Alex Jones Says Tucker Carlson 'Echoes' Him Because They See the Same Issues

InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said that Fox News personality Tucker Carlson "echoes" him because both of them see the same problems.

Jones was responding to a recent discussion on CNN, during which host Brian Stelter compared Carlson to Jones, and senior media reporter Oliver Darcy agreed with the comparison.

In a video posted on the InfoWars website, Jones appeared to praise Carlson for recognizing the same issues that he had. He added that the Fox News host isn't taking his cues from him.

Jones said: "And they've come out and said that Tucker Carlson is the new Alex Jones.

"No. America and the world is waking up to what I've been saying for decades about unelected global government through the U.N. taking control of our lives."

"The fact that Tucker Carlson, who's a very smart individual, echoes a lot of the same things I say is not because he is even listening to me, it's because he sees the same event happening," Jones went on.

"If I went to the Super Bowl this year and I saw the Buccaneers win and Tucker Carlson also saw the Buccaneers win—if he did a report on the Super Bowl, he would say the Buccaneers won with Tom Brady, all time ... greatest of all time, understand?"

Jones later added: "The corporate media's lost all credibility. We know you guys stole the election. We're rejecting system. Your leftist, blue cities are collapsing."

He praised Carlson's ratings and called him a "worldwide phenomenon" who is "simply reporting the facts of what he sees day to day."

In the same video, Jones claimed COVID was "cooked up" and effective treatments against it were suppressed resulting in the deaths of millions of people in order to get people to take "tainted vaccines."

Stelter compared Carlson to Jones on CNN's Reliable Sources on Monday after the Fox News personality had accused the National Security Agency (NSA) of spying on him and trying to get him off the air. The NSA denied Carlson was a target of surveillance and said they weren't trying to get his show canceled.

"Carlson is a conspiracy-monger, but he's far from the first," Stelter said. "Carlson is sounding more and more like InfoWars host and notorious conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. You can hear the similarities."

Stelter showed clips of Jones and Carlson making controversial statements, including suggesting the FBI was involved in organizing the January 6 Capitol riot and questioning the safety of COVID vaccines.

"I think the sound speaks for itself, is it a stretch to say that Tucker Carlson is the new Alex Jones?" Stelter asked Darcy.

"It's not a stretch Brian, Tucker Carlson is the new Alex Jones," Darcy said. "If you watch Tucker Carlson's program and you watch Alex Jones' program, they might differ a little bit in antics and the way they deliver their message, but that message to viewers is consistent and it's pretty identical."

Jones has promoted several conspiracies over the years, including the idea that the government has "weather weapons" and that chemicals in the water were turning frogs gay.

Newsweek has asked Fox News for comment.

Alex Jones Speaks to Protestors in Texas
Alex Jones speaks to protestors gathered outside the Texas State Capitol during a rally calling for the reopening of Austin and Texas on April 25, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Jones has said that he and Fox News host Tucker Carlson are seeing the same issues. Gary Miller/Getty Images