By Beverly Gates
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has dug into his crazy bag to come up with a new sinister plot. Jones accused billionaire George Soros of paying for O.J. Simpson to get out of jail to divert attention from his funding of the Las Vegas terrorist attack.
“Soros played a bait and switch with the media so they wouldn’t tie him to Stephen Paddock,” said Jones on his show “InfoWars.” “The Vegas attack was a false flag operation that was done to make gun owners look bad, so the government could approve anti-gun legislation.”
Soros is a favorite villain of the right wing because of his support of liberal causes. However, Jones isn’t the only conservative who sees Soros’ fingers in other plots. In an interview on VICE News, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar accused Soros’ of funding the Neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville and being a Nazi collaborator. (Soros is Jewish.) These are ideas promoted by Jones.
“He (George Soros) is Jewish, he’s from Hungary and he turned in his own people to the Nazis,” said Gosar.
Gosar also accused the left of organizing the “Unite the Right” march which resulted in the death of counter protestor Heather Heyer.
According to Media Matters, the Gateway Pundit also pushed this conspiracy theory.
“After pro-Trump outlet The Gateway Pundit drew attention to the SPLC report, which noted that ‘rumors abound on white nationalist forums that (Jason) Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama,’ fringe right-wing media figures and hyperpartisan fake news purveyors quickly jumped on the claim,” said Media Matters. “Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, who is also a host at the conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, tweeted the Gateway Pundit article, writing, ‘Oops! Charlottesville ‘White Supremacist’ was an Obama Supporter/Occupy protestor (sic) #fishy #falseflag #SorosOp.’ Fake news purveyor Conservative Daily Post suggested the rally was organized by the left to ‘shatter Trump’s base and depict conservatives as white supremacists.’”
However, although Kessler did support President Barack Obama he has since become a white supremacist who complains about “white genocide.”