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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:34 AM

Alex Jones eats crow after Chobani sues

“You want a fight? You better believe, baby, you’ve got one.”

That was Alex Jones a few weeks ago after Chobani sued Jones, the head of InfoWars and a lunatic par excellence, after his fake-news website accused the yogurt maker of somehow being involved in the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl last June, among other ridiculous claims about Twin Falls. Jones vowed to “win or die” in his battle against Chobani, and pledged to come to Idaho and dig up evidence to support his claims.

Fast-forward to this week, when Jones said:

“During the week of April 10, 2017, certain statements were made on the InfoWars Twitter feed and YouTube channel regarding Chobani, LLC, that I now understand to be wrong. The tweets and video have now been retracted, and will not be reposted. On behalf of InfoWars, I regret that we mischaracterized Chobani, its employees and the people of Twin Falls, Idaho, the way we did.”

See the difference?

Read more: http://magicvalley.com/news/opinion/editorial/our-view-alex-jones-eats-crow/article_27d35c18-b82a-558e-87a6-feaf82776a23.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:14 AM

1. K&R!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:20 AM

2. Alex Jones is another nutcase who

has been doing a lot of "winning" lately. Child custody, Chobani....LOL

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:11 AM

3. I think its more accurate to call him a self serving asshole whos probably in it for the money

and power trip it gives him.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:41 AM

9. He is in it for the money which is why he has to make up bizarre crap to keep

his followers interested.

Jones for got a key difference between attacking a politician and attacking a private company, it's called Libel and Slander! You can go much farther in what you say about a politician or other public figure, the standard is much higher for the victim to meet.

A private company or individual being alleged to have committed a crime when they had not, has a lower standard of proof to meet to prove libel or slander. Plus, when the libel or slander is accusing them of a crime, damages are presumed! That means the victim doesn't have to prove it hurt them (caused financial damages by hurting their reputation).

The burden of proof for a victim of libel or slander, not accusing of a crime, but let's say it harms their reputation. The victim must prove the statement when made was untrue and the person making the statement knew it was not true or was very reckless and not caring whether it was true or not. But then they must prove it caused them harm financially. The non-crime allegations require two hurdles to overcome where the allegations the victim committed a crime only have to prove the person uttering the untruth knew or should have know the falsity of what they were writing or saying.

Alex Jones cannot say whatever the Hell he wants about private citizens or businesses as he has just discovered. I hope they made him pay through the nose!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:21 AM

4. Please write that apology on the back of a signed blank check nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:31 AM

8. Exactly

Guys like him don't learn anything unless it costs them something. I would make him pay bigly!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:23 AM

5. What a bizarre story. Why would Jones make such a bizarre claim? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:37 AM

6. The same reason Flynn and son made claim about alleging Hillary had child porn ring running

 

put of a pizza shop. Why she never sued them is beyond me.

These Trump supporters want to do as much damage to as many people they can as often as they can. i wish people would start suing them into oblivion. They can win a case with actual video of the alleged behavior because they have great GOP RW money behind them but honest liberals can't seem to win against them most of the time. This is one time we won.

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Response to nikibatts (Reply #6)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:05 AM

7. I'm not sure public officials can sue for this kind of defamation.

Chobani is either privately owned, or they went public. The owner is not a public figure.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #7)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:45 AM

10. A public official can sue but the burden of proof bar is set much higher.

She would have to prove actual malice in addition to the defamation. Probably doable in this case.

It's just not worth it for someone of Hillary's stature to get in the mud with a pig like this.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #10)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:47 AM

11. Thank you. That makes it easier to understand. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:18 PM

12. He is telling lies and promoting fake news, I can't believe he still gets support.

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