Alex Jones: Infowars has racked up 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours

Infowars motor mouth Alex Jones has issued a ‘never surrender’ battle cry to his army of alt-right followers after a string of tech giants hammered him over his controversial views,” Ryan Parry reports for The Daily Mail. “In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com he launched an expletive-laden laden rant claiming the Democratic Party staged the ‘desperate’ onslaught and says he’s a ‘sacrificial lamb’ who has been likened to Hitler for the purposes of a wider attack on free speech.”

“What’s more he claims the publicity surrounding the action taken by the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Apple – who have blocked his content and removed his channels – has gained him millions of subscribers – not lost him followers,” Parry reports. “Jones claims 5.6million people have subscribed to the Infowars newsletter and free podcast in the past 48 hours.”

Parry reports, “Branding what’s happened ‘bull***t’, the 44-year-old Texan said… ‘Because I play devil’s advocate, because I play both sides, they’ve taken me out of context, they are using me as a test case to try to bring an EU style web censorship. They’ve got mainline Democratic senators saying they ought to restrict Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Matt Drudge, the President himself. They are misrepresenting what I’ve said and done and are using that to set a precedent for internet-wide de-platforming, censorship beyond what Russia does, what China does, ahead of the midterms (election). The whole thing is fake… The good news is Infowars has had the highest traffic it’s ever had – 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours – and so has my radio show.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hoo boy. What was that we wrote when Apple yanked the links to Jones’ podcasts? Oh, right:

Of course, the inherent danger of censorship is that you make the censored more alluring by elevating their musings into ideas too “dangerous” to hear.MacDailyNews, August 6, 2018

Always being right is both a boon and a curse, but we’re unfailingly happy to share our gift with you, dear readers. 😉

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72 Comments

  1. I’m just going say this, and will not entertain any discussion (everyone is well aware of my opinion on this loathsome individual).

    Why in the world would anyone, let alone MDN believe anything that comes out of this persons mouth with regards to his own traffic or business? He makes up literally everything he talks about on a daily basis. So why should this be any different? Download are one thing, that’s traceable, but sibsrichers? Seriously? His own website flaslifies those numbers and has been proven in court to do so… so why in the hell would anyone take anything this jackass says seriously?

    1. Well said. Snowflakes don’t need nannies, government handouts or tech company censorship to protect them from the real world. They need to LEARN, take personal responsibility, discern fact from fiction and most importantly — learn the difference between right and wrong. Admittedly, it has become more difficult with poor education standards, Hollywood upsetting standards now celebrating bad guys and the daily fake media. Certainly, not difficult to overcome …

    2. Sure, all we need is for the government to establish a Ministry of Truth to prohibit Fake News (anything that shows the government in a bad light) and to require private companies to publish Real News (anything that furthers a xenophobic agenda). Perhaps Comrade GeoBbels could serve as Minister.

      Government censorship would be terrible for Alex Jones, but it is clearly required for outfits that upset alt-right snowflakes. /s

      1. 2014: “The Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country”

        Is that the Orwellian “Ministry of Truth” you are referring to?

        “Perhaps Comrade GeoBbels could serve as Minister.”

        No, socialism exists on your leftist side, no sarcasm here.

        “alt-right snowflakes”

        Oh look, you found a cute new fake term. Ahhh, no such thing …

          1. Clear explanation, LOL!

            MJ: “In April 2013, the consultants at SSI proceeded to produce a jargon-filled, mind-numbingly boring 78-page proposal that included surveys to (a) assess the “Critical Information Needs” of the American public, and (b) assess whether our nation’s local broadcasters were meeting these needs.”

            Under Obama, gee, what a surprise.

            MJ: “Among other things, this project would include interviews with a few news directors, general managers, and so forth, asking them probing questions like “What is the news philosophy of the station?” and “Who decides which stories are covered?” They also proposed to ask HR managers about the demographic makeup of each station’s staff. Once again—you guessed it—no one cared.”

            Obama administration did not care? Right, the article neglected to address that even though it was conducted under the Obama administration. Democratic Party certainly cared introducing two or was it three bills after 2000 to revive the Fairness Doctrine that went nowhere.

            Talk about Big Democrat Government intervention and disrespect for the Constitution and First Amendment regarding the newsroom intrusive SSI study. Despicable. Not surprisingly, Democrats have been roundly defeated trying to regulate or rewrite the Second Amendment for decades. Even the phony Assault Weapons ban signed by Clinton was put out to pasture and lead to Republicans taking control of both houses of Congress for the first time in 45 years in 1994.

            MJ: “Once again—you guessed it—no one cared. Public comments were officially solicited, and eight sleepy months later Republicans on the House Communications and Technology subcommittee sent the FCC a letter protesting the study. Beyond that, no one cared.”

            Talk about selective opinion. No one cared? Well, eight “sleepy” Republicans cared. Sleepy WTF, crafted to denigrate not to enlighten. How about it was time to act and they were up to the task. No mention of the results of public comment survey. Possibly the survey participants were not that sleepy.

            MJ: “Beyond that, no one cared.”

            WRONG.

