Alex Jone’s Bizarre Marijuana Lie

Like most hair-triggered carnival barkers who dispense conspiracy theories at foghorn decibels (and then quickly pivot to selling bunk supplements), conservative demagogue Alex Jones is not boring. This is not a good thing. When the InfoWars host says something inflammatory or insane—Hillary Clinton is a reptilian she-demon; Donald Trump is a nice guy and will make a good president—people believe him. That’s the power of an “alternative media” mogul in the age of alternative facts. Jones recently wrapped up an acrimonious court battle with his ex-wife Kelly for custody of the couple’s three children. Almost immediately, proceedings devolved into an aggressive three-ring spectacle. No surprise: Family court is depressing on a good day; celebrity family court is tawdry and depressing—but it was the speed at which Jones vs. Jones achieved vulgar tragicomedy status, hitting rock bottom and then plunging a few floors deeper, that was so stunning. (Lest we forget that three children are...



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