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Rachel Maddow Annihilates Alex Jones’ Conspiracies in Epic Segment

maddowfireRachel Maddow did a wonderful job exposing Alex Jones for the fraud he is on her show Wednesday night, as she tackled conspiracy theorists and radical extremists with intelligence and facts. In her opening segment, Maddow played a series of clips showing how Jones uses pretty much every tragedy that happens in our country as an excuse to pull the “false flag” card and claim the government was behind it.

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What people like Alex Jones do is prey on the weakest and most easily influenced in our country, feeding their fear of the government with ridiculous conspiracies and turning that into an easy profit. It’s the same kind of tactic used by frauds like Glenn Beck and pseudo-journalists like Matt Drudge. Usually the people they cater to already have a deep-seated hatred or fear of the government, and they feed off of the reassurance that they should be afraid. Big bad government is coming for your guns, practicing martial law in order to implement it in larger cities and confiscate all weapons! This kind of fear mongering garbage is what leads to people like Timothy McVeigh, or Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, thinking that they must do something to fight back.

In reality, people like Alex Jones are doing a terrible disservice to the healthy idea of questioning your government and its intentions. We should be analyzing what our government is doing, the laws they’re passing and any possible ulterior motives they may have in their actions. But to cry wolf anytime something bad happens in our country, immediately screaming about how “Obama did it,” is just absurd–and deals the overall notion of questioning your government a massive black eye. It really makes you wonder what Alex Jones’ true motives are when he’s yelling about everything from Aurora, to Sandy Hook, to Boston all being false flag operations. Not to mention pretty much every tragedy before these as well.

I’m all for the First Amendment and I feel anybody has a right to speak their mind, even somebody as obviously crazy as Alex Jones or Glenn Beck. What I’m not for is when they’re using those first amendment rights to prey on vulnerable minds, leading them in the direction of violence in order to “keep their rights.” I’m sick of nutjobs like Jones and Beck using every tragedy as a golden opportunity to push their anti-government agendas and conspiracies, all while spitting in the faces of the victims of these tragedies. All they care about is spreading fear for profit with no regard for truth, reasoning, or mental well-being. That’s a dangerous proposition when you think about how many people actually believe the crap they’re spewing on a daily basis. Kudos to Maddow for the solid segment pointing it out–here’s hoping more will catch on and reject the madness in favor of intelligent discourse.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/melania.gulley Melania Gulley

    the right wing nuts like Beck and his followers would not know the truth if it walked up and slapped them in the face. They are clearly nuts to anyone who actually has a brain and listens to them without hate of Obama and our government . The fact Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin , Rush Limbaugh, Glean beck and Donald trump are their prime spokesmen should make any intelligent human being cringe and wonder why the mental health system is not doing its job

    • phukk rightwing trash

      sarah palin is sexy,,,,I would LUV 2 enter her body,,,,, shes an imbecile but smart enough to make BIG money capitalizing on rightwing trash

      • http://twitter.com/JohnAdamsAnger John Adams

        I would definitely tap that. Actually I would love to have a threesome with Rachel Maddow and Sarah Palin.

      • phukk rightwing trash

        u can have Rachel,,,,I like chics with BIG natural tits,,,,but a 3some with them would be grat ’cause Rachel likes girls,,,,fun watching her go down on palin while prepared to annihilate ”sister sarah”

  • Roger

    I had so much respect for you Rachel, and now I see you for the elitist fraud you are.

    • Linda

      Something fishy about your post, Roger… hmm… I don’t think you’ve ever had respect for Rachel…just wait, the proof will come out… /sarcasm

      Rachel speaks the truth about conspiracy theorists. Whatever party is in the White House will be the target for theorists, who are anti-American and hate all forms of government. It’s all about them, whether it’s Alex Jones, Limbaugh, Coulter, Beck, Matt Drudge… All about them, their opinion, and how much money they can make.

      • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

        Was it just a “conspiracy theory” to say AT THE TIME that Colin Powell’s presentation to the UN about WMDs in Iraq was pure invention? It seems that both you and Rachell would have believed so since it was Powell was giving the official governement report supported by the “evidence.” When I saw Powell at the UN I knew THEN that he was a part of a conspiracy to take us to war based on false pretences. What was a theory then, has now been proven to be a fact. Rachel does not speak the truth about “conspiracy theorists” because she lumps all “theories” into the same pile and assumes that all theories about conspiracies are wrong. She is just using circular reasoning to DEFINE the meaning of “conspiracy theory” to mean that if she agrees with the theory the line of questioning raises then it isn’t a “conspiracy theory,” but if she doesn’t agree with the line of questions that the theory raises then it is a “conspiracy theory. “

    • http://www.facebook.com/brent.slensker Brent Slensker

      Roger- How much did you have to pay to watch Rachel’s show?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002475890064 Nathan Flach

        General Electric which owns MSNBC and builds weapons and profits from war, and all their other military industrial complex advertising funded the program for you. A multi-billion dollar psy-op on everyone.

