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Old 8th September 2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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What is the difference between Infowars and PrisonPlanet?

With all the talk about the Charlie Sheen fake Obama interview, I am wondering what the difference between Infowars and PrisonPlanet is. I've seen the Sheen article on both.
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Old 8th September 2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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just the name. Alex Jones owns both of them
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Old 8th September 2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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After we get to the bottom of this I want the catsup/ketchup thing resolved once and for all.
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Old 8th September 2009, 11:37 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by grandthefttoaster View Post
With all the talk about the Charlie Sheen fake Obama interview, I am wondering what the difference between Infowars and PrisonPlanet is. I've seen the Sheen article on both.
One sewer is pretty much like another.
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Old 8th September 2009, 11:38 PM   #5
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There's really no difference? So do all the articles show up on both or what?
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Old 8th September 2009, 11:43 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by grandthefttoaster View Post
There's really no difference? So do all the articles show up on both or what?
Basically, Infowars.com and Prisonplanet.com are run by one of the Watson brothers. Infowars.net is run by the second Watson brother. Jonesreport.com is run by Aaron Dykes and Truthnews.us is run by Kurt Nimmo. All these people work for Alex Jones but they decide which stories they want to run unless Alex gives an order to push a particular story. Usually all the sites have the same content.

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Old 8th September 2009, 11:57 PM   #7
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Does he have enough websites already? Every Alex Jones minion gets his own website I guess.

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Old 9th September 2009, 03:42 AM   #8
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Damn, it wasn't a riddle. Some of us were hoping for a punchline.

Coming up next week: How many conspiracy theorists does it take to change a light bulb?

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Old 9th September 2009, 05:44 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Dave Rogers View Post
Damn, it wasn't a riddle. Some of us were hoping for a punchline.


It's comes down to the Parody Potential. "Infowhores.com" derides them as people, while "PoisonPlanet.com" derides them for what they do.



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What's the point of changing a light bulb if all you sheeple will be in the dark anyways?
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Old 9th September 2009, 07:49 AM   #10
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I beleive the phrase "same s**t different a*****e" sums it up.
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Old 9th September 2009, 08:08 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Dave Rogers View Post
Damn, it wasn't a riddle. Some of us were hoping for a punchline.
Seriously! I was in the mood for a good AJ joke today. Oh well!
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Old 9th September 2009, 09:12 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by grandthefttoaster View Post
What is the difference between Infowars and PrisonPlanet?

Dumb and Dumber.
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Old 9th September 2009, 09:53 AM   #13
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I beleive the phrase "same s**t different a*****e" sums it up.
Except it's even the same ********.

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(PS. I know the number of asterisks doesn't match. I used the British spelling of *******.)
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Old 9th September 2009, 11:02 AM   #14
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Seriously! I was in the mood for a good AJ joke today. Oh well!

You didn't get enough yesterday, Mr. Greedy?
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Old 9th September 2009, 11:22 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Dave Rogers View Post

Coming up next week: How many conspiracy theorists does it take to change a light bulb?

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100. 1 to change the bulb, 1 to film it for youtube, and 98 to comment about how much easier it is to see the FEMA camps now.
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Old 10th September 2009, 01:00 PM   #16
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Coming up next week: How many conspiracy theorists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: I'm just asking questions; how did the bulb dustify without femto-thermite?

A: None. The real bulb landed in Cleveland.

A: Depends on what Noam Chompsky thinks even if he disagrees with my conclusion.

A: You Shill! The bulb is larger than the socket.

A: Zero. The light bulb didn't burn out unless you can find a picture with a serial number on it.

A: "Changing" a light bulb? So you're confessing it wasn't really a light bulb to begin with?




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Old 13th September 2009, 08:39 PM   #17
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Alex Jones likes website. No seriously, he really really likes websites.

Here's a (probably incomplete) list of them:

InfoWars.com
InfoWars.net
TruthNews.us
PrisonPlanet.com
JonesReport.com
PrisonPlanet.tv
EndGameTheMovie.com
ArnoldExposed.com
DefendRosie.com
RonPaulWarRoom.com
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Old 13th September 2009, 09:35 PM   #18
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RonPaulWarRoom.com

Dr. Strangelove comes to mind...
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Old 13th September 2009, 09:40 PM   #19
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My answer would be One then they would do what they can to discredit the person who changed it.
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Old 13th September 2009, 11:13 PM   #20
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My answer would be One then they would do what they can to discredit the person who changed it.
Wrong answer. There never was a light bulb.

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Old 14th September 2009, 07:34 AM   #21
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Joe911, did you used to be/are a member of the David Icke forum?
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Old 14th September 2009, 07:52 AM   #22
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Joe911, did you used to be/are a member of the David Icke forum?
Yea i am,dont post there much anymore it usually just ends up in arguments.
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What is the difference between Infowars and PrisonPlanet?

4 letters.

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Yea i am,dont post there much anymore it usually just ends up in arguments.
Oh dear...You didn't start asking for evidence did you?!
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Oh dear...You didn't start asking for evidence did you?!
Yep How did you guess?
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Yep How did you guess?
I'm psychic
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Old 14th September 2009, 01:07 PM   #27
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but back when infowars first started, he was pretty much just pushing his videos. Then he created prison planet, that had a monthly subscription you could opt into and have the ability to see his live talk shows, free videos etc. It also offered an internet service that was supposedly free from big brother's eyes. This was back around 9/11. So if I had to say an answer to this question, basically more revenue for Jones.

On the same note, I can attest to how little Jones cares about his paying customers. Back in 01 i used the internet service. Had several problems, and always got the run around. As late as last year before my awakening, I was a paying member of prison planet. I could never get the live feeds, so I filed a report. I received a work order # and never heard from them again. I emailed them at least a dozen times over the next month saying that the problem still existed and not once did I get a reply. Needless to say I canceled the service. Thankfully after that things started falling into place and I ended up here where I was completely removed of any Jones nonsense. This is a great place for such a service.
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...and I ended up here where I was completely removed of any Jones nonsense. This is a great place for such a service.

That sounds like somethin' you could sell; "The JREF conspiracy detox - 0nly 9.99"
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