For Vice Magazine
PART ONE: ALEX JONES VERSUS DOWNTON ABBEY
Alex Jones is right. Deport Piers Morgan. NOW. Send him back. In chains.
The year’s big YouTube hit, Alex Jones shoves an assault rifle (figuratively) up Piers Morgan. Alex was simply trying to explain to Piers why America has a Bill of Rights while England has David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Paul McCartney.
Before I enumerate the charges against Morgan, we need to ask two questions. Why did Alex Jones ”“ the host of one of the only intellectually substantive, fact-heavy forums on American radio ”“ seem to lose it on air? And why is it so important to the media elite to ridicule Alex Jones and dismiss him as a fruitcake and a buffoon ”“ just another scary, Texan gun-nut ”“ while they venerate Pus Moron ”“ the scoundrel, the faker, the wanker ”“ like he’s Thomas Jefferson?
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This is the first of Palast’s weekly columns for VICE ”“ beginning with a bang: a four-part series on Alex Jones, guns, Piers Morgan and Palast’s penis. If you read the full version of these reports right now at Vice Magazine,
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The yell from Alex’s throat was not his own voice alone ”“ it was the choric cry of his millions of listeners in the forgotten heartland of America. It was The Scream of the Screwed.
It’s not about guns. …more