      • BigWhiteDog

        Take your meds and go put your tin-foil hat back on, you’re scaring the children.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jim.panse.104855 Jim Panse

        Dude…is THAT all YOU got?

        Some lame throw away lines and cliche’s.? You don’t show ANY intellectual acumen or gravitas, all YOU got is a label.
        Bigwhitedog is absolutely right on this….go research it for YOURSELF !!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jim.panse.104855 Jim Panse

        I mean Nathan is right of course.

      • noXname

        how can people be so ignorant. i ashamed to have ever called myself liberal now. FUCK you rachel, you’re just as reliable as the people from the other side. you provided no evidence and just ridiculed people who question. FUCK YOU and fuck all the people eating your bullshit. I am so tried of having to educate people who only ridicule because they’re AFRAID of reality. the fact of the matter is that government HAS BECOME monolithic and in sync with corporations for DECADES; this has always been planned. everything that is going on is being orchestrated at the top. and when it comes down to it, ALL of these TV personalities are FAMOUS and FUNDED because they are PLAYING their part. it’s only to distract, divide, and blur truth. ever since I stopped watching television my eyes have been opened. it’s psychological warfare being played on us. they want us divided, and you guys making fun of us who question are buying into it. it’s really quite sad. but i am so happy that i have finally learned to question and follow the beat of my own drum than some stupid ass made up ideologies. my ideology is one: to save humanity from the bullshit that we’re being made to go through now. do you know about the amounts of technological advancements we’ve made in medicine and the power industry? yet we are deprived of these because of the government and corporate pals? it’s absolute bullshit. our society is being attacked on all fronts right now and all you can do is ridicule instead of really look for answers?

      • Bob

        Stick your head back in the sand you bigwhitecoward and go play with your toys.

    • phukk rightwing trash

      roger is pissed because he cannot even get a chic who looks as UNSEXY as her

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679203543 Keith Brekhus

      An elitist fraud because she doesn’t believe unsubatantiated nonsense?

      • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

        No, an elitist fraud because she forces the choice into either believing the official government conspiracy theory or the crazy nut conspiracy theory as if there is no legitimate theory about the conspiracy behind 9/11 that is in the middle. To the extent that RM says the official government conspiracy theory answers all the questions raised about why the governement has not released all the evidence, then, yes, she is an elitist fraud protecting the governement’s conspiracy theory.

  • Will Burns

    I have only two things to say, and I think Rachel should listen.

    1. World Trade Center bombing and others were directly aided by the FBI to fruition. This is now a fact. It’s not a leap of logic to ask why on constant occasion a public area or event is crawling with “security” and a task force and bomb sniffing dogs for “drills” and what happens is exactly what the drill and all those men and women on the location were supposed to be highly trained to prevent.

    2. I’ll bite that the US Government is all levels of incompetent, but I’m not stupid enough to swallow that they are wholly incapable of completing their objective time and again with swarms of bomb sniffing dogs, personnel, and “highly trained” national guard on site.

    So we have one of two truths to swallow and both are a hard pill. They are either overpowered and completely incapable, or they are intentionally incapable and aiding.

    Take your pick.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brent.slensker Brent Slensker

      “World Trade Center bombing and others were directly aided by the FBI to fruition. ” What does THAT mean??!

      Is it a statement of fact or something you just “believe”?

    • Crysta Williams

      Obama said it best…

      “Terrorists, only have to be right once, we have to right all of the time…”

      There’s also a funny fact. Republicans yell and scream about how “The government is going to take over, blah blah blah…” Guess what, its already HAPPENING, in Michigan, UNDER REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE!!!

      Republicans are the wolf in sheep skin, CALLING WOLF!!! And pointing at the Shepard who happens to be holding a gun, with a dead wolf in front of him that he just shot!

    • James Olson

      I’ll go with reality, thanks, Will, which is a third option.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ian.bradley.108 Ian Bradley

        What is reality? What you watch on the news, or read in the paper? Good luck with that James.

    • nowheremandk

      So if those alleged bomb-sniffing security teams and bomb-sniffing dogs were in fact at the WTC … what… they should have detected the impending collision of the jets into the tower? They should have detected the bombs that “truthers” claim were there? If they were in fact at the WTC and failed to detect the alleged bombs, then what does that actually say about the alleged conspiracy? What part were these security teams playing in it?

      Your attempts at logic are failing here.

    • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

      It is a disservice to reason and truth to say that there are only two choices. When there are two choices there is always a third choice, and usually a fourth choice as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzanne.brunner.7 Suzanne Brunner

    Thanks, Rachel, for attempting to explain how off the mark these people are. It’s sad that they operate, for profit, to take advantage of the weak and naive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.bradley.108 Ian Bradley

      Operate, for profit, to take advantage of the weak and naive? Wait, that sounds vaguely familiar. These stupid assholes that write this garbage always have everything twisted around. It is our governments that are doing that, silly. Time to wake up, everyone. And they always give yhe worst examples, Alex Jones and Glenn Beck. Agreed, those guys are horrible spokespeople. Forget abut them. Santos Bonacci is the TRUTH. All you need is love!

