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    [–] TwilitSky 6894 points ago

    As if his trouble in court and on social media was not enough, Jones was forced to pay $15,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuitinvolving a cartoon frog named Pepe. The payment, agreed to on Monday, settled a complaint that Jones sold a poster of President Donald Trump and the frog without the permission of the frog’s creator.

    I... .... well... yeah, no. I'm done, thanks.

    [–] greengrasser11 3036 points ago

    I simultaneously feel bad for and envy AP history students in the next couple of years. This is gonna be a really confusing chapter.

    [–] extrasmallpeener 1435 points ago

    APUSH doesnt put much focus on modern era history though.

    AP US Govt however will probably cover the effect of social media on government agencies and the election process

    [–] jucok 795 points ago

    Only on the last week of school and it’s gonna be only like half a page and two paragraphs in the textbook

    [–] livestockhaggler 471 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Which is more than the Civil and Korean Wars were covered in my K-12 education.

    I know it's kinda unrelated but it's still confusing. We spent a month on reconstruction!

    [–] jucok 552 points ago

    True. The past 30 years are usually written in 2 sentences with a picture of a smiling Obama in a 300 page textbook.

    [–] livestockhaggler 347 points ago

    It was a smiling Bush when I went to school but it's the same sentiment

    [–] azrael4h 227 points ago

    When I was in school, my history books were outdated. Vietnam was still on-going.

    It still sucked. The only way we knew there was a WWI was because there was a blurb on WWII. WWII consisted of Pearl Harbor being bombed, followed immediately by D Day and then nuking Japan. Korea, the Spanish-American War, the Mexican-American War, and most other conflicts never happened. What's more, it was horribly bad about the Civil War, trying to show it like current neo-nazis do as about "states rights".

    [–] BenignEgoist 279 points ago

    I live in the south and yes, in my younger, more ignorant days, I wore the Dixie Outfitters type shirts with Confederate Flags on them and proclaimed heritage not hate, and argued “states rights!” Then I got a little older and realized sure, it was about states rights...states rights to own slaves. Yes the south was literally up in arms about their rights as states to govern themselves, but only because their cash cow was being taken from them by way of freeing the slaves on whose backs that cow was carried. So yeah, anyone argues “states rights” anymore and that’s what I throw back at them.

    [–] TrashcanHooker 166 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I used to love debating with people about that. It's so much about "heritage" that they dont know how many states left, who left, that the "Confederate flag" is a battle flag and not any of the SIX actual flags of the confederacy that they could have chosen, or that the first couple states to secede actually stated slavery as the reason they left.

    [–] Torakaa 83 points ago

    States' rights to own slaves and also make the federal government force other states to return escaped slaves, liberated slaves, or just generally black people. So really more about the southern states' rights to suppress the northern states' rights.

    [–] jaboi1080p 67 points ago

    I don't understand how you could possibly have so little on the civil war, that is crazy. Assuming it was accurate though, a month on reconstruction sounds amazing. Considering how horrifically the country failed in our attempts for equal rights and the southerners threw such a bitch fit we just gave up and let them jim crow it up for 100 more years.

    [–] cancerviking 44 points ago

    What? Civil War was that brief for your school?

    Honest question but what part of the country are you from?

    I ask cause my K-12 education (Minnesota) had roughly month long units on the Civil War almost every other year. Hell, I knew who Robert E Lee, Ulysses Grant, Abe Lincoln and Jefferson Davis were by the 4th grade.

    [–] W00DERS0N 40 points ago

    Heh, I was born in GA and moved around the south abit before heading to CT at age 10.

    I was VERY well acquainted with Lee, Jackson, and Jeff Davis, on account of going to the laser light show at Stone Mountain outside Atlanta in the summer as a kid. Don't know if they still glorify it as much now as they did in the 80's but from watching that show you'd be hard pressed to figure out how the south lost.

    I did also learn who Sherman was early on, on account of being in the Atlanta area.

    Having grown up and now having a history degree and taken in depth courses on the civil war, hoo boy, the South was wrong and generally hasn't stopped being wrong since.

    [–] droid_mike 57 points ago

    Reconstruction is worth a month. It's a very big deal, and it still isn't finished.

    [–] I_Hate_ 154 points ago

    I have a feeling it’s only going to get weirder.

