Infowars ‘reporter’ crashes FBI briefing, CNN’s live broadcast

Why yes, that was a representative of Infowars.com at the FBI’s press briefing this afternoon, giving viewers the encore performance no one wanted following Monday’s press briefing.

Fuses are already short following an intense and harrowing week, so resorting to the bullhorn is no way to win friends and influence people. CNN is having enough difficulty reporting the news this week without help, thank you very much, but that didn’t stop Infowars from crashing a live broadcast this evening.

Is there a way to drive them away? A spray? Someone could get rich inventing that.

With the Infowars guy shooed away, pro journalist Erin Burnett was at last able to return to serious analysis of the day’s news.

  • NRPax

    There are people who should have tazers applied to them until we get bored.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    So, only a slightly more unhinged point of view than Chris Matthews, Cenk Uygur, Dave Sirota, Cynthia McKinney and Michael Moore?

    • Scott Carroll

      Slightly more unhinged than that crew is pretty effin unhinged.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        That was sort of the point, yes…. 😉

        • Scott Carroll

          Ah I see what you did there you crafty devil.lol

  • Scott Carroll

    InfoWars and Alex Jones have achieved that rare echelon in American politics, mutually despised by the right and the left. Congrats guys, I saved you a seat right by Westboro Baptist.

    • cgraham77

      …as despised and just as fanatical as the WBC.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      unfortunately, judging by the comments sections of the past couple of Alex Jones articles here on Twitchy I am afraid a few of us have gone to the darkside.

      • John (it true me am)

        I really think those are just propoganda spreaders. Most of the pro-Jones posters are people who have never been to Twitchy before monday.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          There were some comments by regular posters before the flood from Infowars came in. I get that it is easy to be paranoid with this Administration but this false flag stuff is nuttiness.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Every time a story concerning Jones is posted, it is as though a “bat signal” is lit. His sycophants swarm the comments section.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Yep, I knew it was a matter of time before they came here to down vote.

        • prlgrl

          Thank you for that. I now have a mental image of Alex Jones running (slowly) up to the roof of his house and flipping a switch for a searchlight on his roof. You just made my day.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            in that searchlight there is a silhouette of a tin-foil hat

    • $23901791

      Indeed.

  • Diane Stephan

    That was the most interesting part of the news conference.

  • 5n4k33y35

    I can’t wait to see this!

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I hope the good conservatives here that have bought into the Alex Jones/Infowars conspiracy nonsense take a good look at this and realize the mentality they are dealing with when they read the crap they put out.

    • prlgrl

      Also, we need to start pressuring Drudge to STOP linking those nutters. I am so sick of seeing an intriguing link and going, “frak, its infowars.”

      • cgraham77

        LOL. I’ve had that exact thought.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Yeah, although I get why he does it because sometimes our goals intersect. I don’t know, maybe he is buddies with Alex Jones too. Every time I go to that site I feel the tin-foil calling me.

        • http://twitter.com/Nevergiveup21cc cleareyesfullheart

          you’re so afraid of being called crazy/stupid that you believe any nonsense put out by the media and govt…it’s as if building 7 never existed and robbie parker didn’t fake tears (after laughing) on natl. tv just after the shooting at sandy hook occurred

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            No, he is just endowed with a capable mind.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            thank you :)

          • kilthan

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_personality_disorder
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophenia

            As some one that has a mild version of paranoid personality disorder, its hard to get into check, but you, and Alex Jones can do it. First, accept that you are, in fact, irrationally paranoid. Once you can accept that, you can start controlling. Once its controlled, you can start seeking either therapy or medication to further improve the quality of your life.

            You’d be amazed at how nice it is when the irrational fear no longer controls every action you take and every reaction to life.

          • prlgrl

            Meditation helps.

          • kilthan

            as does therapy. When the paranoid give in to the paranoia, it makes it worse and harder to return to any sense of rationality.

          • http://twitter.com/Nevergiveup21cc cleareyesfullheart

            to the willingly ignorant the truth becomes irrational..thanks for caring though pumpkin 😉

          • kilthan

            Not sure if sincere or scarastic… But you are correct. Willingly ignorant people fear the truth, as it can be unpleasant.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            No, I don’t believe any of the nonsense put out by the media and govt….but I don’t believe any of the nonsense put out by Alex Jones either like you apparently do. You Infowarriors need to get out of this notion that just because we don’t agree with you that means we agree with the MSM. We choose actual facts over both Obama ass-kissing AND false flag conspiracy nuttiness.

