By John Romano
(YBH) Alex Jones and his disciples of doom are all a twitter about Google removing Mr. Jones websites www.prisonplanet.com and www.infowars.com as news sources within Google News. Mr. Jones websites are still easily found on Google, just not as news items.
Earlier this week I picked up a story by Stewart Baker of the Volokh Conspiracy. I found Mr. Bakers article interesting. It is new that Matt Drudges Drudge Report is now linking to stories from Prison Planet. Mr. Baker ponders why Drudge would carry news from such a fringe source as Mr. Jones and his band of conspiracy folks. I agree with Mr. Bakers assessment. Drudge often drives the news cycle. Legitimizing Alex Jones is a risky move for the internet news king. Alex Jones is a 9/11 Truther, in case you dont know. In a Truthers estimation, radical Muslims had less to do with the attacks of 9/11 and more to do with the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission. It is some pretty kooky stuff.
I wont make a determination whether Mr. Jones websites should be in Google News or not. However, a simple scan of Prison Planet may shed light as to what the Google News team is thinking. For instance, an article entitled ATMs Crash Across The Country After Bank Holiday Warning ran on November 8th and was featured in Google News. It contained the following text:
Twitter and other Internet forums were raging yesterday about numerous ATMs across the country that crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning, preventing customers from performing basic transactions.
Its unknown whether the crashes were partly a result of a surge of people trying to withdraw their money in preparation for any feared bank shutdown, or if mere technical glitches were to blame. The fact that the problem affected numerous different banks in different parts of the U.S. would seem to indicate the former.
Later in the article Prison Planet writer Paul Joseph Watson quotes a blogger named Phil Brennan who opined about the outage:
In the light of what is going on geopolitically, I am still very suspicious about the reasons for this mass downtime of ATMs and Online Accounts, adds Brennan. There is still a very distinct possibility that November the 11th will turn into an extended Bank Holiday so I would advise all those who can get their money out of their banks to do so, even if you have to pay your upcoming bills manually.
Oddly, Prison Planet links to legitimate news sources as well in the article. One from the Orange County Register contained the following:
Our systems are available but apparently a limited number of customers may have had issues accessing some account information, said Betty Riess, a spokeswoman for Bank of America. But its very limited and sporadic and we expect to have it resolved shortly.
Not exactly an Obama-mandated bank holiday. The thing about it is, Prison Planet and InfoWars are replete with ideas and conspiracies that may or may not be based in reality. There was no extended bank holiday starting on November 11th as Phil Brennan feared. Also, did anyone experience a mass ATM outage on the morning of November 7th as Mr. Jones scribe asserts? Does the Jones team really believe that FOX, CNN, NBC et. al. would not cover a story like a lengthy widespread ATM outage? Are they that disconnected from reality? Perhaps.
The world is going through some interesting times. Hucksters like Alex Jones usually thrive in such environments. It seems Google decided enough is enough.
Ironically, when researching this piece I watched a bit of Mr. Jones non-reality based 9/11 truth movie. Where did I find a streaming copy may you ask? The video section of Google. I also found numerous articles from Mr. Jones websites and supporters about Googles alleged war on Mr. Jones.
It just gets wackier and wackier, folks. http://yesbuthowever.com/alex-jones-5000153
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Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism,
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