Fox's Napolitano joins 9/11 Truther Alex Jones: anti-government conspiracy theories

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Fox's Napolitano joins 9-11 Truther Alex Jones to push anti-government conspiracy theories

October 08, 2010 2:49 pm ET - by Eric Hananoki


Fox Business host and Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano again appeared on the radio program of conspiracy theorist and 9-11 Truth leader Alex Jones. During the October 7 program, the two agreed that Obama will "start a wider global war" to "be a prince," and discussed whether a powerful banking cartel linked to "world government" would "collapse the economy" and use that "as an excuse for martial law." Napolitano also told Jones of Texas secession: "That time has come. That may actually happen" because of the actions of the government.

Napolitano also discussed Glenn Beck, whose Fox News program he frequently guest hosts. Jones suggested that Beck picked up ideas from him, especially with regard to the "pants on fire" false smear that Obama administration official John Holdren has a plan of "forced sterilization in the water." Jones added that "Beck is now able to go on the air and talk about things that 15 years ago I was called a lunatic for."

Jones is widely viewed as the leader of the conspiracy theory that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job (the 9-11 Truth shirt pictured above is sold at Jones' online store). Jones is also a proponent of such conspiracies as a New World Order plot to exterminate 80 percent of the world's population, the Obama administration's "already happening" "plan to sterilize [the] population through water supply" and FEMA "death camps."

Jones has been criticized by groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, which wrote that he "may currently well be the most prominent conspiracy theorist in the United States" and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Still, that hasn't stopped Napolitano -- himself a frequent anti-government conspiracist -- from repeatedly appearing on Jones' program or hosting Jones on his Freedom Watch program when it was only airing on Napolitano, who announced yesterday that Freedom Watch would expand from the weekend to weekdays on Fox Business, is apparently such a fan of Jones that he promised to host him on the new program. Napolitano has also hosted truther Jesse Ventura, who was given an unchallenged platform to push 9-11 conspiracy theories.

On previous Alex Jones shows, Napolitano has said that the November elections could be suspended; "The one world government has been around since the Progressive Era"; the government "will try" to take away your right to guns because "the first thing a tyrant does is disarm the citizenry"; the situations of Hitler and Mussolini are "eerily reminiscent" of "exactly what's happening today"; and the government wants the same "power over the internet that the Chinese" have.

Napolitano and Jones both admire one another. Napolitano has previously told Jones that "you, my friend, are doing more than anybody I know -- I'm trying to keep up with you to educate the public in the dangers of too much government. And guess what? The message is getting through, Alex." Napolitano also said of Jones: "Well, we go to places like your show because of your zeal and your courage and your fearlessness in exposing this. As much as you exercised the same zeal, and courage and fearlessness in the previous administration, and we have to educate people." In return, Jones said that Napolitano is "best person out there period on national television. In fact, he's the only person that I agree with almost 100%."

[Appearance h/t LGF]

Napolitano on the October 7 Alex Jones Show

Jones and Napolitano "agree" that Obama will "start a wider global war" to "be a prince." After Jones said he was concerned officials would "start a wider global war as a pretext to have the empire expand," Napolitano said he agreed and claimed that Obama, like President Bush, wants "war because it lets them be a little prince. And every president that has waged a war has acted like a little prince." Listen: 

Napolitano: "Federal Reserve is doing exactly that which was death penalty-eligible when sound money existed in the country." Listen:

Jones and Napolitano discuss secession, prospect of a powerful banking cartel collapsing the economy to institute "martial law."

During their discussion of the Federal Reserve, Jones stated that there is a "private banking cartel that is now openly announcing world government. It's either us or them and Ron Paul put out a video that's up on, we've got him on tomorrow by the way and I'm going to ask him about this, but he said basically what you just said. He said we're now at that critical juncture, or entering it, where either they're going to collapse the economy, use that as an excuse for martial law, or they've miscalculated and we're going to be able to get our country back. But regardless, we're entering waters that are extremely violent. The fireworks have just begun."  

