The QAnon movement has gone too far for Alex Jones, the radio host and InfoWars publisher once described by New York Magazine as “America’s leading conspiracy theorist.”
The moment: During his radio show on Saturday, Jones responded to a pro-QAnon caller by going on an extended rant against the movement.
While Jones is known for his penchant for promoting outlandish claims, he minced no words in denouncing the Q conspiracy, which exhorts believers to “trust the plan” that will see their political enemies humiliated and imprisoned in dazzling and dramatic fashion.
- “Q tells this stuff and all of it’s lies,” he said as the caller pushed back.
- “Every goddamn thing out of you people’s mouths doesn’t come true. And it’s always ‘Oh, there’s energy,’ ‘Oh, now we’re done with Trump.’ You said he was the Messiah! You said he was invincible! You said that it was all over. That they were going to Gitmo and now that he’s part of a larger thing of Q,” he added.
- Jones vowed not to “suffer your Q people after this” before saying he “knew what you were day one, I know what you are now, and I’m sick of it.”
“Bye-bye Q, I can’t talk to you anymore. Jesus, Lord, help me,” Jones said.
Context: Jones is just the latest in a string of Trump supporters to denounce QAnon as counterproductive to the broader “MAGA” movement.
- QAnon believers were among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.
- But even diehards have begun to question the conspiracy in light of the president’s Nov. 3 election loss and failed prophecy after failed prophecy.