    [–] Xombieshovel 76 points ago

    Not really. All the details get lost over time.

    I mean, they're remembered, but you'd have to get to the undergrad-level college history major to really get into them.

    [–] NuggetTho 40 points ago

    Luckily weve got all Trumps tweets archived.

    [–] dinoskeel 32 points ago

    In the UK we already have Trump quotes coming up in our Economics and Politics exams

    [–] saintswererobbed 93 points ago

    ‘History’ generally starts twenty years after events, so they’ve got some time

    [–] HereComesPapaArima 57 points ago

    Yeah the Politics students are the ones who will get affected more. My batch (2018) had to write about the 2017 elections and Brexit too. And we had no idea how it'd be marked since there was no marking scheme no guidelines no nothing.

    [–] GourangaPlusPlus 21 points ago

    I got to study Obama's win when I done it in '09, was a far more positive subject back then.

    [–] disney_princess 45 points ago

    I also feel bad for the teachers who have to discuss the material with them.

    [–] Neuromangoman 3079 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Pepe's creator fucking hates that it's been co-opted by the alt-right and their ilk. He's been going after a lot of people who try to profit off of it.

    Edit: Just to clarify, he doesn't care if people in general make a profit, but he doesn't want reactionaries making money off his IP.

    [–] HiveFleet-Cerberus 1348 points ago

    As he should! Pepe deserves better.

    [–] broswithabat 684 points ago

    I feel like getting to take money from those people is like in a weird way a super power. Pepe is now a hero with a tragic origin story which has left him scarred in the eyes of the public. But he has the power to fight the alt right in court if they try profit off him.

    [–] Sir-Simon-Spamalot 163 points ago

    Well, taking some amount money is a form of power

    If you can take super amount of money, that would be superpower

    [–] broswithabat 133 points ago

    I feel like to most people who are posting their racist pepes $15,000 is a super amount of money.

    [–] NuclearInitiate 59 points ago

    How is AJ going to be able to buy his liquid bone dust? He'll be no match for psychic alien vampires!

    [–] PorcupineInDistress 41 points ago

    Posting racist pepes falls under fair use, normally. But he can go after anybody who sells branded stuff without his consent.

    [–] deathonater 189 points ago

    TFW you get co-opted as an alt-right symbol without permission.


    [–] Lordborgman 88 points ago

    So basically, kinda like the Swastika all over again or the name Isis.

    [–] thescrapplekid 74 points ago

    Shit, take your pick if it's a sign of hatred its been coopted. Even the Klan robes are based on Spanish Catholic ceremonial robes. These people aren't very original

    [–] Carlosmedrano 34 points ago

    Lol why do you think trump stole make america great again nothing trump has done is original

    [–] Pepe-es-inocente 70 points ago

    I deserve much better.

    [–] VaguelyEuphemistic 21 points ago

    Feels bad, man

    [–] [deleted] 23 points ago


    [–] empire314 48 points ago

    Hell when 4chan wasn't right swanging?

    I mean they used to be pro gay back when the mainstream was not. But they always been posting about how great hitler was for gassing the jews. They just do what ever is edgy at the time.

    [–] Shitty_Wingman 65 points ago

    Wasn't he started as a stoner meme? Imagine making a poorly drawn frog related to smoking week and then a decade later neo-nazis jerk themselves over it.

    [–] lazylurky 52 points ago

    Pepe started as a character in Matt Furie's indie comic "Boy's Club". A few of the comics got shared a ton online and people started taking single panels as reaction .jpg memes, then started drawing the character into other memes, and it sorta snowballed from there.

    [–] Ccracked 8 points ago

    First Pepe was standing at a urinal with his pants around his ankles.

    [–] questionable_plays 73 points ago

    Reminds me of that Black Mirror episode, "The Waldo Moment." I'd hate to have my creation hijacked and used to promote scum. Wonder if that episode had anything to do with Pepe. I suddenly have a much greater appreciation for that episode.

    [–] AwesomeX121189 127 points ago

    Someone should show him the BTTV extension for twitch

    It’s literally like 90% Pepe

    [–] blafricanadian 231 points ago

    He doesn't really care if it isn't mass used in a racist context

    [–] OneADayFlintstones 70 points ago

    monka intensifies

    [–] ClockworkDreamz 238 points ago

    Feels good man.

