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Infowars' Alex Jones blames Sandy Hook conspiracy claims on 'psychosis'
ABC 10 ^ | 30 March 2019 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/30/2019 5:14:56 PM PDT by tkocur

NATION-WORLD Infowars' Alex Jones blames Sandy Hook conspiracy claims on 'psychosis' Several families say that Jones' comments have subjected them to harassment and death threats by his followers. Author: Associated Press Published: 3:38 PM PDT March 30, 2019 Updated: 3:41 PM PDT March 30, 2019

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones blamed the various claims he's made over the years, including that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax, on "psychosis," according to a deposition the "Infowars" host has given as part of a Texas lawsuit.

Jones described his conspiracy thinking as a kind of mental disorder during the deposition taken earlier this month for the lawsuit filed against him by the family of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, attack, the Austin American-Statesman reported .

Jones said during the deposition that he "almost had like a form of psychosis back in the past where I basically thought everything was staged, even though I'm now learning a lot of times things aren't staged."

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."

The defamation lawsuit was filed in Travis County, Texas, where Jones' media company is based. In August, the judge presiding over the lawsuit denied Jones' request to dismiss the case .

Jones' attorneys have defended his speech in court as "rhetorical hyperbole," but denied it was defamation.

During the deposition, Jones continued to voice conspiratorial suspicions about the shooting.

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1 posted on 03/30/2019 5:14:56 PM PDT by tkocur
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This guy is a walking disaster. Read a bit about this and feel bad for him, he’s discredited and embarrassed himself and people that listened, read, and supported him. It undermines anything he touches.


2 posted on 03/30/2019 5:28:00 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: tkocur

Likewise, anyone who took the Trump-Russia conspiracy seriously was also suffering from a psychotic disorder. TDS or TURD.


3 posted on 03/30/2019 5:33:29 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I don't watch CNN for the same reason I don't drink from the toilet.)
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To: Reno89519

Not to mention, he blew it with his Y2K predictions ...


4 posted on 03/30/2019 5:33:44 PM PDT by _Jim (Save babies)
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To: tkocur

JimRob’s looking mighty prescient right now. He hasn’t allowed Alex Jones content on FR for many years.


5 posted on 03/30/2019 5:36:07 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: tkocur

I watched part of one of his videos, just once, and that was enough. He’s a nutball.


6 posted on 03/30/2019 5:38:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: tkocur

Still haven’t heard any rational explanation for the sloppy sniper.


7 posted on 03/30/2019 5:41:41 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing")
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To: tkocur

I have no love, no respect for Alex Jones. But this sounds like more fake news and a hit piece to me.


9 posted on 03/30/2019 5:42:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: tkocur

Why is this news and why is it posted?


10 posted on 03/30/2019 5:43:24 PM PDT by Dave W
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As nutso as Jones is, he’s a pup compared to the left with the doozies they came up with over the decades. Contrary to popular belief the moon landing hoax started years before Jones was thought of. The commie rags (The Militant, The Daily Worker, etc) had “proof”NASA paid off then MLB commish Bowie Kuhn to rig the 1969 baseball season so the last place, hapless hopeless N.Y. Mets would sweep through the playoffs, clinch the NL Pennant and miraculously win the World Series so as to distract the public’s attention from the hoax NASA was peretrating. But the one that still has me LMAO, the one that’s the gold standard by which all other conspiracy kookery should be judged was in 1981 when CPUSA head Gus Hall, who for CIA director John Brennan bragged about voting for Pres, had posters put up all over NYC claiming John Lennon was killed by the CIA. They had proof the CIA kidnapped Marc Chapman, implanted a chip in his butt and programmed him to carry out the deed.


11 posted on 03/30/2019 5:44:53 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Virtue signalling is no virtue)
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To: Dave W

“Why is this news and why is it posted?”

Why isn’t it news?


12 posted on 03/30/2019 5:45:46 PM PDT by be-baw
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To: be-baw

Maybe put True Pundit on the list too.


13 posted on 03/30/2019 5:45:57 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Windflier; Jim Robinson

Right you are, Windy!

Jim’s had decades of experience dealing with miscreants, kooks, lunatics, fools and even some normal folks who merely acted like the aforementioned from time to time! LOL.


14 posted on 03/30/2019 5:46:18 PM PDT by onyx (Join 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WINNING WAY!)
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To: tkocur

p$ycho$i$


15 posted on 03/30/2019 5:47:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: tkocur

Sounds like a liberal’s zero thought process.


16 posted on 03/30/2019 5:50:27 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Rep. Steve Scalise: Those, Who Call Fossil Fuels 'Immoral' Should 'Stop Using Them Today!)
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To: Reno89519
This guy is a walking disaster. Read a bit about this and feel bad for him, he’s discredited and embarrassed himself and people that listened, read, and supported him. It undermines anything he touches.

Yep. He really stepped in it with the Sandy Hook truther stuff, particularly when conspiracy nutjobs who listened to his show started accosting parents of dead kids. And now we have heartbroken parents killing themselves.

He's trying to set up his defense. He's going to need one.

17 posted on 03/30/2019 5:51:30 PM PDT by Drew68
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Jim’s had decades of experience dealing with miscreants, kooks, lunatics, fools...

And still, he has the patience of a saint. Amazing, really.

18 posted on 03/30/2019 5:54:13 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: tkocur
You have to choose your conspiracies wisely.
If only he believed Trump is a Russian agent or Kavanaugh is a Quaalude pushing serial rapist or the Covington kids are white supremacists or the Israelis hypnotized the world, he might be an CNN political analyst.
19 posted on 03/30/2019 5:57:39 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen ((Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong))
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To: Yardstick

“Maybe put True Pundit on the list too.”

I’ll second that.


20 posted on 03/30/2019 5:58:14 PM PDT by be-baw
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