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LISTEN: How Alex Jones' conspiracy theories enthralled right-wing America

Salon talks to Mark Fenster, author of "Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture," about Jones

Amanda Marcotte
November 4, 2016 2:55AM (UTC)

Alex Jones, with his conspiracy theory media empire Infowars, used to be a fringe character, until Donald Trump's paranoia-driven campaign launched him into the national spotlight. Read Salon’s full story, “The dangerous rise of Alex Jones.”

Listen to Salon's Amanda Marcotte speak with conspiracy theorist expert Mark Fenster about Jones' unconventional career.


Amanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon who covers American politics, feminism and culture. Her new book, "Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself" is out now. She's based out of Brooklyn and can be followed on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.

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