Did Alex Jones REALLY rescue kids being smuggled? Internet doubts 'camera crew' and calls the scene 'staged'

'Anyone else find it strange that Alex Jones apparently had an entire camera crew on hand ready with boom mics and everything,' said a user

                            Did Alex Jones REALLY rescue kids being smuggled? Internet doubts 'camera crew' and calls the scene 'staged'
Alex Jones (L) trying to stop the moving car in the video (R) (Getty Images, BanThis TV)

A video being circulated on social media shows 'Infowars' founder and far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones jumping in front of a moving car, which was allegedly smuggling migrant children illegally. Published by The Gateway Pundit, the video shows Jones confronting an individual who can be seen huddling some young kids into the luggage compartment of his vehicle. 

The video surfaced just two days after the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Jones in the defamation lawsuit against him in the Sandy Hook shooting case. Though Jones' action in the clip is being lauded by Twitterati, a major section of users are also expressing their doubts about the authenticity of the video and the incident in general. 


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Did Alex Jones 'stage' the incident for camera?

In the video released by BanThis TV, Jones and the 'Infowars' crew can be spotted reporting on alleged 'human smuggling', as some children can be seen alighting a bus with their mothers. According to Infowars, the children were being taken “from the dirt floor child camp under the International Bridge in McAllen” to a processing camp in Donna, Texas. Jones added that the children would be moved thereafter to a Covid-19 testing center in McAllen, from where they would be escorted back to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Watch the video here.

The video shows Jones and his crew, along with investigative reporter Drew Hernandez stopping the car with the children. As Jones attempted to stop the moving vehicle, police were called to intervene. After the arrival of police, the driver of the car can be seen showing his identification to the responding officer and then releasing the children from his car. The children can be seen going back inside a building along with their mother. 

Alex Jones at the 'Stop The Steal' rally prior to the Capitol Riots on January 6 (Getty Images)

Jones' controversial site 'Infowars', which had previously come under fire for spreading conspiracy theories and fake news, reported further on the alleged smuggling incident. They stated that the charity in question provides airplane or bus tickets to illegal immigrants for any city of their choice in USA, besides offering a debit card with $1,200 per person. 

The website for Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley describes the organization as a 'Humanitarian Respite Center', which claims to help the immigrants crossing the border. "The center provides a place for the countless men, women, children, and infant refugees to rest, have a warm meal, a shower, and change into clean clothing as well as receive medicine and other supplies, before continuing onto their journey," reads an excerpt from the website. 

'Alex Jones specializes in staging high drama'

After The Gateway Pundit reporter Cassandra Fairbanks tweeted the story about the video, several Twitter users lauded Jones for his courageous action. 

"I definitely didn't have Alex Jones legitimately throwing himself in front of a van to rescue kids being smuggled on my 2021 bingo card.
You may not like him, but it's an important video to see," tweeted Tim Young. 

Another user added, "Alex Jones just went down to the border and rescued some young migrant children from a lifetime of abuse and misery while liberals sit on their recliners and yell conspiracy theory." 

"wait...alex jones stopped a migrant caravan? sheeesshhh he's been actually exposing stuff since i was young," remarked one user, while another wrote, "If Alex Jones really saved these children he deserves some praise!"





However, not everyone is equally impressed. The internet appears divided in opinion about the video and Alex Jones's role in it. 

"Alex Jones just so happens to always have a camera crew the same way WWE always just so happens to have a camera crew," tweeted one user, while another added, "... Anyone else find it strange that Alex Jones apparently had an entire camera crew on hand ready with boom mics and everything going when he just happens to see a child smuggling operation in broad daylight?"



Mark Judson tweeted, "If the Alex Jones thread isn't a sting operation by Federal Law Enforcement to weed out the NEXT SET of MAGA / Q Anon crazies who will likely attack the Capitol - it should be! How did we get SO MANY stupid people in America?" 

"Anyone who listens to Alex Jones needs to have their Rational Adult Card revoked," responded John Pavlovitz.



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