Alex Jones has already faced legal repercussions for his actions in some situations, including got spreading conspiracy theories about the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now he says that he fears he’ll be taken off the air, and sent to prison.
In the InfoWars clip below, via Patriot Takes, Jones, who has run the conspiracy-spreading media network for over two decades, doesn’t admit to his role in the January 6th attack on Congress, or accept any personal guilt for any of his own actions. Instead, he spins a new conspiracy story, suggesting that “they” are out to get him, remove his radio show from the airwaves, and lock him up.
Alex Jones says he doesn't want to go to prison or be killed, but if he's taken off the air "they" will put him in jail. He calls it a death battle. pic.twitter.com/xE4MLhkPEs
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) November 7, 2021
“If they can silence me and get me off the air, they’re gonna put me in jail. That’s the plan,” he declares, looping Roger Stone into the victim-side of his conspiracy theory. “Same thing with Roger. That’s why Roger’s gotta stay on air. That’s why we’ve gotta stay in the fight, because this is a death battle.”
Jones’ rhetoric has been linked to multiple violent incidents, with his believers threatening and harassing the parents of Sandy Hook victims, one listener showing up with a weapon at a pizza restaurant after Jones propagated the myth that a Clinton-linked child sex trafficking ring was being operated out of its non-existent basement, and the January 6th attack on the Capitol.
NPR reports that Jones appeared at the Capitol that day. Though he did call for attendees to “peacefully” take the country back,he also used more violent rehtoris, such as declaring, “we need to understand we’re under attack, and we need to understand this is 21st-century warfare and get on a war-footing.”
Afterwards, Jones claimed antifa was behind the attack.
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