Don't assume conspiracy theorists are simply ill-informed. Alex Jones is hyper-informed; probably over-informed. He spends many hours a day sifting media and doing research. He, and other conspiracy theorists, often know more about the minutiae than any non-specialist.
I'm very fond of conspiracy theories - they're intriguing and fun, in their twisted way. But they're also very frustrating, because any big reveal will always be just out of reach, always just around the next corner. You want them to be true, and maybe some day they will be, but they're never true now.