Alex Jones suggests ‘Family Guy’ predicted Boston bombing; Seth MacFarlane blasts; Update: Video pulled

Looks like the conspiracy king’s tin foil crown just keeps tightening around his thick head.

After claiming that the Boston Marathon bombing was a “false flag” operation, Alex Jones is doubling down on the jackassery. This morning, he tweeted out a video suggesting that a recent episode of “Family Guy” somehow predicted yesterday’s horrific events:

Utterly asinine — and absolutely sick. Jones’ disgraceful stunt has “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane livid:

We certainly have our issues with MacFarlane, but in this case, he’s absolutely right.

Jones should be ashamed — if only he were capable of feeling shame. What a cockroach.



YouTube has yanked the video:

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You can still view the clips featured in the video here.

  • Cardinal Freddy

    Alex Jones, is a dummy.

    • Dave Gray


      • Jefferson Tea Party


  • Guest

    Only an asshat like Jones could force me to have to side with Seth MacFarlane.

    • Avey Owyns

      LOLOL! Right?

      Gah! Why give leftists the platform to look like sober-minded, thoughtful individuals.

      • Guest

        Um…Alex Jones is a LEFTIST now? a pro-gun, small government leftist?

        • frgough

          No, the point is that Alex Jones MAKES leftists look sober-minded and thoughtful. And that’s quite an achievement.

        • tdpwells

          He’s a Truther. That’s left enough for anyone with a brain to write him off as a nutbag.

        • Southern fried

          can you read??

        • Jillane Kent

          He uses the language and the tactics of the left. If the shoe fits…..

        • TJ

          So far right that he is all the way to the other side and came out left. Just like #OWS communist anarchists those who want maximum government to take from the rich on wall street and make thing equal but at the same time protest the police state to enforce the taking.

          • jen

            You do realize that anarcho-communism advocates abolition of the state and capitalism and favors direct democracy, workers’ councils, etc.?? Maybe you need to read up a bit on things you obviously don’t know enough about.

    • John Krapcha

      I totally agree with that

    • oneword

      So true

  • ZoriahShepard

    YouTube was on that quick – the video has already been removed.

    • BorderLine Guy

      Much faster removal than jihadi recruiting vids.

  • CynicOwl

    “This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.”
    They should remove his entire Youtube channel for the same reason.

    Only an asshat like Jones could force me to have to side with Seth MacFarlane.

    • sigh

      Don’t worry, MacFarlane will still hate you tomorrow for your beliefs, while i doubt Alex Jones does.

      • Ben Bollman

        That’s assuming that anyone cares what either of them think about us. Agreeing with us on some of the same issues does not mean we have to condone him acting like a tin-foil hat jackass.

      • VerminMcCann

        If Jones doesn’t hate me yet, it’s only because he doesn’t know me.

    • seon

      So you don’t support the 1st ammendment?

      • IceColdTroll

        The 1st “ammendment” doesn’t apply to private, commercial activities. 10th grade civics FAIL, typical Jonestowner.

        • seon

          Ok it applies to government, but why should youtube censor people it doesn’t like? Where will it stop after Alex Jones? Glenn beck? Sean hannity? How about it just lets the public decide who has the right to post videos and who should be censored? ps I support your free speech and your right to criticize Alex Jones or even make anti Alex Jones videos. THAT’s free speech.

          • John (it true me am)

            It’s not about censoring people “they don’t like”(hypothetically), it’s about removing items that are a violation of terms of service. Notice the error message returned, “deceptive content”. In this case, the video is two seperate clips edited together. And while of course his entire channel doesn’t fit that criteria, I seriously doubt the original poster meant it as a serious statement on youtube policy enforcement and more of an off the cuff jab at Jones’s insanity.

          • seon

            Oh I agree deceptive videos like that should be removed. But Alex jones really believes what he says. He’s not deceiving anyone…on purpose. All these ppl really believe what they say.

          • Jg941

            Has anyone seen Seon’s kool-aid……?

  • richardcranium

    If I had to choose between hitler and macfarlane, I cant say that I would choose macfarlane.

    • TocksNedlog

      That says a lot more about you than it does him.

    • camnpat

      Because choosing between the guy who offends people with a TV show and the guy who killed several million people presents such an equivalency.

      Good Lord…! I hope this was a failed attempt at humor otherwise your moral compass is seriously screwed up.

      • thetreyman


  • TheAmishDude

    Sorry, Seth, you broke my give-a-damn. You’re on your own, buddy.

    • John (it true me am)

      This isn’t about Seth. It’s about Jones muddying the waters around a damn terrorist attack. Seth wasn’t even complaining.

      • BigSky1970

        Then that’s Seth’s problem.

        • John (it true me am)

          How is it Seth’s problem? It has nothing to do with Seth, Seth is happenstance nothing more. It has to do with Jones angling for attention in the midst of a national tragedy and using an edited clip of a popular show to do it.

  • bossmanham

    MacFarlane is a jackass. Jones is crazy. He has an excuse.

  • disqus_eric

    So what was the F/G clip about?

    • cgraham77

      It was a clip of the father from Family Guy driving his car through the runners at the Boston marathon.

      Yeah sure, it “predicted” what happened…if a guy drove his car through the crowd!! Too bad that’s NOT what happened!

