By Mary Washington
President-elect Donald Trump has declared that ‘Infowars,’ the radio show hosted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, should be nominated for a Pulitzer prize for its “fearless reporting.”
“Alex talks about a lot of things the mainstream media won’t touch,” said Trump during an interview with the Patriot Media Sentinel. “Look at how the press treated me? They ignored me and treated me like a joke, but I still won.”
However, Trump received more than $2 billion worth of free media during his campaign. He was frequently allowed to call into shows, such as “FOX and Friends” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he was treated to softball questions.
Trump has recently enraged the media and the political class by falsely claiming that voter fraud tipped the popular vote towards Hillary Clinton. In reality, Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million ballots.
However, President-elect Trump is not the only person singing Jones’ praises. Trump adviser Roger Stone recently said that ‘Infowars’ was “far more credible than CNN,” according to Mediaite. Stone also claimed that Infowars had a much bigger audience than CNN.
“It’s beating the s**t out of [CNN] in numbers. This is about audience,” said Stone in an interview on “The Jamie Weinstein Show.” “There are more people watching InfoWars, live-streaming on Facebook and on podcasts, than are watching CNN. Frankly, CNN is more biased than Infowars.”
Both Trump and Stone have been frequent guests on ‘Infowars,’ which often discusses the cabal of shape-shifting reptilian aliens who secretly run the world and conspiracies claiming the government staged 9/11 and the Sandy Hook shooting.