Fox News Trawls Infowars Comments, Reports Alex Jones To Authorities
Unlike Fox News, whose lies about WMD in Iraq led to the deaths of over a million people, we have no interest in promoting violence
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
For anyone who thought Fox News would offer any kind of alternative to the fever pitch media demonization campaign being run by the likes of CNN and MSNBC against conservatives, libertarians, and anyone angry at the passage of Obamacare – think again. It turns out that Fox News has been spending its time trawling the comments section of Infowars.com looking for any excuse to shop Alex Jones in to the authorities.
That’s right – amidst thousands of political websites and millions of comments left on articles and forums across the entire spectrum of the world wide web, Fox News decided to target Alex Jones’ websites for a Nazi-style denunciation campaign in an effort to have the powers that be crack down on Infowars and shut down their competition.
“Hundreds of comments were posted in response to an incendiary story on infowars.com, the radical far-right Web site owned by radio host Alex Jones. The story, entitled, ‘The Cost Of Defying Obamacare: $2,250 a Month And IRS Goons Pointing Guns At Your Family,’ focused on the ‘increasing militarization of the IRS’ and its expansion of powers under the new health care law,” writes Fox News’ Jana Winter, adding that a “federal probe has been launched into the comments”.
In a separate Fox News article about an investigation into comments allegedly posted on Infowars.com by an individual calling himself “ACA,” we learn that it was Fox News itself who reported the comments to authorities.
“ACA,” the husband of a military servicewoman living on a Tennessee Naval base, had his weapons seized and is under scrutiny by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service as a result of alleged threats he made to kill police officers and other government officials.
“This action was taken after FoxNews.com inquired about the online comment,” states the article. The Fox News story is posted in the “Terror” section of the website, an effort to link Alex Jones and Infowars.com to terrorists.
So in actual fact Fox News is paying its employees to search through the thousands of comments Infowars receives each day that even our own moderators cannot properly keep up with, in a desperate effort to find any hint of violent rhetoric as an excuse to turn in Alex Jones to the authorities, in some kind of bizarre thought police/Nazi denunciation campaign.
Fox News isn’t interested in Neo-Nazi and white supremacist websites that openly call for violence on a daily basis, nor do they care about the hundreds of comments that can casually be found on any day of the week underneath You Tube videos calling for Obama to be assassinated – no – they’re only interested in sifting through mountains of comments on websites owned by Alex Jones that might be perceived as violent.
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Anyone who listens to the Alex Jones Show will know that Jones repeatedly denounces violence on a daily basis and constantly urges people to follow the non-violent principles of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. This can hardly be considered a political doctrine of the “radical far-right,” as Fox frames it.
Unlike Fox News, whose lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq led to the slaughter of over a million people, we have no interest whatsoever in falling into the government’s trap by promoting violence.
Unlike Fox News, who aggressively push for Iran to be bombed on a regular basis, an attack that would slaughter 16-20 million people, we do not want to see anyone killed.
Behind every so-called “patriot” spouting violence you will find a federal informant. Just as OKC bomber Timothy McVeigh was directed by an FBI agent, so were the members of the Hutaree militia arrested this past weekend. Precisely as we predicted on Monday, it turns out that the group had been infiltrated by an undercover FBI agent named Thomas William Piatek.
As we have highlighted in every other major terror bust in the U.S., planned violence is always provocateured by a federal informant who has penetrated the group, providing the excuse for the bust and allowing the media to enjoy more grist for their endless fearmongering about how we need to give up our rights because terrorists are everywhere.
While scaremongering about Americans turning to violence in response to the passage of Obamacare, the government itself funds double agents like Hal Turner to pose as patriots, telling them directly to spout violence and threaten to kill federal judges.
Let us be clear – unlike the government, we don’t pay people to make violent threats against public figures, and unlike Fox News we don’t allow our media platform to be used to disseminate baseless propaganda that leads to the violent slaughter of millions of innocent people.
Fox News’ ludicrous agenda to frame Alex Jones and Infowars as instigators of violence is a blatant ploy to chill free speech, characterize opponents of Obamacare as violent thugs, and demonize us as extremists that should be silenced through the power of the state – thereby pushing the same rhetoric constantly invoked by their so-called “liberal” adversaries over at CNN and MSNBC.
This proves once again that while some of its hosts, people like Glenn Beck, masquerade as great defenders of conservatives and libertarians, Fox News itself is hell bent on joining the rest of the establishment media in framing Tea Partiers, Constitutionalists, Ron Paul supporters and patriots as violent radicals and even terrorists.
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