Originally posted by dgtempe
Oh come on! Even if you thought he was a hick, he has many many extremely intelligent guests, and they all think what HE thinks. Military people,
scientists, you name it- he gets them on the air.
Think about this, "they all think what HE thinks"...
That's because he generally only invites people on who agree at least 90% with him, and the odd occasions he does get someone who agrees less, he
tends to go on a rampage, shouting them down, or calling them shills, assuring that almost nobody he disagrees with will ever appear again. Most
people will have a decent agent who would tell them not to go on his show at all if they don't agree with him.
The people who do go on regularly that would disagree with Jones on most things, are those like Kuchinich, or Nader, who are smart enough to know the
crowd they are facing, and stick to topics relevant to that crowd. They would never bother to talk much about healhcare or gun control, as they know
they'd lose that audience completely. They'll stick to common ground like free speech or corporation power.
Jones is without doubt a fearmonger. You only need to look at the way he tackles vaccinations to see this. He completely overstates the risks
involved. Some evidence for an example:
In 1976 the US government vaccinated against swine flu, and 25 people died from complications with the vaccine.
This is cited as an example of a vaccine that went bad. BUT 40 million were vaccinated, that means there was a 1 in 1.6 million chance of getting a
complication from that, one of the cited cases of when vaccines go wrong. You have better odds of drowning in the bath, yet Jones never rants about
He is vehemently anti-intellectual. As natureboy pointed out about Huxley, Wells and Orwell, Jones does not possess the intellect to understand their
works, so he just attacks them as shills for the NWO or some other absurd notion. He attacks science all the time, unless it's some junk science
that agrees with him. It is fine to question authority, but it is not fine to ignore proven facts, such as the real facts about vaccines.
These strains tie together neatly, into the fact that he is such an intellectual midget, that the only tool he has left once someone starts to really
question him, is to ad hominem them, shout them down, or pile on so many claims that is would be hopeless to attempt to debate him. It takes much
longer to properly disprove a claim than to make one, and Jones always uses this to his advantage.