Ultra-conservative radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones decided to interrogate an Amazon Echo on live television, and the interview went just as you would expect. The host of The Alex Jones Show and owner of Info Wars held up the device and demanded to know if it worked for the CIA, and if it was programmed to lie to him. He was not satisfied with Alexa's answers.
I'm crying laughing... "Alexa... are you connected to the CIA?" "Alexa... you are lying to me." - Alex Jones' hard… https://t.co/AskvO4uTwK— Tim Young (@Tim Young) 1512804924.0
Oh Alex, everyone knows that anyone who works for the CIA cannot say that they work for the agency!
It is like watching a primitive ape pondering a technology beyond his comprehension.
The interview was reminiscent of a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
@TimRunsHisMouth @Skullp00l Anyone else think of this when they saw @RealAlexJones with Alexa, or was it just me...… https://t.co/i6eOh0vIQI— Vinnie Cocozza 🦄 (@Vinnie Cocozza 🦄) 1512835919.0
Or a crazy old man yelling at nothing.
@TimRunsHisMouth @thebag1981 https://t.co/S7OByEG82S— School of Movies (@School of Movies) 1512851524.0
Alexa was not amused.
A lot of people sympathized with Alexa, the voice of the Amazon Echo.
@TimRunsHisMouth @robmanuel “I’m made by Amazon” - am I the only one picking up on the disappointment and frustrati… https://t.co/rTkIS4RsEk— WilboSwagz 🤷🏽♂️ (@WilboSwagz 🤷🏽♂️) 1512816300.0
Even a machine AI loses its patience with nutjob Alex Jones.
@TimRunsHisMouth Is it just me, or can you actually hear Alexa getting more exasperated as the interview goes on?— Jaimie Kaffash (@Jaimie Kaffash) 1512822464.0
@TimRunsHisMouth I love that Alexa isn't taking any of this guy's shit, just cuts him right the fuk off in the midd… https://t.co/7D7olW2FuD— The Warax (@The Warax) 1512842997.0
Is this why we have the rise of the machines in those Terminator movies?
@TimRunsHisMouth @frankieboyle It's like the prequel to the Terminator when the robots finally had enough of humans and turned on them.— yahmpy (@yahmpy) 1512858042.0
Others were (NOT) impressed with Jones' hard-hitting journalism.
@TimRunsHisMouth @howardlindzon Not since Clint Eastwood interviewed a chair have we seen such hard hitting journalism— Doug Bernstein (@Doug Bernstein) 1512835182.0
Is that too much of a pause there, Alex?
@TimRunsHisMouth @frankieboyle The delay between him saying Alexa and asking the question is infuriating— Jordan Renwick (@Jordan Renwick) 1512816626.0
Rule number one of journalism is to remain objective.
@glenmeskell @TimRunsHisMouth @P_Strickland_ Nothing but stonewalling, lies, and evasion from Alexa frankly.— 𝖓𝖆𝖊𝖇𝖉 (@𝖓𝖆𝖊𝖇𝖉) 1512818119.0
What next will Jones interview? A microwave doubling as a spy? A Tamagotchi that is secretly a member of the Illuminati?
@MrMittensthecat @TimRunsHisMouth @GoluxJr “Microwave..............................................................… https://t.co/GTNBl4MeDK— Barb Deserves Better (@Barb Deserves Better) 1512856275.0
@TimRunsHisMouth @frankieboyle After the break, Jones pins down a Tamagochi & demands a confession that it’s part of the Illuminati...— David Milner (@David Milner) 1512821197.0
Jones' questioning is downright hilarious to watch... and a bit sad.
We're talking "rolling on the floor, dying of laughter" levels of hilarity.
@TimRunsHisMouth My Echo is trying to answer his questions at the same time as the one he's "interviewing". I'm DYING!!— altBabyduck (@altBabyduck) 1512837334.0
When you think about it, he is arguing with a glorified plastic speaker.
@Itz_CmAc @TimRunsHisMouth bro I’m playing this aloud walking down aisles in Target and I’m dying laughing this du… https://t.co/CFbxOToO87— Justin Bolinger (@Justin Bolinger) 1512870683.0
Does Alex Jones truly believe all his conspiracy rants, or is this all performance art?
We are going with him being a professional con artist.
@Rumpocal @TimRunsHisMouth @frankieboyle I mean, try to tell me this isn't pure entertainment: https://t.co/gB6SO9iz3l— 🇺🇸 Michael Moore ن (@🇺🇸 Michael Moore ن) 1512818499.0
This loud, screaming man is no parody.
@Jollyspaniard @RedVRover @TimRunsHisMouth @bebfoodman I genuinely thought he was a parody when I first saw him. No… https://t.co/C2qZIZ8abl— Matt Machine 2.0 (@Matt Machine 2.0) 1512834110.0
@benliebmann @TimRunsHisMouth Sorry. It's still hilarious.— Dave Ray (@Dave Ray) 1512866085.0
President? No thank you! We're not laughing anymore!
But what if Alexa actually confessed...
@jickmardine @babyduck72 @TimRunsHisMouth https://t.co/0vtT2DKWf0— Jason G. (@Jason G.) 1512863414.0
Or what if you could have an Echo with Alex Jones' voice?
@OhMeadhbh @swin24 Someone made a video of that idea a while ago apparently... and it's amazing. https://t.co/VYUta1TCGD— Tim Young (@Tim Young) 1512858305.0
That became creepy really fast... but it's also hilarious!
@TimRunsHisMouth @OhMeadhbh @swin24 THANK YOU for posting this. I’m crying— Heather (@Heather) 1512868765.0
We're crying too, for other reasons.
But the sad reality is that millions of people listening to and believe men like Alex Jones.
When we are being honest with ourselves, Alex Jones is a dangerous man and con artist. Thankfully, we have John Oliver to expose him for who he really is.
@TimRunsHisMouth John Oliver blast truth bomb on the lunatic bigoted 💩 for brains Alex Jones! https://t.co/mb9fSHYGO6— Linda Adedapo (@Linda Adedapo) 1512834977.0
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