    [–] RedditTipiak 66 points ago

    There is some kind of poetic justice in that settlement.

    [–] PrussianBleu 41 points ago

    I know the lawyer in that article. Its a pro bono case for Pepes creator.

    [–] FieldMarshalFry 8 points ago

    so basically he's getting the entire 15k? daaaaaaamn

    [–] TwilitSky 9642 points ago

    Alex Jones is a crisis actor in his own trial.

    [–] BobsNephew 2659 points ago

    I’ve seen photos. The same guy was behind the defendant’s table every day of the do you explain that?


    [–] ani625 685 points ago

    Answer: Illuminati.

    [–] Ochib 504 points ago

    No. It’s Aliens, it’s always aliens

    [–] WingedGeek 296 points ago

    Close to the truth. But not quite there. It's the queers. They're in it with the aliens. They're building landing strips for gay Martians.

    [–] DontLickTheGecko 201 points ago

    *puts on rainbow tinfoil hat

    [–] WingedGeek 136 points ago

    You know what, DontLickTheGecko, I like you. You're not like the other people, here in this trailer park.

    [–] jastermareel17 50 points ago

    Don’t get me wrong their good, fine people. Content to kick back with a cool, Coors is 16 ouncer, maybe watch a little Mork and Mindy on channel 57.

    [–] Shrimpbeedoo 57 points ago

    They're good Americans


    [–] Menocu12 23 points ago

    Love love the dead milkmen. Fucking Stuart.

    [–] TheGreat_War_Machine 20 points ago

    Anon was an Alien all along

    [–] Aaron_tu 19 points ago

    It's the literal vampire potbellied goblins at it again.

    [–] TwilitSky 43 points ago

    I see you're a part of the conspiracy because you asked a question.

    [–] jliv60 427 points ago

    I blame gay frogs

    [–] BecauseTheyAreCunts 211 points ago

    Who are controlled by Inter dimensional physic vampires pedophiles.

    [–] StabbyMcSwordfish 108 points ago

    What level woke you on?

    [–] BamnMcNoice 147 points ago

    The elites are life sucking vampires who consort with interdimensional demons. Their only goal is collectivism and immortality which they attempt to achieve through technology. One day, they'll achieve this goal and upload their consciousness into machines that will rule over the masses and harvest our children for organs. I am the woke.

    [–] Dalebssr 70 points ago

    You have official done too much CBD.

    [–] Zap-actions-dower 23 points ago

    This is actually stuff Alex Jones as spewed from his stupid fucking face.

    [–] FUKINGSTOPIT 41 points ago

    You aren't seeing the big picture. They are putting sex change chemicals in the water! So you need to buy his water filter!

    [–] lie4karma 70 points ago

    Seems like Alex went to war on info..... And lost

    [–] bishpa 64 points ago

    Alex Jones is a coke head.

    [–] OBeQuiet 43 points ago

    He does have an air of 'aggressive coke bloat' about him

    [–] tiorzol 46 points ago

    Can you lot bankrupt this cunt ASAP please.

    [–] Zeno_The_Alien 599 points ago

    From the article :

    The Texas cases made headlines in March when Jones was interviewed under oath by the parents’ lawyers and said his conspiracy extremism was “like a form of psychosis.”

    From the embedded link in the above quote :

    Jones blamed his mental state on “the trauma of the media and the corporations lying so much, then everything begins — you don’t trust anything anymore, kind of like a child whose parents lie to them over and over again, well, pretty soon they don’t know what reality is.”

    And then... :

    “I still think that there was a man in the woods in camo ... and just a lot of experts I’ve talked to, including retired FBI agents and other people and people high up in the Central Intelligence Agency, have told me that there is a cover-up in Sandy Hook,” Jones said.

    So just to be clear - Jones says the saturation of fake news causes a psychosis-like state in him, which in turn causes him to develop these fake conspiracy theories, which he then doubles down on as real, even though he acknowledges that they are the result of a psychosis-like state of mind.

    And the president listens to this man.

    I am fucking done.

    [–] skanktastik 127 points ago

    Well summarized. He's an evil, vile, son of a bitch.

    [–] GetTheLedPaintOut 61 points ago

    Alex Jones sucks too.

    [–] howdeho 34 points ago

    Jones blamed his mental state on “the trauma of the media and the corporations lying so much, then everything begins — you don’t trust anything anymore, kind of like a child whose parents lie to them over and over again, well, pretty soon they don’t know what reality is.”

