Alex Jones, the always-suspicious conspiracy theory talk show host, has shrugged off any allegations that his show may have played a role in influencing Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s radical ideologies.
An AP report was released on Tuesday that claimed Tsarnaev “took an interest” in Jones’ “Infowars” website and talk show. AP also reported that Tsarnaev wanted to get a copy of an anti-Semitic book titled “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” which attempts to show that Jewish conspirators are trying to take over the world.
Jones admitted to Buzzfeed that Tsarnaev may have been a listener, but that his show is anti-terrorism, despites its suspicious underpinnings.
"He could be a listener," Jones said. "It could be true. I've talked to the family and most of them are listeners. My show is anti-terrorism and my show exposes that most of the events we've seen have been provocateured."
Since the Boston bombings, Jones has suggested on his show that the Tsarnaevs are actually innocent, and that the FBI is actually paying for radical extremist activities in Dagestan.
The FBI, however, does not seem too concerned about Jones’ revelations about its extensive plot to fund terrorism.