      These people are scary crazy. And they pull anything out of their ass to affirm their own craziness.

      • bossmanham

        Conspiracy theorists aren’t necessarily crazy (even though I called Jones that) but they connect dots that shouldn’t necessarily be connected. Nothing is a coincidence in their world.

        • cgraham77

          “…connect dots that shouldn’t necessarily be connected.”

          There’s a clinical word for that: Delusional.

          There are certainly varying levels of craziness within the “hive.” And of course, there’s such a thing as a healthy level of skepticism towards our government and their corrupt dealings. In particular, I’m talking about the lengths at which some of these will go in affirming their own paranoia, defying all logic and reason (i.e., “Truthers” and their ilk).

          ETA: Just to add, when I say “scary crazy,” I don’t mean I think they’re dangerous, or anything like that. I don’t. They’re just freaking nuts.

  • L.N. Smithee

    There is something seriously wrong with people like Alex Jones. I don’t trust government either, but I also don’t think that everything that goes wrong is the result of an elaborate scheme that runs like clockwork. After all, we ARE talking about people that work for government!

    Are we to believe government’s usual level of incompetence is just a way to fool us into thinking it can’t control everything with precise efficiency?

    • Ridnthstrm

      has nothing to do with government other than they are pawns, big banks however manipulate many things, I think they killed kennedy when he successfully almost pulled us away from the fed reserve, research that one and listen to his speech

      • L.N. Smithee

        Look, I don’t buy the “magic bullet” theory either. It defies logic and physics, and was largely devised by the two-faced Arlen Specter, one of the slimiest creatures ever to inhabit Washington. There’s also something fishy as hell about the assassination of Oswald, too. But I haven’t read anything that makes sense from either end of the political spectrum that has disproved the Warren Report.

        I’ve let JFK go, and given up seeking answers that make sense to me. If one day the truth magically appears (as in the case of Mark Felt outing himself as “Deep Throat”), fine. I was in my blissful pre-school existence before being aware of the cruelty of the world, so it doesn’t burn within me.

  • Dan Thorpe

    The problem with Alex Jones is himself. People on the left think he speaks for people on the right which is even worse.

    • Ben Bollman

      Exactly, it doesn’t help us to have to explain that we are not followers of his all the time.

    • Jack Stewart

      There is the left, right and Alex Jones. He is on his own planet he rightfully calls “Prison Planet” which is inside his own head. The “man” is a turd,

    • annoyinglittletwerp

      Jones is a 9/11 truther. Enough said.

      • Noonespecial

        I don’t know why they call those people “Truthers”. “Tinfoil Hatters” would be more apt.

        • Benjamin Knotts

          Yeah well, I was in denial for 12 years too.

        • Soldier

          Truther is a derogatory term, its like calling someone a dumb liberal or dumb conservative.

      • Shad Willoughby

        You tell me how Muhammed Attas drivers license came out unscathed in that impact and explosion. There was nothing left of anyone on that plane and all that fire and within 2 hours of impact somebody finds a drivers license supposedly belonging to one of the pilots.(I saw it on the news myself) Not to mention several people heard demolition squibs going off as the tower started to fall-All of those people who spoke out about this are DEAD now.

    • frgough

      The difference is, the right is disgusted with Alex Jones, the left embraces Michael Moore.

      • IceColdTroll

        Wow, there’s a horrifying thought. Lock those two in a room for a few hours. Bet ya could sell that on pay-per-view.

      • $472942

        Let’s put Alex Jones in a locked room with Michael Moore and a box of toothpicks and see what happens…

      • Tim Thomas

        The difference is Michael Moore is a manipulative documentarian and Alex Jones is a public access loony with no connection with reality. No one “follows” Michael Moore.

      • L33tmoafneedstoshutup

        But the truth is, no one actually takes either of them seriously.

    • Rulz

      He doesn’t even consider himself “right” but a libertarian.

      The MSM probably goes with “right” to discredit it.

      • Noonespecial

        Libertarians aren’t claiming him either.

        • Craig Carter

          I’m a Libertarian and although I see Alex Jones as a fear-mongerer and profiteer, I think there’s a good bit that he’s right on about. It hurts the cause of freedom that he’s a sort of ‘boy who cried wolf’ because all the accurate information he puts out is ignored in light of all the bullshit that goes with it. 9/11 was orchestrated by the United States Federal Government, as well as every war our military has been involved in since WWII. Our nation is run be imperialist elitists with no regard for the wellfare or safety of anyone on this earth that isn’t in their tier. If you can’t see that you are fucking witless and blind.

          • Jg941

            Thanks, Craigy, for that oh-so-helpful additional helping of “the bullshit that goes with it”. Back to your bunker…….run along, now.

          • Shad Willoughby

            Jg, you need to wake up man. Why don’t you look into what the FED is, what it does and what do they own. Which includes the media-which are not free to report all truth. Kennedy discovered this and even said he had discovered a conspiricy to enslave the American people- about a week later he was DEAD. Lincoln tried to stop the banks, he got dead too. and that’s only the tip of the iceburg. Ask any CIA agent about things, the first thing they will tell you is turn off your tv and never watch it again. Where do you get your news from? I started watching foreign news just so I could hear the truth about things outside of the US. But even they are not allowed to address the problem of the banking cartel.