  • http://wesunruh.com/ Wes Unruh

    good

  • http://profiles.google.com/jaseinatl Jason Burnett

    I could care less if Rachel Maddow, who I respect sincerely, believes or disbelieves in the conspiratorial nature of the 911 attacks or not. She is still terribly irresponsible in this clip. To say that someone who believes that 911 happened in the same vein that EVERY SINGLE WAR WE HAVE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN (that being: some documented government fraud that necessitated public support for war) would “be the kind of people that believe that the shootings in Aurora, CO….” Rachel, seriously? This is the worst and most obvious kind of propaganda ever. It’s as though she had said that people who support gay marriage are the kind of people who like to torture small animals. Rachel, you are in a position of influence, do you really want to loosely associate those PATRIOTS who challenge the government’s position on 911* with nut cases that are obsessed with conspiracy theories? George Carlin said, “When similar interests converge, you don’t need a formal conspiracy” It has been said by so many people in so many ways: “It is the duty of a real patriot to protect his/her country from his/her government.” Rachel, your hard-hitting, opinionated stories are great when you support them with logic and reason. But to criminalize or villainize someone because of YOUR loose assumption of their affiliation with another group is not only irresponsible, it’s deplorable. I guess, I should start lumping you in with Glenn Beck and the other sensationalists who say what they have to get the ratings.

    • James Olson

      Yes, you should. After all though she is our carnival barker, she is still a carnival barker

      • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

        LOL!

    • Veritas

      I wonder who got to her. General Electric? AIPAC (she is Jewish)? The CIA?? This smells to high heaven. Watch how fast Rachel’s eyes are blinking and how she (uncharacteristically) stutters when shilling those 3 books. What does that tell us? She doesn’t believe what she is telling us.

      • nowheremandk

        I don’t watch Rachel regularly, but I do watch her on occasion. I’m pretty sure she stuttered a few times on every segment I’ve seen. I’m even more sure that your interpretation of her body language is about as reliable as my interpretation of Tarot cards.

      • phukk rightwing trash

        donnnnn’ UU beeee dissin tarot cards buddie! I mean: where else does FOX “news” get its proof from? I think U need to understand that ALL superstition — from tarot to christianity to voodoo to ” marvin the martian” has cemented its undeniable place in the cemented heads of each of its rock headed followers,,,,

      • Bob

        Fox News and MSNBC are 2 sides of the same coin. They have different target audiences but their intent is the same, to distract and divert attention from the real players and keep us all fighting. Rachel profits from the endless wars and she knows it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/euphoniYum Eon G. Cooper

    “Conspiracy theories” make far more sense than the bullshit we’re fed when tragedies “occur.” Is Rachel implying that people are supposed to buy whatever they’re fed without question? Should we ignore historical evidence of False Flag Operations. Should we ignore historical evidence that events like these are most often perpetrated by the “intelligence ” community?” Should we ignore historical evidence that the “government” and the wealthy elite (real government) are the ONLY ones with the time, resources, and authority to even be interested in perpetrating such an act, planning, it, executing it, and most important of all… benefiting from it? Why should we, as thinking beings, find such “theories” preposterous in the face of the constant lies, corruption, and atrocities that have been perpetrated in our name for most of our country’s existence? Why is it so hard to believe that after all our wars, operations, massacres, and occupations, that something as “small” as the Boston Marathon Bombing or 9/11 is not only possible, but very likely, and that “the powerful” had a hand in it. Why is it so hard to believe that there is a shadow government of great wealth and power behind our “show” governments? People, please keep thinking, questioning, and searching. Truth is not going to come to you on the evening news or regular bible study. It is something one must seek. I take anything Alex Jones says with a grain of salt, just as I do Rachel Maddow, Oprah, Buddha, or Dr. Oz. I also know that the “government” and it’s media mouthpiece are in the business of lies and propaganda. From where I stand, truth has taken a backseat to the whim, folly, and profits of the greedy, bloodthirsty elite. To question and dissent are two of our greatest freedoms.

    • Veritas

      Rachel Maddow, alas, is a tool.

      • Bob

        Lets not forget how much money Rachel’s bosses over at GE have made off of the wars with them being one of the largest members of the military industrial complex.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679203543 Keith Brekhus

      No I think she is arguing that people should use common sense instead of embracing every conspiracy theory out there because it fits their single-minded anti-government agenda.

      • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

        No single person embraces “every” conspiracy theory out there. That is false reasoning. Take 9/11 for example. Does anyone embrace “every” conspiracy therory about 9/11? No. People pick the conspiracy theory that they find the most reasonable or supported by the best evidence based on their own analysis, or they pick the conspiracy theory that the people they look up to as authorities (whether that person is Rachel Maddow or Alex Jones) tell them is the real conspiracy theory. Rachel Maddow has now told us that she believes the official government conspiracy theory. I think she is wrong, and the official government conspiracy theory is wrong. But that doesn’t mean that I beleive the nut-case Alex Jones’ conspiracy theory is correct. We all know that there was a conspiracy behind 9/11. We just don’t agree on the contours and details of that conspiracy, so there are multiple theories about the 9/11 conspiracy: official ones, crazy ones, and reasonable ones.