          • prlgrl

            Dude, Tower Seven fell because of structural damage. It had a massive gaping hole in the side of it as a result of the Twin Towers falling on it. Any other damage came from the emergency generators exploding due to debris.

            Any claims otherwise are bullshit.

            Also, “Golden Roasted Babies.”

      • Adi

        “Frack”? I prefer “forck”.

        • prlgrl

          I watch to much Battlestar Galactica.

  • Tom Anderson

    I almost felt sorry for Erin Burnett for a second, whew thank goodness that feeling passed! I think SooperMexican hit the nail on the head. How the heck are these idiots getting in the pressers and why haven’t they arrested them for trespass?

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      It’s part of the freedom of the press, they have to take the bad with the really bad.

      • Tom Anderson

        Are we sure they are actually “press” has that been confirmed?
        My how low society has sunk!

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          The bar is set pretty low when F. Chuck Todd is considered to be the hardest-hitting reporter.

  • http://twitter.com/CDChambers62 Chris Chambers

    I like the InfoWars guys. After all the bullcrap the left throws out there I applaud Alex Jones and anyone who carries his banner. We need them in the fight, even if they do act a little nuts sometimes. This is an information war people and the left is winning! Use all the weapons in your arsenal even if it includes a few strange folks.

    (After all…look what beibng a nice and reasonable Conservative has gotten you. Eight years of absoluty misery.)

    • Tom Anderson

      That’s true, they do fling poo really, really well. I’ll give you that.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Whether it is the the water-carrying the MSM does for Obama or the false flag/ 9/11 Truther nonsense Alex Jones puts out, intellectually dishonest is still dishonest. What either one is doing isn’t right, am I the only one that sees that?

      • J. Cox

        No…there are those of us who look and see our fellow cons walking that way,and want to slap sense back into them.If you can’t win the battle with the truth,sinking down that low to gain “points” actually defeats you in the long run.

        Shorter..you are correct.

      • John (it true me am)

        No you aren’t the only one. Even beyond the crazy it’s important for us to hold our supposed allies every bit accountable for the same thing we do our opposition.
        That’s what really infuriates me about Mark Sanford’s recent win.

    • camnpat

      You don’t win an information war by a) playing up to the stereotype of the left, and b) discrediting your own message at every corner. You can’t just go around trying to out-crazy the crazy and hope to change minds.

      The problem with the conservative message is not the message itself. It is that the people with the microphone don’t have the guts to stick to a position and defend it no matter what. With different so called “conservatives” talking about different messages, unlike the left which to their credit speak with a unified voice, and thus the msg comes disjointed and confused.

      So it all comes down the us, individually or in groups, to put that msg out there as much as possible and try to change minds. Saying that you “applaud” someone like Jones doesn’t help your msg or cause.

  • Squirrel!

    LMAO!
    That was funny!!

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    I remain curious about Alex Jones and his home planet.

    • MissDiane47

      JoeMyGodNYC … You too?? I thought I was the only one who was curious about that. HA!!

  • SCinGB

    Ok. I’ll just follow whatever the government tells me. Barack Obama and the rest of the federal government are trustworthy individuals. Besides, all these other conservatives will think I’m kooky if I question the shit that flies out of the “official government story”.

    I don’t necessarily agree with everything Alex Jones says but I also think it’s ok to question things. That doesn’t make you a nutter. I can’t believe we rail on the lies of BO and the rest of the career politicians and then magically trust them with the big stuff. When they’ve been proven to lie about big stuff in the past. They are corrupt liars.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Yes, because Alex Jones and his ilk are really gaining credibility for their version of the “truth” by acting like lunatics on national television. And sorry I’m not going to trust someone who repeatedly lies whether it be Obama OR Alex Jones. Just because people like you have bought into the nonsense doesn’t mean the rest of us have to. I prefer facts to poorly constructed theories based on circumstantial evidence.

  • MissDiane47

    I’ll give Alex Jones & his InfoWars staff a slight break. Although I disagree with his approach, he is right that our country is in deep trouble. As for 9-11, I reserve the right to disagree with him on that! He has just as much a right to freedom of the press as Glenn Beck & Michelle Malkin. Just wish he’d change his tactics and not be so belligerent.

    • John (it true me am)

      People keep neglecting this… It isn’t about his approach, and it isn’t about what he’s saying. It’s WHEN he said it. He posited the false flag scenario essentially minutes after the fact, with no evidence or even a reasonable motive. If he had said the same thing even as early as today or so, this would be an entirely different story. But he jumped to the conclusion that got him website traffic in the aftermath of a tragedy, nothing else.
      Jones is promoting himself, nothing more.