            This is irresponsible writing and I won’t insult journalists by calling it journalism. This is Leftist opinion propaganda tripe and irresponsible selective reporting. You write exactly like they do which is why this is your favorite source, quoted before, and that speaks volumes ABOUT YOU.

            My post was about circa 2014, not 2013 backward. Noted, you did not comment on it or the other points in my post.

            Mother Jones is a known tool for the Democratic Party and have zero standards when it comes to the whole truth. Fake news …

            1. Ok, so which factual assertion in the article was incorrect? The Federal Communications Act makes broadcasters trustees of the public frequencies that they use. They have a primary legal duty to serve the public interest, unlike a company like Apple that enjoys the freedom to do as it will. That duty remained, even after the Fairness Doctrine was abolished.

              Broadcasters must affirmatively demonstrate, every time their license comes up for renewal, that they have served the needs of the entire community where their transmitter is located. The FCC generally relies on self-reporting, so non-renewal is fairly rare. They proposed having a group of academics conduct some interviews to see how seriously broadcasters take their legal responsibilities. The idea came from the FCC, which is an independent bipartisan commission, not from the Obama administration. As is often the nature of academic grant proposals, it was not very exciting and it ultimately went nowhere.

              That would have been the end of the story if the current FCC Chairman had not chosen to distort it into a full-blown conspiracy theory, with the literally Dark Eminence in the White House stationing observers in every newsroom in the land. It is a fable fully worthy of InfoWars.

            2. If tedious deflection was an Olympic sport, you would win gold every time for just showing up.

              You don’t want to debate Liberal MJ whores and pretend factual reporting, fine. I understand why, you have nothing to defend and know it. So, off onto more tedious deflection.

              Well, you don’t want to debate MJ article, fine. I don’t want to read the rest of your post and under “no duty” to respond to it.

              What goes around, comes around …

            3. This isn’t about Mother Jones. It is about whether YOU told the truth when you alleged a Obama conspiracy to “place government monitors in newsrooms across the country.”

              You didn’t. You lied. You are a liar. By advocating a government takeover of Apple’s right to control its own message, you are a socialist. A lying socialist.

              That isn’t an ad hominem argument in an attempt to prove something else. You yourself have proved that you are a lying socialist.

            4. Knew it in advance, more deflection coming.

              The game works this way. I directly answered your MJ post, particularly pointing out the left wing dubious credibility of Mother Jones. Hard to believe people still take them seriously, but then again, people also believe The Onion and in the tooth fairy.

              Now, it’s your turn for rebuttal. THEN we can move on and I will gladly discuss the Obama related quote from the Internet.

              “advocating a government takeover of Apple’s right to control its own message”

              Your first mistake: Never said that and you are putting words in my mouth.

              Your second mistake: Called me a liar with no evidence. What happened to evidence, Mr. prosecutor and innocent until proven guilty? Your opinionated self righteous accusations are just that, certainly not fact.

              Your third mistake: “You yourself have proved that you are a lying socialist.” Had to pause for a couple minutes because I was laughing so hard, thought I was going to bust the buttons on my blazer and drop my iPhone. Nuff said …

              Suspected the day would come when a measured elitist writing in pseudo-intellectual style.just blows up and becomes irrational, it just happens …

            5. I, at one time, was a reader of Mother Jones. I unsubscribed from their newsletter. I found it too far left for my taste. Whiny would be the keyword and full of glorious narcissism. Why would I continue to read such tripe…

            6. Same here. Read it in the beginning and dropped it for veering too far left. Don’t forget the PC cancer, but your description of MJ is spot on …

  2. So forbidden fruit displays it’s magnetism again. The tin foil hat crowd will just lap his stuff up.

    The sad part is that this nonsense and stuff like it has come to dominate the news cycle and just feeds the dysfunction of our system of government. Just like The Donald’s Tweets, the spectacle distracts while the real stuff is going on elsewhere.

  3. Its amazing that so many Mac users support BS !! If Apple built POS computers like Alex Jones spreads news you people would not use them… they would be crap.. nothing would work correctly.. they would advertise features that don’t even exist but you would believe they do.. it is not a badge of honor to support people that put out fake news and treat them like hero’s! You only do it because you don’t think it affects you.. right up until it actually does.. Tim Cook supports LGBTQ rights because he knows what its like to be discriminated against.. I suspect many over privileged white people that post here don’t know what that is like! Why would Steve jobs live his company in the hands of this person if he didn’t trust this person even knowing his LGBTQ relationship ? You all want to hold Steve as a saint.. yet he chose this man to take over his company… that says a lot about his political and social values.. Alex jones is not free speech.. he is hate speech.. and needs to be eliminated from social media.. he can set up his own server..why does public media need to support him.. if people love him .. pay to support his own web server.. out STFU about your freedom of speech !

    1. “Its amazing that so many Mac users support BS !!”

      You miss the whole point. It has nothing to do with supporting BS. It has everything to do with the Apple worm has turned supporting CENSORSHIP.

      Twitter NOW upholds the U.S. Constitution freedom of speech, Apple does not. Sad.

      Your support of gays and hate for white people has nothing to do with it. Rational my ass …

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