      • Jezzer

        “Most reasonable.”

        HEEEE!

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        @Jezzerat:disqus – I bet you don’t realize yet that Bush’ ‘Al Queada’ attack coordinated from across the world & executed by guys with box-cutters was a conspiracy theory also?
        And Bush sending all the Bin Ladens on free flights to Paris makes this ‘official conspiracy theory’ even stranger still…?

      • Jezzer

        I’ll bet it was the Lizard Men from the Center of the Earth behind it! This has their scaly fingerprints all over it!

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Aha, excellent come-back. (NOT)

      • Jezzer

        It is just as likely as your little tinfoil hat delusions.

    • cicciapot

      yes!!

    • Steve K

      Eon G. Cooper

      a day ago

      “Conspiracy theories” make far more sense than the bullshit we’re fed when tragedies “occur.”

      Only to uneducated idiots who don’t have the first clue, let alone an education in whatever they’re spouting.

      • Jane Johnson

        Is that Rachel Maddox you’re labelling an uneducated idiot without a clue or any education in her topic here? (I believe Eon G Cooper, with remarkable restraint, was allowing her words speak for her.)

        Perhaps you’re right, after all, it is said by another uneducated idiot-savant that only small children can see clearly the truth in some departments. Presumably because they haven’t been brainwashed and are still polite enough not to insult or abuse – that comes later.

        In any case, insulting those with whom you disagree hardly lends weight to your argument, Steve K.

      • Steve K

        No, the uneducated idiots without a clue would be the lackwits citing such sources as “YOUTUBE VIDZ!!!11″ made by art students pretending to be high-rise architects, and explosives experts, and materials scientists and Chemical engineers, without DotOne idea of the topic(s) they’re trying to discuss.

        And let’s not even go to such “professionals” as Jack White and Jim Fetzer, because their claims in such areas as JFK assassination and 9/11 and chemtrails are even more ludicrous for their “alleged” education credentials.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brent.slensker Brent Slensker

      So you’re on board with Boston, Sandy Hook, and 9/11 Truthing?

    • http://www.facebook.com/trinichris Christopher John

      You watch waaay too many Bourne-like movies dude. Question? yes! Alex Jones or Glenn Beck? HELL NO!

    • Dave

      If you believe Alex Jones, then you really are either an idiot with an IQ below room temperature or you are just a gullible fool.

  • rachel madcow

    who is this stupid boy talking in this video?

  • gvazq

    it’s not that the govt itself DID the attack. it’s that they knew there was a threat and did nothing about it. rachel madcow. eat sh****.

    • Veritas

      Think again.

  • Josh

    So she just spent however long making fun of conspiracy theorists, but never got into any detail of the proof for it or against it…This is retarded. Anyone can rant and call people stupid.

    • http://twitter.com/LOLatGOP LOLatGOP

      She gave sources where people (if they bother to take the time) can learn the truth; truth that has dispelled in advance the nonsense people like Alex Jones peddle.

      • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

        Most people concerned about which of the 9/11 evidence to use to build up a theory about the conspiracy have long ago wrote off Alex Jones as a provocateur. The offical governmental conspiracy theory is as weak and unsupported BY THE EVIDENCE as Jones’ wacky conspiracy theory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimberlyt23 Kim Thomas

    Thank you Rachel Maddow for trying to clear up why people like Jones & Beck speak out. They dont have anyone telling them what to say. You keep doing your job!

    • Veritas

      Just because Beck and Jones are nut jobs, doesn’t mean that what they are saying is necessarily false.

      • BigWhiteDog

        Yes it does

    • nonsheep

      here is your kool-aid watch faux news and this is what you are to believe and nothing else we are your friend we are the government

  • http://twitter.com/DarrellPMWest Darrell West

    Why is Alexis Jones,Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are not on the Terriorist watch list they are more dangerous to American people than the Terriorist is

    • nonsheep

      here is you steaming the gov is our friend poop hat

    • http://www.facebook.com/jim.panse.104855 Jim Panse

      Are you freakin’ insane ?

    • phukk rightwing trash

      because they pay money to those who control things

  • jb80538

    Rachel madcow…Who pays attenttion to what she has to say anyway?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Kovach/1270634973 Matt Kovach

    it’s been 12 years, get over it!

    • Veritas

      The crime of the century, and you say get over it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Kovach/1270634973 Matt Kovach

        all it is now is disaster porn for shows like discovery, history channel etc., and for those that get off on watching people jump to their death

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wereman Alan Koeppen

    Yeah… Because Christianity never hurt no one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrjust89 Justin Lynch

    I wish they shot that “false flag” motherfucker in the knee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johno187m John Morelli

    Personally I think both sides of the news media are out of control. I’m a Dem, but not hard to see that we, meaning the left and the left media, are doing the same thing that the right did for 8 years. Defending and trying to debunk the lefts comments and stances on everything that Bush did during his Presidency.

