Rep. Alan Grayson Does Alex Jones
Freshman Democrat Alan Grayson, a bit of an iconoclast who’s backing Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) “Audit the Fed” bill, appeared on the out-there Alex Jones show to talk up that and his investigations of contractor fraud — see TWI’s Spencer Ackerman for more on that. Jones is a boisterous conspiracy theorist whose fame and following have grown in the Web 2.0 era, as a quick scan of the material of his InfoWars site should make clear–the newest stories are about “world government” and a possible swine flu vaccine plot. This conversation is a fascinating merger of mainstream muckraking and wild fears of government abuse and fascism.
“That’s what I like,” says Jones to Grayson, “is that you’re non-partisan. You just expose the corruption.”