John Oliver went after Infowars host and professional nutjob Alex Jones on his show, Last Week Tonight. Among other things, Oliver called Jones:
“the Walter Cronkite of shrieking batshit gorilla clowns.”
Oliver points out that Alex Jones’ four-hour per week show draws over 6 million listeners. The topics revolve around crazy conspiracy theories such as the Sandy Hook massacre being staged and chemicals in the water supply turning the frogs gay. (Yes, he actually thinks this.)
One of the most troubling facts is that President Donald Trump is one of Jones’ listeners. Oliver said:
“In one week of recent broadcasts on his site, we found [Jones] spent nearly a quarter of the time either talking about or playing ads for his products or pointing you to the Infowars store. And if you have never shopping on Infowars, you’re in for whatever the exact opposite of a treat is.”
Oliver also said this about Alex Jones:
“If Alex Jones wants his words in context, this is it. The fact that he happens to sell so many solutions should really recontextualize what you think about what he’s claiming are problems. Think about it like this: How would you feel if, at the end of this segment that may well have made you feel a little dirty, I tried to sell you something to wipe that gross feeling away? Would you question my motives?”
The awesome comedian ended the show by selling his own product called the John Oliver Tactical Assault Wipe (exclusively for the perineum). They are actually available at InfoWipes for the low, low price of $1,000,000.
Jones sells his own products that are also real and very ridiculous. He sells his own vitamins, Wake Up America Patriot coffee, and even a chocolate Paleo drink mix. The products he sells play right into his conspiracy theories. Oliver hit the nail on the head yet again.
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