  • Naminghabits

    Re: Mark Bingham using his full name, I have a friend, former co-worker, whom we all of us – all of his friends, call by his full name because it rolls out so nice. He got us into the habit. When we worked together, it was how he answered the phone, and he encouraged all of us in the office to follow suit. He was one of my groomsmen, and even at my wedding we all called him by his full name, even in casual conversation. It was just natural.

    • Veritas

      So?

  • Veritas

    A while back, Rachel told us that FEMA camps do not exist. Now, after this shameless whitewash job, I’m inclined to believe that FEMA camps do, indeed, exist, and that the government has nefarious plans in store for us. Sorry, Rachel. You were once a hero of mine. No more. You are a tool.

    • BigWhiteDog

      And you need help.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jim.panse.104855 Jim Panse

        No….actually YOU do.

      • InagadadavidaBABY

        So as soon as someone changes their mind, they need help, is that it? Calm yourself and take a sip of the refreshing Liberal tea. It’s yummy for your tummy!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.maultsby1 Brian Maultsby

      That is a croc of shit. My part of we the people will not be joining you easily misled oxygen theifs to a fictional prison.

      • InagadadavidaBABY

        So rather than offer an actual rebuttal, a typical liberal ploy will be to hurl profanities and a “so there!” attitude? Well, I certainly hope you feel good, but then again the old saying is true. Ignorance is bliss. Be blissfully unaware in your ignorance.

    • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

      Rachel is a tool in this area because as a left gatekeeper she thinks that she has to enforce a clear boundary so the “Left” won’t all be lumped together as nuts. But she only ends up being a tool of the government when she acts like a left gatekeeper. Was it just a “conspiracy theory” to say that Bush, Cheney, Powell, et al., were behind a conspiracy to take us to war in Iraq as the doorway to a perpetual war economy? Is it just a “conspiracy theory” to say that Obama’s continuation of the Bush policy of “perpetual war on terror” by using drones to engage in “smart” wars is a conspiracy to line the pockets of the military weapons makers machine and to control our population by fear of an enemy that we have created?

  • Huh?

    I dont get how this can be called an annihilation? Nothing was debunked. She pointed out what they believe and then made fun of it, thats all. She mentions the “evidence” they have but doesnt bring up the evidence to then debunk it. Only thing that did that was the book she promoted. Usually when I watch Rachel Maddow I think shes one of the honest ones. But this felt more like her just taking a jab at people who think a different way without disproving their reasons behind why they think that way.

    • Truth Seeker

      That’s what Liberals do. More often than not, I am turning towards making a new political party, because Republicans are bad, Democrats are bad, Conservatives are loony, Liberals are Loony . . . don’t know who or what to believe. But I do know that what I watch on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, is mostly glazing over the topic, discussing opinions, and not enough facts to back it up. As usual. Exactly what Maddows did in the video. Nothing was debunked, nothing was proven false, just poked fun at, and name calling. Isn’t that what the “National Democratic ****** Workers Party” used to do?
      Hmm. More facts, less conjecture, less opinions. Report the news, please, some of us Americans actually want to hear the truth told on a NEWS channel. :)

  • John

    I dont get how this can be called an annihilation? Nothing was debunked. She pointed out what they believe and then made fun of it, thats all. She mentions the “evidence” they have but doesnt bring up the evidence to then debunk it. Only thing that did that was the book she promoted. Usually when I watch Rachel Maddow I think shes one of the honest ones. But this felt more like her just taking a jab at people who think a different way without disproving their reasons behind why they think that way.

    • Publius Democritus

      She also consistently lies about what Jones says on his shows. I’ve checked some of her claims, and Jones didn’t say it. For example, he didn’t claim that Obama or the to government caused the tornado that just hit Oklahoma. In fact, he criticized some jerk-off senator who blamed the victims because midwesterners don’t support a carbon tax, and therefore global warming is to blame. Global warming may be involved, but this Democratic senator deserves to be scolded for his insensitive comments.

      Back to Jones: he did not claim that the government was behind it. Maddow stated that he said that. She lied. Regarding her other claims about what Jones has said, she consistently misquotes him, takes his remarks out of context, or simply makes it up. I know that this is a time-tested method of attacking one’s political opponents, but Maddow and the other leftists who get so hot-and-bothered about Jones go further and make the totalitarian claim that Jones and his “ilk” are crazy, or stupid, or evil. It makes one question the value of modern liberals – they’ve really completely abandoned the original meaning of the political term “liberal,” which referred to tolerance and liberal-mindedness. Maddow, Matthews, etc. – the whole cadre, are smarmy, supercilious elitists. Jones is a fool, perhaps, but he has courage. Even if he is wrong some or much of the time, he isn’t easily intimidated. Modern Democrats have are neutered and simply going along with the form of neo-fascism which has taken over both political parties in this country. Fascism: the union of government and corporate power. It’s not a conspiracy theory to state that Rachel Maddow supports modern fascism. It’s simply an observation.

