Salem's Charlie Kirk demands right-wing commentators defend Alex Jones following landmark Sandy Hook verdict

Kirk: “If your favorite conservative commentator is silent on Alex Jones, that is very telling” because “it's a scorecard moment”

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Citation From the October 13, 2022 edition of Salem Radio Networks' The Charlie Kirk Show as broadcast on Real America's Voice

CHARLIE KIRK (HOST): Alex Jones was patient zero for the censorship regime back in 2018 and now Alex Jones is patient zero for lawfare strategies to be able to shut people up that they don’t like. Is Alex Jones outlandish? Of course he is. He’s a quasi-entertainer, that’s why he’s so popular, but Alex Jones has been right about a lot of things.

And so people say don’t talk about it, stay away from it. I learned my lesson. I learned my lesson what happens when I stay quiet and I listen to these people, I’m not going to put up with another bad precedent being set because I’m told that I should hate Alex Jones.

He’s entertaining, I don’t agree with him on everything. They’re doing this to be able to show – it’s a spectacle.

This also is an opportunity that I hope all of you take. Watch carefully today the podcast you listen to, the radio shows you consume, the TV shows you watch. This is a scorecard moment. If your favorite conservative commentator is silent on Alex Jones, that is very telling. Because just the fact that I’m doing this segment now we’re going to get articles written up all over, I don’t care and you shouldn’t either. I care too much for you the audience, I care too much about what we’re fighting for to just do what I’m told by some sort of regime puppeteer. It’s too important. It’s a scorecard moment and I hope you guys will look carefully at who steps up to bat.