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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:44 PM

Alex Jones is pushing conspiracy theories about the death of a Sandy Hook father who was suing him

Alex Jones is lower than pond scum https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2019/03/26/alex-jones-pushing-conspiracy-theories-about-death-sandy-hook-father-who-was-suing-him/223246?fbclid=IwAR31Kat4OqD9jIaj2cSRB-PSys0PQIXSST_KkaGY6aqiOI5MFKamuvkFXi8

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made a series of conspiratorial comments following the death of Jeremy Richman, whose daughter Avielle was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT. Jones questioned whether Richman really died by suicide, as is reported, and suggested that the death was timed to distract from “good news” that had come out about Jones.

Richman was found dead at his office building in Newtown the morning of March 25 in what police say is an apparent suicide. He was part of a group of Sandy Hook families who are suing Jones for defamation, arguing that false claims Jones made about the 2012 shooting spurred harassment and threats against them.

Following the mass shooting, Jones definitively and repeatedly said that the violence at Sandy Hook, which left 20 students and six educators dead, didn’t happen. After his public profile was raised, and particularly after a December 2015 appearance by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump on his show, Jones has sought to backtrack and spin his past comments in some cases while advancing new Sandy Hook conspiracy theories in others.

Jones commented on Richman’s death during his March 25 broadcast, repeatedly suggesting that Richman did not die by suicide. He also claimed that the timing of Richman’s death was suspicious and meant to distract from the release of the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Complaining that Richman’s reported suicide means he won’t get a “fair trial” in the defamation lawsuits he is facing, Jones questioned the known facts of Richman’s death saying, “I mean, is there going to be a police investigation? Are they going to look at the surveillance cameras? I mean, what happened to this guy? This whole Sandy Hook thing is, like, really getting even crazier.”

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Reply Alex Jones is pushing conspiracy theories about the death of a Sandy Hook father who was suing him (Original post)
Gothmog Mar 2019 OP
RKP5637 Mar 2019 #1
defacto7 Mar 2019 #2
Maru Kitteh Mar 2019 #3
UniteFightBack Mar 2019 #4
dalton99a Mar 2019 #5
smirkymonkey Mar 2019 #10
moondust Mar 2019 #6
Gothmog Mar 2019 #7
Gothmog Mar 2019 #8
Gothmog Mar 2019 #9
smirkymonkey Mar 2019 #11
Gothmog Mar 2019 #12

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:46 PM

1. Jones, is a very sick individual, and he spreads his sickness for profit. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:35 PM

2. True psychopath

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:43 PM

3. FIRE in a crowded theatre whilst he holds the match and bucket of thermite

When will he be held to account?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:50 PM

4. Where is this man's parents? Who raised this scumbag? nt

 

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 02:52 PM

10. He dropped out of community college!

What a loser!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 11:55 PM

6. Relationship with Donald Trump

In December 2015, Jones initially "formed a bond" with Donald Trump, after the presidential candidate appeared on The Alex Jones Show, with Trump stating "Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down."[100] During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton criticized Trump for his ties to Jones.[133][134] Jones said that Trump called him on the day after the election to thank him for his help in the campaign.[135] Since Trump took office, it has been claimed Jones communicates with the President through aides, something which Chief of Staff John Kelly had reportedly tried to block.[136][137] In June 2017, journalist and commentator Bill Moyers wrote that Trump and Jones explicitly "operate as a tag team".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones#Relationship_with_Donald_Trump

Of course Donny's new lover is Kim Jong Un. Buh-bye Alex.

“A man is known by the company he keeps” - Aesop

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:07 AM

7. Washington PostNRA officer enlisted a Sandy Hook truther to sow doubt about Parkland shooting, emai




The subject line of his emailed response included, in all caps, the name Avielle Richman, one of the 20 students killed in Newtown. For years, Halbig has accused Richman’s parents of falsifying the first-grade girl’s death, writing on his website that their intention was “to steal money from hard-working Americans.”

Jeremy Richman, her father, a neuroscientist who had founded the Avielle Foundation in his daughter’s name, died in an apparent suicide on Monday, following the apparent suicides of two teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting.

The deaths returned the nation’s focus to the two communities, which have been besieged by online abuse and threats stoked by conspiracy theories that depict the victims as “crisis actors.”

But the correspondence shows how an officer of the NRA saw these theories as potentially useful to his cause. The inquiry, sent from Richardson’s work email, was evidence of the curious handshake in which the gun-rights organization has found itself with the most extreme purveyors of Internet falsehoods.

“The NRA literally drives conspiracies about school shootings to fear monger gun owners to buy more guns,” David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland shooting who has become a prominent advocate for gun control, wrote on Twitter.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 12:14 PM

8. From the father of a Parkland victim

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 02:41 PM

9. We Got Alex Jones' Deposition Video. It Was A Predictable Disaster For Him.

Poor Mark was nervous the first 30 minutes of the depo but settled down and have fun
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/we-got-alex-jones-deposition-video-it-was-a-predictable-disaster_n_5c9d06fae4b03218ee1ca133

Infowars host Alex Jones was questioned earlier this month for three hours by the lawyer of a Sandy Hook parent who has accused him of perpetuating an abhorrent hoax. It did not go well for Jones.

“Like I told you, most of this stuff I can’t even remember,” Jones says about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting at one point in a video deposition released to HuffPost.

The deposition, which was released publicly on Friday, shows Jones in the hot seat as he attempts to explain his reasoning for spending years falsely claiming that the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut ― which left 20 children and six adults dead ― was a hoax. He is being sued by nine family members of loved ones who died in the shooting, including Scarlett Lewis, who is suing Jones for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Lewis is represented by Mark Bankston of the Texas law firm Farrar & Ball. HuffPost has also included the full transcript.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 02:56 PM

11. What a despicable, malevolent POS!

Does it get any lower than this? What is it with these republican motherfuckers and their twisted need to attack the dead and those who are mourning them?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 03:25 PM

12. Watch: Alex Jones blames his Sandy Hook trutherism on 'psychosis' in disastrous deposition

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