Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver couldn’t resist another chance to smack down InfoWars host Alex Jones for the products he sells on his program, The Hill reports.
Oliver Lambastes Jones And His Spurious Products
Jones, Oliver explained, spends almost a quarter of his show bombarding his listeners with products like Combat One moist towelettes and Wake Up America Patriot Blend Coffee. Oliver pointed out other products as well, including one that had trace amounts of “comet” and a “Bill Clinton rape whistle” that came with a “911 was an inside job” bumper sticker.
About two-thirds of the funding for Jones’s program comes from selling the products, Oliver said, adding that the talk show host often tells his listeners he can barely afford to keep the show going unless they buy the products on his site. And during an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly last month, he said it costs in the neighborhood of $45 million to $50 million to run his show.
And Oliver was greeted with laughter after he said this:
“Jones would have you believe that every penny they earn is being plowed into a show that looks like its being filmed on a low-budget porn parody of itself.”
And, for a man who’s always claiming to be short on money, Jones owns a number of Rolex Watches, Oliver added, according to Raw Story.
Besides the towelettes and patriotic coffee, Jones also sells child tranquilizers (no, I’m not making that up), and wipes for the “perineal area,” Oliver said, calling him:
“The Walter Cronkite of shrieking batshit gorilla clowns.”
And there’s no shortage of products for Jones to hype, the host of the popular HBO show said, noting that two-thirds of the InfoWars host’s money comes from selling his products. “And there are a lot of them,” he added.
The Squander notes that Jones had a net worth estimated at $10 million before his divorce. His current net worth is $5 to $7 million.
And to help pander his products, Jones brings on Dr. Edward Group III, a rather quirky “expert” who somehow claims to have a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), even though he actually attended Texas Chiropractic College, The Hill reports.
Oliver couldn’t resist zinging the good doctor:
“This man does not look like an MIT alumnus, he looks like a fifth-year senior at the university of falling off a surfboard.”
Jones spouts off so many nutty theories that it’s nice to know we have John Oliver to lampoon them. And it’s hilarious when he does.
Watch the video below if you want to have a good laugh:
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