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WATCH: The rise of Alex Jones, from Austin crank to the belle of the Trump ball

Before Alex Jones' conspiracy theories enthralled the GOP mainstream, he was a cable access host and local in-joke


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.

Watch his rise from local cable access host to influential Republican Party player.

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Listen to an interview about Jones with Mark Fenster, author of "Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture."

Read Salon’s full story, “The dangerous rise of Alex Jones.”


Amanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. 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 on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte

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