Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Monday called for the execution of journalists and media executives who provide critical coverage of President Donald Trump.
In his Monday broadcast on InfoWars, Jones began by discussing Attorney General William Barr’s 4-page letter summarizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Jones accused Google and other media companies of selling U.S. secrets to China, and said journalists are “scum” and “traitors” because they’ve accused him and Trump of being “on foreign payrolls.”
“The audacity to point fingers at people like me and Trump and say we’re on foreign payrolls,” he said in a clip posted by media watchdog Media Matters for America. “No, you are, and you know it, scum!”
“If you’re found guilty of treason, and they want me to kick the switch to open that trapdoor and drop your neck down and snap that son of a bitch, I swear to God I’ll pull those levers all day,” he continued as an image of MSNBC anchor Maddow was displayed on screen.
Jones displayed her image again as Jones quoted Star Wars’ Emperor Palpatine, saying, “You will die.”
Jones’ dangerous rhetoric comes a few months after a Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested and accused of plotting to kill Democrats and journalists.
The unhinged Florida man accused of mailing pipe bombs to President Trump’s political enemies last year pleaded guilty last week in Manhattan federal court to 65 felony counts, including using weapons of mass destruction in an attempted domestic terrorist attack.
Cesar Sayoc, 57, admitted in court to having mailed 16 explosive devices to a variety of officials, primarily Democrats. Sayoc reportedly sent pipe bombs to former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris; and major Democratic donors, including George Soros and Tom Steyer, and to CNN’s offices in October 2018.
Sayoc apparently lived in a white van plastered with stickers and posters that praised President Donald Trump and criticized Democrats and media figures, including some of the people who were targets of the bombs.