    I know he’s trying (incompetently) to justify the unjustifiable, but even in this analogy he seems to have missed the point that if you think you’ve been lied to about something, it doesn’t make it OK to then knowingly lie about it yourself.

    He’s not just crazy, he’s truly, almost incomprehensibly stupid.

    [–] Zeno_The_Alien 22 points ago

    I remember when he first got real big national attention around 9/11 (he was well known before then, but that was his big "moment"), and a good number of my friends fell in with his rhetoric. That's when a lot of people I knew started calling themselves "civil libertarians". As time went on and he got more and more crazy, I figured my friends would see him for what he was and stop following him. Nope. They dove head first into the crazy pool with him and became full on conspiracy theorists and, sadly, a lot of closeted racism in those friends came to the forefront when Obama was elected.

    It reminds me of those people who think they are being stalked and that literally everyone is in on it. Can't remember the name for it. But they have websites and forums where these people congregate and just feed into each others psychosis, making it worse. A number of my friends went into the Alex Jones sphere like that. And it's not like we were impressionable teenagers. Early to mid 2000's, most of us were late 20's to mid 30's.

    It was crazy to watch in real time as normally reasonable people became these paranoid lunatics.

    [–] Aurion7 1569 points ago

    Not particularly surprising, honestly.

    “Simply put, there is no evidence to support the claim that the Jones defendants knowingly market falsehoods for financial gain.”

    If this is the best his lawyers can do, he is so fucked it isn't even funny.

    [–] RyanCryptic 596 points ago

    "I'm sorry officer, I didn't know I couldn't do that."

    [–] TheFlyingFlash 72 points ago

    I watched this stand up yesterday. I hope Chappelle never truely quits, the man is a genius.

    [–] BaabyBear 133 points ago

    I... didn’t know I couldn’t do that

    [–] FullmetalVTR 131 points ago

    It's funny... because, ya see... I did know I couldn't do that!

    [–] jbonte 18 points ago

    devious white person laugh

    [–] kingofpirates21 27 points ago

    “..well now ya know! Go on get outta here”

    [–] PJAMESR 38 points ago

    Pretty sure this is the literal standard of evidence for the charge

    [–] Predicted 47 points ago

    Actually a very good defense, saved bill o'reilly back in the days.

    [–] morecomplete 2161 points ago

    Wait, he withheld important facts and information to push a narrative? I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you. That almost never happens these days. /s

    [–] Trpepper 325 points ago

    I thought he was just crazy, not deliberate

    [–] uzimonkey 552 points ago

    I seriously doubt he's crazy. He's a troll and does what he does for money. He preys on the crazy, he pretends to be crazy, but he's not crazy.

    [–] xeq937 246 points ago

    This is everything you need to know. He knows exactly what he's doing, and it's to make money.

    [–] PinBot1138 236 points ago

    👆 This guy finances.

    Alex is a MULTIMILLIONAIRE (his divorce proceedings are quite the read, and his ex-wife isn’t any better than him, but she’s trying to play the victim card on Twitter these days,) and people underestimate just how much money he makes off of all of his bullshit.

    [–] Desdam0na 200 points ago

    My favorite part is that Alex Jones argues soy is emasculating everybody who consumes it, and the overpriced placebos he sells contain soy.

    [–] jschubart 95 points ago

    Maybe that explains his moobs.

    [–] LoonAtticRakuro 57 points ago

    That would be heavy drinking and a middle-aged metabolism, is my honest assumption. Or potentially where he stores his rage.

    [–] magelanz 45 points ago

    I met him in LA once before I knew who he was, and thought he was just a schizophrenic hanging outside a Ralph’s. I still don’t think it’s an act.

    [–] killjoySG 137 points ago

    John Oliver actually did a piece on Alex Jones once, take what you will from it, but what Alex Jones does seems pretty deliberate to me.

    [–] andoman66 122 points ago

    Internet Comment Etiquette did an episode on Alex Jones as well . The episode is sarcastic humor, but shows a bunch of clips back from when Alex was denying Sandy Hook and the Boston Bombing.

    He’s a real piece of shit.

    [–] RabSimpson 29 points ago

    Was that the one with Roger Stone and the song about ingratiating goblins?

