Embattled Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones got into a kerfuffle with Miles McGinnes, the ultra-liberal brother of the alt-right Gavin McGinnes, on his show Wednesday afternoon.
McGinnes slapped Jones and called him a “joke.”
“Anyone can take you,” McGinnes yelled, “but you sit here and threaten other people.”
A startled Jones called McGinnes a liar as more subdued hitting ensued. Amid suggestions for security to intervene, Jones pushed his guest to the ground, screaming, “that son of a bitch is in trouble” and “you’re a punk.”
We may want to rethink the whole Twitter ban… pic.twitter.com/RiEcBsiY1M
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) February 13, 2019
Given how trashy and ridiculous this whole incident was, many people on Twitter think it was staged for attention.
Um, this was staged so that good people like you Josh would share it. Don’t do it. Don’t feed the trolls.
— Ryan Knight (@ProudResister) February 13, 2019
Can someone say staged? 🙄🙄🙄
— Stephen Wren (@misoTall_86) February 13, 2019
The choreographer should be fired
— Dawn (@DawnWatland) February 13, 2019
How frickin fake is that
— cindibisenius (@CindibiseniusOr) February 13, 2019
Looks staged to me…
— G-Money (@BonniejoJ) February 13, 2019
Infowars goes full WWE. That was the worst staged fight I’ve ever seen.
— James DeSarno (@j_desarno) February 13, 2019
Jones was banned from Twitter last year. Look at what we are missing.
Honest to God, i've never been in a fight in my life, but I could fight better than nonsense!
— MomsThoughts™ (@MomsThoughts) February 13, 2019
I've seen better fights on Power Rangers episodes.
— Crazy Eyed Goat (@CrazyEyedGoat) February 13, 2019
Two Stooges face slaps
— Michael J. Meenan (@MickeyMeenan) February 13, 2019
Wednesday was a rough day for Jones. A Connecticut judge ruled that he must give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by the families of two victims—six-year-olds Noah Pozner and Jesse Heslin—who were among the 26 students and faculty slaughtered in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.