Monday, March 5, 2012

Lying Liars: Alex Jones, Jerome Corsi Say Breitbart’s Last Contact Was With Sheriff Joe Arpaio

March 5, 2012 - Alex Jones is claiming that Andrew Breitbart's "last contact" was with Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. This not only defies reality but also requires a complete lack of critical thinking to be believed. Breitbart died just after midnight last Thursday in Los Angeles. In a March 3 post on the Prison Planet website, Jones featured two videos (parts 1 and 2 are below) with Dr. Jerome Corsi talking about Breitbart's untimely death last week.

Corsi says that the last person with whom Andrew Breitbart communicated was Sheriff Arpaio. HOWEVER, everything that Jerome Corsi says is questionable, as we will see in this post. Unnamed sources, innuendo and hunches are  NOT the basis of good journalism.
Corsi's claim that Arpaio was Breitbart's last contact is in complete contradiction with all other reports about the final hours of Andrew Breitbart's life.

NOTE: The point of this post is not to say that I the Obama Administration isn't evil. (I also expect plenty of hate mail from Alex Jones freaks.)

Obama and his czars have acted unconstitutionally repeatedly. Circus clowns like Alex Jones and Michael Savage who say things that are not quite true or greatly exaggerated, however, offer no light.

What we on the Right need is truth and good information to help us in our struggle against the creeping totalitarianism that Obama and his supporters are bringing.

Jones and Savage discredit our cause and confuse the weaker minded on our side with their fear mongering side shows.

"This back story is about Andrew’s last hours," said Jones at the beginning of the post. "In those last hours he was working with Sheriff Arpaio to get the truth about Obama’s fraudulent birth certificate out to a wider audience." (See Heather Moore's report on CBS 5 News Phoenix here.)

Did Sheriff Arpaio communicate with Breitbart "in those last hours?" A report at World Net Daily (WND) gives this account, which makes no mention of Sheriff Arpaio:

Alex Jones says there was no coverage of this story
"Breibart, the 43-year-old conservative pundit and provocateur who died suddenly early Thursday while walking near his Los Angeles home, had stopped into The Brentwood, a nearby bar and restaurant. There, he struck up a conversation with Arthur Sando, a marketing executive who didn’t know Breitbart but likely was the last person to talk extensively with him before he died." [Emphasis added]

In the first video (above), Jones sets up his loyal followers in the Tinfoil Hat Brigage by noting that the CIA has methods of killing people. (That's a shocker, right?). Then he reminds them that Breitbart said that he was going to release videos and information that would embarrass Barack Obama. (See how this all ties together? No? Me neither. )

Jones is, to put it bluntly, a liar. The description he posted on his video at YouTube says, "The news conference of Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Barack Obama's Birth Certificate yielded one fascinating back story. This is a story which has received no media coverage, but it deserves to get out." 

However, that's not true. It's a lie, and Jones undoubtedly knows that it's a lie. The media did cover it. Jones did not say that the story has received too little coverage, he said it has received "no media coverage." As I pointed out above, CBS 5 News in Phoenix covered the story in a report that was a full five minutes in length.

Plenty of other media outlets gave it good coverage as well. On February 21, CNN published "Arpaio: I briefed Santorum on birth certificate investigation," so it's not as though the media is avoiding the story. What then, did Alex Jones mean when he said that the story has gotten "no media coverage?" Do a Google search for "obama birth certificate arpaio" and see for yourself and you can come to only one conclusion: Alex Jones is a complete idiot or an outright liar. 

Remember this: Corsi and Jones are saying that "Breitbart's Last Contact Was With Sheriff Joe Arpaio." Not "one of the last," but the last contact. That could only mean that they spoke by phone during Breitbart's last walk, after he left The Brentwood. Neither Corsi nor Jones offer evidence of that.

