Right-wing commentator Alex Jones has blasted the QAnon conspiracy theory in his own characteristic style, creating a viral clip that quickly racked up over one million views and won the controversial pundit some unlikely praise.
As America continues to pick over the bones of Wednesday’s riot at the US Capitol building, the QAnon phenomenon is coming under even greater scrutiny as blame and retribution is doled out.
The conspiracy theory, which is popular among some right-wing circles, claims that there is a vast cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles secretly operating the levers of power in the United States. Adherents long-held President Donald Trump in very high regard, believing that he was battling against the powerful predators.
On InfoWars, Jones cut-off a Q-affiliated guest and called them “full of s**t” before launching into one of the dramatic tirades that made him famous.
wtf i love Alex Jones now
— Jade Parker (@CybereVitas) January 9, 2021
“Because every goddamn thing out of you people’s mouths doesn’t come true. And it’s always ‘Oh, there’s energy’ or ‘Oh, now we’re done with Trump,” Jones said, in dramatic arm-flailing fashion.
You said he was the messiah! You said he was invincible! You said that it was all over. That they were going to Gitmo. And now that he’s part of a larger thing of Q.
“I will not suffer your Q people after this,” Jones continued, pointing directly into the camera. “I knew what you were day one, I know what you are now, and I’m sick of it.”
Back in 2018, Jones got an early version of what President Trump experienced this week, finding himself permanently booted off many online platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
Alex Jones is now the voice of reason. We’ve reached singularity.
— Ryan Boger (@rboger12) January 10, 2021
However, he briefly became a mainstream media darling for his QAnon hot-take, which was shared on Twitter by a host of journalists and media personalities from several major news outlets including the Washington Post and MSNBC.
“It’s been a really dark week in many ways, and laughing this hard is good for the soul,” TV anchor Chris Hayes said.
“I will not suffer you Q people after this,” says Alex Jones. Wild. https://t.co/EIN0ODndtZ
— Gene Park (@GenePark) January 10, 2021
How is Alex Jones not a Senator?
— Mattathias Schwartz (@Schwartzesque) January 9, 2021
The clip of the spiel quickly racked up over 1.6 million views and thousands of shares as many enjoyed Jones’ energetic dismissal of QAnon and heralded him as an unlikely “voice of reason”.
The footage even inspired a quick remix, another medium for which Jones has become famous.
I remixed that video of Alex Jones breaking up with Qanon. pic.twitter.com/S5uaG25gCs
— Jonathan Mann (@songadaymann) January 10, 2021
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