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Alex Jones Exploits Boston Tragedy with ‘False Flag’ Conspiracy Theory

It took him all of 41 minutes after the bombs exploded. My Tuesday column:

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, as with any national tragedy, we’re generally supposed to embrace our better angels and proclaim the requisite “We’re All Americans Now” sentiment, but today I simply can’t do it. Not after what I witnessed online yesterday.

While the rest of us followed the horrifying news as it unfolded with endlessly looping video footage of, in one moment, people basking in a unified display of physical achievement and exhilaration, then, without warning, being cut down by a pair of terrorist bombs, a legion of extraordinarily disturbed sociopaths were indulging their paranoid fantasies in accordance with their cult leader. Within less than an hour after the explosive devices were detonated and before most of the nation was even aware of what had happened or how many people were injured, Alex Jones tweeted:

Our hearts go out to those that are hurt or killed #Boston marathon – but this thing stinks to high heaven #falseflag

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