People listen to Alex Jones?
I mean seriously. I guess we could say he is the journalistic equivalent of professional wrestling. But does anyone who listens to him or reads his stuff ever bother to fact check the stories? People here keep posting links to his stuff, I read it. I read the documents he links to looking to find what he is talking about and it isn't there. Or even better it says exactly the opposite of what he tells us.
Example: The other day someone posted a video that had one of his talking heads going on about a state department document that was the U.N. guide to taking our guns away. That document (from 1961) did become law. It is part of title 22 United States Code. That law includes the following section.
Is it just me or does that not look like a blueprint for disarming us?Quote:
22 U.S.C. § 2573 : US Code - Section 2573: Policy formulation
The Secretary of State shall prepare for the President, and the
heads of such other Government agencies as the President may
determine, recommendations and advice concerning United States arms
control, nonproliferation, and disarmament policy.
No action shall be taken pursuant to this chapter or any other
Act that would obligate the United States to reduce or limit the
Armed Forces or armaments of the United States in a militarily
significant manner, except pursuant to the treaty-making power of
the President set forth in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the
Constitution or unless authorized by the enactment of further
affirmative legislation by the Congress of the United States.
(c) Statutory construction
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to authorize
any policy or action by any Government agency which would interfere
with, restrict, or prohibit the acquisition, possession, or use of
firearms by an individual for the lawful purpose of personal
defense, sport, recreation, education, or training.
He had a great story about how troops were being trained for riot control and would not to fire warning shots. His "leaked" document was a training manual for Military Police school. It was available to anyone through the government printing office. The one mention of warning shots was just like what we get in our licensing class. It also went on about how deadly force is the last resort. It also said excluding exceptional circumstances (someone stealing nuclear weapons etc) that if the mission could not be accomplished without using deadly force the commander should delay the operation until sufficient non deadly force could be brought to bear.
But that was not what he was telling us.......
I have yet to find a story where the linked documents actually say what he says they say.
Why is that?