Bravo, Megyn Kelly, bravo (boldface mine):
A report on Alex Jones’ InfoWars claiming child sex slaves have been kidnapped and shipped to Mars is untrue, NASA told The Daily Beast on Thursday…
On Thursday’s program, the InfoWars host welcomed guest Robert David Steele onto The Alex Jones Show, which airs on 118 radio stations nationwide, to talk about kidnapped children he said have been sent on a two-decade mission to space.
“We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20-year ride,” said Steele. “So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.”
Jones echoed Steele, saying “clearly they don’t want us looking into what is happening” because “every time probes go over they turn them off.”
“Look, I know that 90 percent of the NASA missions are secret and I’ve been told by high level NASA engineers that you have no idea. There is so much stuff going on,” Jones said.
At the beginning of his campaign in December of 2015, President Donald Trump told Alex Jones that “your reputation is amazing” and “I will not let you down” in a half-hour interview on InfoWars…
On Thursday’s Infowars broadcast, Steele alleged the kidnapped children were not only being kidnapped for space labor, but also murdered for their blood and bone marrow…
“This is the original growth hormone,” said Jones.
Unlike the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant lunacy–which led to a gunman opening fire in a restaurant–I suppose a Mars conspiracy has the ‘advantage’ of being extremely difficult to ‘verify’ (no one–or anyone–routinely visits Mars).
While it’s tempting to laugh at Jones (and feel free to indulge), his style of lunacy has been prevalent on the far-right for a long time: in the 1990s, far right groups believed that the UN had a fleet of black helicopters manned by elite Mongolian (?!?) shock troops that were going to undermine American freedom. And then you remember they had and still have guns.
Not so funny.