Alex Jones was interviewed by Piers Morgan on CNN tonight. I don't know where he conjured up the arrogance to presume to be the mouthpiece for the gun culture, but this is an absolute disaster for us all.
I've never liked Jones. He's a rabble rouser and panic monger of the worst order. I've held nothing but contempt for his 9/11 conspiracy theories, but up until now, I've been able to groan and ignore him because of his insular and isolated exposure. That changed tonight.
Those who see us as a bunch of shrill, incoherent ideologues will now have a prime example of that stereotype. He was rude, aberrant, and disinterested in dialogue. When Morgan managed to ask him one question…one, he dodged it. He wasted time on a disjointed rant about "criminal elements of the military complex" and something about a "metal shark in the water." Then he sank to mocking Morgan's accent and mannerisms.
This wasn't an interview or a debate. It was a chance for him to score points off Morgan. He got his Charlie Sheen moment, and he made us all look bad in the process. I hope the ratings are worth it to him.