      • Trevor

        Hey someone with a brain their head. How inspiring.

  • RealitySlap

    “Annihilates conspiracies”? She did not refute or debunk ONE SINGLE THING let alone provide any evidence, factual or otherwise, for anything. Is that how dumbed-down things have become, that opinions, conjecture, and complaining about someone equals a factual refutation? If that’s what you think, it’s time to take a step back into reality.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Baker/100000907279043 John Baker

      It isn’t incumbent upon Maddow or anyone else to disprove any asinine conspiracy “theory.” The burden of proof lies on those *making* the claim, not those disputing it. In other words, you say it, you prove it. If you can’t… well, you get the idea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptJTz Jeremy Tyler

    So Much False Information

    • http://www.facebook.com/CaptJTz Jeremy Tyler

      The only good parts of this video include Drudge Report or Alex Jones

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brad-Smith/759508299 Brad Smith

    Man I tried to listen to you Rachell but I can’t get beyond that voice! Very annoying!

  • Kataphractos

    The one major problem with conspiracy theorists, such as yourself (or
    your board character, as the case may be), is that, over time and
    exposure to the conspiracy theory universe, coupled with whatever
    preexisting psychosis they may have, become almost intolerable to deal
    with in any social situation. What I am getting at, is that they never
    learn to shut the hell up about whatever paranoid theory that they hear
    about or read on the internet for more than a moment or two, and that’s
    if you can distract them long enough.

    Unfortunately, everything will
    ultimately devolve into a condescending lecture given regarding whatever
    Alex or Glen, or Drudge or George Noory or Art Bell has just said on
    his show. When asked what the solution to any of the horrible
    conspiracies that are brought up, the only answer they give is: “we need
    to let everybody know!!!!1!!!1!”, which is not really a solution or a
    course of action. It is just an excuse for a them to rant to a captive
    audience. Now, don’t get me wrong. There are conspiracies afoot, even
    within the ranks of the US Government and amongst the global power
    elite. However, so far, none of Alex Jones’s acolytes have any
    suggestion as to what should be done, though many of their suggestions
    and insinuations get dangerously close to calling for an armed revolt,
    IMHO, but of course this is vehemently denied.

    Be that as it may, at
    least amongst the Jonesites that I do know and have cause to interact
    with on a social level, as of late, all they can do is complain about
    government conspiracies, including such things as fluoridated water
    (which apparently does something bad to the pituitary and/or pineal
    gland), pout about Ron Paul, and no matter if I agree with them, they
    still insist that I am not seeing the “real truth”, obviously because I
    ask them questions about their theories and don’t just accept what they
    say as the gospel truth. I honestly don’t know what they expect me to
    do.

    One of my friends even invited me and several other friends and
    family members specifically to watch some Alex Jones videos that he had
    downloaded from the internet, and practically begged us, with tears
    welling in his eyes, to wake up and just believe whatever Jones was
    spouting, as if the mere belief in the (holy?) message of Jones and
    support of Ron Paul would be enough to prevent the forces of evil from
    destroying humanity. I wish I was being hyperbolic here, but he was
    actually pleading that we believe Jones dire warnings. However, again,
    NO GOD DAMNED SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS ARE EVER OFFERED.

    However, in all of the scenarios presented by Jones, et al., the ‘enemy’ is presented as evil incarnate, whose ultimate plan is on the level of the the worse holocausts in human history. How then do the conspiracy theorists expect people to react against this pure evil? After listening to Jones interact with the public, especially with anybody who dares to directly question him, I suspect that Jones, and his followers would react not in a peaceful, non violent way, but in an angry, hate filled, violent way, against anybody they suspected of being the ‘enemy’, or anybody who failed to share their hatred, because as we all know from the Bush administration, for most conservatives/libertarians, if you are not with them 100%, you are against them. But if Jones will never say that directly, at least not yet. I am not saying that Jones and his fans don’t have the right to their “freedom of speech”, but they should be reminded that “freedom of speech” doesn’t mean “freedom from criticism”.

    • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

      Kataphractos, that is a great rant.Except….. you left out your answer to your own question, “what are we going to do about it?” I suggest that one of the reasons you are so upset about not getting an anwser to that question is that you don’t have one either.

    • Truth Seeker

      You’re correct in many respects. Unfortunately I can see both the conspiracy nuts, and the supposedly enlightened and educated ones, both not giving any solution, or answers to questions. It’s a sad world we live in when we as Americans are at each others’ throats of ideas.
      But in your observations about conservatives, you may be right. My observations, is that most conservatives, are more than willing to sit down, have a calm and intelligent discussion, and weigh pros and cons.
      I guess you and I will have to agree to disagree, simply based on our separate experiences.

  • Jeff White

    Maddow is a liar..