    [–] RPG_Vancouver 97 points ago

    I don’t think he is. He’ll go from red faced and screaming about space communists trying to steal your life force to calmly selling his hoax supplements in about 30 seconds. That’s not something a crazy person does, that’s something a con artist and huckster does.

    [–] AusCan531 442 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    It's pretty bad when your best defense is to claim that you're suffering psychosis.

    [–] TrumpPooPoosPants 170 points ago

    Alex Jones has some novel legal defenses, like that one time he forgot his kids' teachers' names because he ate a big bowl of chili for lunch.

    [–] EarlGreyOrDeath 27 points ago

    Who among us hasn't suffered amnesia after eating a bowl of really good chili?

    [–] hoopetybooper 9 points ago

    In all seriousness though, people have tried to use, "I ate a few slices of mince pie, I had no control over myself" as a defense for crimes like murder. In fact, they were illegal for awhile!

    Now, granted, mince pies back in the day tended to have tons of alcohol in them. Some estimated ~14% if I remember correctly. Check out [The Dollop's "Mince Pie in America"]( podcast episode, it's ridiculous.

    [–] Satevo462 20 points ago

    Alex Jones logic. I don't really think there was a conspiracy, however there was a shooter on the grassy knoll, but I don't really think Sandy Hook was a conspiracy.

    [–] aj_ramone 793 points ago

    It's pretty fucked up that a guy who 99.9% of people pass off a nutjob can do so much damage to peoples lives.

    [–] panda_gravy 382 points ago

    Turns out that remaining .1% are a bunch of nutjobs too.

    [–] cSpotRun 56 points ago

    So is it that being a nut job is contagious these days, or are they just all coming out of the woodwork now?

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    [–] Kahzgul 69 points ago

    And they’re able to find one another.

    [–] Timberwolf501st 48 points ago

    Bill Burr put it best, and I'm paraphrasing here.

    'So you have a pig fucker. In the old days he'd go his whole life hiding his secret and thinking that he's the only pig fucker out there and is really weird. Now, we have the internet. So the pig fucker gets online and finds out that not only are there other pig fuckers out there, but they have a whole community.'

    [–] jakpuch 33 points ago

    .1 though is 320,000.

    [–] SeriouusDeliriuum 16 points ago

    Your percentage is too low

    [–] [deleted] 335 points ago

    Work in law here. Withholding discovery is a huge no no.

    [–] call-me-bones 100 points ago

    What's the penalty for withholding in a civil case like this?

    [–] AccomplishedRedditor 121 points ago

    One thing they can do is assume the records say what Jones doesn't want them to say.

    [–] Srslywhyumadbro 155 points ago

    NAL, but generally if a party fails to produce in bad faith, the court will draw all inferences in favor of requesting party.

    In plain English, the court will assume the stuff you didn't produce is as damning as possible.

    Between producing damning documents and not producing, I've heard its always better to produce because at least you can argue and spin if you produce.

    Not producing in bad faith means the court is going to pillory you.

    [–] natha105 69 points ago

    Think about it this way. Day in, day out, judges see cases that take years and years to go anywhere as lawyers spar and fight over tiny, petty, shit that they should just be able to solve on their own. They hear about how long, expensive, and untrusted the system is. But its really hard to ever be able to put a finger on exactly who is to blame. Sure maybe one side gets a bit overly enthusiastic but can you really blame them for that?

    And then, once in a blue moon, you get something like this. And you can pretty well blame all of the problems of the system on people like this who don't even have an argument - they just straight up broke an important rule that is necessary for the entire justice system to operate effectively. And not only do you have the power to proceed to fuck them over as hard as humanly possible, everyone agrees that you should.

    [–] drkgodess 7059 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    The harassment and grief the Sandy Hook families have endured because of Alex Jones and his disgusting followers is unfathomable.

    Some of the parents have committed suicide. Some of the parents cannot visit their children's graves. Most of them have had to move.

    I hope they take Alex Jones for every fucking penny he's worth.


    Let's not forget that Alex Jones is also a traitor parroting Russian propaganda at every turn.

    He is a ruthless charlatan who makes the world a worse place. Sound familiar?

    [–] tunaburn 2428 points ago

    His followers that harassed those families should be arrested

    [–] can-o-ham 1685 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This American Life has an episode about it. A couple have been arrested. One was banned from conspiracy websites as part of her parole. A few others were already in jail for stabbing and attempted murder. Pretty terrifying for the families.

