Detestable conspiracy-mongering turd and snake-oil peddling fraud Alex Jones at least has the self-awareness to know when he’s screwed:
Alex Jones, seconds after being told that his lawyer mistakenly send a huge cache of texts to Sandy Hook families’ attorney:
“This is your Perry Mason moment” pic.twitter.com/f6byn6N6VA
— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) August 3, 2022
Haven’t been following this trial closely (just the occasional clip on Twitter), but damn!
Yesterday, one of the Sandy Hook parents whom Jones has relentlessly maligned and tormented by inciting dangerous crackpots with “false flag” lies confronted him in court: [NYT]
“Truth — truth is so vital to our world. Truth is what we base our reality on, and we have to agree on that to have a civil society,” Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse, 6, was among the 20 first graders and six educators killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., told Mr. Jones from the witness stand…
“Alex, I want you to hear this,” Ms. Lewis said, fixing him in her gaze. “We’re more polarized than ever as a country. Some of that is because of you.” Mr. Jones nervously shook his head.
She’s right. Jones is garbage, but he’s not a lone piece of trash. He’s part of a much broader effort to overthrow truth in the service of liars, culminating in the post-truth presidency of Trump and the ongoing lies about the 2020 election that may yet tear this country apart. If there’s any justice, the court judgment will pauperize Jones and he’ll take up residence under a bridge like a common troll.