This has not been Alex Jones’ week, but it has been a cartoon from beginning to end. He huffed and puffed and called the judge demonic. Then he had his Perry Mason moment when opposing counsel informed him that his dimwit lawyers sent the opposition the past two years worth of text messages on Jones’ phone, without marking the content privileged. Then the same dimwit legal team got up and quoted Galaxy Quest in their closing statement. Aye aye aye. New York Times:

A Texas jury on Friday decided that the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting $45.2 million in punitive damages, one day after rendering a $4 million award for compensatory damages.

The jury announced both awards after several dramatic days in court that included testimony that Mr. Jones and Free Speech Systems, the parent company of his misinformation-peddling media outlet, Infowars, were worth between $135 million and $270 million.

Mr. Jones was found liable last year of defaming the victims’ families after he spread bogus theories that the shooting had been part of a government plot to confiscate Americans’ firearms and that the victims’ families had been complicit in the scheme.

This week’s trial was the first of three to determine how much Mr. Jones owes the families for the suffering he has caused. Jurors deliberated for about four hours before reaching Friday’s verdict.

Punitive damages are designed as a deterrent and as punishment of Mr. Jones for defaming Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of Jesse Lewis, 6, who was killed along with 19 other first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The compensatory damages awarded Thursday were meant to compensate the family for actual costs incurred as a result of Mr. Jones’s defamatory claims. […]

Mr. Jones’s lawyer, Federico Andino Reynal, asked the jury to award $270,000 in punitive damages. He urged them to look at the facts and the law and to “think about what justice really means.”

He also reminded the jurors that all 12 of them had to agree on a punitive damages. “Never give up, never surrender your own firmly held voice,” he said.

A trial for damages in another of the suits is scheduled to begin next month in Connecticut, but it could be delayed because of a bankruptcy filing last week by Free Speech Systems. Lawyers for the families criticized the move as another attempt by Mr. Jones to shield his wealth and evade judgment.

Here’s the icing on the cake. Roger Stone is out begging for money for Jones.

If the MAGAs want to give Jones over forty million bucks, that’s up to them. Frankly, I think the man is toast. Burnt toast.


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  1. He’s not a man, he’s a festering pustule on a hyena’s ass. His so called confession where he claims it was wrong and hurtful but he didn’t do it on purpose should have made is mouth catch fire. What a disgusting pig and if this is what a good christian is, I’m proud to be an agnostic.

    • The gospel writers, whoever they were, indicated that Jesus said the two greatest commandments are: to love God with all your heart, mind, & soul; to love your neighbor as yourself. He didn’t define any terms & the second is the golden rule, found in every religious tradition. I don’t find too many people really following either. By the way, God’s ‘name’ in the old testament is ‘I am’… that surely clears things up. Not to mention not many people use their minds to understand anything now that Facebook runs the fucking world.

  2. I hope that when is all said and done, Jones is homeless and penniless! It is the very least that he deserves for the pain and suffering that he has (deliberately) caused!!

    • So right now, especially if he can successfully declare bankruptcy, he’s in for around $50 M. If his media biz is valued at $135 M to $270 M then this is a mere slap on the hand. True punishment would be to not allow his phony bankruptcy and to take it ALL away from him since his little show is what harmed these parents. Anything less is the usual let’s let the criminals go free because they are wealthy white people. Is it any wonder this is such a criminal-laden country?

  3. Interesting the lawyer would cite Galaxy Quest (I think it’s a fun movie) because there’s another moment in the film that comes to mind that I think is more apt. IF I had the skills to make memes I’d have one with Jason fighting the “pig lizard” in a small box with the word “Before” in an upper corner of a larger picture of the post “digitized” (think Star Trek transporter) on the platform on the ship – turned inside out and exploded. With of course the word Alex Jones AFTER!

    As for Roger Stone, as those of you who pay attention to me know I’m agnostic but if there is a God then Jones sure as hell has reason to fear him! Not that I’ve ever “gotten” these “Christians” who claim to be “God Fearing.” Isn’t that the whole point of the New Testament and their Jeebus? That God is love and those who follow him via the teachings of his only son sent to live on this earth then they will enjoy eternity in the kingdom of heaven. So, if they follow Christ’s teachings (which as we know they DON’T) then what the fuck do they have to be afraid of? It makes me think of my evil, despicable piece of shit grandfather who DID believe in God and was terrified of dying because he couldn’t bring himself to renounce his hateful beliefs and with every fiber of his being knew he was headed straight to hell for the things (awful, truly terrible things) he’d done in his shitty life.

    So yeah – Jones, and Stone for that matter goddamned well have good reason to fear the God they speak of!

  4. Maybe Mr Stone could pony up some of his own money and give to Jones. Oh, wait. That would mean a loss of his own resources. (And I’m guessing Stone’s planning on taking a “finder’s fee” from any money donated to Jones.)

    But I’d also like to remind Mr Stone that “god fearing Christians” do NOT lie, under any circumstances. There’s this little thing called the “Ten Commandments” and one of those commands (according to the Bible, dictated by God Himself) is “Thou shalt not lie” (or, a bit more accurately, “Thou shalt not bear false witness”).

  5. I heard Jones’ mother watched the trial and decided to have a retroactive abortion, thereby saving millions of wasted lives, wasted broadcasting hours, and wasted brain cells.


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