A new character on Showtime’s Homeland seems to be modeled on Alex Jones, the host of rightwing conspiracy site InfoWars.
Franny is going to have the weirdest teen years. “Casus Belli” opens with Quinn’s new pal “Fake Alex Jones” yelling hoarse accusations on air at Madame President-Elect Keane regarding the now infamous Sekou van explosion and the ever looming threat of general terror. This actor really spun together a vividly inspired and unique take on “unhinged radio personality.” Our host of “Real Truth” has a voice like 30 years of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and the emo hair and dad sweater of a man trying to stay relevant in 2017. Oddly enough, and by no fault of Homeland, it still isn’t as weird as the actual Alex Jones yelling about the actual president. This is just going to be a recurring phenomenon in Homeland from here on out, I suspect.
The following is an example of the real Alex Jones, who may be far more bizarre then anything come up with by a writer or actor. He’s a man who believes in aliens taking over the government, chemtrails, foreign infiltration of the government, and any other delusional crap he can come up with. He also promoted PizzaGate and thinks Hillary Clinton is the Anti-Christ and demon possessed.
After calling it “not a very good imitation,” Jones admitted that some people actually think he’s on the show now.
Even Jones admitted that the character is not a very good imitation of him. He’s right, there’s no amount of acting that can accurately portray that amount of whacked out delusion. And those viewers of his who think he is on Homeland, wow, not even existing in the same reality as the rest of us.