Alex Jones, a conservative commentator and the creator of the popular website Infowars.com, recently responded to reports that Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a fan of the website.
As the background of the two bombers emerges, investigators and the media began to search for possible influences of those charged with killing and injuring hundreds during the Boston marathon.
"Tsarnaev became an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, two U.S. officials said," according to a report in the Associated Press that cited a U.S. investigator. "He read Inspire magazine, an English-language online publication produced by al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate ... Tamerlan took an interest in Infowars, a conspiracy theory website."
The news that one of the bombers frequented the conspiracy website did not seem to faze Jones, who explained that he expected such connections.
"It's just standard," Jones told Buzzfeed. "Anyone you talk to is familiar with my show. When I go out in public, half the people I meet in this country and in other countries too say they listen to my show. The show is bigger than the mainstream media admits."
There have also been several reports indicating that Tamerlan actively sought out a copy of the book "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the anti-Semitic novel that was first published in Russia in 1903 and anticipates a Jewish scheme to take over the world.
Infowars has also recently begun to suggest that Tsarnaev and his brother could actually be innocent in an elaborate government cover-up with Jones adding that Tsarnaev "may have actually been a listener."
"He could be a listener," Jones told Buzzfeed. "It could be true. I've talked to the family and most of them are listeners. My show is anti-terrorism and my show exposes that most of the events we've seen have been provocateured."
"I've seen this before … the federal government trying to connect me to tragedies. That's the media and the government's own conspiracy theories," he added.