One has to wonder if either Alex Jones or the infowars team actually do any research on their guests. Entry number two on google was from the FBI archives, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Nebraska, August 20, 2009.
Whist browsing the infowars website this evening, I noticed Alex Jones was trailing a special “Emergency Saturday Broadcast.”
When Jones does a special broadcast, you can almost be sure that a few unintended gems are going to present themselves and tonight was no different.
Jones started the broadcast moaning and wailing that he was being treated unfairly in the courts, where he was slapped with a £100,000 fine and a yet unspecified amount of damages, to be decided by a jury.
Jones attacked the judge and the court system and had not a moment of contrition for the lives of the parents and relatives of the children slain in the Sandy Hook massacre, which he did so much to ruin.
The pressure looks to be getting to Alex Jones and in a sign of what may be to come, there was not a mention of Donald Trump. A first in my experience.
Once Jones had run through his standard fare Covid misinformation, he introduced Dr Richard M Fleming for an extended slideshow presentation.
Fleming had travelled to Austin with “his crew,” especially for the event.
One has to wonder if either Alex Jones or the infowars team actually do any research on their guests.
A quick google of the good doctor’s name returned several juicy results.
Entry number two on google was from the FBI archives, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Nebraska, August 20, 2009.
It was titled “Doctor Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Scheme,” and surprise of all surprises the doctor the article referred to was Dr Richard M Fleming.
The archive report went on to detail:
“Dr. Richard M. Fleming was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, by the Honorable Richard G. Kopf to five years’ probation with six months home detention, including electronic monitoring, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $107,244.24 for the felony offenses of health care fraud and mail fraud. Fleming pled guilty to those charges on April 23, 2009. Fleming lived in Papillion, Nebraska, at the time of the crimes, and now lives in Reno, Nevada. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Missouri and Iowa, and as a part of his plea agreement in the case he agreed to a lifetime exclusion from participation in any federally-funded health care benefit program.
A federal grand jury in Nebraska returned an indictment against Fleming on January 18, 2007, charging ten counts of health care fraud and three counts of mail and wire fraud. The health care fraud counts charged Fleming with submitting bills to insurance companies in 2002 for medical procedures, diagnostic heart tests, he had not actually performed. The mail and wire fraud counts charged Fleming with obtaining payment from a North Carolina soy food company in 2004, for product testing work he had not performed, and more specifically charged him with lying about whether he had performed the services he was paid for, and with creating and submitting false documents in order to cover up the fact that he had not done the work for which he had been paid. The case actually went to trial, which began on April 6, 2009, and the jury was deliberating on their verdict when Fleming pled guilty, admitting that he had committed both health care fraud and mail fraud.”
Nice job infowars and Alex Jones.
Dr. Richard M. Fleming really sounds like the sort of guy you want to be getting your Covid misinformation from.
Highly believable and respected.
A scan further down on the google results shows that he has also been exposed for quackery on several occasions on the site retractionwatch.com which tracks scientific retractions and medical malpractice.
The idea for the title came from an article I had recently read on Alternet.org, where the author pondered that a law maker could have been injured during the attack, theoretically giving Donald Trump the chance to declare a national emergency and stay in office indefinitely, or until the presidential election had been gerrymandered in his favour, likely ending in the same result.
For anyone who is interested in how Alex Jones became, well Alex Jones, Beware the Jabberwock – Alex in Wonderland, is essential listening.
But anyhow, I digress.
And before I continue, yes, I know, self-promotion is terribly distasteful.
I thought my post on Reddit may spark debate on if there was a conspiracy to cause a certain outcome on January 6th, 2021, and if so, what it may involve.
Whilst there were a few people willing to ponder the question – although I will admit, the wording would not necessarily be read as a question – those who shouted the loudest and assumed the most authority on the subject seemed not only unwilling to ponder the question, they also wanted to shut down the argument.
Now why would a person, or people want to do that, I thought?
Whilst my first suspicions were dark and, of course, assumed a much higher importance for my post and article than they deserved, what possibly became a more probable answer was even more absurd.
The first comment on my post was resolute:
Someone shot back, pointing out Mike Flynn had allegedly outlined a plan to Trump in mid-December to enact martial law (Marshall law for those more used to reading right-wing blogs, although Marshall Law or just Law, is a player character from the Tekken fighting game franchise by Bandai Namco Entertainment, according to Wikipedia,) and rerun the presidential election in the battleground states Trump narrowly lost.
The next comment from suckercuck, a name that can’t help raising suspicions, really did make no sense whatsoever:
Why, one would have to think, would the Trump administration worry about if something was legal?
Trump’s whole tenure was based on skirting, pushing, or transgressing the law as far as it could, whilst hoping for the least consequences.
And there is something about the wording.
Ostensibly, suckercuck had appeared to be anti-Trump, however, the wording of this comment raised a red (shall we say)-flag.
Suckercuck appears to be saying Alex Jones would not do something illegal. Maybe he is correct in this assumption and Jones is aware just how far he can skirt the law with his work, whilst remaining outside of the clutches of law enforcement.
