The 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination is this Friday, making it an important week for conspiracy trackers and a perfect time for Alex Jones to reaffirm his dedication to being America's most mainstream conspiracy theorist. "People now learn that that means someone who questions known liars in government and media," Jones told New York this weekend. "I find myself proud to be listed as a thought criminal against Big Brother."
Of course, there's also a conspiracy theory about the term conspiracy theorist (as Media Roots reports, it's "an establishment tool to shut down critical thinking"), but the Establishment hasn't stopped Jones from speaking the "truth" about the government's false flag attack at the Boston Marathon bombing or its ammunition hoarding. It also hasn't stopped him from trying to get Piers Morgan deported for promoting gun regulation or being anti-government frenemies with Glenn Beck.
And and at least one of his theories is commonly held. A 2003 ABC News poll found that 70 percent of Americans believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone when he assassinated Kennedy. A November 2013 Gallup poll found that 61 percent of Americans believe there's more to the story — of that group, 13 percent think the federal government was behind it, and 7 percent suspect the CIA. Secretary John Kerry recently told NBC he was a Kennedy truther. "To this day, I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone,” Kerry said. "I certainly have doubts that he was motivated by himself."