About a year ago, I posted a fairly innocuous article on this infrequently updated blog called Alex Jones: Profiteering Prophet of Doom, detailing the recent creation of Infowars Life, an online store created by Alex Jones to market a whole line of quack medications to his listeners. Given the amount of time he spends promoting these products on his radio show (sometimes turning whole segments into infomercials), I suspect the store has become an excellent source of revenue for his quixotic battle against the phantoms of the New World Order.
For the first couple of months, the article remained unnoticed by the wider public–not surprising given the blog’s average number of monthly views was well under 1,000–but then, a curious thing started to happen. In February, the views doubled, and in March they tripled as I received almost 4,000 views. Along with the views came a bunch of angry comments from Alex Jones supporters accusing me of being paid by the government to attack Alex Jones (I wish), and other general nastiness.
Curious to know why it was happening, I looked at the stats to see if someone had linked to my blog from Infowars, but what I found instead was more interesting, and kind of amusing.