Market Slant – by Just Another Wiseguy
“The first casualty, when war comes, is truth” – Hiram Johnson
I think I have been very clear in my distain for President-elect Donald Trump. I think he is an idiot who is unfit to run the country… but the American people have spoken and we should give him an opportunity to lead even if it’s towards an unmitigated disaster.
While I have come to terms with Trump’s presidential election what has fascinated me recently is this alt-right (alternative right) movement and the notion of fake news. I have never really understood this subsect of American society so I recently decided to take a trip down the rabbit hole.
For the last few weeks I have been watching the coverage on Infowars.com, considered one of the leaders of the alt-right movement and has been branded a fake news site. At the very least, the site’s coverage of U.S. politics has been interesting.
Today, the show has focused on the recent CIA report that supposedly provides evidence that Russia tried to influence the presidential election in Trump’s favor. Infowars host Alex Jones has been going on for most of the day about how this report is nothing but another government lie circulated by rouge Democratic supporters in the CIA. He has dismissed the report as completely false and has been critical of main stream media outlets for promoting this “fake news.”
What I find interesting is that leading up to the election, Jones was happily promoting Trump’s idea that the election was going to be rigged, despite there being absolutely no evidence of this happening. In fact this idea was largely ridiculed by election experts who said that wide-spread voter fraud is impossible to coordinate.
So to recap, Jones thinks the CIA is lying when it reports about influence peddling ahead of the election but without any evidence he said there was absolute wide-spread fraud in the U.S. election. To listen to Jones is a great exercise in suspending one’s disbelief.
The reality is that Jones is literally nothing more than a snake-oil salesman. In between his convoluted idiotic conspiracy theories he hawks a variety of products, including vitamins and health supplements. I just like to point out that while he says his products are the best things in the world he promotes the idea that vaccines cause autism and that the science in general shouldn’t be trusted, dismissing climate change as a hoax. I guess Jones found the only honest scientists in the world and convinced them to work for him to create health supplements because that is realistic.
He also sells a variety of survival gear on his website things like water purifiers, tents and sleeping bags. In a head-to-head comparison most of his products can found a lot cheaper in other places.
The best example is the Ledge Sports Ridge 8-person tent. Regular price, the tent on Inforwars is 189.99 but if you act now you can buy it for $149.95.
However, I recommend that you do a little shopping around. On Amazon.com you can pick up the tent for $49.99 plus a shipping fee of 24.95, a 50% discount compared to what you would pay on Inforwars.
Oh also there is one review of the tent on Amazon but it’s not good: “This tent is junk. We purchased this tent for a fishing trip to Canada. It rained the first day and the tent leaks like a sieve.”
Another product in the Infowars “survival gear” section is a Ledge Sports X-Light sleeping bag and this is a slightly better deal but still overpriced. On Info wars the sleeping bag is on sale for $79.95. On Amazon you can find the exact same product for $68.30 and there is free shipping.
This looks like a better buy than the sleeping bag. It has 13 reviews and a rating of 3.7 out of five
And of course when the apocalypse hits you need to have a radio and luckily, Infowars has the KA249W Radio Lantern for you and it only costs 44.95. But wait Amazon has it for sale for 25.95 can get it with free shipping on orders more than $49.
So just to wrap this up. It is hard to take serious an angry chubby little man who says he is trying to help everyday people by fearmongering and gouging them with sub-par to average products.
But then again people will probably just dismiss this story as fake news.
8 thoughts on “Alex Jones’ Infowars Is Ripping Off Consumers”
Way to go author, great article. AJ is the head of the shaft, a nobody going the way of the dodo bird.
(Laughing) “AJ is the head of the shaft”…… Yea Katie!
Excuse my sarcasm:
“The reality is that Jones is literally nothing more than a snake-oil salesman.”
“I think I have been very clear in my distain for President-elect Donald Trump. I think he is an idiot who is unfit to run the country… but the American people have spoken and we should give him an opportunity to lead even if it’s towards an unmitigated disaster.”
The American people have spoken? More like the elites have spoken. The American people wanted nothing to do with Clinton or Trump and since 60-70% of the American voting population DID NOT vote, I’d say they didn’t speak anything of Trump.
“What I find interesting is that leading up to the election, Jones was happily promoting Trump’s idea that the election was going to be rigged, despite there being absolutely no evidence of this happening.”
No evidence? I guess those disappearing ballots that were found in another state and voting machines registering for the opposite candidate that the voter selected or the MSM saying “the fix is in” CLEARLY means the election was not rigged.
However, this guy is right on one thing. AJ is a fat, douchebag.
“Alternative Right” movement? WTF is that supposed to mean? Another made up AJ term to make himself look and sound important? What a joke.
I guess AJ lost sight of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his independent news media and his Ron Paul hero since he needs funding for his “operation”, funding that could only come from Trump and his Zionist Jews buddies.
That fat tub of lard needs to hang like the rest of them.
There is plenty of evidence of vote rigging, Bev Harris, one of the leading experts has documented fraud extensively. Watch “Fraction magic” on youtube. This was the rigging that Trump and Jones referred to. Not to mention the entire MSM pushing for Hitlery. She did attempt to steal the election, she was sure of it, but the fraud can’t beat a landslide. And if the American people didn’t vote, wtf can they say? There is no evidence of Russian hacking or releasing info to benefit Trump. Though AJ is not perfect, this article is shit and the author shows ignorance and pure laziness. He had the drive to look up tent prices, but couldn’t do any relevant research into important subjects. Trying to make a name by bashing Jones, you’re pathetic. Why is Trenches publishing this garbage? It would be useful only in print so I could wipe my ass with it.
To begin with, we called the vote rigging a long time ago, before Alex Jones and Infowars and Trump. And anybody who voted in this fraudulent election, put on and sponsored by an occupational government that has an injunction on our Bill of Rights (The Patriot Act and NDAA Sections 1021 and 1022), is simply a f#@king traitor, as it equates to aiding and abetting an occupying force.
Why does not your ‘Tip of the Spear’ Alex Jones address the fact that voting is erroneous when it is slaves without rights that are supposedly doing the voting?
As for us putting this article up, we put up and discuss whatever we goddamn well please, unlike your zionist controlled mainstream buddy, Alex Jones.
I guess the question is, if you are content with AJ’s republirat party line bullshit, what the f#@k are you doing over here?
Apparently you need directions on how to use a printer to continue on with your weird fecal fetish, while listening to your “Tip of the Shaft” Circle K Jones connivery.
Isn’t that really what you are asking?
AJ is a tool and why this left wing freak decided to review shopping on infowars shall remain a mystery. Why would anyone in their right mind buy anything from AJ? The author of this article is an even bigger tool than the bloviating Jones.