            No big deal to me if you want to play ostrich and stick your head in the sand. You’ll be dead and we will be in our bunkers, waiting to emerge and deal out justice with extreme prejudice.
            You are going to see the economy collapse in your lifetime. (and it is a direct result of the FED and the banking cartel.) You are going to see repeated attacks on the constitution of the United States.(because liberals and progressives are being duped and playing right into their hands.) It is not going to stop until people get pissed off and do something about it; They will once they start to lose their way of life. I am just sitting back waiting for the revolution.

          • Shad Willoughby

            That’s ok cause people’s awareness is reaching critical mass. I am just sitting back waiting for the revolution. I will be there. I would prefer to arrest them all and try them for treason, but I think most of them will be killed by some pissed off patriots. Hey thats a good one. POP pissed off patriots!

    • Southern fried

      We really need to get away from this left right paradigm. It is an antiquated method of describing political stances. As individuals we all have beliefs and ideas across the political spectrum.

      • IceColdTroll

        I disagree in significant part. Of course we “all have beliefs” etc. , but the difference between what is ordinarily labeled left and right, in the American context at least, comes down to a fundamental difference in understanding the significance of the Constitution in shaping the nation: as a demarcation of government powers and limitation of the Federal government, or something which was a jolly good idea at the time but which needs to be massaged to conform to modern sensibilities.

        • John (it true me am)

          I agree. I’m not huge on labeling, but the distinction between left and right in the American context is pretty distinct, and it is often neccessary to be able to understand where someone stands on the core issues. And while there is certainly room for interpretation on social issues and the constitutional application to those issue(the difference between a Republican conservative and a Liberterian conservative often), the basic left-right dynamic has settled into pretty sound territory.

          Left being revolutionary types(be it throw out the constitution outright or whittle it away with activist judges and policies), right being adherents to the constitution.

          Though a case can of course be made that perhaps “left and right” is not particularly helpful to us given the broader world view of the meanings, it’s too late to change that now. (Refering to the false association of European definition right wing entities with American definition right wing resulting in unfavorable view of American conservatives despite the American liberal being far more in line with the policies of Euro right wing fascist states.)

    • Soldier

      Which doesn’t make any sense, seeing how he says everything is a conspiracy. He even thinks 9/11 was staged. He is a crazy truther, and he is probably profiting off making bullshit up.

      • Genesis X

        you must be an idiot it, 911 was staged it does not take a rocket scientist to see that. ill go easy on you answer this….were all familiar with airplanes right? we all seen how they can be shredded to pieces in the lightest of crashes including jumbo jets, so why is it tht one of the planes was able to penetrate the entire building with the nose intact and come out the other side with its rounded shape still(mind you its moving at 350-400mph)??? i will not even mention how we all saw how (rocket fuel) coughs! coughs! could melt the beams, i mean hell we even sw molten steel pouring down WOW amazing stuff…smh

  • cgraham77

    Oh no! Seth McFarlane is a shape-shifting reptilian!! He’s going to help the Illuminati gain world domination through episodes of Family Guy!!

    Duh, it’s so obvious!! You sheeple need to wake up!!


    • IceColdTroll

      Jones still has nothing on David Icke!

      • cgraham77

        So true! That whacko is on a whole different level of craziness. He’s actually into all that reptilian nonsense!

        Where do these people even come from? And how do they manage to even function in the world? It’s beyond me.

  • TJ

    One must note that Seth was to be on one of the planes that hit on 9/11 if he was not late and then to use his show to proof of inside job nut was a double hit.

  • sigh

    Anything that pisses that idiot MacFarlane off is ok with me.

    • John (it true me am)

      Sociopath much? We are dealing with a national tragedy, how petty can you get that it’s okay with you Jones posted insensitive and deceptively edited video and related it to a goddamn terrorist attack just to “piss off” the creator of a cartoon.

      Also, “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.” … Yeah sounds real pissed off there.

      • sigh

        You mad? Jones’ video didn’t affect me. It appears it affected you though. It’s nice to know you can be emotionally manipulated by text on the internet.

        • John (it true me am)

          Emotionally manipulated? Where are you getting this from exactly? I’m calling someone out on making a deceptive edit of a video and attaching it to a national tragedy. Hell, circumstances of Boston aside if someone makes a deceptive edit of a video on any topic that is something to call them out on.

  • L.N. Smithee

    Here’s the problem with Seth MacFarlane, and South Park‘s Trey Parker & Matt Stone, for that matter: They present circumstances that are “tragic” except for the fact that they are animated and presented in a comedic setting, which (in some people’s minds) makes it OK to laugh at.

    Example #1: Rape isn’t funny. A man shooting and killing an entire family (including a baby) isn’t funny. But when a Family Guy character does it to The Simpsons, it’s hilarious to MacFarlane. Not making it up:

    Example #2: Killing people, chopping their bodies up, and cooking them in a meal to be secretly fed to members of the murdered person’s family isn’t funny. But to Parker and Stone, it’s a laugh riot.

    • sigh

      Stop making sense or we’ll never fill up this outrageously outraged bandwagon with enough people.

    • John (it true me am)

      And Looney Tunes regularly had people exploding, being shot in the face with shotguns, falling off cliffs, and more. What are you trying to get at?

