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Alex Jones Crucified by Weirdo Leftist Judge, Jury Awards Measly 1% of Damages Sought
The judge instructed the jury that Jones was guilty from the bench.
It is now apparently illegal to publicly question the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.
The 2012 shooting is a seminal event in American history used by politicians as a pretext for infringing upon the right to keep and bear arms currently enjoyed by Americans. In 2022, questioning the official narrative of the government puts normal people at risk of financial ruin.
Alex Jones is the host of the syndicated Alex Jones Show radio program and face of the Infowars brand. Jones has been a top news story for weeks as his every move was followed by national and international media as a defamation trial unfolded in a kangaroo court in Austin, Texas with Jones as the defendant.
Two judgements were issued against Jones late in the week and he was ordered to pay over $45 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages to the family members of the victims who alleged their feelings hurt over what Alex Jones said about the shooting. The plaintiffs did not allege any tangible or coherent financial damages as a direct result of Jones exercising his First Amendment rights, (his freedom of speech and freedom of the press), yet the plaintiffs were still awarded about $4M in compensatory claims. The bulk of the money awarded came from punitive damages, where plaintiffs claimed they were just really upset about what Jones said about the event. Jones never specifically named any of the plaintiffs or their dead relatives on-air, which a reasonable person would expect to be a qualifier in order to “defame” someone.
The judge instructed Jones that he was not allowed to mention the First Amendment in his defense.
Jones was also barred from claiming he was innocent or mentioning that he was denied a jury trial in determining his guilt, which the judge unilaterally declared.
…the Texas judge has determined that the “jury shall be instructed” to find any arguments about Infowars’ journalistic practices to be “established in favor of the Plaintiff.”
Guilt and innocence is typically the purpose of a trial, but not in this court!
Alex Jones and the Alex Jones show has broadcast from the Austin, Texas area for 28 years. The program currently airs 11am-3pm Monday - Friday, and Sunday 4-6pm. Roughly 1,144 hours of broadcast time per year, or 68,640 minutes.
Jones is known for his incredibly long-winded rants and ability to tie information together and explain various “conspiracies” showing how people and groups work together to accomplish political or social goals. In the 10 years since the events of Sandy Hook, the Alex Jones show has broadcast for roughly 686,400 minutes.
The plaintiffs entered 24 minutes of recording from Jones’ broadcast into the evidence for the trial, roughly .003% of Jones’ time on air. Plaintiffs were seeking as much as $3 billion in damages for this time on air — an utterly unreasonable and cartoonish figure.
As someone who enjoys having rights, I have followed the trial of my fellow Texan, Alex Jones, very closely. I do not appreciate that leftist Bolshevik creeps are now trying tear a whole through our First Amendment rights by throwing up these ridiculous claims, that certain speech equals you must be financially ruined, and then using the media in an air raid of propaganda to lie about what’s really happening.
You need to see the judge, just to understand who would be such a traitor to America and our traditions.
Where is Ken Paxton during all this? If nobody stands up for Alex Jones, then you will be next.
Due to Texas being ruled by lawyers and their special interest groups, there are very low caps on how much someone can get from these sorts of cases seeking intangible damages.
It appears that because of such caps, Jones will only have to pay about $750k of the total $45 million.
Some of these litigation award caps make sense, but some of them create very sick incentives. For example, during the height of the Covid-19 plandemic, doctors in Texas felt very comfortable following the CDC’s Covid protocol and murdering patients after about 9-10 days, because a wrongful death from medical malpractice award is capped at $250k.
However, if you survived their death protocol and ended up needing permanent, lifelong care due to their malpractice, these doctors and hospitals could be on the hook for much, much more than $250k.
Understand that in Texas, if a doctor makes a big mistake, the financial incentive is for them to kill you.
Just something to remember.
Texans for Lawsuit Reform is arguably the most influential special interest group representing these parasitic lawyers pushing these kinds of agendas.
Not only do they buy off every Texas state politician, they also aggressively lobby.
Alex Jones can easily raise $750k, but he has similarly nonsensical lawsuits pending in other states, and I don’t know the laws in these other states.
Can you imagine being not allowed to question the Uvalde shooting and whether or not police stood down because someone’s feelings may be hurt and they can sue you into financial ruin?
We appear to be headed to a situation where this is the precedent. Of course, it will be selectively enforced.
Jones wasn’t the only person to ask questions about Sandy Hook, one of the most important events in recent American political history, but for some reason he is the only person targeted over it.
Conspiracy theories are a matter of historical fact. For example, the government of the United States was formed by way of secret meetings by powerful elite in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1787.
Most people do not consider this to a conspiracy theory because most people’s brains seem to not be working correctly. However, the constitutional convention was a conspiracy to illegally abolish the Articles of Confederation. One of the sub-conspiracies of this event was to exclude Thomas Jefferson from the secret meetings.
The demonization of Alex Jones and Infowars by the corporate media of their competition (Infowars) is like if Amazon or Walmart began to publicly demonize specific mom-and-pop retail store owners in an effort to crush their competition. Most people do not see it this way, despite this being the reality of this dynamic.
They also don’t seem to understand that people have a right to question things and to make statements about events that counter the government’s narrative.
Why are we not allowed to ask questions about Sandy Hook?
Personally, when I’m told it’s illegal to question historical events, it makes me question that historical event.
Many people are saying this documentary about Sandy Hook raises some unanswered (and apparently illegal) questions. I haven’t watched it but I probably will soon.