Alex Jones Has Been Unchained. The Establishment Media Isn’t Happy About It

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Love him or hate him, Alex Jones is back.  After getting booted off all social media platforms more than five years ago, Elon Musk just reinstated his accounts on Twitter/X.

How the Alex Jones ban happened

In 2018, Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and FaceBook banned Alex Jones and his InfoWars pages within a short time frame, claiming that he spread hate speech.  About a month later, Twitter banned him, too.

I was never an Alex Jones follower. ZeroHedge was the only alternative news site I followed before 2020.  I heard he was the guy who had been kicked off social media for insulting Sandy Hook families, and that was it.

However, when Russell Brand interviewed Alex Jones in November I was willing to listen.  In that discussion, Alex stated that the Sandy Hook parents did not file their lawsuits for more than two years after he had made any public statements about the massacre

One could say that Alex Jones is fabricating this to make himself look like a victim, but further digging confirms his statement.  When Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey initially banned Alex, he said that the ban was for spreading hate speech, though he never specified what, exactly, Alex had said.  However, in an interview with Joe Rogan, independent journalist Tim Poole, and Twitter’s Lead of Trust and Safety, Legal, and Public Policy Vijaya Gadde, Dorsey later admitted that Alex was kicked off for being mean to CNN reporter Oliver Darcy.  The Sandy Hook comments had nothing to do with it.

Alex Jones has been right A LOT.

The ban over a petty run-in with a CNN reporter revealed how much legacy media really hates Alex, and it’s not because he is insensitive.  It’s because, mixed in with the yelling and hyperbole, he gets a lot of things right.  As Tucker has said, they don’t bother deplatforming Flat-Earthers.

For example, Alex’s statement about chemicals “turning frogs gay” is regularly trotted out as an example of how crazy he is, but there is real science behind it

I didn’t first hear about chemicals turning frogs gay from Alex Jones. I learned about it in a wildlife ecology class a couple of decades ago.  Of course, the professor didn’t say, “Chemicals are making everything gay.” He said amphibian populations were collapsing worldwide and that scientists suspected the pseudo-estrogens found in birth control pills were negatively affecting the ability of amphibians to breed.  

Real research into this has been done. A paper was released in 2016 confirming that exposure to pseudo-estrogens in sewage can result in the complete feminization of male amphibians.

Of course, those scientific statements are boring and difficult. Much of Alex’s appeal is that he’s so darn entertaining.  He takes bits of factual information and makes them accessible to the kind of people who want to know what’s going on, but don’t have the time or energy to wade through the scientific papers, the United Nations White Papers, or the government documents that Alex does.  

Now, Alex Jones does not get everything right.

But he has a large platform, and he gets things right often enough that legacy media would really prefer he just shut up and went away. 

For more than five years, Alex was hidden.  You had to specifically go to his InfoWars site to find his material. It didn’t pop up in any search engines, and it wasn’t getting suggested in any of your news feeds.

Joe Rogan hosted Alex Jones three times between 2017 and 2020, in podcasts #911, #1255, and #1555.  These Joe Rogan interviews were the closest Alex Jones got to coming out of his InfoWars shell during his ban.  Many people (myself included) considered him entertaining but unreliable and weren’t particularly bothered by his absence from the public square.

I should have been.  Daisy saw what was going on.  When she wrote about Jones’ ban back in 2018,  she noted that what was happening to Alex could happen to any one of us, and she was right.  During Covid, deplatforming was no longer limited to fat, sweaty men delivering epic rants about demon spawn.  Prestigious doctors like Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Robert Malone found themselves lumped in with Alex Jones, and those on the sidelines were forced to reconsider what we thought about censorship.

As more and more alternative media figures came under fire, more people were willing to take a second look at Alex.  On December 7, Tucker Carlson hosted him.

 

The Tucker interview was wide-ranging and interesting, and the only rant featured was an old clip of Jones shouting about Brian Stelter, who quite frankly deserves everything Alex threw at him.  So far, the hour-plus interview has garnered more than 20 million views.  On December 9, Elon Musk polled Twitter/X users about whether or not Jones should be reinstated, and 70% voted yes.  On December 10, Alex’s account was reinstated. 

The establishment media isn’t one bit happy about it. Here’s just a snippet of the top dismayed headlines about the restoration of his account on X.

So, should free speech enthusiasts rest on our laurels?

No.  

Worldwide, restrictions on speech are still being tightened.  We wrote about Europe’s Digital Services Act back in July, and it has now come into effect.  The UK has its Online Safety Bill, which it claims makes internet usage in Britain the safest in the world, but in reality, allows the government to scan through all users’ files to look for illegal activity.

