August 28, 2008

Alex Jones Goes Berserk in Denver

By Dave

If you ever had any doubt that Alex Jones was a thug, a bully and a jackass, events this week in Denver ought to lay those doubts to rest.

It all started with a protest put together by the anarcho-hippies of Recreate68 and some of their allies. They planned to go to the Denver mint to hold a nonviolent protest in which they were apparently planning to use their positive psychic energy to levitate and ultimately destroy the mint in a protest against global capitalism. As they had hoped, this protest attracted some attention. A number of right-wing bloggers were there to film and scoff at the hippies, including prominent editorialist and blogger Michelle Malkin and Steve Green AKA Vodka Pundit who was acting as a reporter for Pajamas Media and who we have to thank for the best of the various videos to come out of this fracas.

Of course, since the protest was at the Denver mint, it was almost inevitable that Alex Jones would be there with some of his supporters, what with the mint being part of the power structure of the diabolical New World Order and the Zionist bankers who control it, or something silly like that. As quickly became clear, there's not much love lost between Alex Jones and Michelle Malkin.  He's convinced that she's going to round up every conspiracy nut and Pakistani convenience store clerk in the country and put them in (nonexistent) FEMA death camps while torturing Iraqi babies and whoring herself to the Gnomes of Zurich at the same time – she can multitask. She seems equally convinced that he's an irritating blowhard who she's too short to shoot pictures over. Well, a picture speaks a thousand words and a video speaks about a million – or in this case shouts them – so see the accompanying clip for what I'm talking about.

What quickly became clear as all these politically volatile elements gathered at the mint, was that Alex Jones can't resist the powerful combination of lots of video cameras and a diminutive Filipino-American to harangue. Calling her a "prostitute" and "disgusting new world order trash" and a variety of other epithets and shouting out her supposed crimes, Jones followed Malkin around, tried to thrust his pudgy form in her path and had his followers chase her down when she tried to get away, yelling "Get Michelle Malkin! Don't let her leave! …Get on her!" Malkin took it all pretty calmly and did her best to just ignore Jones, setting an example for the world to follow. She did have some help. She seemed to have a large and bearded bodyguard type at her elbow, and some of the peaceniks took offense at Jones' behavior and attempted to come to her defense as well.

Contrary to what some have reported, Jones did not start chanting "kill Michelle Malkin", though it wouldn't have been a surprise, given his behavior. The chant was started by a guy in a funny hat who looked like he was with Jones, but who may just have been a prankster. In the video Jones does appear to give a good hard shove to one of the protesters who was attempting to defend Malkin, which likely meets the legal definition of assault. Jones was out of control and clearly desperate for attention, and when the cameras moved away from him he was quick to chase them down and try to make himself the center of attention again by being as verbally abusive as possible to Malkin.

I've got no particularly warm feelings for Malkin. While most of Jones' claims about her are as ridiculous and delusional as the rest of what he spews, she has said some genuinely troubling things and is needlessly sensationalistic, though she is occasionally fairly humorous. I'm no more a fan of her moralistic, fearmongering, hardline conservatism than I am of Alex Jones bombastic lunatic fringe ranting. Nonetheless, she does have a right to free speech and free assembly and not to be harassed by a mob stirred up by a ranting lunatic. Jones has a right to free speech too, but he doesn't have a right to create a situation which is volatile and potentially dangerous in the middle of what could easily become a dangerous mob.

Jones is just about out of control. It's only a matter of time before an incident like this turns violent. He also seems to have no idea how self-defeating his behavior is. He may think these antics are a great way to get his message out, but what they actually do is let people like me point out to other reasonable people that his behavior is not that of someone who ought to be taken seriously. He may think he's some sort of crusading force of righteousness, but most of those who watch the video are going to join me in concluding that he's a hate-filled buffoon. The contrast between his raging and ranting and Malkin's calm response gives her legitimacy and takes away what little he has left.

Watch the video. Draw your own conclusions.

8 Responses to “Alex Jones Goes Berserk in Denver”

  1. STM Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Love ya work Dave.

  2. Richard Blake Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I was covering the Mint event for Associated Content when I noticed something going on in the direction of where Jones was going after Malkin. By the time I caught up with them Malkin had gotten away but I was enraged and took on Jones and his mob. Jones proved that he was a cowardly bully by running away from me even with the support of his mob. Here is the link to the AC article and longer YouTube video http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/991808/alex_jones_dnc_confrontation_with_michelle.html?cat=8 . Nowadays I am doing a lot more writing for Examiner.com. I am the Denver City Buzz Examiner http://www.examiner.com/x-1863-Denver-City-Buzz-Examiner

  3. Richard Blake Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    The link at my website shows a longer YouTube video of the same incident that proves Jones is not only a bully but also a coward.

  4. Tom Paine Says:
    May 8th, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Maybe Alex Jones’ behavior was a little over-the-top at that protest, but here’s the acid fact: Michelle Malkin DID write a book in which she made a case for the internment of Arab-Americans…and she even goes so far as to try and make excuses regarding the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII.
    Excuse me? This woman actually says that interning americans in camps for purposes of “national security” is a good thing?!? How can you blame Alex Jones for confronting her about it! Anyone who would write such a horrible thing deserves to be publicly confronted about it!
    And he did not physically attack her, he simply called her out on the things she wrote. And from what I saw, she didn’t even really try to defend her position, she just left.
    Anyone who advocates the internment of american citizens IS evil. ALEX WAS RIGHT TO CALL HER THAT. IF SHE WERE HERE RIGHT NOW I WOULD SAY THE SAME! And who cares if he shoved some asshole who was getting in his face? I certainly don’t. I think Jones showed considerable restraint in not slapping that stupid bitch in the mouth, because she definitely deserves it. Nevertheless, I don’t advocate violence against women, and apparently Alex Jones doesn’t either, because he had ample opportunity to assault her and didn’t.
    People like Michelle Malkin, who make apologies for horrible government crimes and advocate new crimes modeled on the old ones, SHOULD be publicly confronted! I would like to see what would happen if Malkin were confronted by some of the survivors of the WWII internment program.

  5. bendover Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    this video proves nothing lol

  6. Alex (Baby wants his bottle?) Jones Says:
    November 26th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Alex Jones goes berserk in ___________
    You fill in the blank.
    Applies to pretty much… everywhere…

  7. Kicked in the nuts Says:
    November 26th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    That guy from Kicked in the nuts should track down AJ.
    Right when AJ is in the middle of an epic crybaby rant, a nice pelvic bone cracking kick to the nuts.
    Or better yet, hire a pro soccer player to do it.

  8. Ron Says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Um, I had a problem with your article sir. One, there actually ARE FEMA Camps. I’ve seen the photos and am planning to go see for myself. Also, yes Alex can be a bit “abrassive” at times but he seems to have been right about a lot that is happening right now. Especially, concerning the Middle East. Which these revolutions are started for the purpose of radicalizing the area. Also, I’ve looked into the claims of the U.N. and other globalist publications and THEY’RE REAL!! Most of what you call ranting like the whole elf joke is just sattire.. You guys are slow and I LOL at you. This is just like our first revolution, a third supported it and understood Liberty, a third didn’t care, and the last where fervent Loyalists. Which one are you? Hmmmmmm……

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