"So Breitbart says 'I'm gonna release this footage,' all this is coming out," says Jones in the first video, "and he dies hours before it does, when he says he's gonna bring down Obama. And so, I happen to know that's why you're suddenly seeing NewsCorp, ah, people like Huckabee say Obama's a good Christian, a loving good man. I've talked to national talk show hosts off-record, obviously I can't tell you the sources, but I was told this months ago and now it's been confirmed from a separate source, Michael Savage fears for his life, says he's getting death threats, this is internal. And he has bodyguards. And he's now admitted this yesterday so I can talk about it, he has bodyguards and told Breitbart to get some, he's broadcasting from different locations, saying they're out to get him. Okay, and he's not a paranoid guy." [Emphasis added]

Alex Jones: Nuttier than squirrel crap (click to enlarge)
What can we take from that? Jones is so good at taking unrelated dribbles of fact and weaving them into a crazy quilt that it's difficult to know where to being unraveling it. But let's try.

Jones said that "you're suddenly seeing...people like Huckabee say Obama's a good Christian." Trouble is, Huckabee said that over a year ago. There is nothing "sudden" about it. In a February 24, 2011 article, Politics Daily's Religion Reporter David Gibson wrote that Huckabee "has personally articulated, not once but numerous times, his Christian faith. I take him at his word. I have no reason not to. For us to continue to dwell on that is missing the point," Huckabee said in a lunchtime speech at the National Press Club in Washington."

Jones says he has "talked to national talk show hosts off-record, obviously I can't tell you the sources." How convenient, hiding behind anonymity. Jones is constantly talking about OTHER critics of the government who are in hiding and fearing for their lives, or who he claims have actually been assassinated, yet Alex Jones continues to open do his show and does not say he is "broadcasting from different locations" as Michael Savage claims to be doing. Ever wonder why that is? Here's why:

Alex Jones is a sensationalist huckster who is making a very good living at stirring up paranoia and selling crap to his nuttier-than-squirrel-poop audience. That's why. If really believed that the government was out to get him, he would have either shut up or would be moving around, not comfortably broadcasting from the same cheesy, over-decorated studio.

Think about that, Mister and Miss Tinfoil Hat. Michael Savage fears for his life and is getting death threats, says Jones, and that may be true. But Savage and Jones are two peas in the same crazy pod.

And think about this, too: Why is that the biggest anti-Obama talk show hosts - Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin - don't resort to the cheap P.T. Barnum-worthy stunts so abused by Jones and Savage? The answer: They don't need to. They probably get death threats weekly if not daily, but they don't use it as a cheap way to get better audience ratings. Savage and Jones are what Mark Levin would call "back benchers." Sensationalism mixed up in a brew of half truths and outrageous statements is all they've got. If all they say were true, they would not be saying it but would be dead -- or locked up in a secret FEMA camp somewhere.

Enough about Alex Jones: What about Corsi's claim that Breitbart's "last contact was with Sheriff Joe Arpaio?"  Does Corsi claim that Sheriff Arpaio was at The Brentwood, or even in LA County?

In the first video, Corsi says he has "solid intelligence that people at Fox are told, for instance, if they ever discuss the birther story they're off the air." The "birther story," of course, is about Obama's birth certificate. One must wonder if Corsi intentionally lied by saying that or if he is just badly misinformed, because Fox is reporting the "birther story."

On March 1, for example, Fox Carolina reported about Arpaio's investigation and news conference about Obama's birth certificate. There's "Birth Certificate Investigation for Sale‎" by MyFox Phoenix, posted on March 5. Fox is not avoiding the story as Corsi strongly indicated. In fact, do your own search for "joe arpaio" at foxnews.com and you'll see that Fox is NOT avoiding the story. Jerome Corsi, then, is either a complete idiot or an outright liar.

The conservative cause does not need the likes of Corsi or Jones, or Michael Savage. They give the Left valid reason to doubt us. They give us disinformation and exaggerations, which does not help us. They are oppotunists who care only about selling books and advertising, and if that means whipping their idiot followers into frenzies based on untruths then so be it. As for me, I'll be listening to Mark Levin.

Related

.