    • phukk rightwing trash

      jeff WHITE is a WHITE Christian repub who believes exclusively FOX “news”….. he thinks OBAMA is a commie muslim who was born in Zanzibar and stole the election giving free hostess twinkies to poor blacks for the vote. LETS ALL HEAR IT FOR WHITE TRASH JEFF!!! (NOTE: Im a Caucasian self employed chef over the age of 50)

      • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

        How does all that said about Jeff White have any relevance to the statement “Maddow is a liar”? Whether Mr. White is also a liar, comes from Mars, or is locked up in a mental institution has no bearing on whether or not Ms. Maddow is a liar in this case of the above video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanjn Nathan Nieuwsma

    I agree that people like Alex Jones and others that blanket every single bad thing that happens is the government plan. Bad shit does happen in this world. The opposite is equally ridiculous for Maddow to say that none of the bad things that happen have nefarious origins (Gov’t, Elite, Bankers etc.. ). There are bad people that do bad things to benefit themselves too. Wars have been started and ended on False Flag attacks have happened in the past. There is no denying it. Emperor Nero burned most of Rome to blame it on the Christians and to build a bigger palace. Hitler did bomb his own Reichstag to push for and later win on banning guns in Germany except for the Nazis and blame the communists. To say all bad things that happen are false flags and saying none of them are is equally Ludacris.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.panse.104855 Jim Panse

    Epic indeed……EPIC FAIL Mister Maddow.

    Blatent obvious propaganda smear baloney.
    Seems that Infowars more and more hits the right spot when
    these overpaid PRESStitutes come out with trash like that.

    • Notakook..

      Gotta take a cheap shot at her sexuality..what a small minded bigot you are.

      • Jezzer

        Yes, a “blatent” [sic] one.

      • Trevor

        I didn’t know she was gay I just thought she was a man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.panse.104855 Jim Panse

    And what’s with that sales pitch of that “official” 9/11 version horse shit.

    I mean COME ON……..absolutely rediculous.!!!

  • MOOOO

    yawn….. MADCOW IS SOROS/GOVT FUNDED, JUST ANOTHER WELL PAID, TOKEN SHILL. DESPERATE FOR THE RELEVANCE THE CRAZIES GET, WHICH SHE NEVER WILL. LEFT CRAZY-RIGHT CRAZY… SHES THE MOST DELUSIONAL OF ALL, BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES HER OWN PROPAGANDA. JONES, DOESNT. HE KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE. RATHER BE OVER PREPARED, THAN AN UNEMPLOYED HOMELY COW, WHEN IT HITS THE FAN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.maultsby1 Brian Maultsby

    Believe Alex Jonez, he has no soul or fa ts to back him up!

  • blessed56

    The truthers and birthers are out in force today. Just remember that Glenn Beck considers Cass Sunstein to be the most dangerous man in America, so I’m not sure why we are even bothering going after terrorists. Regarding massive government conspiracies involving hundreds of persons: any three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead. And George Soros had Vince Foster killed, etc., etc. etc.

  • Julian Campanella

    OKC

  • Julian Campanella

    not to say alex jones is right, but are we to assume the government has never staged false flag events ever? And that anyone who thinks so is a cook? Rachel Maddow sounds like a condescending tv talking head. How about OKC? What does Rachel think about that? Has she even looked into the governments involvement in the bombing. She just as ignorant as Jones

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chanel-Hilliard/1550138019 Chanel Hilliard

    The same group that is trying to take away your reproduction rights, marriage rights and voting rights and forcing their pseudo religious beliefs down your throat, are the same exact people screaming arm yourselves the government is taking away your rights. GOP poopyheads

  • http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/ Gregory Wonderwheel

    This is the worst RM episode ever. Both the official conspiracy theory and the Alex Jones conspiracy theory are wrong, For RM to compare them and say we have to believe one or the other, or that Jones’ craziness proves the official version is correct is just terrible reasoning. Jones definitely has done a disservice to reasonable people everywhere, and I for one would not be surprised to learn that Jones is on the payroll of a Cointelpro like government program to debunk all questions about the government involvement in such things by taking all the questions to their crazy and absurd limits and make all conspiracy theories be painted with the crazy paint that Jones applies. Each situation needs to be addressed on a case by case basis and the evidence evaluated. The Popular Mechanics report has been debunked as nothing more than propaganda science a long time ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/victoria.goodwinrobinson Victoria Robinson

    I wonder how much she gets paid to carry out her employers agenda?

  • James Christianson

    So Thomas Barr writes, when attacking ‘conspiracy theorists’……”Usually the people they cater to already have a deep-seated hatred or fear of the government, and they feed off of the reassurance that they should be afraid.” MSNBC has ONGOING, REPEATED ATTACKS on government and government officials, especially if Republicans are in power.
    Thomas Barr is too stupid to realize that his own specious generalization applies to the folks at MSNBC he supports. This is the delusional thinking of someone who just has an agenda to personally attack. “Just attack and vilify” is the strategy. The LOUDER you get with the attacks, the MORE the SHEEPLE will overlook how hypocritical your words inherently are. Kill them with hyperbole and hostile, adolescent, 3rd-grade-level name calling. That itself usually distracts most non-thinking sheeple.

