MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan warns to not dismiss right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones simply because of how out-there his rantings and ramblings are.
Jones, he said, has real influence.
“His ravings are untethered from reality, yes, but with each viral broadcast he infects more Americans together with his hate and his paranoia,” Hasan said, then played a clip of a few of Jones’ more unhinged moments.
Jones just lost a series of rulings that can cost him greater than $45 million for his lies in regards to the Sandy Hook massacre, and is thought for mixing racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and more into his conspiracy theories.
Yet as Hasan noted, Jones has been embraced by a few of “essentially the most powerful figures throughout the U.S. conservative movement” including Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson.
“If you must understand just how far the trendy MAGA-led GOP has gone off the rails, all you’ve got to do is take a look at the best way they embraced Alex Jones ― Alex Jones! ― and brought him in from the perimeter,” he said.
See his full segment below: