Thursday, August 2, 2018

Alex Jones’s Attorneys Argue That No Reasonable Person Would Believe What He Says

Infowars’ radio personality, Alex Jones, was served with his most serious threat. “Several lawsuits—including one by the parents of a child killed during the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, and one by a man inaccurately identified by Infowars as the suspect in the Parkland shooting earlier this year—were filed in Travis County, each alleging defamation by Jones and his company. The possibility that this could derail Jones’s enterprise was real: defamation cases against media companies are hard for plaintiffs to win, but Infowars is no ordinary media company, and the charges reflected practices far outside of traditional journalism.”

“So far, the best defense that his lawyers can offer is “that Jones doesn’t really mean what he says on his broadcasts”.

Note: “Jones is one of President Trump’s key media defenders, and Trump, during the 2016 presidential campaign, appeared on Infowars to gush to the host about his ‘amazing’ reputation...”.