"Ready for dinner"
Yesterday we noted, a bit puzzled, that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is a big Alex Jones fan. He stops by the conspiracy theorist’s radio show any time he swings through Austin, Texas, and has even written a song about Jones’ work.
Jones and Salon do not typically get along, but he liked this story, republishing our piece and appending this note:
COMMENT FROM ALEX JONES: The headline, “Billy Corgan’s strange infatuation with a conspiracy theorist“, was a bit snot-nosed and pretentious, and you can bet wasn’t written by the author. But other than that, it reads as overall factual and non-biased, for which I salute Salon, which in the past has been an engine of bullshit. I’m glad to see that Billy’s wish to have a truly constructive conversation about the nature of reality is happening; we may have even reached someone at Salon. Thank the maker; thoughtcrime is spreading.
Jones will be sad to learn that the author (yours truly) did, in fact, write the headline, so we’ll take this as a backhanded compliment, but a compliment nonetheless. Previously, Jones has accused us of being government-funded stooges, so kudos to Jones as well, we suppose, for stepping out of his typically knee-jerk opposition to all things liberal and enjoying a story that helps spread the word that he has a famous friend.
Alex Seitz-Wald is Salon's political reporter. Email him at email@example.com, and follow him on Twitter @aseitzwald.More Alex Seitz-Wald.