First trial he was ordered to pay nearly $50 million to Sandy Hook families, now he is ordered to pay $965 million to other Sandy Hook families. Not going to defend what he said, but I how in the fuck is this a reasonable verdict? Some money, sure - I mean $50 mil was already a bit suspect, but the man simply isn’t worth a billion dollars. Civil suits are getting a bit egregious I think.
I still want someone to tell me what he did that can be considered defamation, as I don’t listen to him. If anything screams, “He’s totally wrong about all of this,” it’s certainly an absurd and unreasonable judgement against him.
He called them “crisis actors” and said it was a false flag operation, possibly some other stuff too.
It started with him asking questions, but when people were shouting him down for asking questions - it made him dig deeper and start poking holes in stories. Not that I think Sandy Hook was a false flag operation, but there were some holes worthy of poking.
FYI, there was at least 1 confirmed crisis actor on the news after this event.
It was his followers that did more damage than anything though, some called the victim’s families and made death threats.
Saying that someone faked their child dying in a school shooting, and has been acting on behalf of a false flag operation wouldn’t damage their reputation?
It’s one thing if it’s said privately, but he did broadcast this to his listeners for some time. I can see how this qualifies as defamation, but I can’t see how it justifies over a billion dollars in damages…
I don’t see how it would, but I don’t agree with defamation/slander laws anyway. But no, I don’t see how that would damage someone’s reputation. Anyone who knows the person would know the child is either dead or alive, and others wouldn’t have known the person had a kid in the first place. What this amounts to is awarding damages for hurt feelings(at best…or to chill freedom of speech, if I’m giving my honest opinion…or to cover up, if I’m being really cynical).
Well, some of Jones’ followers did call/harass the parents of these children - so while AJ’s comments probably did nothing to hamper their reputation in terms of people the parent’s knew, it did hurt their reputation.
I agree with the rest of your post, btw. I generally disagree with defamation/slander laws for the same reasons I support free speach.
Have listened to Alex Jones enough to know that his entire show is as correct as the mainstream media. He does run down a lot of conspiracy theories and much of his work seems to be speculation. I have never been under the impression that what he says is absolute fact.
He definitely seems to be more stream of thought versus reading from a script.
I see it as a show. Do your own research extends to fox and cnn. I would trust him more than many others on tv. I prefer to get my news uncensored.
He was a leader on the Covid stuff. I was preparing in December and January because of him and didn’t start hearing anything from “reputable” sources for several months later.
Don’t forget the surgeon general and faucci were on tv telling people not to wear masks.