CNN— Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes has spewed violent rhetoric and whipped up unsubstantiated fears about secret government plots and imminent civil war for more than a decade with the help of another purveyor of extremism: conspiracy monger and internet powerhouse Alex Jones.
Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism—Here's how Alex Jones gave the Oath Keepers a platform to spread violent extremism. On Friday, CNN published an analysis of how Alex Jones, the infamous conspiracy theorist behind the far-right webcast Infowars, gave Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes a platform to spread anti-government extremism. "Jones, who has built a staggering online following around his Infowars empire, has given Rhodes a platform to reach a wider audience -- from the day Rhodes plugged the Oath Keepers' first public meeting to the weeks surrounding the invasion of the US Capitol," reported Zachary Cohen...
Boing Boing—Leader of Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department has charged eleven far-right extremists with seditious conspiracy today, including Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers. This marks the first time anyone who was involved in the January 6 insurrection has been charged with sedition. From The New York Times: In an interview with The New York Times this summer, Mr. — Read the rest
The Independent—Oath Keepers leader jailed on Capitol attack charges. The founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group will remain in jail until a court hearing next Thursday