Colbert Absolutely Goes In On ‘Bath Salts Spokesmodel’ Alex Jones: His Site ‘Just Lost Their War on Info’
Over the past 48 hours, Infowars — the Alex Jones-run far-right conspiracy site — has had its content removed from a host of major platforms including; Apple, Facebook, and YouTube.
On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert could hardly contain his glee while reporting the news.
“Folks, there was some bad news recently for extreme right-wing conspiracy theorist and bath salts spokesmodel Alex Jones,” the Late Show host said. “Because it looks like his website Infowars just lost their war on info…Now if you want to see one of Jones’ signature rants, you’ll have to be in the next booth at Ruby Tuesday’s when he sees a mother breastfeeding.”
Colbert then segued into a sketch featuring his character Tuck Buckford — based on Jones. The premise of the bit was that Buckford, too, was being purged from social media. The character billed his exile as the “martyrdom of old Tuck Buckford at the hands of Silicon Valley snow boys and soy flakes.”
“If they can de-platform Tuck Buckford, next thing you know they’ll be coming after me for so-called ‘child support’ which I ‘owe’ to my ‘ex-wife’ who I ‘miss desperately,’” Colbert said.
Watch above, via CBS.
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