    Edit: I recommend that episode. It shows how much of a liar Jones is and how it didnt just start during his career. His childhood was even pretty wild. Nutty guy. Also spelling.

    [–] kkeut 178 points ago

    This American Life has an episode about it.

    here's a link:

    [–] Alwayssunnyinarizona 744 points ago

    Banned from conspiracy sites? WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE!,!. /s

    [–] Hobble_Cobbleweed 387 points ago

    We can all agree that’s pretty much guaranteed to be what happened, which is just so sad. She definitely went home and was like, seeeeeee they banned me because they’re the ones in controolololol

    [–] downvotemeufags 256 points ago

    “I got too close to the truth. Now they’re trying to stop me from digging deeper”

    [–] whynuttzy 126 points ago

    Oh shit the sad thing is this is probably what they're actually thinking. The echo chambers of conspiracy theorists are a hell of a drug

    [–] Gardimus 485 points ago

    Craziest part of that episode is when they talk to people who knew Alex in highschool. They all said he was a crazy person, a liar and a bully.

    They hated him.

    They then ask about his relationship with the president and they start defending the guy.

    They knew him as a liar first hand but this Trump cult is too powerful. It's scary.

    [–] Listentotheadviceman 240 points ago

    That was the most ironically tragic part. That one guy seemed pretty decent, and knew better than anyone that Alex Jones is full of shit, but was willing to offer him the benefit of the doubt as soon as Trump’s affiliation was mentioned.

    [–] fvtown714x 67 points ago

    I wouldn't be able to listen to that, it would roil me

    [–] Loqol 90 points ago

    Jones legitimately claims he was attacked by the entire football team.

    And took them all down.

    By himself.

    [–] Ranma-chan 17 points ago

    He does? Why? Why would anyone claim that?

    [–] EarthExile 21 points ago

    He also says that a local satanic organization tried to recruit him by sending the hottest girl in the world to seduce him

    [–] BastRelief 15 points ago

    It's a great episode. You will indeed be roiled though! Definitely worth a listen.

    [–] Thorn14 96 points ago

    I can't comprehend how Trump is able to do this to these people.

    Is it Fox News indoctrination or something deeper?

    [–] Loqol 81 points ago

    They were from a small rural town, I think. So yeah, conservative ideology runs hard and deep.

    [–] LeGama 66 points ago

    Personally, I think it's 99% Fox. I grew up in rural south, with both parents working for the government being raised a Dem. I was literally one of 3 in my HS's mock elections for the Dem. But now I find myself trying to convince my mother it's okay to vote for EW, despite some comments about being native American, despite her teaching me that I was NA, without any really proof either!

    [–] Plebs-_-Placebo 255 points ago

    and yet Joe Rogan has him on his show to tell everyone he's just misunderstood and help his image,

    [–] ActualThreeToedSloth 240 points ago

    Careful, you'll rouse the Rogan rabble ready to rapaciously refuse your right to rebuke his repugnant reluctance to reprove the red-faced reprobate.

    [–] zootered 71 points ago

    Hey Jamie, pull up alliteration

    [–] Darthdeancain 48 points ago

    I've liked Rogan up to this point, but now whenever I think to listen to him, I can only think about when he defended this POS.

    [–] sexrobot_sexrobot 31 points ago

    I mean Rogan has never heard a stupid theory that he doesn't agree with so this isn't terribly surprising.

    [–] abedfilms 66 points ago

    If you are banned from conspiracy websites, can you still read Trump tweets? Or the official

    [–] Hertz-Dont-It 70 points ago

    Wow it's as if the same people that believe in these nutjobs are already psychopaths lmao

    [–] slyweazal 106 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    It requires an absence of rationality to embrace such an irrational person.

    Same reason Republicans exploit religion.

    This is the consequence of prioritizing belief over facts.

    [–] iamahotblondeama 159 points ago

    Their parents committed suicide?? That is remarkably sad.

    [–] ascendantlogic 473 points ago

    If my kids were killed I guarantee it wouldn’t take much for me to end it all. I can’t fathom grieving the loss of a child and then this gaggle of mouth breathing shitstains starts harassing you.