      Your complaint doesn’t actually make a point. You are just making a vague “here’s something I don’t like” comment without actually explaining how it has any bearing on the topic. Are you lambasting them for trvializing violence leading to events like Boston? Because that would be insane. Are you pointing out a modern day cultural issue as an offhand commentary of MacFarlane at large as some sort of days-gone-by wistfulness? Because as per the Looney Tunes reference above, it’s hardly something limited to the here and now, and similar imagery goes back as far as humanity itself, to ancient fables, medieval puppet shows, and even biblical tales, and I fail to see why a technological advancement in allowing for actual animation makes it any different…

      But I suppose I could guess at your meaning all day long, but that seems like a waste of time. So what exactly is the problem here?

      • L.N. Smithee

        And Looney Tunes regularly had people exploding, being shot in the face with shotguns, falling off cliffs, and more. What are you trying to get

        Really? Seriously?

        I thought that the differences between Family Guy, South Park and 1930’s – 1960’s Looney Tunes shorts — which I grew up on — couldn’t be more stark, but I guess some people just don’t get it, and I have to explain this.

        “Cartoon violence” used to refer animated fantasy violence in which the bloody, gory, and/or deadly consequences of things that would normally maim or kill people (gunshots, explosions, dismemberment, etc.) are underplayed for the sake of remaining comedy for all ages. A classic example of “cartoon violence” are the Looney Tunes shorts in which Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck argue about which of them hunter Elmer Fudd should shoot (“Wabbit season! Duck season!”). Hysterical Daffy is fooled by the cool, clever Bugs into indignantly ordering Fudd to blast him. Each time, Fudd obliges. Daffy’s beak is dislocated every time, but he reattaches it as if he wasn’t even hurt.

        So what is the source of the laughs in this cartoon? The vaudeville-ish wordplay between Bugs & Daffy, and the creative ways in which Daffy’s face is rearranged and then restored. The humor is NOT in Daffy’s demise, it is in his survival. The same is true of Looney Tunes characters like Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester the Cat, the Tasmanian Devil or countless other Warner Bros. creations; they get hit with pianos, anvils, safes, granite rocks. They’re run over by cars, trains, trucks. They are blasted by revolvers, battleships, tanks, and fighter planes. They fall off cliffs and run smack into buildings, walls, and rocks painted to look like tunnels. But they very rarely die, they survive to make you laugh mere seconds later.

        Contrast this with the Family Guy clips in question, as they are described by the Associated Press (bold mine):

        In the episode, protagonist Peter Griffin is asked by sports announcer Bob Costas about his performance at the [Boston] marathon. A flashback shows Peter mowing down runners with his car.

        “I’ll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it,” Griffin says. “And when there was a guy in my way, I killed him.”

        Later [in the same Family Guy episode], Peter befriends a terrorist who, unbeknownst to him, is plotting to blow up a bridge. When Peter dials a cellphone the friend has given him, explosions and screams are heard.

        Keep in mind that Griffin is voiced by MacFarlane himself, so Seth MacFarlane personally has already posited the idea that there IS something humorous in pretending to kill people at the Boston Marathon. It’s not simply the threat of death of Boston runners that is funny, it IS their deaths. “When there was a guy in my way, I killed him.” Similarly, MacFarlane finds comedy in terrorism — not about terrorism, but in it. Now, if the phone call blew up the terrorist, that would be funny, since the terrorist is the villain. But — presuming the AP description is accurate — the comedy is in the idea that Griffin has helped a terrorist slaughter people. It is sophistry to pretend that it is something else.

        This is not to say that all humor has to be about puppies and flowers. A hefty percentage of Mel Brooks’ career has been spent lampooning Hitler, but he rarely crossed the line into cruel humor (one example in which he was heavily criticized for doing so was History of The World, Part I, one of his few misfires). Seinfeld has danced on the edge of poor taste as well, with episodes referring to the Kennedy assassination, the Son of Sam murders, and the O.J. Simpson trial and Bronco chase. But there IS such thing as a line in comedy, and I believe MacFarlane and Parker & Stone have made a mint re-drawing it and then crossing it. So it should be a surprise to nobody that people are offended; it’s what they’re counting on, and I’m happy to oblige because I think that laughing at the demise of innocent people kills your own humanity.

        So go ahead, tell me “You don’t have a sense of humor.” I will respond that you ought to recalibrate your sense of decency.

        • John (it true me am)

          Your entire argument falls apart midway through. You start by positing the (completely true) nature of animated comedy, to sum up, being about the circumstance rather than the death. But then you go on to say what you do about the Boston Marathon scene. You are clearly applying a different standard here, as the joke is NOT about people dying, it is about someone getting in their car and just driving over the finish line regardless of consequence. There is never a “YAY, PEOPLE DIED!” aspect to that at all. You are simply choosing to see what you want to see to fit your narrative.

          The same then goes for the next complaint. The scene isn’t about people dying because of bombs going off, but about a guy who is so stupid he is unknowingly setting them off.

