Forget Alex Jones—look at his helpers.

By Ari Paul, FAIR

There are two publicly available displays making headlines right now about Infowars host Alex Jones, America’s best-known conspiracy monger.

One is the Alex Lee Moyer documentary Alex’s War, a one-sided portrayal so friendly Jones himself is eager to promote it. Variety (7/30/22) noted that it offers no “mediating voices,” and “never overtly takes Jones to task.” It doesn’t “show you a thing about his personal life, or anything about his business of using politics to sell health supplements.” It is “so free of judgment,” the review concludes, “an Alex Jones fan could probably watch it and think, ‘He slays!’”

Alex Jones, with his wife Erika Wulff Jones, sits in the bed of an armored truck before leaving a rally protesting Covid-19 stay at home orders promoted by Infowars.

Dan Friesen, co-host of the Infowars-dissecting Knowledge Fight podcast, told Slate (8/3/22) that Alex’s War was “an almost comatose approach to making a film.” He summed it up:

There’s a person who’s lying—Alex Jones—who’s the main subject of the documentary. And he’s the only source of information about himself, and he’s lying. And the film gives you no reason to suspect that he’s lying.

The film’s faint attempts to provide any critical balance to Jones’ statements, Friesen said, were “not meaningful at all”: “flashes of out-of-context headlines you can’t read, and then the clip of Obama joking about Alex saying he smelled like sulfur.”

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