How Alex Jones’ Podcast Fueled the Sandy Hook Hoax
Alex Jones, one of the most controversial conservative broadcasters in America, can finally be held legally accountable for his statements concerning the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, where 20 children and six adults were killed by Adam Lanza. After losing an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit, Jones has been ordered to pay $4 million in damages and attorney fees to the parents of two children killed in the mass shooting on December 14th, 2012.
Alex Jones Built a Career on Conspiracy Theories
For years, Jones has peddled conspiracy theories on his popular radio show and website, InfoWars. He’s called the 9/11 attacks an inside job carried out by the government, said the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, and claimed that the CIA is using mind control techniques to turn children into sex slaves.
How He Exploited the Sandy Hook Tragedy
On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the aftermath of this tragedy, conspiracy theories began to circulate online, with one of the most prominent voices being that of radio host Alex Jones.
What Were Jones’ Inflammatory Claims?
Jones claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a giant hoax and that the victims’ families were crisis actors. He also said that the government was using the shooting to take away people’s guns.
The Man Behind The Lawsuit Against Alex Jones
A man who lost his six-year-old son in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has won a defamation lawsuit against right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Neil Heslin’s lawsuit was the first of several defamation cases filed against Jones and his media company, Infowars, over their false claims that the 2012 massacre was a hoax perpetrated by child actors.
What did Carrey Say about Mr.Jones?
In a recent interview with Vulture, Jim Carrey spoke about how Mr. Jones’ disinformation led to the Sandy Hook hoax. Carrey said, If [Alex Jones] had anything to do with anything, it would be completely idiotic. But he doesn’t. He’s just a horrible human being who says horrible things. Carrey went on to say that people like Mr. Jones prey on the weak-minded and that he hopes people will see him for what he is: a sick man who should be ignored.
The Fallout from Carrey’s Tweets
In 2012, shortly after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones began claiming that the tragedy was a hoax. Now, Jones has been ordered to pay $4 million in damages to one of the victim’s families. This ruling is just the latest development in a long-running defamation case against Jones.
On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The tragedy sent shockwaves throughout the nation. In the days and weeks that followed, conspiracy theories began to circulate online, with some people claiming that the shooting never happened or that it was staged by the government.