Alex Jones is a mathematically verifiable bad man—a Sandy Hook denier and 9/11 truther who believes his political opponents are the physical manifestation of the devil. Jones is also a Trump supporter, incidentally. Trump has appeared on his program many times, and he considers Jones’ reputation “amazing.”
The Alex Jones media empire hosts several websites and radio shows, but his chief outlet is InfoWars, which he broadcasts intermittently from his studio in Austin. The signature Alex Jones tone—as he tries to convince his audience that his version of reality is real, and the real one is a lie perpetrated by the Bilderberg Group and perhaps Beyoncé—is a sort of possessed, apoplectic croak. The videos of this stuff are viral fodder of the first order, passed around with delighted incredulity by Pepe avatars and the woke set alike.
Twitter user @immolations has captured a lot of Jones’ greatest moments, including this all-timer posted over the weekend:
“That’s Hillary,” Jones clarifies at the end, in case we confused his gleeful, “Jabba being strangled” monologue with someone else. But Jones’ ire remains strong for less offensive targets as well; all unworthy within his sight demands a kidney-stone-passing freakout.
This is sort of the primal Alex Jones clip: anger as essential human energy.
In a stab at creating some intentionally viral content, his team once cooked up this uproarious skit about Alex Jones going insane and ripping his shirt off in a demonic fury—because, you see, they are self-aware enough to get the aura around Jones, yet not self-aware enough to realize that hate-filled propagandizing can undermine the fourth estate’s ability to function in a democracy.
And it’s not all moments of deep human weakness channeled into incandescent rage; sometimes it’s moments of incandescent rage masquerading as weakness.
InfoWars will be broadcasting for 52 hours straight as the votes come in over the next two days. FiveThirtyEight currently has Trump at a 31.5 percent chance of winning. Regardless of how the numbers break, there is a 100 percent chance of Alex Jones painting the walls with his own feces at some point. Stay tuned.