I was doing some research, watching a video of Kevin Annett being interviewed by Alex Jones a couple of days ago. I always knew Jones had a reputation for being off-the-wall, so I thought I’d use this interview for testing that theory- Annett is a bit of a litmus test for the media. It’s always interesting to see who falls for his crap- even more interesting to see who got over-apologetic and promoted Annett regardless of the warnings…
A lot of people fell-hard for Annett’s fraud. Some of those people were more innocent, promoting him without understanding the history behind the man. Others seem to have crossed the line, they heard about the allegations, and still supported Annett without investigating them. The worst type of Annett supporter are those who have been exposed to all of the evidence, and have decided to still promote him.
Initially, I wasn’t planning to write an article- I was going to write a private email asking for his support fixing-up this problem. Unfortunately, after watching this video, I don’t have much confidence he would want to re-visit what happened. In the best case, this video exposes that Jones has achieved his Peter Principle – in the worst case scenario, he could be actively in on the scam.
Jones starts the piece discussing an article from the Globe & Mail that discusses casualties at Canada’s residential schools. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Jones has actually read and/or comprehended the article. It clearly states that a man named Peter Bryce was a whistleblower for problems at residential schools over 100 years ago. The article also explains how “during the early years” there was a death rate (mostly from disease) of 50%.
The problem is that Jones omits to mention that this occurred in the early years. Instead, he actually states that this death rate still occurred “in the 60’s and 70’s! Jones also stated that Annett was the first man to bring this issue to light. He wasn’t, Bryce did 100 years ago, and a number of survivors did long before Annett did- some of them even won a lawsuit.
Annett also told another whopper of a lie in the video. He stated that when Ricky Lavallee went to protest at a church during Occupy Vancouver, the Knights of Columbus got violent with the protesters and the police did nothing to protect them. That’s total hogwash, I was there, the police were right in-between the protesters and the Knights. No violence occurred that day.
Anyhow, I’m no longer uncertain what to think about Alex Jones- he totally failed the Kevin Annett Litmus Test®. Jones’s failure was only outdone by Alfred Webre- a man who strongly supported Jason Bowman’s fake court case to the point where he slandered those who crossed him.
From now on, when you listen to Alex Jones, make sure you research what he tells you…
Here’s the video I cliped together. You can click this link to see the original: