on other conspiracies.

    Jones has often promoted the birther conspiracy that President Obama was not born in the United States, a nonsense theory that Trump has eagerly pushed.

    Infowars promoted the idea that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had been killed around the same time Trump floated the theory in an appearance on Michael Savage’s radio show.

    And when Trump argued, without evidence, that Ted Cruz’s father Rafael Cruz was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, he was echoing a claim that had already been made on Jones’ website.

  • Fox News Mainstreams Trump's "Conspiratorial" Claims Of A “Rigged” Election

    ››› ››› TYLER CHERRY

    Fox News is helping bolster and mainstream “conspiratorial” and “preposterous” claims made by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the presidential election will be “rigged” and “illegitimate.” The charges originated with Trump allies and conspiracy theorists Roger Stone and Alex Jones, who directed Trump to “begin talking about” a “rigged” election “constantly.”