Claims Tsarnaev brothers inspired by talk show host, who is “getting paid to be racist”
MSNBC engaged in one of the most egregious and defamatory hit pieces in its entire history earlier today when Lean Forward host Alex Wagner and guests all but blamed Alex Jones for the Boston bombings, claiming with no evidence that the Tsarnaev brothers were inspired to carry out the attack by the “deeply racist” Jones and his website.
“Alex Jones may sound crazy, but he has 300 million people that have watched him on YouTube,” said Wagner, characterizing Jones as “deeply racist,” despite the fact that Jones has preached a message of peaceful, non-violent inclusiveness for the best part of two decades.
“These folks are getting paid to be racist,” remarked former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, as MSNBC showed a screenshot of Infowars.com. Steele went on to claim that only a “small percentage” of people read Infowars despite the fact that it gets more web traffic than MSNBC.com.
Neither Steele or Wagner presented a single example of Alex Jones being “racist,” a shred of evidence that he was “getting paid to be racist,” nor was any proof offered that the Tsarnaev brothers were fans of Infowars.com.
On the contrary, Alex Jones and Infowars are renowned for communicating a message of racial harmony, stemming back from the 90â€²s whenAlex Jones protested against and bullhorned the Ku Klux Klan.
Wagner also tried to legitimize convoluted logic that terrorist atrocities are caused by distrust in the establishment, and therefore people like Alex Jones who build an audience based off that premise are somehow to blame for terrorist attacks.
In reality, distrust in mainstream media and government is shared by a huge majority of patriotic, peaceful Americans. Recent polls show that a whopping 77% of US citizens distrust television news and 73% distrust the federal government.
Perhaps MSNBC should take a look at their own biased, defamatory, inaccurate and offensive content if they are interested in figuring out why the network’s viewing figures recently plunged to a 6 year low.
The clip above represents the very definition of criminal defamation with malice of forethought and intent to do harm. Alex Jones is ordering MNSBC publicly to cease and desist and will also make this clear via registered mail. Jones is also demanding that he be allowed to appear on the show in question and defend himself.
Statement from Alex Jones
“No one should feel safe in this climate. The establishment media can put out whatever lie they want and the Republican Party, represented on Wagner’s show by Michael Steele, will just agree with it because it shows the establishment itself is threatened by the awakening that is happening. They’ve identified Infowars.com and the journalistic system we’re building as a major threat. That’s what the MSNBC segment is, a premeditated attack. So anyone who supports freedom of the press needs to get behind Infowars.com and all the other alternative media that is under attack, like investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and so many others. This is exactly how countries fall to authoritarianism, because if they can intimidate us, shut us down and defame us, they can defame anybody. If you care about freedom, remember this quote from German pastor Martin NiemÃ¶ller, who resisted the Nazis:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Catholic.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.”
This meets the precise definition of willful, conscious defamation with malice of forethought with intent to do harm. I have sued people before for defamation successfully. I don’t like to do this, but clearly, if I don’t respond to this they will make up even more outrageous stuff… will I be a child molester tomorrow? Will they say I’m the bomber? They’re already saying I made people bomb stuff and I’m deeply racist without showing a shred of proof. This is outrageous authoritarianism. So, I am putting them on notice. I want massive retractions right now. This is your tort warning. You are now on notice. Do you guys think you’re invincible because you have the White House behind you? Richard Nixon thought he was invincible, too. The American people are going to stand up against this intimidation against the press.”
This is by no means the first time that the establishment media has attempted to use the two accused brothers’ political beliefs as a demonization tool.
Back in June, Bloomberg News released a hit piece which insinuated that Alex Jones and his website were responsible for motivating the bombers and had exploited the attacks in order to make money from gold sales.
Noting that a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and others “obsessed by the violence” turn to Jones for answers, the article quotes the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok, also a guest on the MSNBC segment, who says Jones, “Does not build bombs, he builds bombers,” a flagrant attempt to smear the radio host as an inspiration for terrorists despite his widely publicized message of peace and non-violence.
The article also overlooked the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center itself has proven to be a wellspring for domestic terrorists, including would-be mass shooter Floyd Corkins, who told the FBI that he targeted the the Family Research Council’s Washington D.C. headquarters in August 2012 after reading that the group had been labeled “anti-gay” on the SPLC website.
While MSNBC and Bloomberg have obviously gone to considerable lengths to demonize perfectly legitimate political beliefs by insinuating they inspired Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s attack, they failed completely to address fundamental questions about the Boston Bombing and its aftermath that remain unanswered, such as why the FBI violently gunned down witness Ibragim Todashev during questioning.
Eyewitnesses to the shootout between the alleged Boston bombers and police also asserted that it was the police who ran over Tamerlan Tsarnaev and not his brother, as cops initially claimed. According to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s aunt, footage of a naked uninjured man being arrested was Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which if true means he was later murdered by authorities.
The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unarmed before he was caught also debunks initial claims by authorities that he had engaged in a “shootout” with cops while hiding in a boat.
According to authorities, Dzhokhar sustained a throat injury during the incident which left him unable to talk. However, photos which later emerged that were taken during Dzhokhar’s capture show no injuries to his throat.
In pointing the finger at Alex Jones or distrust in government as being the driving force behind domestic terrorism, both MSNBC and Bloomberg have also conveniently sidestepped the fact that virtually every major domestic terror plot in recent years was “facilitated by the F.B.I.,” according to the New York Times.
Republished from: Infowars