Alex Jones is in the headlines again, in anticipation of a controversial interview with Megyn Kelly that’s slated to air on Sunday. Yesterday, Jones alluded to someone shooting Wolf Blitzer in the head and warned that people “better have some helicopter jump jets” to escape “Civil War 2.”
Jones has beef with Blitzer over Blitzer’s coverage of the congressional baseball game shooter. Jones alleges that Blitzer said James Hodgkinson “wasn’t a monster.” He didn’t. One of Hodgkinson’s acquaintances said he “wasn’t evil” in an interview.
“What happens, Wolf Blitzer, when somebody pumps rounds in to your little pumpkin head and says, ‘It’s just political?'”
“Hah, you people,” he continued. “You guys better have some helicopter jump jets and be ready to get out of here real quick if the actual civil war kicks off.”
Jones wanted it to be clear that he wasn’t the one agitating for violence, and then elaborated, “You’re going to get wrecked bad.”
“[There are a] lot of people like Santa Claus … making a list … checking it twice about who’s been naughty and nice. And you kick off Civil War 2, baby, you’ll think Lexington and Concord was a cake walk.” The internet has been quick to point out that Lexington and Concord initiated the Revolutionary, not the Civil, War.
Kelly is in hot water for airing the interview at all. JP Morgan Chase has revoked its ads from the program. There are a lot of reasons to object to Alex Jones, but the specific issue at hand is Jones’s partially redacted opinion that Sandy Hook was a false flag operation to institute gun control laws.
Kelly, in response, has defended her decision on the grounds that the interview will give people a chance to “know” Jones better than they already do. Unclear how thousands of hours of InfoWars broadcasts left many of his stones unturned.
Jones has threatened to release footage of their interview ahead of schedule.
Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide president, said at a network event that Jones is worth covering because the president “relies on him and his points of view.” But he added that Jones must be “held to account as much as somebody who spews such hatred and nonsense needs to be.”
The interview will not be the first contentious interview from Jones to be aired on TV. His confrontation with Piers Morgan over gun control went viral and was possibly one of the reasons Morgan was eventually canned.