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  • Attorney for Sandy Hook families says the nearly $1 billion Alex Jones owes is 'very likely' to go up

    Chris Mattei said it will be up to the judge whether or not Jones will be responsible for punitive damages, for which there is no cap.

  • Former Infowars employees claim Alex Jones is a compulsive liar: 'Truth doesn't really matter at all'

    From former employees to his ex-wife, numerous people came forward to talk about Alex Jones's desire for money over truth.

  • Alex Jones Arrested for DWI in Texas

    Far-right conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones was booked for a DWI at Travis County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated just after midnight Tuesday, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to TheWrap.Jones, 46, was booked at 12:37 a.m., said Kristen Dark, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. The driving while intoxicated charge is a class B misdemeanor, she said.Dark added that his bail was set at $3,000 but he was released on a personal recognizance bond at 4:11 a.m. this morning.Also Read: Alex Jones and InfoWars Ordered to Pay $100,000 in Legal Fees From Sandy Hook Defamation CaseJones is known for running conspiracy theory website InfoWars, as well as his radio show “The Alex Jones Show” based out of Austin, Texas. The show airs in syndication on Genesis Communications Network (GCN) across the U.S. and on the internet.The radio personality is known for ruffling feathers and making inflammatory statements.At the end of last year, Jones and InfoWars were ordered to pay $100,000 in legal fees stemming from a defamation suit filed by the family of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim.  Since then, Jones has acknowledged the shooting was indeed real and blamed his comments on a “form of psychosis,” according to a deposition he gave for a different defamation suit.Also Read: Alex Jones Crashes DC Women's March, Chants 'Down With Trump!' With a BullhornPrior to that, he was banned from Twitter in 2018 for violating the company’s policies regarding “abusive behavior.”“I was taken down not because we lie but because we tell the truth,” Jones said while streaming on “War Room,” an InfoWars show. His dismissal wiped away about 1.5 million followers from his personal page.A video of Jones badgering CNN’s Oliver Darcy on Wednesday was the final straw, according to The Daily Beast. “Those are the eyes of a rat,” Jones said to Darcy, after accusing Darcy and CNN of working to silence his voice on major platforms. Jones — on hand in Washington, D.C. for Twitter chief Jack Dorsey’s testimony to Congress — also went viral for blasting Sen. Marco Rubio as a “frat boy” and a “snake.”Read original story Alex Jones Arrested for DWI in Texas At TheWrap

  • NBC head says the wrong timeslot — not defending blackface — led to Megyn Kelly's failure at 'Today'

    While NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke went on to call Megyn Kelly a "huge talent," he told Variety that giving her the third hour of the "Today" show was a mistake.

  • YouTube Deletes Videos Posted by Infowars, Suspends Alt-Right Channel From Live-Streaming

    Google’s YouTube pulled down four videos posted by Alex Jones’ ultra right-wing Infowars for violating policies banning hate speech and graphic content. YouTube’s penalizing of Infowars, a notorious source of conspiracies and misinformation, is the latest development in the ongoing challenge internet platforms face in trying to balance free speech with enforcing standards to block […]

  • John Oliver Accuses Alex Jones of Making Up Conspiracies to Sell 'InfoWars' Products

    Rather than go after Alex Jones for his far-right rhetoric, John Oliver went after him for profiting from fearmongering.