      • MissDiane47

        John, you are absolutely right! That has been part of Jones’ tactics for years – without clear motive or evidence, all he does is create more fear mongering, especially when it came to 9-11. But I decided after a year of supporting Alex Jones’ message that he’s just someone that has gone way off in “left field,” because most of everything he has shared over the years (with the exception of the global warming scam) has been nothing but circumstantial, and very hard to prove. That’s why I just take his “news” with a grain of salt.

        With that said, I still believe that even he has the right to speak his mind, no matter how crazy it may sound. But there are ways to do this without acting like a madman.

      • cgraham77

        Exactly. He’s an opportunist. And it only further obfuscates the truth.

  • TK

    I find it disturbing that any time someone brings up “false flag” theories, both the left and right lash out with horribly violent threats and fantasies. Is it so wrong to question our government? What is wrong with healthy skepticism? Why would this threaten one to the point of violence? It’s like someone accused your mommy of doing something wrong. This is the disease of statism in my opinion. Violence begets violence. It’s like Stefan Molyneux says, much of the violence at the tip of the statist spear is from state worshipping slaves looking to defend the monopoly of force that is the state. This is the result of indoctrination.

    Whether or not you agree with looking at “false flag” as a possibly, one should try to control unnecessary violent urges towards their fellow man. These people aren’t looking to disrespect the victims. It is far more disrespectful to the victims to invoke further violence upon those who question official stories–this is the cycle of violence! Violence in Boston followed by violence towards people for raising questions. Even if you consider these questions to be outlandish, why must you resort to calls for violence? It is truly disturbing.

    When investigating a crime, one must look for patterns, opportunity, and motive. I have no idea if this was a false flag, homegrown or international terror, or possibly an FBI sting gone bad–but you have to objectively looks at all possibilities without kneeling slavishly before the altar of the leviathan.

    While I often don’t agree with Alex Jones and Infowars, I appreciate that he is trying to bring the concept of false flag to the mainstream. It is a fact that governments throughout history have used this tactic to great effect. We must be vigilant against this very real threat. Next time someone offends you by daring to bring up this subject, instead of lashing out with violence go and learn a little about the history of false flag. Start with the declassified documents of Operation Northwoods–this is a great starting point.

    May justice be visited upon whomever perpetrated this heinous and cowardly act in Boston!

    • John (it true me am)

      It’s not about questioning the government, it’s about jumping to a conclusion with no information solely to fuel your own agenda. Jones is just trying to drum up attention for himself, he is not offering serious criticism of anything.

      For the right way to go about it see Benghazi.

      There’s also a big difference in complaints about indifference/screw-ups/cover-ups/general incompetence than there is actively saying the FBI bombed the Boston marathon. That isn’t questioning the government, that is just stupid. Government “conspiracies” look like Fast and Furious, not 9/11 or Boston.

      • TK

        Jones is a polarizing figure who made a fool of himself on Piers Morgan. I still appreciate his efforts to bring false flag into the mainstream. You say he has no evidence, yet there is the story of the eyewitness who observed bomb sniffing dogs and officials speaking about a drill prior to the attacks. This seems to be a hallmark of false flag. It is thin, yes, but it is something.

        Once again, look at motive. Who had the most to gain from this? We already had a congressman invoke Boston today to push forward with CISPA.

        Benghazi wasn’t a false flag. A better example would be Fast & Furious. Classic false flag. Yet because of bitter partisanship, this was widely accepted as a false flag by the right. Of course it was ridiculed by the left, but this is to be expected.

        Thanks for reply without threatening me…that was my main point. Everywhere I look, false flag advocates are being threatened with random acts of violence. I find this disturbing and fascinating for reasons I wrote about in previous long winded rant.

        • John (it true me am)

          I didn’t say Benghazi was false flag, I said handling the questioning of the government(in the case of Benghazi, the response) was done correctly. None of this 10 minutes later “OMGZ CONSPEARACEY” stuff before anything is even remotely known.

          And he didn’t bring false flag into the mainstream, he brought ridicule of false flag into the mainstream. Because he’s sitting here crying wolf and we have 9/11 truthers running around, when there is a serious issue in the future it will be lumped in with the crazy. His irresponsibility is only going to hurt us in the long run should there be a major domestic false flag incident.