          To move awy from Family Guy and give the far superior South Park a little defense, how is anything you said about Looney Tunes not entirely applicable to SP regarding violence? (Putting aside of course religious and political issues, as that is an entirely different discussion that is of course not something unique to animation anyway.) No death is shown to be permanent, and it is in fact part of the oldest running gag in the show(“You killed Kenny!”). There is no celebration or mocking the death of innocents, but a fantasy absurdity through and through. All I can assume is that your distaste for South Park has nothing to do with this issue, considering your defense of Looney Tunes in the same breath, and more to do with the, shall we say, uncouth nature of their verbal comedy. (Which as I said, is hardly an issue of animation and you might as well be talking about any random stand-up or sitcom.)

          This isn’t about “sense of humor”, so why would I make that response? This is about arbitrary application of standards. Going back to Looney Tunes, guess what? Many, many people say the EXACT SAME THING you say about Family Guy and South Park about Bugs Bunny.

    • Ben Bollman

      But there is one little thing you are forgetting…..

      (it’s not real)

    • Sonya

      Example #2 “Scott Tenorman Must Die” was based on a Greek tragedy. In other words, this is not a new thing in our culture. It also wasn’t set up as a “laugh riot” but as something shocking. We laugh at our own shock.

      • L.N. Smithee

        1. To which Greek tragedy are you referring?
        2. Don’t you know the difference between Greek tragedy and comedy?

    • thetreyman

      sorry but Scott Tenorman had it coming. he was a big red headed jerk with no soul.

    • 73igg

      You obviously have not seen either of those episodes. The comedy overthrows the violence. People are not laughing at others dying/getting raped. They are laughing because the jokes are funny. Just because some what funny jokes were made about terrible situations doesn’t mean its wrong to laugh at it.

  • Richard Jefferies

    McFarlane is upset? No F**ks given here. Alex Jones is steaming pile of pooh, but so is Seth, who makes a fortune being a jerkass towards people he deems worthy of scorn. Take it like a man, Seth.

    • Bob Nelson

      He gave a lasting memory to Breitbart’s son though: “After MacFarlane said goodbye, Andrew told him “I critique Hollywood liberal culture for a living, but you now have a free pass for the rest of your life. Thank you.” People can very good sometimes. Here’s a toast to MacFarlane, all politics aside. You gave someone a good memory about the father who loved them that will last a lifetime. Thank you for being decent.”

      • Ben Bollman

        Yep, I have a lot more respect for MacFarlane than I used to because of Breitbart even though I don’t agree with him on a lot of things. He doesn’t always toe the liberal line and is an equal opportunity offender. Anyone in Hollywood who can give Rush Limbaugh a fair shake is alright by me.

    • Brad

      He did take it like a man. Stop whining.

  • Richard Jefferies

    So, yeah, using bad words even with asterisks in them will not fly past the moderators, so don’t do it. Anyway, I don’t care that Seth McFarlane is upset. He is a low-life human being that has made a fortune viciously mocking Christians and the right. Alex Jones too is a low-life scumbag, so the two are made for each other.

    • thetreyman

      the problem is that the media likes to paint people like jones, and conservative politicians who say some outlandish things for that matter, as leading voices on the right. then they say that things like this are what we all believe.

  • Joe W.

    So Seth McFarlane is butt hurt?? Karma is rough, ain’t it, Seth?? Suck it.

    • John (it true me am)

      How did you get butthurt out of what he said? He criticised Jones for a tasteless editing of a clip that through happenstance was one of his shows, then said “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”

      • sigh

        Hi Seth.

        • John (it true me am)

          Man, did MacFarlane run over your dog or something?

      • BigSky1970

        How do you know it was edited?

        • John (it true me am)

          Because it was… It took two unrelated clips and stuck them together to make a correlation that wasn’t there.

      • Joe W.

        Actually, I do not give a crap what Seth McFarlane thinks about anything, pal. He is lower than whale excrement.

        • John (it true me am)

          Your feelings on MacFarlane don’t magically change what he said. You can’t just pretend he reacted a way (butthurt) he didn’t. You are playing the left’s strawman game, and I know you aren’t a leftist so don’t go down that route.

          • Joe W.

            Please do not lecture me as to how to respond to the likes of Seth McFarlane, son. My sense of what he said differs from yours. As does my contempt for him differ from your admiration. Thanks.

          • John (it true me am)

            Seriously, point out how you get “butthurt” out of what he said at all? That isn’t just a different parsing, he said nothing that could be construed as such at all.

            You’re also doing that strawman thing again as well, as I never once expressed “admiration” for him.

            I call out hypocrisy on the left all the time and it would be hypocritical myself to not call it out on the right as well. You(and not just you, but several posters here) should have no need to invent reasons to bash MacFarlane, there are plenty of legitimate ones. This tweet and his almost non-reaction is not one of them.

          • Joe W.

            Again, John, please refrain from lecturing or patronizing me, son. I get enough crap from liberals. Regardless of how we interpret what this miscreant said or felt, I believe that what goes around, comes around. The man is vile, and so is anyone who enjoys the crap he produces. I have spent enough time bandying words with you on this, John. Suffice it to say that you see things your way, and I’ll see things mine. Whether you like it, agree with it, or not. Okey-dokey?? Have a good day, John.

    • TocksNedlog

      I guess it wasn’t DECEPTIVE EDITING deceptive editing?

      • Joe W.