Ireland’s new executive chairperson of its Media Commission, Jeremy Godfrey, has already doubled his department to 75 people and wants to bring it up to 250 speech enforcers by the end of 2024. Online speech enforcement is still in its early stages relative to the desires of the people in power.

All over the West, governments seem to be involved in valiant efforts to silence those who dissent.

And then there’s Elon himself.  I am profoundly grateful to him for opening up the Twitter Files for the world to see.  If it wasn’t for Elon Musk, we wouldn’t have any idea how extensive the censorship leviathan truly is.  

But Elon Musk is still a flawed human being. He has his vulnerabilities, too.

It’s possible that Twitter will be cut off from other parts of the world.  France’s Digital Minister Jean-Noël Barrot publicly threatened to give Twitter the boot if they don’t comply with the Digital Services Act.  If Twitter lets Alex Jones back on, but then the entire platform gets banned from the European Union, is that really a victory? 

During his interview with Russell Brand, Alex told him that he was trying to channel the energy of love rather than rage these days. I will believe that when I see it.  I would love to see Alex Jones’s seemingly boundless energy channeled toward truth, love, and forgiveness.  Only time will tell.

What do you think about Alex Jones being reinstated on X?

What are your thoughts on Alex Jones’s reinstatement? Is it a victory for free speech? What are your thoughts on Jones himself? Do you think the trend of fighting censorship will continue?

Let’s discuss it in the comments section.

About Marie Hawthorne

A lover of novels and cultivator of superb apple pie recipes, Marie spends her free time writing about the world around her.

Marie Hawthorne

Marie Hawthorne

A lover of novels and cultivator of superb apple pie recipes, Marie spends her free time writing about the world around her.

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  • I agree, Alex Jones speaks a ton of truth. However, he never utters a negative word about Israel. It’s often believed that he is an agent of Mossad/CIA. IMO, Too many are waking up to the lies we have been fed our entire lives. Alex is simply a steam valve or controlled opposition. Does his reinstatement to twitter really mean anything to our 1st Amendment rights….probably not.

  • All you’ve done is point out that Alex is and always was a discloser tool for propaganda and indoctrination, whether managed by the deepstate ‘outfit’ or now the powers of good, this epiphany should simply anger everyone and cause them to never give another second of attention to this buffoon.

  • Alex Jones used to be super funny in the late eighties and early nineties when he was performing under his given name, Bill Hicks.

    Rodney Dangerfield discovered him originally as a comic. He was later rediscovered by Bob Gates for his current act.

  • Cool. Soon what was once known as Twitter will have not only lost advertisers but the ability for the software to be downloaded from any app store. Or as Rocky would say, “final nail in the coffin Bullwinkle”.

  • I’ve been listening to Alex since 2009, back when they first tried to mandate H1N1 vaccines. I already knew about vaccines being the holy grail for de-population, but there were so many sites talking about this that I became overwhelmed. I’d just seen Endgame and Terrorstorm, and thought they were brilliant. When I saw that they were both produced by Jones, I found Infowars and have been watching ever since.

    I take Alex with a grain of salt (I’ve learned to double-check his work), but have gotten a very well-rounded education from his channel. Stan Thomas is partially correct about Jones never uttering a negative word about Israel, which I also found to be a huge red flag, but he recently went off leash and went after the Jews, the ADL, etc. I believe they pushed him too far with the endless and groundless lawsuits, and he doesn’t mince his words on that topic anymore. Anyway, after all these years, Alex is still a main source of information for me, just not the only source.

  • I used the link in the article to listen to the interview, even though it was very long. It was very interesting and I like and admire Alex Jones. I was unaware of most of what was reported in the article, but am grateful for having been apprised of it.

  • “ It’s possible that Twitter will be cut off from other parts of the world. France’s Digital Minister Jean-Noël Barrot publicly threatened to give Twitter the boot if they don’t comply with the Digital Services Act.”

    If anything, this speaks to the importance of what is routinely called the “dark web”, meaning that which is not accessible by normal means but rather through .onion routing via Tor. While “officials” may be able to squelch the “official” channels and hence cut off access to 98%, those that are truly aware will still get the signal.

    As far as Jones goes, if what he had to say wasn’t dangerous, he’d be ignored. Frankly, I’ve seen enough “shit” be true, to not be surprised by what seems outrageous on its face anymore.

  • I want people to have freedom of speech. I don’t like the idea of “enemies of the state” being banned all over the place, whether they are someone I like or not. Let people make up their own minds who to listen to.

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