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Shock jock conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has suffered massive demonetisation and deplatforming in recent years, even though almost nobody with an IQ above 80 takes his schtick seriously. Now, in a fresh blow, he has been ordered to pay multi-million dollar damages to the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victims for "defamation" caused by Jones's contention that the mass shooting was a hoax and the parents were lying about their dead children. 

As reported by Yahoo News:

Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was found liable Monday for damages in lawsuits brought by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over Jones' claims that the massacre was a hoax.

Judge Barbara Bellis took the rare step of defaulting Jones in the defamation lawsuits for his and his companies' “failure to produce critical material information that the plaintiffs needed to prove their claims.” The default means the judge found in favor of the parents and will hold a hearing on how much damages he should pay.

Lawyers for the parents claimed Jones and his companies, including Infowars and Free Speech Systems, violated court rules by failing to turn over documents to them, including internal company documents showing how, and if, Jones and Infowars profited from talking about the school shooting and other mass shootings.

That bit of legalistic gobbledy-gook simply means that the judge decided the case on a technicality, without referring it to a jury, which is as suspicious as fuck and indicates that the judge was "under orders" to crush Jones. His lawyers have denied violating court rules on document disclosure and have asked that Judge Bellis be removed from the case for lack of impartiality.

Jones angrily denounced the decision on his show:

“These individuals, again, are not allowing me to have a jury trial because they know the things they said I supposedly did didn’t happen. They know they don’t have a case for damages. And so the judge is saying you are guilty of damages, now a jury decides how guilty you are. It’s not guilty until proven guilty.”

Twenty first-graders and six teachers were reportedly killed in the December 2012 shooting that became a key reference point in Jones's schtick about hoaxes, crisis actors, and the government's desire to outlaw guns. 

Next up we can expect a lawsuit from gay frogs if Jones somehow manages to beat this rap, which seems increasingly unlikely.

Effectively the establishment is trying to outlaw conspiracy theories because they serve as a focus of dissidence in a society like America in which there is no true democratic expression.

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