        Who cares?? Certainly not I…

  • Right Wired

    In an episode of American Dad, McFarlane mocked and had a laugh at the expense of children dying of cancer:

    • TocksNedlog


    • camnpat

      So crass humor = being part of the “conspiracy” to kill and injure dozens at the Boston marathon…?!!!

      • L.N. Smithee

        Did RightWired say that? Or did you pull that out of your nether regions?

        • camnpat

          Considering that RightWired made a completely unrelated comment to the topic at hand, out of left field, his intention in the context here is open to speculation.

    • thetreyman

      oh my God! Seth McFarlane made children die from cancer.

  • Lex_351

    Alex Jones is a complete wacko. Even more disturbing is that he profits off of his mad cap conspiracy theories. The man claims to be worth millions of dollars. Shame.

  • Seola

    The clip is two different parts of the episode put together to make it look like that. Be offended at parts of course, but it wasn’t shown like that from what I gather. Secondary to this, Seth MacFarlane has often said he has used 9/11 as comedy as his way of dealing – he was booked on a flight that went into one of the towers. Times got mixed up and he was refused entry to the plane because he was about 10 minutes too late. He may be crass, he may be brute, but he mocks the serious – that’s his schtick. Some people prefer to deal with that stuff with humor. I may not enjoy it but I’m not going to begrudge others.

    • Richard Jefferies

      Not buying it. Penn Jillete put him in his place when he was openly telling Matt and Trey not to run the Muhammad episode of South Park because it would be seen as offensive and they might put themselves at risk. He’s a not Avante-garde, he’s not edgy, he’s just another low-brow, poopy joke telling liberal who mocks Christians because they aren’t going to saw his head off.

  • RamblingBeachCat

    So here’s my question to the people that seem to find a conspiracy in every single national tragedy.

    all the signs are there and us “sheeple” are just too blind the see
    it….WHY DON’T YOU EVER PREDICT IT?! Seriously, with all that inside
    knowledge of how things “really” work that you have, shouldn’t you be
    able to give us a warming for at least one of these?

    And before
    any Alex Jones-defenders pipe in and say that he did predict this by
    saying “there will be an attack” at some random point in time, he’s been
    saying this every month of every year for the past two decades.

    Don’t forget, he was the one who also did a live broadcast on the eve of Y2K claiming that the world was ending…only to later claim he was just “joking around.”

    we all know Alex Jones is just playing a part/persona at this point.
    What I don’t get is the people who still believe him but refuse to turn
    those “everything’s a conspiracy” microscopes on their own Messiah.

    I swear, it really is like Dale Gribble not noticing that John Redcorn is screwing his wife right in front of him.

    • Ben Bollman

      Ha ha, there is too much truth in that post for the conspiracy theorists that troll Infowars. How many times does this guys have to be wrong for them to wake up? But you have to hand it to the guy, he has set himself up so he can blame every time he is wrong on a new conspiracy and his followers will still eat it up. It is kind of ironic that they call us ‘sheep’ when time and again it is proven they are not capable of independent thought.

      • IceColdTroll

        Hey, he has good a record prophecying as any Global Warmingologist!

    • IceColdTroll

      What are you talking about??? It’s her migraine therapy!!!

      Really, that was one of the funniest ongoing things (what was it, the 1st 2 seasons?) that here’s Dale, the stereotypical conspiracy nut who doesn’t see the REAL shenanigans going on under his nose! (And obvious to everyone else on the street, too!)

  • Jeffrey Olah

    Alex Jones is a jackass

  • Mike Scheindlinger

    You people are fools. I am ashamed to call myself someone who sides with the right.

    • Wilkins Micawber

      Alex Jones is NOT on the right.

    • thetreyman

      that’s pretty vague. could you explain why?

    • Jillane Kent

      Alright, why not switch ideologies and side with the left? Truthers, statistically, are more embraced on that side of the aisle.

    • IceColdTroll

      And I’m sure the feeling would be mutual if any of us cared about you.

  • Waynester

    McFarlane was kind to Andrew Breitbart when he could have pretty much devastated him on that pig Bill Maher’s show (even spoke to his kid on the phone using his cartoon voices) & for that I will always have his back

  • Bemani Dog

    Alex Jones is a douchebag and needs to just disappear.

  • Urvy Jaramillo

    Alex Jones, please stick to aliens and Bigfoot.

  • Travis Wolfeil

    MacFarlane’s atheism and liberalism annoy me, and so do Jones’ 9/11-trutherism and libertarian views! So in the end, they’re both losers! As much as I hate “Family Guy” for it’s mockery of Christianity, conservatives, and Terri Schiavo, I can’t help but side with the liberal atheist on this one.

    • Richard Klinnett

      Is that the episode that showed the doctors trying to keep somebody alive with artificial means after their natural life had ended?

      • Travis Wolfeil


  • Andrew Turner

    Unfortunately when some people get even the modest amount of popularity they let there fame go to their head. Ever think the bombers might have gotten the idea from the show?

    • thetreyman

      maybe, but i dont think the terrorist needed a family guy episode to tell them that there would be people there from all over the world. thus insuring world wide media coverage.


    I ignore this Jones fellow; he is quite useless in the industry in which he pretends to work.