Surely the only people desperate enough to want to point out that Jones would not do something against the law would be, well, Alex Jones. Or maybe Paul Joseph Watson. A giant swathe of his supporters has very publicly demonstrated that breaking the law to achieve their desired outcome is not so much of a problem
However, that is not to say Jones may have been involved in a conspiracy without being aware of exactly what the plan is, or if there was a darker plan at all. Remember, as William Burroughs said, the best agent, is an agent that doesn’t know he’s an agent.
This should have been the sort of deduction made by those who were to shout the loudest that Jones is dumb (he isn’t, but he is an asshole,) but this wasn’t their line of thinking at all.
I was then faced by another reddit contributor who asserted the following:
This comment was bizarre in several ways.
For a start, my blog post link was quoting Alex Jones. And there can be no more primary a source for something Alex Jones said than, well, Alex Jones.
Secondly, it was widely reported that allegedly Trump, or at least “advisors” around Trump were encouraging Trump to consider enacting martial law in December 2020.
Thirdly, the title was indeed conjecture, but it is conjecture that has been seriously considered in other publications, many of them mainstream, so many people think this not to be completely out of the question.
Fourthly, wow, someone is really pissed off!
Fifthly, a lie that was redacted and to end someone is really not liking the fact I posted on this subreddit (r/January 6) at all.
Now, why might that be?
Troll imposters, or as they are more widely known, sockpuppets, have two highly tell-tale ways of operating, amongst others.
One is to attempt to take control of the debate and lead it into a blind alley other direction that is somewhat unrelated, to get people thinking about anything else but the article and any insightful comments below.
Another is to just attempt to shut the discussion down and make any comments supporting their opposing, but not always overtly professed views seem ridiculous, unlikely, or even imaginary.
Have You Seen Yourself in The Mirror Yet?
Sockpuppetry is even more distasteful than self-promotion.
But what was all this opposition to my post trying to achieve?
Another possible answer became apparent soon enough.
ShlongVonLong returned with another missive:
There are several things that stand out here but let’s cut to the chase.
First, no one has ever said, and I had not asserted that Alex Jones is a reliable source, or that Roger Stone is not about as near as Jones was getting to the Trump administration (although on January 6th, 2021, Jones has asserted that he received a call from The White House to lead the march along Pennsylvania Avenue, we will ponder this assertion in a near future sequel to this article.)
You’ll notice that where ShlongVonLong starts to somewhat converge with some of my thinking, they then go on to recommend another audio blog that comments on Alex Jones. That person has also stated just before that they listen to 10 hours of Alex Jones a week.
What sort of Alex Jones hater would want to listen to 10 hours of his shows a week and then subject themselves to three hours of analysis of Alex Jones?
As most of Jones’ show is just ads and garbage, short soundbites around the main points and a little insightful commentary will suffice for most who want to keep their sanity
What might make sense though, is for an Alex Jones podcast send-up researcher to spend 10 hours listening to Alex Jones and then multiple hours recording three hours plus podcasts of inane and downright short-sighted analysis of Jones and his sidekicks.
Folks, I listened to a little Knowledge Fight, so you don’t have to, and this is how insightful they are – they didn’t predict what would happen on January 6th and they were surprised by what happened and how quickly it happened on the day.
Jeez, I predicted almost exactly the scenario that occurred on January 6, before Trump was elected in this article.
This led me to the belief that it was very likely I was being trolled by the authors of a podcast who believe themselves to be a rival to rebelinfo.com.
This reddit behavior would be the internet version of a creepy old guy sleazing around women to get their way. Just be honest, no one likes a manipulative creep.
Collaboration beats competition any time.
However, there are some other scenarios:
It could be a section of FBI officers who have made a poor decision not to investigate Jones, Stone and Shroyer more thoroughly over the events of January 6th
It could be people that just like being dicks on the internet and are incapable of forming any opinion either way
It could all be in my own mind
It could be the Russians – look over here, look over here, look at the birdy
That’s enough conspiracy for now, we will consider these options and possibly more in upcoming posts at rebelinfo.com.
The FBI has cited a video aired on conspiracy theorist and Trump stooge Alex Jones’ Infowars as a reason to incarcerate an innocent activist who had ties to black activist groups.
Rakem Balogun’s house was raided by the FBI on the 12th December 2017 when he and his 15-year-old son were forced outside of their Dallas home in only their underwear.
Balogun spent five months in prison and lost his home and more while incarcerated after participating in a rally protesting against law enforcement in Austin, Texas, in March 2015.
The irony is that Alex Jones and Infowars spent years milking the police brutality theme, using it as a scare tactic on their audience to “prove” to them that the United States was a police state and people should be ready to head to the hills to avoid being imprisoned or murdered by their government with the extensive, overpriced “prepping” supplies that both Jones Infowars website and his many advertising affiliates on the site and radio show were pushing.
Turns out the only thing people really needed to be scared of was Jones and Infowars bullshit being taken seriously should someone they backed manage to get into power.