Napolitano replied that he, like Ron Paul, believes "two things are going to happen":

NAPOLITANO: The revolution, which we are in the early stages of, will first cause our empire to crumble. I mean, we simply will not be able to finance over 900 permanent military installations all around the globe. And those people will be free from our occupation. They will also be bereft of us spending cash there, but we'll have more cash to spend here at home. That's the first stage of the revolution.

Now, the second stage of the revolution, in his view and in mine, is sort of like what happened the Soviet Union fell. When the Soviet Union fell, the countries that it had occupied from before, during, and after World War II became free countries, and many of them became freer than the United States in terms of the engine of the free market, a truly free market, some with even a flat tax driving great prosperity and educating people in private schools, which you could afford to send your children to because your taxes were lower and people had more money to invest, et cetera.

That might result in things like Texas saying to Washington, D.C., stay the heck out. When we joined this country, our resolution, which was enacted by the Texas legislature and the congress, said we can leave whenever we want. Guess what? That time has come. That may actually happen.

Jones responded that New Hampshire also "has the right to revolt."

Jones: "Beck is now able to go on the air and talk about things that 15 years ago I was called a lunatic for"

During the show, Jones asked Napolitano whether Napolitano has been "influencing" Glenn Beck because "he is getting more and more hardcore." Jones later suggested that Beck followed him on pushing the falsehood that John Holdren is in favor of "forced sterilization in the water" and added, "The mood of the country has changed if Judge Andrew Napolitano has the number one show on Fox Business and is getting a primetime show weekdays and Glenn Beck is now able to go on the air and talk about things that 15 years ago I was called a lunatic for, when all I was doing was reading their own statements."

From the show:

JONES: Are you influencing Glenn, because he is getting more and more hardcore. Last night, we played a clip; earlier in the show, he talked about the Fabian socialists wanting to poison the water supply.

NAPOLITANO: I don't want to take credit for influencing him. I will to tell you this: we spend a lot of time together. We do a lot of speaking gigs together. When you travel with Glenn, you travel first class, so we're in a small, private jet. And we do a lot of talking. He has told me that I've changed his mind on two issues: one is the Patriot Act, and the other is the morality, lawfulness and constitutionality, or lack thereof, of torture. So I will only take credit for those two areas, which are profound. I did not hear what he said about the Fabian socialists, and I didn't hear what he said about poisoning the water supply until you told me because I was on another show last night when he said that.

But I'm not surprised that he said it. I'm happy that he's issuing those warnings, and Alex, those warnings are resonating with people. You've been saying this for years. Now, he's saying it. Between the two of you, that's a monstrous audience hearing these things.

JONES: Well, every day for two years, I have shown the quotes from Ecoscience, where Holdren said reduced population of planetary tyranny to do it. Forced sterilization through the water. Beck quoted Ecoscience word for word last night. He played George Bernard Shaw. I mean literally it's - and I've been critical of Beck on torture, and the police state and things he's supported, but - it shows one thing. The mood of the country has changed if Judge Andrew Napolitano has the number one show on Fox Business and is getting a primetime show weekdays and Glenn Beck is now able to go on the air and talk about things that 15 years ago I was called a lunatic for, when all I was doing was reading their own statements.

NAPOLITANO: Well, you have to add to that the - and I'm not just blowing smoke at you. You have to add to that the phenomenal success of your own show. People have awakened.

Beck has frequently pushed the falsehood that Obama administration official John Holdren wants to put sterilants in water. Jones' website has published such articles on Holdren as: "Obama Science Czar's Plan To Sterilize Population Through Water Supply Already Happening"; "Obama Science Advisor Called For "Planetary Regime" To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures"; "Eco-Fascists Call For Tyranny To Enforce Draconian Agenda." Jones has made similar proclamations about Holdren on-air.