  • John Rutkowski

    Mice to see Libs attacking each other

  • Jay Howland

    Well thats a new warning from youtube ..more big brother mind controll at work

    • Jillane Kent

      Youtube is a private enterprise and can choose what content stays and what content goes.

  • David Johnson

    So let me get this right Alex Jones is stating that a American Muslim was to blame. Wish everyone with a twit account or a news program would let the professionals get all the evidence together before blaming the left/right/religion. Maybe we should all just pray for the victims & there families!!!

  • Matt Cash

    The problem with this is the assumption that ‘Family Guy’ is taken seriously

  • larry

    Jones is a clown and needs to shut up.

  • larry

    I love michelle she is so right…no pun intended

  • RevDennisMiller

    Seth Mcfarlane is a far leftist HACK who i assume is homosexual because he supports sodomy-based “marriage”.

  • Facebook User

    It’s funny how so-called conservatives will support the infringement of
    1st amendment rights when it’s pertaining to someone they don’t agree
    with. Isn’t that what you attack liberals for? Don’t be a hypocrite. You
    may not like what he has to say, but he has the right to say it and
    post it on Youtube should he wish. And another point; many ‘truthers’
    are family members of the victims and survivors of 9/11. And again,
    marginalization is an infamous tactic of liberals. I’m starting to see a
    trend here, aren’t you?

    While personally, I can see through some
    of Alex Jones’ quirks and still acknowledge the substantive info that
    he has brought forth, I understand that he isn’t the best messenger for
    all, but he’s not the only ‘truther’ out there (see above). What’s wrong
    with asking questions? That’s a forgotten founding principle if you ask
    me; distrust of government. Both sides of the political spectrum would
    do well to cease their sophmoric labeling, especially
    conservatives-because they stand for a higher standard.

    • thetreyman

      who, besides maybe 2 or 3 people here, has said they want to silence jones? i think he is a nut job but i am not saying he should be silenced. nor am i saying mcfarlane should be. i will however condemn either if they say outlandish things. that is my 1st amendment right.

    • Jillane Kent

      Freedom goes both ways, does it not? Certainly, he can say what he wishes, with few restrictions. Just as the public has the right to comment and discuss his views, right?

    • mike_in_kosovo

      It’s funny how so-called conservatives will support the infringement of
      1st amendment rights when it’s pertaining to someone they don’t agree

      It’s funny how so *MANY* people still think that the 1st Amendment applies to anyone BUT the federal gov’t.

  • DAn
    • Shaen Hunter

      I did just watch the episode.. the whole episode. It doesn’t predict anything. The Boston Marathon part had nothing to do with terrorists. I swear Alex Jones and Ron Paul guys act more and more like crazy liberals every day.

    • Jg941

      DAn…….if we promise to make sure it’s wired for cable (so u can keep watching Family Guy), will you promise to go back to your cave?

  • lana ward

    I love Alex Jones!!!!! He makes people think–that’s a good thing!!!

  • disqus_G8xi77DYlj

    The damn Family Guy episode is REAL, just download and watch the thing for yourselves, are you that lazy?

    • Jg941

      So, it’s a REAL Family Guy episode? AND?

  • Shaen Hunter

    I’m a conservative, but I’m not a fan of Alex Jones. He is so over-the-top and so full of himself. I don’t like FG, but I watched the whole episode before commenting, and it is just silly to see a connection.

  • NeoNationalist

    Alex Jones is pure clown shoes.

  • Guest

    I agree Alex Jones energizes the like politicians who claim rape victims can self abort or the earth is 6000 years old. I do believe the FBI may have known more than its
    leading on. Looks like they had bomb sniffing dogs and agents located on the roof in the area. This could be one of their operations similar to the foiled federal reserve bombing that went awry.

  • Omicron

    I agree Alex Jones energizes the left like politicians who claim rape victims bodies will ‘self abort’ or the earth is 6000 years old. I do believe the FBI may have known more
    than its leading on. Looks like they had bomb sniffing dogs and agents located on the roof in the area. This could be one of their operations similar to the foiled federal reserve bombing that went awry.

  • John Duncan

    Ms. Malkin hates Alex because he has exposed her and her book ‘The case for internment’. Keep hating Michelle but we know who the real crazy one is and it’s not the guy who loves the constitution.(and the 4th amendment)

  • Christopher Moore

    Seth MacFarlane…this is the same guy who mocked the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at the Oscars this year! Liberal Hypocrite!!!

  • Boon Companion

    So if he had Tweeted the term “coincided” rather than “predicted,” you wouldn’t be calling him a “cockroach”? I don’t understand the position.

  • Jeff Barnes

    That episode debuted 2 weeks ago, but it was probably written 2 years ago. It’s more of a commentary on the events of the last 20 years than a “prediction”.

  • James Flint

    Well, I took the time to watch the video. The video tends to support Alex Jones point. So what’s with all the negativity. The issue remains is whether or not the episode could have given bad ideas to some idiot. Why would Seth McFarland not exercise some editorial discretion. Between the two, I find McFarland’s actions more questionable and misguided.

    • Jg941

      So you find the actions of the guy who writes Family Guy to be more misguided than………Alex Jones?

  • $472942

    “What a cockroach.”

