Monday, September 3, 2007

Congratulations, KLBJ!

I just finished watching 9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Fact or Fiction on The History Channel. As reviewed elsewhere, it is a suitably-complete deconstruction of the garbage spewed by these nutjobs.

But I mainly wanted to note the special appearance of Austin's own KLBJ-AM, which looked to be the media outlet most frequently displayed during the show. Unfortunately, it was displayed behind the blithering idiocy of one Alex Jones (no link for him; he's all too easy to find on the Internet). Formerly restricted to the relative obscurity of cable access, Jones has managed to harness the Internet to gain enough visibility for KLBJ to decide to give him two or three hours of airtime on weekend afternoons, and so all of the interview segments with Jones had the KLBJ logo proudly and prominently displayed on the rear wall.

I know the KLBJ program management can't be too much in alignment with Jones' whack-job ideas; they program Rush Limbaugh and Neal Boortz, and their own local shows are generally center-right or libertarian in nature. I can only assume that Jones is paying for the time, since he uses it to hawk his own disgusting wares. So congrats, KLBJ - you've sold out your credibility on a weekly basis to anyone unfortunate to listen to this nutbag, and you've now sold out your credibility on national television for a few bucks. Hope it was worth it.

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