Calling Alex Jones a conservative whacko is something of an insult to conservative whackos everywhere. The Austin-based Jones has promoted various bizarre conspiracy theories to an eagre cadre of rightwing nut jobs who eat it up – including his utterly vile claim that the Sandy Hook massacre was complete fiction. Jones faces multiple lawsuits and has been banned from many social media sites. Yet, he endures. And for his efforts, Texas Monthly has given him the coveted Bum Steer of the Year Award.