Controversial radio host Alex Jones is making headlines once again for sharing with his ‘Infowars’ audience an unfounded conspiracy theory about the Sutherland Springs Baptist church shooting in Texas.
During a recent taping of his show, Jones said he believed that the Sutherland Springs shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, was a “secret agent” connected to “Antifa,” a leftist protest movement with no clear, organized hierarchy.
In typical Jones fashion, Kelley was alleged to have been fed “hardcore drugs” and was “programmed” by nefarious government institutions to commit the atrocity.
Essentially, Jones seems to believe that Kelley was some sort of Manchurian candidate and was under mind control when he began to shoot up the church in early November.
Furthermore, Jones took to Twitter to suggest that authorities were looking into whether or not Kelley had an “anti-Christian” motive. Law enforcement agencies have not confirmed whether or not they are looking into Kelley having an “anti-Christian” motive.
Controversial and bizarre conspiracy theories are nothing new to Jones, who for years called the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a false flag. One of his more bizarre conspiracy theories suggested that the government was putting chemicals in local water supplies in an attempt to emasculate men.
When Jones was confronted about his opinions on Sandy Hook by Megyn Kelly during a recent interview, he backtracked from his previous statements claiming that he believed the events surrounding the Sandy Hook shooting took place and offered a much more nuanced position than the one he held prior.
Jones wasn’t the only far-right spokesperson who blamed Antifa and the left for the shooting, as other prominent right-wing talking heads like Mike Cernovich and Rebel Media’s John Cardillo were quick to call out the left for the attack despite law enforcement authorities offering no evidence suggesting as much.
Cernovich, who appears regularly on Jones’ Infowars, heavily insinuated with various social media posts that Kelley was an Antifa member, stating: “This is looking more and more like Antifa terror.”
In various Twitter posts, Cardillo seemed to echo a similar sentiment, suggesting that Antifa’s “threats weren’t a hoax after all,” and that “every last one of these rabid dogs needs to be put down.”
What is known about Kelley is that he had received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force for assaulting his wife and child. Because of that, Kelley was sentenced to 12 months confinement after his 2012 court-martial.
Whether or not Jones and other far-right talking heads will retract their misleading assertions is yet to be seen. If past incidents are any indication, then one should not hold their breath.
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