Alex Jones storms Young Turks show, nearly gets into fight on air (VIDEO)
After scuffling with anti-Trump protesters, right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones nearly came to blows with the anchor of left-wing show 'The Young Turks' after he charged into their live coverage of the GOP convention.
Jones interrupted The Young Turks mid-sentence, challenging its host, Cenk Uygur, about his support for Hillary Clinton. The conversation quickly descended into chaos as hardcore GOP consultant Roger Stone joined the fray.
Alex Jones And Roger Stone Interrupt The Young Turks Republican National Convention Coverage https://t.co/B4CrswkJ1L— The Young Turks (@TheYoungTurks) July 21, 2016
Having reached his limit, Uygur confronted Stone over his comments from the background, calling him a “sick man” and "the biggest liar in media." The two then nearly entered into a scuffle.
Holy crap. Alex Jones just stormed onto the Young Turks YouTube set and got into a huge fight #RNCinCLEpic.twitter.com/Kb0VzDKTYD— Jessie Karangu (@JMKTV) July 21, 2016
Jones took to his website, Infowars, telling his side of the story. In his version of events, Uygur “went into an emotional breakdown after being challenged to a debate.” However, Jones’ story failed to mention that he was the one to interrupt TheYoung Turks’ live stream, setting the events in motion.
Huge scene right now here at the convention...Alex Jones is accusing someone of grabbing his mic and getting in his face or something— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 21, 2016
As an eye witness to the whole Alex Jones, Roger Stone, Young Turks kerfuffle, I can assure you it was the stupidest moment of #RNCinCLE— Steve Robinson (@BigSteve207) July 21, 2016
Later, Jones Tweeted that videos shared by Infowars were removed from YouTube.
@cenkuygur so you think you can have us censored by YouTube? The Young Turks are a joke. YouTube owes us an apology— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) July 22, 2016
As the Jones-Uygur encounter started gaining attention, people turned to Twitter to show support for The Young Turks.
If I wasn't already a member of The Young Turks I would sign up right now just because of how well they shut down Alex Jones. #tytlive— Baked Slice Mahoney (@ifyousaysodeary) July 21, 2016
I have never seen anything crazier than what just happened on The Young Turks. @CenkUygur schooled Alex Jones and Roger Stone, man.— Sean Byrne (@Schmageggi) July 21, 2016
#MSNBC Roger Stone and Alex Jones try to take over the Young Turks Show. Fight on live feed. Conservative Values On Display! #RNCinCLE— David (@DavidJHinkley) July 21, 2016
Uygur has been making headlines with his vocal criticism of Donald Trump. Speaking to RT’s Watching the Hawks show, he again lambasted Trump for the lack of “policy positions.”
“The only thing he cares about is Donald Trump. That’s his only policy position: Trump, Trump, Trump,” Uygur said, adding that GOP supporters do not have interest for policies either.
“We have always been told that Republicans care about free trade and supporting the bankers, and all this different things. Trump just came and ripped that up and they are like ‘Yeah, you are right, we never cared about that.’ The only [thing] we care about is anger and fear. That they have got plenty of supply here at the convention,” he said.