reply to post by spirit777child
I am not an Alex Jones fan per say, I think he is funny and informative, and up to this stunt, not unlike Bill O'Reilly in many ways.
"How would you have galvanised the people and focus their attentions with the hope of creating a truth movement?"
Every argument has ethos, pathos, and logos in play. I have always disagreed with shouting people down, the tactics Alex Jones uses and inspires does
not help anything, other than making the rhetorical tradition look like a desperate bully.
Tell the truth. Have some integrity/ethos. To pull a fast one on your own audience is pretty lame. This latest flap could have been avoided,
largely, if he didn't build up the hype so much. An apology now looks like a lie, it was all orchestrated to float around for hours before the radio
show, until he saw people freaking out. I saw the "catch infowars at 8am CST and listen to infowars at 11am for more information."
Basically, I am not surprised. Alex Jones has pathos that is way overzealous and too overbearing for anyone to take him seriously, which affects his
ethos and logos equally so, and now you add this little stunt to the gumbo and he becomes a dishonest deceiver that raves lunacies on a street corner,
instead of just a garden-variety raving lunatic....
Sad indeed for all the people who were following him this whole time thinking he was going to lead them to the promise land.