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Mr. Jones and Me

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From a survey in which participants were asked to rank their agreement with statements about Alex Jones, the host of the right-wing talk show Infowars, from “never” to “all the time.” The questionnaire, which was part of a study exploring the effects of one-sided relationships with strangers, was made available to participants in March by T. Phillip Madison, an assistant professor of communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

I imagine myself interacting with Alex Jones many times throughout the week.

I imagine myself interacting with Alex Jones many times throughout a typical day.

I often imagine interacting with Alex Jones even when I haven’t been watching Infowars.

I imagine fun or happy conversations with Alex Jones.

I imagine interacting with Alex Jones in my home or place of work.

Alex Jones dominates the conversation when I imagine interacting with him.

I imagine interacting with Alex Jones to reduce uncertainty in my life.

I imagine interacting with Alex Jones to feel confident about my beliefs.

Imagining interacting with Alex Jones is a sufficient substitute for face-to-face interaction with him.

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