The only radio station I listen to with any regularity is NPR, though I’ll admit to having listened to Rush’s rants when my dad was alive, my guess being that most of the talk radio hardcores usually fall into the social security demographic.

Alex Jones, perhaps best known for his eponymously titled syndicated radio show based in Austin, definitely has an interesting bio. Where to start….documentary filmaker, paleoconservative, aggressive constitutionalist, JFK conspiracy theorist, Ron Paul supporter, 9/11 truther, and according to a Rolling Stone profile (quoted on his website) he made Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, “sound like tea-sipping NPR hosts on Zoloft.” A perusal of his website turns up a lot of New World Order material, as well as Bilderberg and Bohemian Grove exposes, I wouldn’t be surprised to find those pesky black helicopters in there too.

According to Mr Jones, he is one of two people (Ron Paul being the other) that Governor Perry fears though he does not elucidate on the reasons.  On August 19 he interviewed Robert Morrow,  a three-time delegate to the Texas state GOP convention and fellow conspiracy theorist who had been running ads in the Austin Chronicle soliciting anyone who has had sex with Rick Perry to come forward (you gotta love the fine print exclusion-“enabling wives wearing Hillary Clinton boots”). The youtube interview is long, rambling, and anything but viral (38 views). Worth watching only for the LaTeDa affair, the take home message there being….PAY CASH and don’t file for expense reimbursement when purchasing adult entertainment.

Messrs. Jones and Morrow’s motivation here reminds me of a possibly apocryphal story about the last Texas born gentleman to occupy the White House. Early in his political career, facing long odds and a formidable opponent, LBJ suggested his campaign circulate a rumor that his adversary enjoyed carnal knowledge of his barnyard animals. An adviser spoke up “Goddamnit Lyndon, you can’t say that….it’s just not true!”  LBJ’s masterful reply…”Hell, everyone knows it ain’t true, we’re just gonna make the sonofabitch come out and deny it”