    Truer words have never been spoken…

  • Herman Vogel

    Thanks to morons like Jones we now have a second term of the destroyer.., and lets not forget the Ron Paul supporters that either didn’t vote or wrote in this Lunatic’s name…thanks guys…hope you taught us, U.S., a lesson….in your own minds that is… we will ALL suffer because of YOU,,,

  • the_bat

    I’ve long suspected Alex Jones was a light bulb short of a full deck.

  • Noonespecial

    Alex Jones is an equal opportunity hater – he literally hates everyone. It’s a shame there are people who think he represents conservatives. He only represents crazy.

  • Lee

    Alex Jones is good for one thing… That is bringing up subjects to debate on. I admit a majority of what he says is insane. You must take everything with a grain of salt and go and do your own research. I do think he uses dif types of hype to bring attention to his show. But NOBODY can refute the so called “ELITE” conspiracy and there is documented and confirmed video evidence of the elite(the 1 %) meeting at Bohemian Grove and the insane Mock Human sacrifices to an owl god. Which was later confirmed by members of the meeting that it actually happens and were condeming alex for sneaking in and documenting it. So as i said before, he is merely a avenue to create doubt and ask questions. Everyone is so caught up in being a LABEL. Left, Right, whatever. Its all a fasad. A excuse to give you the illusion of choice. If we had real choice then why are we only allowed to vote for a presidential candidate after their own party nominates them. Why cant we vote for who is being nominated. Yes there are delegates but those delegates are pressured pursuaded and bribed to vote for a certain nominee. Been active in the process and seen it myself. While I do agree jones can be a nut most times. You cannot deny some of the validity of certain arguements. Kinda like mixing truth with total lies to try and expand the truth more than it is.

  • Rick Wright

    There was an episode of “The Lone Gunmen” (short lived X-Files spinoff series) that featured a passenger plane electronically hijacked to fly into a tall building – *before* 9/11. Almost no one remembered the parallel. Almost certainly not a prediction as much as imaginative writers thinking “you know… something like this *could* happen”.

    • DarthYoda

      That building on Lone Gunmen episode seen by 10 million viwers and never aired again was the World Trade Center. Fox seems to know what is coming.
      Also, Seth McFarlane was scheduled to be on the deadly Flight 11 from Boston on 9/11 but changed his plans.

  • Scott Carroll

    Rush Limbaugh once did guest spots on a couple Family Guy episodes and he says Seth Macfarlane is a great guy, so that’s good enough for me.

    As for Alex Jones? He’s a Truther. That’s all I need to know.

  • Mike215

    In 1963 the famous psychic jeane dixon predicted on a radio show that president Kennedy would die that year. The radio announcer told her not to mention this again . Now we have a program which predicted three weeks ago tha two bombs will explode at this run set off by a cell phone. It is one of the grestest predictions ever made.

  • CapitalG

    I admit that the Boston Marathon bombing is bound to create conspiracy theories. With that stupid ‘crisis actor’ BS that gets spewed after incident now it has become little more than an industry.

    In addition, there was a DHS Insider series that suggested a dip in metals would signal a series of events. When gold/silver dipped on 4/12 this series of articles gained new significance and many people were expecting a false flag event. Then on 4/15 the Boston Marathon bombing occurred.

    So – we are bound to have conspiracy nutters running around selling every theory possible. Web hits are money and there is no shortage of people willing to manipulate reality to manipulate opinions.

    Alex Jones peddles every conspiracy possible so he is not a believable source IMO. Alex Jones embraces falsehoods as easily as truth. Whatever he needs to fit what he is selling at the moment is fair game. There is no accountability for previous statements.

    I do think there needs to be some examination on what Walid Shoebat is claiming regarding this Saudi National and his family connections. Seems his deportation has been negotiated regardless of his possible guilt. Perhaps he gave up others – perhaps other deals were arranged.

    It seems odd that Kerry and Obama have both meet with the Saudi Foreign Minister recently and now a deal is announced regarding his deportation. Like it is all a big coinkydink that a known Saudi terror family with several al-Qaeda operatives happens to have a suspicious relative near this bombing.

    WTF??? Is FAUXbama really so arrogant to think he can swing this deportation in full public view?

  • Sean Irish

    the problem is when you show people evidence that’s raises uncomfortable questions (such as who to trust, if anyone) – as this video does, and it appears on the surface to be substantially correct – they don’t want to believe their eyes or ears.

    I can watch it and tell you that I doubt very much whether anyone working on the program Family Guy is part of any conspiracy to murder innocent civilians, now or ever… NOW: Did some Army psyops dropout with explosives training and a major anti-social disorder grab that storyline and act out a personal fantasy for reasons unknown?

    Probably. All reasonable evidence would say, ‘Probably’.

    No reflection of Family Guy or Seth either, since basically ALL of network television runs on ‘sex and violence’ 24/7 these days – either you play by those rules or you’re off the air. If they hadn’t borrowed the idea from Family Guy, they would’ve just borrowed something from CSI or Profiler, anything really… terrorists don’t need an excuse.

  • LoneRangler

    I guess if anyone knows what’s abhorrent, it is Seth McFarlane. He’s made a career out of being abhorrent.

  • John Morrey

    Anyone ever get the bright idea that maybe these guys GOT THE IDEA FROM THE SHOW????