Jones the great liar

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Once upon a time, in the Barcelona Court, a famous criminal magistrate gave advice to a defendant.

–Find a lawyer to defend you from your lawyer.

The jury decides that it pays 4.1 million dollars to the parents of one of the children who died in the massacre

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, of the Austin (Texas) court, recommended that Alex Jones, a purveyor of far-right conspiracy theories through his Infowars platform, be aware of where he was. “This is not one of his shows. His beliefs do not make something true. He is under oath,” she recalled.

Jones and the truth are incompatible. Before Donald Trump arrived at the White House in 2017 and his collaborators invented the term “alternative facts” to justify falsehoods, Jones had already created a school, especially from the suffering of others.


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From his online channel he spread ad nauseam that the massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown (Connecticut), which took place in 2012, with 20 children and six educators dead, was nothing more than a setup. “Clearly they used actors,” she reiterated.

The jury reached the verdict on Thursday of imposing 4.1 million dollars, the first time that he is responsible for his lies. But the compensation for one of the families, who lost a six-year-old son, is far from the 150 million they claimed.

He offered a dollar for each of the cases. The jury must still decide the compensation for the “punitive damage”, for which they ask for 75 million. This is the first hearing after losing four libel suits.

The information on his mobile also denied the poor economic health that he argued to avoid paying compensation

Judge Guerra could have cited the advice of her colleague from Barcelona for what happened in the interrogation of the conspirator. “You know what perjury is, right?” asked Mark Bankston, a lawyer for the family formed by Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin. On the stand, the question caught Jones by surprise, and the explanation even more so.

Bankston revealed, to the astonishment of the audience, that the legal team of the founder of Infowars had “inadvertently” provided him with a copy of the contents of his phone. The apparent error revealed previously unknown messages about the massacre and financial information on the media platform.

These messages showed that he lied by denying that he had never referred to the Connecticut school massacre in his texts. In one of them, one of his collaborators warns him of how inappropriate it was to say that in the pandemic they had used mannequins to simulate the deceased and add that this was “another Sandy Hook.”


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The information on his cell phone also denied the poor economic health that he argued to avoid paying millions in compensation. It came to light that she was earning $800,000 a day recently from advertising and product sales on her shows.

Jones replied “this is your moment Perry Mason”, in reference to the fictional lawyer, and great television success, who always impresses with his discoveries in the courtroom. Jones excused his lies about those messages: “I’m not a tech guy.”

As the ring tightened, Jones tried to back down, saying the killing was “100% real.” He maintained that he convinced him to meet the relatives of the victims.

Jones’ repentance was called into question. Bankston released recordings posted on Infowars with the judge engulfed in flames. “That’s justice on fire,” replied a cowering Jones. In another broadcast, he linked the magistrate to a network of pedophilia and human trafficking. He also did not forget the members of the jury, whom he described as limited people who do not know what planet they are on.

The committee of January 6, on the trail of the telephone

More investigators are interested in Alex Jones’ phone. That his lawyers sent the content of his messages to the opposing lawyer has not gone unnoticed, among others, to the committee investigating the assault on the Capitol. Jones was already in the spotlight, and now there are compromising messages.

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