Infowars founder and radio and television host, Alex Jones is in the middle of a messy defamation case, which was brought against him by the parents of the Sandy Hook Elementary School students who were shot and killed by Adam Lanza during a crazed attack that claimed the lives of twenty children and six staff members.
The mainstream media is painting Jones as a monster, who callously said the entire event that unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 was “fake” and that it was nothing more than a false flag, designed to push the public to rally behind then-president Barack Obama’s bid for tighter gun control laws.
The problem with this narrative according to Jones, is that it is simply not true. Jones has plenty of evidence that states the contrary and it is plain to see that some of his comments on the events at the time were grossly taken out of context and then used against him to shut down his First Amendment rights.
The parents of the Sandy Hook students, took the stand and told Jones that he had made their lives a “living hell” and that Jones had caused years of harassment from Jones’ “followers” by claiming that the shooting was “staged.”
What the mainstream media is not reporting, is the exchange that happened once the Judge had left the courtroom, between Jones and some of the parents that had given their testimonies.
Footage from the court recently was released and the difference between what the mainstream media is reporting, to what actually happened, are two very different things.
Sandy Hook parent Scarlett Lewis can be seen in the footage offering Jones a bottle of water, which he accepts, stating, “I appreciate it.”
“That’s not true, I apologize for today,” Jones could be heard saying during the partially audible conversation.
From that point, Jones shook the hand of Lewis and Sandy Hook parent Neil Heslin, prompting attorney Wes Ball to angrily begin shouting, “That’s it, they’re not talkin’ to you. You’re not doin’ this! That’s not even a thought! That is not the way this goes!”
“Why, ’cause you can’t feed ’em fake videos anymore?” Jones replied.
Ball then yelled, “Shut your mouth,” prompting Jones to respond, “that’s what you’re trying to do, shut my mouth, but you’ll never succeed.”
In response to the comment, “My son’s autistic,” Jones stated, “I think I’m autistic too, buddy.”
In Texas and Connecticut, Judges have ruled that Jones is liable for defamation by default and claim that he did not comply with court orders and failed to turn over requested documents, some of which were permanently lost when the Infowars YouTube page was shut down in 2018.
The parents are suing Jones for a total of $150 million. Jones insists this is a political witch hunt, and that the attorney’s representing the families are using cleverly edited video of himself during his radio show, which has been used to take his words out of context. Jones is also not able to produce all the evidence that he would like to present.