Monday, July 31, 2017

John Oliver reveals that Alex Jones is not only selling batshit crazy conspiracy theories, he's selling batshit crazy merchandise to go with them.

Courtesy of the LA Times:

On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver noted that Jones’ status as a Sandy Hook "truther" qualified him for an Easy Pass to “hell’s version of the champagne room.” But he spent most of his time on a relatively overlooked aspect of Jones’ conspiracy empire -- the wide range of products that he sells in order to fund it. 

According to Oliver, Jones spends nearly a quarter of his airtime plugging InfoWars-branded merchandise, including Wake Up America Patriot coffee to Combat One Tactical Bath Wipes and a powder called Caveman True Paleo (made from “chocolate and domesticated bird corpses,” Oliver joked). 

As the comedian pointed out, it just so happens that many of the products Jones sells, often at a significant markup, purport to address the conspiracy theories with equally wild-eyed zeal. Think: water filters to remove chemicals that supposedly turn frogs gay or vitamins to boost your immunity and ward off germs from allegedly disease-ridden refugees. 

Jones even has his own in-house “expert,” Dr. Edward Group, with dubious qualifications (and equally questionable hair) to back up his various outlandish claims. 

InfoWars is essentially a “QVC for conspiracy,” Oliver argued. 

My favorite line: "Current Russian Ambassador to the United States Donald Trump."

That almost made me blow chardonnay out of my nose. 


  1. Anonymous4:52 PM

    Wake Up America Patriot coffee to Combat One Tactical Bath Wipes

    Good grief! Bristol's teamiblends Skinny Tea for the shitter is mild in comparison.


    1. Anonymous9:09 PM

      Gosh Barstool, must you STEAL words of another?
      Oh right, you don't think.

  2. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Another huckster who he has a following of voting cretins.

  3. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Did everyone else just have a bad day too?

    I've been hiding in my room since I got home at 6 and my 5 and 6 yr olds got themselves dinner and are quietly doing whatever until they will put thernselves to bed.

    1. Anonymous5:46 PM

      Well, as long as you haven't been buying Alex Jones merchandise.........


  4. Anonymous5:42 PM

    Isn't Alex Jones from around Austin Texas? Coincidence that Dakota Meyer is living there now? Bristol will be there when she isn't back home in Alaska. She can get another job in radio.

  5. Anonymous5:45 PM


    1. Anonymous5:51 PM

      I hope he has to wear the pink undies and sleep in those miserable tents, in the summer.

    2. Anonymous11:59 PM

      Maybe Sarah and Toad should sent the old fart his pink underwear back? So he can wear it in the pen?

    3. Hope the judge gives him the max: 6 months in prison AND a fine.

  6. Anonymous6:41 PM

  7. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Laughed myself silly watching John Oliver Sunday night. Thank goodness for comedy!

  8. What I loved was the end where Oliver and his "doctor" hawk their "infowipe" for a million dollars.

    If you sign up you can get 10% off your first order.

    There is a disclaimer that if you buy it your credit card will be charged one million dollars and the money will be donated to Doctors without Borders.

    I hope some 1%er with money to burn buys one. Or two.

    It was a long month and poor John had a lot of catching up to do. But it was an outstanding episode.

  9. Anonymous2:16 AM

    I loved this episode - and John Oliver is offering his wipes for 1 million dollars (proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders) - brilliant!

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Tactical Assault Wipe
    SKU ID #1454762
    ATTENTION: If you complete this transaction, your credit or debit card will be charged $1,000,000 (One Million Dollars). All net proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

    Product is made to order.
    Availability: Currently Sold Out - hope this means they sold a lot of them!! (when I first visited the site it was not sold out)

  10. Anonymous9:39 AM

    My very first thought is that he sounds like one of these TV preachers out to save the world. Send me your millions so I can buy more diamond rings.

  11. Anonymous10:21 AM

    OT: Mama Grizzlies...chilling...


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