Have you ever wondered if conspiracy theorists actually live in their own world with little contact with anything close to reality?
Take Alex Jones for example who on a recent radio broadcast actually said, "I will defeat Rush Limbaugh in the free market of ideas. People, people like this show more than his" (video follows courtesy MoFoPolitics with transcript and commentary):
ALEX JONES: Take Orlando. We were on there one year. The station went from like number eight or nine in the ratings to number one with my show and Mancow before me. The put us both on. And then they just changed formats. And it’s like being number one on a station up against 50,000-watters a 10,000-watter. And I’ve done that over and over again. It’s like being number one is not enough folks.
I just, I’m not like wanting to beat Rush Limbaugh either. It’s just that we destroyed him. And it was in the news. It was in radio magazines that I’ve gone up against, I’m not up against Limbaugh on purpose. This was the slot I was offered in 1998. They said, “You want to go weekdays on this little network. We’re putting you here. That’s where we have a slot.” And I went up against Rush Limbaugh? And they said “Yes.”
And, so that’s why I’m there. I wanted to be on at nights quite frankly because I kind of wake up at night. And, but I mean I’ve been up against Limbaugh, toe to toe, well, hundreds of times, because, you know, stations come and go over the years, but I mean there are at least more than 20 occasions that we have come up to him in the ratings or destroyed him.
And, again, I’m not trying to destroy him via physically, get him off the air. It’s just that I will defeat Rush Limbaugh in the free market of ideas. People, people like this show more than his, and I’m on a little radio network that’s now got 1,400 affiliates. Not my show, but Genesis has 1,400. That’s a conservative number by the way. So, we’re not a little network. We were a little network.
It’s the American dream. It’s the idea. People want hardcore, Libertarian, patriot news. They want it unvarnished. And they get it here. And I will destroy all the competition if I’m put on a level playing field. In fact on a stilted playing field I’ll beat them. But I’m never given that chance.
Just how deluded is Jones?
Well here are the radio ratings for June via Talkers magazine:
You see Alex Jones's name anywhere on that list?
No. Neither do I.
Just keep that in mind the next time he spouts another crazy conspiracy theory.