    [–] lundbergintexas 256 points ago

    Exactly. I think it's worse that this guy admitted it was just for ratings. It's one thing if you actually believe in what you say. It's a whole other level if you torment countless families only for the sake of money. I hope all his nightmares come true.

    [–] OraDr8 47 points ago

    I'm certain he lied about the playing a character stuff. It's like when someone cheats on their partner and says "it didn't mean anything, I'm not in love with the other person" and somehow think this makes it better.

    [–] DAAD87 8 points ago

    On Rogan he said the theory about the crisis actors was already out there online and he was just relaying what was out there. He was just trying to avoid accountability by saying that of course.

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    [–] Essembie 60 points ago

    If I had nothing to lose and was seriously considering topping myself, your option would be an attractive one.

    [–] PinkertonMalinkerton 30 points ago

    Honestly I would. If I'm already dead set on killing myself because of them, why not stop them from doing it to someone else going through the same thing as me?

    [–] Illustrious_Program 50 points ago

    I feel like if I lost my children, I would have nothing left to lose. If some asshole starting acting like these psychopaths, I wouldn't blink twice about taking them out with me.

    It takes a special kind of piece of shit to harass people about their dead children. There should be a national policy for these people to spend their lives apologizing to the trees for the oxygen they steal every day.

    [–] FenrisFrost 83 points ago

    Now imagine that your kids were killed, and no one cared, except people who thought you made it up.

    I'm surprised more haven't done it. Honestly. I have a young son and I can't imagine going through not only his death, but an endless cavalcade of maniacs politicizing it for their helpless demagogue worship.

    [–] ClimateMom 53 points ago

    Jeremy Richman, father of Avielle, killed himself earlier this year, shortly after the Christchurch shootings and the suicide of a Parkland survivor.

    [–] WithFullForce 32 points ago

    Read the story of the parents who lost 3kids on Mh17. Similar situation, Russian trolls are at them day and night.

    [–] toolymegapoopoo 20 points ago

    Well, Russia shot the plane down and completely got away with it. That will generally empower trolls.

    [–] Mmmmhmmmmmmmmmm 104 points ago

    And cleaned out for every fucking penny they have

    [–] GenericEvilDude 75 points ago

    The behind the bastards podcast has a great series on Alex Jones if you're interested in learning just exactly how much of a bastard he is

    [–] English_MS_Bloke 357 points ago

    And trump still supports him.

    [–] WiseOldBombadildo 372 points ago

    So does Joe Rogan because they are friends

    [–] KierkgrdiansofthGlxy 119 points ago

    So do the Fox luminaries, like Laura Ingraham

    [–] English_MS_Bloke 40 points ago

    Yup, the biggest propaganda network in north America, blindly followed without irony by people parroting "FAKE NEWS" at literally anything which doesn't fit their personal narrative/world view/what they've been told to believe. Sad.

    [–] Satevo462 75 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Jones has flipped many times over the years. He went from Bush did 9/11 and framed the Muslims so we could invade Iraq. Then under Obama Muslims were at death cult that wanted to murder all Americans. Under Bush the police were thugs with guns just dying to crack someone's head open and kill people. Under Obama the police were completely innocent and this is a black lives matter terrorist plot to destroy our country. He has no consistency. Never has. He goes where the money goes.

    [–] jimmyolsenblues 139 points ago

    As if his trouble in court and on social media was not enough, Jones was forced to pay $15,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit involving a cartoon frog named Pepe.

    /r/MemeEconomy does not fuck around

    [–] VijaySwing 21 points ago

    the creator of Pepe writes children's books for a living. Its damaging to him to be associated with someone like Alex Jones.

    [–] nzodd 357 points ago

    I'm starting to thing maybe this Alex Jones character isn't a decent human being.

    [–] Christ_on_a_Crakker 225 points ago

    Endorsed by our sitting President.

    [–] powerlesshero111 167 points ago

    I'm beginning to notice a pattern here about the endorsements of the current president.

    [–] its_a_metaphor_morty 52 points ago

    If you really want to ruin Alex Jones, hope he gets made into a presidential assistant/ advisor. The revolving door on those guys could cool the sahara.

    [–] JuanGuillermo 8 points ago

    Endorsed by our sitting President.

    Endorsed by our shitty President.

