Synopsis: Alex discusses past difficulties with websites that could and have been mistaken as one of his own sites.
//transcript begins approximately 1:45 into the 7/2/2009 broadcast//
AJ: Ok. Quickly. Alex in North Carolina. Go ahead, Alex.
AJ: Hey. Go ahead.
Alex: Hello Alex. Long time listener. First time caller.
AJ: Good to have you on board.
Alex: Ah, have you heard about the legal action taken against //cuts off//
//Note: This transcript was originally based off of the following audio:http://rss.nfowars.net/20090702_Thu_Alex.mp3
However, there is an additional video source, which adds the words “infowarstv dot com” on the sixth line of the transcript right before the cutoff:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfM-Jd6shyk
AJ: I appreciate your call, sir. I really do. We can’t allow people to have websites that have my picture and basically like it’s me and it’s my site. And then it has links to other things that aren’t us. And so we’ve gotta launch a whole program of dozens and dozens of sites that hold out that they are us and are not. It’s just that simple. Like I can’t separately let people come on my site on the message board and advertise selling my films for one dollar on my own site. Kinda turned a blind eye to people doing that. But when they do it on my own site, then I ban it and they get mad. That’s a separate group of people. You can’t have advertising rates in my face and say advertise on my site. As if it’s my site when it’s not my site, Ok? Or then we’re not even gonna be able to have our sites. I don’t know how to explain that to people. So I really appreciate your call.
And we’ve been way too lenient with people until folks then start believing that we’re here like a doormat to be walked on. I’m not an enemy of anybody out there. I’m not…you know…any of this. It’s just that it’s all gonna stop. And a lot of people are gonna have me stand up for my name, my voice, and who I am.
Because it’s not that all these groups are bad. But it’s that if I let everybody do this…there are a lot of sites, not the one you mentioned, that put my stuff up there and then link to white supremacist stuff or link to weird occult stuff or link to…an then they hold out as if they’re me. And then…ah… there’s a person who used to work in this office. We’ve now gone to several events and watched him go around saying he still works for us and that he’s holding out that he represents us. I’ve gotta do something about that.
It’s a whole issue because it’s a way the establishment can come after me. Ok? With the //sounds like Paplotski// thing and all of this, I gotta be careful, folks.
And so people could take that personally all they want. Somebody puts a site up where it looks like me, acts like me, says advertise on the Alex Jones Show, I’m gonna stand up against it.
Look, I even turned a blind eye a few years ago till people started radio networks. Ted Anderson was so nice that he said, “Yeah, you can carry our internet stream.” Then we got sponsors calling going, “Hey, I’m already sponsoring your show. We’re not gonna sponsor you anymore.” We’d go, “What do you mean, you’re already sponsoring our show?” “Well, we’re on this network. That’s you, right?” “Well no. That’s an internet thing. But you’re fine to sponsor there if you’d like but we’re the big show.” And then the little guys would get mad. It’s like, “You gave us your show and let us make money on your back. And that’s not enough! Give us everything!”
So, no. We’re gonna protect our name and who we are and what we’re doing. And people, don’t take it personally. We try to ask people nicely. And if they don’t stop, we go after them. And I’ve asked Ted to go after people for this. Ted is just such a nice guy. But we can’t let people represent themselves as us. Period. So no hurt feelings to anybody. That’s just the way it works. This is a syndicated radio transmission.
I don’t go around pretending I’m other people. I don’t go on the air and pretend I’m Rush Limbaugh. What would happen if I set up a Rush Limbaugh site and acted like it was an official Rush Limbaugh site? It’s over. It stops. Let’s go ahead and ah…I mean, hell, I’ve had all these literal hordes of carpetbaggers move down here to Austin. Some of them aren’t that bad. Some of them are. And I let them into my life. And then it’s like, “Alex, you need to just go jump off a cliff. We’re gonna become you now.” And I’m like, “No. I’m gonna keep who I am.” “No! No! You’re a murderer! You’re a drug dealer! You’re a criminal! You’re this and that!”
Well you know what? Bam! I smash you. And then, “Aaah! He’s bad! He did something to us!” No. You’re not here to take me over. I’m Alex Jones. I’m me. You’re not me. You understand that? I’m risking my life for this. I’m real. That’s why I’m successful. You’re not me. Go be yourself. Go do your own thing.