          That drill bit people reference to is also completely ridiculous. I mentioned this in another thread. Of COURSE they had a bomb drill. They have a bomb drill for every event, every notable date, and then some. It would have been irresponsible for them to NOT have a drill. And we now know that the bombs were clearly deposited just prior to the attack so the dogs had nothing to sniff out.

          Also, Fast and Furious wasn’t a false flag either. It was a poorly conceived and horribly executed sting. I don’t think anyone has ever “accepted it as a false flag” simply a botched and idiotic operation.

          As for who had the most gain? Uh. Crazies who wanted people to die. Either because they want to make a statement on their arbitrary cause of the day or they hail from a place they are told this is the way to get yourself a few score virgins on the quick.

          • TK

            I’ve been on Twitchy for quite a while…thank you very much. The neocon spin on here sometimes makes me a bit Ill, but I appreciate some of the reporting. As a former neocon I can understand the sentiment.

            Regarding Fast and Furious, do you see that as a false flag event? If it was simply incompetence, it wouldn’t be a false flag. If you believe, like myself and many others do, that F&F was conducted to weaken the 2nd amendment–then it is most certainly on par and actually much worse than Boston (if you are going by body count).

            I had to go back and edit my last reply a bunch of times to finish it, pain in the ass!

          • John (it true me am)

            I don’t believe F&F was about the 2nd amendment in the slightest, nor a false flag event. A false flag is specifically where you perform an action under the pretense of making it appear that action was being done by someone else. False flags by their very nature are very, very public. Otherwise there is no point. And F&F just doesn’t meet that criteria. (Simplistic version for the sake of ease.) It added weapons to the arsenal of drug cartels, in such a way that the public wouldn’t even notice. There was no attempt at fooling anyone except the drug cartels, and then it wasn’t about making them think they were receiving the weapons from a different source but (in theory) in order to track the weapons. It was a sting through and through, not a false flag. An extremely laughably botched sting, but still a sting.

            As for the 2nd amendment aspect, if anything (prior to becoming public) it would have only boosted support. Coyotes and drug cartels crossing the border with a few shiny new toys just means that border residents should be even heavier armed themselves. 😛

            (Oh, and I didn’t mean to infer you in the other post about new people to Twitchy courtesy of Jones. I mentioned in a thread a few days ago when it started that the name(s) I recognized weren’t pushing the Jones agenda, more just offering a “maybe” as I phrased it then. My other comment was specifically the people you see that are full on out of their mind saying Jones is 100% right all the time types and have 2 posts to their name. It has died down now, but there were dozens in the early threads.)

        • kilthan

          For the record, Jones likely either suffers from extreme Paranoid Personality Disorder, OR he is doing what he is doing specifically to drum up followers who have PPD by giving them ready made things to freak out about. You see, PPD makes it nearly impossible to trust or form relationships with people, BUT, humans are hard wired to NEED relationships with other people. So PPD seek out others like themselves to relate to in safe, non-threatening ways. Alex Jones provides that with InfoWars. So he brings in those who are ill, and in many cases, don’t know they are ill because they cannot trust medical or mental health professionals, or those who try to help them. He feeds them more of his irrational thinking, which in turn feeds their illness. Now they feel connected to some one (which their body has been screaming at them that they needed since the onset of their illness), and they feel as if they alone know the trurth and can stand against the people who are out to get them. They see life through a lens of fear, and Info Wars just trades the glasses for a glass box.

          So AJ gives them NAZI propaganda (Jewish bankers run the world), and they lap it up. False Flags to give them events to blame (9/11, Boston, etc). All the while they ignore all of the HARD, RATIONAL EVIDENCE that contradicts their fears, because, if they give up this fear, it means they lose their one connection with other people, and they fear that more than anything else.

          Combating PPD is hard. but it can be done, and real, meaningful relationships can be built without using fear as the basis. I know, because I’ve done it. I have a close cadres of friends and family that, whenever I start down some dark and fear lined road, they drag me back into the light of reason. My lady sits with me in the night when the unreasoning fear seems like it will overwhelm me. my best friends remind me to think logically when I start to be too irrational. My outer ring of friends and my family remind me that i’ve got a small army of people that trust me, and that I can trust. Its Hard, at times, but its far better than living in unreasoning fear.

          THAT is what Alex Jones does: He feeds their fears, and feeds off of them.

          • cgraham77

            I love this answer. Thank you for sharing! :)

          • kilthan

            Thanks :)

        • tm11999

          the reason the FBI had a “bomb drill” was they had intelligence that maybe this could happen, so it probably wasn’t a false flag op, but the investigation should look for evidence that they had prior knowledge about a bomb but didn’t want to disrupt 1 of bostons biggest yearly paydays. remember jaws, don’t upset business, people will depend on the money brought in by this race all year!

