According to several friends, Jared Loughner, suspect in the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman, Gabrielle Gifford, Loughner was fan of conspiracy theory movies produced by right wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The two movies are “Loose Change” which claims 9/11 was an inside job, which Alex Jones was an executive producer and “Zeitgeist” another conspiracy theory movie which had parts of Jones movie “Terrorstorm.” “Zeitgeist” claims that the Federal Reserve was behind several wars and manipulates the American public and that there was a secret conspiracy for a “One World Government” or “New World Order,” common themes in the Patriot Movement.
Jones is 9/11 truther from Patriot Movement school of thought. He believes in a New World Order conspiracy which Loughner had brought up as well. Jones is quite popular on the fringe right wing “Patriot” movement which has had a resurrection in the Tea Party after fading away after Timothy McVeigh’s act of terror in Oklahoma. Alex Jones is a big support of politicians Ron and Rand Paul and both have appeared on his show.