Yesterday, I received an alert on my phone informing me that Alex Jones had been banned from Apple, Facebook and Spotify. I thought to myself, I gotta watch the Alex Jones Show this evening. This might be the best episode of all time.
Admittedly, I might have watched the Alex Jones Show anyway, or at least a clip or two from it. It's not the only place I get my news from, but it's been an integral part of my media consumption for some time now. It's why I'm able to come up with such keen insights!
Yesterday at lunch I took a look at Twitter, and come to find out, Alex Jones has also been banned from YouTube. Damn. Again, the tech industry had ruined my evening. And why?
There was a live broadcast on Twitter, which has yet to see fit to ban Alex Jones, but I didn't have that kind of time. If only it were archived somewhere where I could watch it on my own time.
I'm not about to pay $$$ to access videos on Alex Jones' website, both because I don't have it, and because I don't believe in consuming content outside the context of social media. The last few essays I read were Twitter threads where someone typed up entire episodes of the TV One series Unsung and articles from FEDS magazine.
That might have to be how I get my news from here on out.