Napolitano announces his show is expanding to weekdays, says Jones will join him soon. Listen: 

The many anti-government conspiracy theories of Alex Jones

The following are some -- but certainly not all -- of Alex Jones' conspiracy theories

The U.S. government was behind the 9/11 attacks. Jones describes himself as being on "the front lines of the growing global information war from ground zero to the occult playgrounds of the power-mad elite. Jones predicted the attacks on September 11th, 2001 and is considered one of the very first founding fathers of the 9-11 Truth Movement." Jones' Infowars features a section for 9-11 conspiracy theories. Jones also sells "exclusive" movies dedicated to the 9-11 Truth movement:

  • 9/11: The Road to Tyranny. The movie claims to document "the ruthless history of governments orchestrating terrorist attacks against their own people to scare them into total submission." The description continues: "In this brutal expose you will witness the birth of a global police state that surpasses Orwell's nightmarish vision. It's all here: *The history of government-sponsored terrorism *The modern implementation of fear-based control *The New World Order's future plans."
  • Truth Rising: The 9/11 Chronicles Part One. The movie description states: "Join Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski and others as they set out on a mission determined to expose the ruthless global elite and alert the masses to the truth about 9/11. Strap in and get ready to ride along as criminal overlords David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Alan Greenspan, John McCain, and many others are confronted about their lies and manipulation."

Jones is the executive producer for Loose Change: Final Cut and helped with "financing the production and release of the film." The movie states that it "hopes to be the catalyst for a new independent investigation, in which the family members receive answers to their questions, and the TRUE PERPETRATORS of this horrendous crime are PROSECUTED and PUNISHED." TIME notes that Loose Change is "[o]ne of the most popular conspiracy videos online, ... a 90-min. blizzard of statistics, photographs, documents, eyewitness accounts and expert testimony set to a trippy hip-hop backbeat. It's designed to pick apart, point by point, the conventional narrative of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001."

One world government / New World Order is in "final" stages for authoritarian rule. Jones' film Fall of the Republic documents how the New World Order dictatorship is in the "final stages of completion" for an authoritarian world government:

Fall Of The Republic documents how an offshore corporate cartel is bankrupting the US economy by design. Leaders are now declaring that world government has arrived and that the dollar will be replaced by a new global currency. President Obama has brazenly violated Article 1 Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution by seating himself at the head of United Nations' Security Council, thus becoming the first U.S. president to chair the world body. 

A scientific dictatorship is in its final stages of completion, and laws protecting basic human rights are being abolished worldwide; an iron curtain of high-tech tyranny is now descending over the planet. A worldwide regime controlled by an unelected corporate elite is implementing a planetary carbon tax system that will dominate all human activity and establish a system of neo-feudal slavery. The image makers have carefully packaged Obama as the world's savior; he is the Trojan Horse manufactured to pacify the people just long enough for the globalists to complete their master plan. 

This film reveals the architecture of the New World Order and what the power elite have in store for humanity. More importantly it communicates how we the people can retake control of our government, turn the criminal tide and bring the tyrants to justice.

NWO will exterminate 80% of the world's population. A summary of Jones' ENDGAME film states: "For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world's population, while enabling the elites to live forever with the aid of advanced technology. ... Watch as Jones and his team track the elusive Bilderberg Group to Ottawa and Istanbul to document their secret summits, allowing you to witness global kingpins setting the world's agenda and instigating World War III ... Discover how the practitioners of the pseudo-science eugenics have taken control of governments worldwide as a means to carry out depopulation."

Secret FEMA camps. Alex Jones is a proponent of the conspiracy theory that the government has set up FEMA concentration camps in America. From the description of Jones' movie Police State 4 on

Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA chronicles the sickening depths to which our republic has fallen. Veteran documentary filmmaker Alex Jones conclusively proves the existence of a secret network of FEMA camps, now being expanded nationwide. The military-industrial complex is transforming our once free nation into a giant prison camp. A cashless society control grid, constructed in the name of fighting terrorism, was actually built to enslave the American people. Body scanners, sound cannons, citizen spies, staged terror and cameras on every street corner -- it's only the beginning of the New World Order's hellish plan. 

This film exposes how the Continuity of Government program has established an all powerful shadow state. Prepare to enter the secretive world of emergency dictatorship, FEMA camps, and a shredded Constitution. Witness police and military savagely attacking innocent citizens as our own government unleashes false flag operations to justify its oppression. Then watch as Alex Jones takes on corrupt mercenary police and exposes mainstream media brainwashing. 

The police state isn't coming -- it's already here.

Ads for the DVD show Jones' eyes above the words, "Death camps Are Real."

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