Thursday, May 25, 2017

"A bias towards truth"

As if Infowars being granted White House press accreditation on Monday wasn't bad enough, the Trump-supporting far-right conspiracy theorists/propaganda merchants (and friends of Billy Corgan) then mocked the inevitable outcry, showing off their jaw-dropping levels of self-delusion in the process: "tiny cracks of truth topple even the most colossal of lies - and that's why major, corporate media is scared of small, independent press with a bias towards truth".

Alex Jones then promptly showed the organisation's true colours, spouting off about the Manchester Arena attack: "a big bomb goes off at a pop star's rock concert bombing a bunch of liberal trendies ... [the] same people, god love 'em, on average who are promoting open borders, bringing Islamists in." Yep, you read that right: teenage girls are "liberal trendies" who only have themselves to blame for their deaths.

What's worrying, of course, is that Jones isn't a lone despicable cunt shouting into a vacuum, but a despicable cunt with a sizeable following and sphere of influence. Trump is a fan of the alt-right sites that helped to propel him into the White House, having gone so far as to appoint Breitbart's Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counsellor. When the likes of Breitbart and Infowars have the ear of the president, we really do live in dangerous times.

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