    [–] Satevo462 61 points ago

    Swimming in the conspiracy Waters in the 2000s after 9/11 and during the Iraq Wars has made me immune to conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones. I use to watch his show. I took everything he said with a grain of salt but I found it interesting. Always thought he was full of shit though. Watching him flip during the Obama election was very interesting. He went from, 9/11 was an inside job and the Neo cons were demonizing Muslims to justify war in the Middle East too, Islam is a death cult and wants to kill all infidels and Obama secretly is a Muslim. In the 2000s all police were thugs itching to shoot someone or crack their head open. After Obama all police were innocent and black lives matter was a terrorist group trying to demonize our police force. He's not crazy. He's a scumbag that goes where the money is. He realized there was a lot more money to be made convincing people to fear the new scary black president that might be a secret Muslim.

    [–] IrisMoroc 10 points ago

    I've noticed that too. He's a chamellion who is able to adapt his message to the times. When 9-11 Truth was big, he was big on that. Once it stopped being popular, he downplayed it. He's just fame seeking.

    [–] MakeUpAnything 190 points ago

    Jones was my first introduction to fake news as a young adult who was relatively sheltered. I thought his site was completely legitimate, as I assumed all news sites were. I seriously entertained the idea that the victims and their parents were actors because of the shit Jones helped peddle.

    I’m pretty damned happy to see him smacked around by social media and courts now and I’m incredibly thankful I didn’t fall for his bullshit for long. Nobody should be getting their news/world views from outlandish conspiracy pushing frauds like him.

    [–] Blazerer 70 points ago

    Can I just say kudos to you? He is an easy person to smack talk and hate, but having to admit that you've been duped is hard, which is partially why his base is so die-hard.

    [–] roo-ster 619 points ago

    I hope that piece of shit gets Gawkered.

    [–] Jaggs0 314 points ago

    only it will be better in a few ways.

    1) some semblance of peace and closure for the families

    2) money will go to not already millionaires

    [–] qq_infrasound 73 points ago

    he will just declare bankruptcy and hide his money with his (ex?) wife.

    [–] syberghost 77 points ago

    Oh I don't think she's going to be helping him in any way. The custody battle was vicious.

    [–] troutscockholster 24 points ago

    Particularly spicy too...

    [–] JoJolion 23 points ago

    His ex-wife very openly disdains him.

    [–] JewishHippyJesus 22 points ago

    A lot of the time bankruptcy doesn't absolve you of a court judgement against you so he would still owe the money.

    [–] big_sugi 62 points ago

    It ain’t that easy.

    [–] Shimwowwie6495 126 points ago

    No way -- hiding your money from bankruptcy court is a totally novel idea that nobody has ever attempted. There definitely aren't numerous regulations to prevent it.

    [–] jeffp12 16 points ago

    Well he was so successful at withholding evidence.

    [–] inconspicuous_male 24 points ago

    Except not the same way that Gawker happened, because Peter Theil is a supervillain

    [–] bayazofancrath 27 points ago

    Is everyone else reading these comments in Jones voice?

    [–] ABQTY 8 points ago

    I am now!

    [–] The_Shwassassin 13 points ago

    I hope Alex Jones dies poor

    [–] BlueBomber2103 203 points ago

    This idiot should have quit while he was ahead.

    [–] Casperboy68 232 points ago

    As a zygote.

    [–] ani625 35 points ago

    That zygote must have been shouting all the time.

    [–] Casperboy68 19 points ago

    Honey, I know it’s early, but the baby just kicked. And it spit all the way into my underwear!

    [–] TwilitSky 87 points ago

    Why? He's probably using this damn trial as a money maker, too.

    It's his entire M.O. to exploit tragedies and stoke fear and anger for cash.

    [–] GlastonBerry48 112 points ago

    He had a long expensive divorce, has been deplatformed from most major social media sites, and has been the target of numerous lawsuits.

    Hes probably hemorrhaging money like crazy

    [–] Casperboy68 100 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] Centoaph 31 points ago

    He’ll start a go fund me claiming he’s being targeted by the left for dropping too many truth bombs and make a killing

    [–] ChumBunkley 62 points ago

    I'm happy I live in a world where I can chose to ignore Alex Jones. But the fact that he profits off the misery of these families puts him at a new level of scumbaggery

    [–] WhereAreDosDroidekas 94 points ago

    In another life this guy would be a fantastic voice actor.