Just how bizarre was Texas radio commentator Alex Jones’ wild-eyed gun rant on Piers Morgan’s CNN program on Monday? Speaking on CNN Newsroom Tuesday, Morgan himself called the tirade “startling,” “terrifying” and “completely deluded”:
“I can’t think of a better advertisement for gun control than Alex Jones’ interview last night. It was startling, it was terrifying in parts, it was completely deluded. It was based on a premise of making Americans so fearful that they all rush out to buy even more guns. It showed no compassion whatsoever to the victims of gun shootings, and the kind of twisted way that he turned everything into this assault on the Second Amendment is exactly what the gun rights lobby people do. And it’s a lie. It cannot be allowed to continue.”
But things got even more bizarre after the Morgan-Jones interview on Monday. Jones posted an online video claiming that he and a colleague were being followed by undercover police officers, one of whom had “violence in the eyes.” He even expressed concern that his life was in danger and pointed his finger at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“The way this’ll work is, ‘oh, see here they were protesting gun grabs and some crack dealers shot them. These people clearly work for Bloomberg … it was just super-creepy … If something happens to us, we’re killed by crackheads, it was the NYPD or the mafia they hired, period. …This city runs white slaves, that’s sex slaves, out of here all day, narcotics, you name it. This is mafia central.”