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Am I the only one who thinks it is a fairly obvious and reasonable assumption that they were having bomb drills because it was tax day? Why does everything have to be a conspiracy?

          • tm11999

            why yes, yes, you are the only one. so let me get this straight, you think it’s reasonable for the gov’t to assume that the people might kill their fellow citizens because of taxes? really? if that’s the case, maybe taxes are seriously out of control and gov’t needs to be scaled way way back. hey ben don’t let those chains chafe you, but i’ll not don any, you wear my share.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            yeah yeah, typical infowars nonsense. So I guess the govt should not be allowed to prepare for any possible attacks for any reason? I hate taxes and don’t like govt intrusion as much as any conservative, but security is the one job the govt should be involved in and I don’t see how bomb drills infringe on anyone’s rights. You Infowarriors formulate your conspiracies and find any circumstantial evidence you can to try to link it to whatever nonsense you are trying to prove. That’s not real news, that is telling fairy tales.

          • tm11999

            not what i said, as this story progresses though, gov’t should let citizens know if the reason for a “drill” on a day when the city is filled with children has anything to do with prior intelligence, don’t you think? or in your view that’s the perfect day to have the streets filled with armed men conducting maneuvers amongst the populace.drills, like roadwork should be advertized and then done when it won’t get in the way of regular daily traffic. surely you don’t think it’s a good idea for gov’t to do sobriety or ID checks on super bowl sunday on the roads to and from the stadium, do you?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Well, considering there was also a HUGE marathon with thousands of people from other countries going on that may be another reason they were doing bomb drills. Doing bomb drills doesn’t mean they have prior intelligence, you are making a lot of assumptions without any evidence.

          • tm11999

            so are you mr. assumption. did you even read what i wrote? so, again, apparently you think it’s just great, when the city is filled with people and runners from all over the world,for a once a year world renowned event, the gov’t intrudes by conducting terror practice the same day in the same place? really?? no, REALLY??? do you trust this group of elitist politicians 100%, REALLY? i don’t! 110% of the vote went to 1 party in 50-60 counties throughout the US.this isn’t your daddies gov’t benny, wake up.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            How were they intruding? By doing their job? How dare the people trained to protect us actually protect us. I don’t trust the gov’t especially this Administration, but this false flag stuff is beyond the pale. I believe that they are incompetent and even try to cover things up but as far as planning to kill citizens I doubt it. They have nothing to gain from the bomber being who it is, unless you believe in the NWO BS in which case there is no point in talking to you as a rational person.

          • tm11999

            well, as more info comes out about this administration, you’ll change your mind. the connection to the saudis,and the 1 saud student let go by this president, 12 man sleeper cells, everywhere, and a full dress armed terror drill during the race should kinda make you question what did the gov’t know and when did they know it! don’t you think?? if somebody had the slightest percentage of knowledge about a bomb, yet they let me take my 8-yr old to the race, they are criminals, again, you would agree, right?

          • tm11999

            also, i like the “there is no point in talking to you as a rational person” determination you make, very big boy adult like benny!

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            We don’t know that the govt knew anything was going to happen though, what you are doing is called “jumping the gun.” There is always a threat for terror in this country and has been for decades, any large gathering of people is always a potential threat and drills are pretty standard procedure for such situations. Are we just supposed to quit having large gatherings of people forever? You just want to see a conspiracy so you can feed your paranoia.

  • Guest

    lol

  • jon

    I just want the truth. We all should. No matter how uncomfortable.

  • cgraham77

    Now that we know the perps were Muslim, can the Jim Jones’ people…oops, I mean Alex Jones’ people…please put the ridiculous false flag theories to rest!

    Newsflash: if the government is going to do a “false flag,” they sure as HELL are not going to pin it on Muslims. This administration (and the left) would love for it to be anything BUT Muslims. They would pin it on “right-wing extremists!” That would be the whole point. So there…your stupid false flag theory is crushed.

    Now lets move on to get the *actual* truth instead of focusing on wild fantasies.

    (Ugh, sorry for typos, fixed. Typing from cellphone).

  • DurkaDurka

    I don’t know if this is a false flag. But I do know that it was allowed to happen by Obama, ICE, and the FBI. We have no immigration enforcement, as you can see from who we elected President.

  • David Harrison

    Alex Jones rules!