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  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Hey Rachel, thanks for debunking the 9/11 attack. Too bad you didn’t use reliable sources — the 9/11 Commission report *sucks* and dodged Building 7 and didn’t address why exactly G. Bush Jr wouldn’t testify about it? And the Popular Mechanics article you mentioned that their ‘credibility’ is “they are the geeks”.
    Sorry, the geeks were the Loose Change guys who made an incredible documentary, and there are also *A LOT* of amazing first-hand reports of people who saw explosions in the WTC and Building 7.
    But we shouldn’t believe any of that stuff either b/c your presentation of non-facts as facts?
    Before you claim your assumed facts are facts, please make sure they are facts. These are seriously flawed.

  • http://twitter.com/AnnGarrison AnnGarrison

    I wonder whether Rachel Maddow has ever heard of the Reichstag Fire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raw.sonnets Raw Sonnets

    If you could pause your emotional-reflex that tends to make you dismiss everything he says out of hand, you might actually glean the good information he has to offer. Everything is just information. Being too attached to ideological battle lines limits your perceptions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/A-J-MacDonald-Jr/100000560571959 A J MacDonald Jr

    “Washington, D.C. – An August, 1996, series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua’s Sandinista government during the 1980s. Webb’s series, “The Dark Alliance,” has been the subject of intense media debate, and has focused attention on a foreign policy drug scandal that leaves many questions unanswered.

    This electronic briefing book is compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive, including the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort, and FBI and DEA reports. The documents demonstrate official knowledge of drug operations, and collaboration with and protection of known drug traffickers. Court and hearing transcripts are also included.”

    Google: Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations – George Washington University National Security Archives

    “In his new exposé of the National Security Agency entitled Body of Secrets, author James Bamford highlights a set of proposals on Cuba by the Joint Chiefs of Staff codenamed OPERATION NORTHWOODS. This document, titled “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” was provided by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962, as the key component of Northwoods. Written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, the Top Secret memorandum describes U.S. plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a U.S. invasion of Cuba. These proposals – part of a secret anti-Castro program known as Operation Mongoose – included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake “Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,” including “sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated),” faking a Cuban airforce attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a “Remember the Maine” incident by blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters and then blaming the incident on Cuban sabotage. Bamford himself writes that Operation Northwoods “may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.”

    Google: Operation Northwoods George Washington University National Security Archives

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1126735669 Kenny Aldrich

    this debunks something? didn’t see it happen here

  • http://www.examiner.com/user-celebs4truth ConspiracyExaminer

    “Forward” thinking… As in right off a cliff? Much like sheep, one after the other?

  • Yourwritingisvomit

    Mr Rachel Maddow is a liar & a sellout & Mrs. Thomas Barr is a dipstick tool

  • Trevor

    He didnt claim Obama did it. He was talking qbout meterology and weather weapons. The MSM does the same thing with 9/11. Mention there are things worth investigating and they go “oh so George Bush did it?” Jones has more viewers in a day than maddow gets all week.

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  • Brad

    Why is a so-called “real” journalist focusing on a fringe conspiracy theorist when we really do have some major stories that should be reported (Benghazi, the IRS, wiretapping the media). As for DHS stockpiling ammo and military weapons, it should be investigated…

  • Aimee Barfield

    All these Alex Jones fans are people you will never see again on this page, unless you mention Alex Jones again. Alex Jones and acolytes post links on his FB page, or his two sites when Alex Emerick is brought up. They respond in a massed frenzy, it’s what they do.

    You will never be able to hold a reasoned dialogue with them because they live in fantasy world of their own making. It doesn’t matter if science proves them wrong, science is false if it doesn’t line up to their conspiracy theory way of thinking. Facts are not facts, unless it aligns with their facts, and they seldom think in terms of facts.

    These are the people that believe juice boxes make people gay. Which is ludicrous but because AJ said it, it must be true. ‘Chemtrails’ are a thing in their world.

    The fact that there is never a there, there will not dissuade them.

  • MBF

    Every Alex Jones detractor talks about his personality or label him, then talk about the destructive qualities of the label. Just a trap for the sheep, it’s pretty easy to figure out the types of arguments being used. I’d like to see someone catch him supporting the people he opposes or prove any else– then I’ll listen. I just stick to listening to people who focus more on getting direct interviews and investigating.

  • Derek Johnson

    Keep watching MSNBC and watch how you turn on your country. Their Anti American rhetoric, and snitch on your peers for what you say, do, or wear. Let MSNBC tell you kids dont belong to their parents. Let Michelle feed your kids for you, let Obama tell you you didn’t build your business. Stand there and deny that this is a Marxist Globalist Revolution run by Saul Alinsky disciples as they pull another Bush out of the woodwork to put against Hillary……. Bush vs. Clinton 2016 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh The illusion of choice