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 Here the author speaks for the entire staff of Cracked stating that they have the same “distain” for AJ that they have for Owen Wilson and Uwe Boll.  If this seems remarkably juvenile, we have to remember that this is a Cracked article. ​ Of course it’s juvenile; Cracked has a long history of capitalizing on the unrefined humor typically demonstrated by a twelve-year-old boy. Here the author speaks for the entire staff of Cracked stating that they have the same “distain” for AJ that they have for Owen Wilson and Uwe Boll.  If this seems remarkably juvenile, we have to remember that this is a Cracked article. ​ Of course it’s juvenile; Cracked has a long history of capitalizing on the unrefined humor typically demonstrated by a twelve-year-old boy.
  
-The unknown Cracked writer goes on to comment that “even if… they mean well” they have done harm.  What harm exactly? ​ Promoting paranoid thinking? ​ The article doesn’t actually ​quantify ​what sort of harm is being alleged so we have to guess.+The unknown Cracked writer goes on to comment that “even if… they mean well” they have done harm.  What harm exactly? ​ Promoting paranoid thinking? ​ The article doesn’t actually ​specify ​what sort of harm is being alleged so we have to guess.
  
 The Alex Jones fan-base is referred to as a “paranoid and largely uneducated crowd.” ​ Before the reader decides to get bent out of shape, let’s keep in mind this is Cracked talking. ​ The main focus of Cracked is, and always has been, to entertain. ​ If that isn’t their agenda then it certainly is their modus operandi. ​ Most of the writers for Cracked, like most Americans in general, probably cannot even find Thermopylae on a map; let alone understand the historical significance of the ancient city-state. ​ Next time someone insinuates you are uneducated; ask them to name two US Constitutional amendments and what they say.  Most people cannot do that and, while we’re on the subject, please feel free to look up the Bill of Rights and memorize them if you haven’t already. The Alex Jones fan-base is referred to as a “paranoid and largely uneducated crowd.” ​ Before the reader decides to get bent out of shape, let’s keep in mind this is Cracked talking. ​ The main focus of Cracked is, and always has been, to entertain. ​ If that isn’t their agenda then it certainly is their modus operandi. ​ Most of the writers for Cracked, like most Americans in general, probably cannot even find Thermopylae on a map; let alone understand the historical significance of the ancient city-state. ​ Next time someone insinuates you are uneducated; ask them to name two US Constitutional amendments and what they say.  Most people cannot do that and, while we’re on the subject, please feel free to look up the Bill of Rights and memorize them if you haven’t already.

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