Alex Jones of Infowars crashes The Young Turks’ live broadcast at the Republican National Convention and squares off with Cenk Uygur.
Cenk Uygur is the Turkish-American co-founder of the TYT network. He is also an Aries born March 21. Aries is known for their explosive temper and short fuse and in this feisty little episode at the RNC you can see it on display.
Cenk was in the midst of filming live with co-hosts John Iadarola, and Ben Mankiewicz when Alex Jones, suddenly and brazenly invades their set. The awkward disruption started out with what seemed like friendly joshing. Jones, with mic in hand, makes snarky wisecracks and pats the back of Cenk who sits with a strained smile, clearly annoyed with the situation. Jones brandishes a shirt featuring a picture of Bill Clinton with the word “rape” beneath it and suddenly things get unfriendly.
Cenk snatches both the shirt and Jones’ mic and proceeds to bark at a man off-camera. At one point, Jones can be seen giving Cenk bunny ears. TYT Co-host Ana Kasparian cuts in and demands Jones to leave, calling him a fat f**k. Jones retorts calling her a “little Jihad” and then Cenk throws down the gauntlet.
Cenk explodes and lets Jones have it in an intense outburst that reveals Cenk’s furious wrath. In an act of poor taste, TYT’s Jimmy Dore comes and spits in Jones’ face.
Fortunately, the situation did not come to blows and Jones was successfully removed from the area. The fiasco is seen by many to have been a ploy by Jones to gain attention for himself.