- Ashton Whitty: Whitty is a conservative YouTuber. She seems to be singularly obsessed with liberals taking over college campuses and all that ballyhoo. She is very young, and it feels very uncomfortable judging her when it's pretty clear that she will likely regret going on InfoWars in a few years.
Early-mid 2018 Alex Jones is a real rough listen.
On the one hand, most of the narratives that Alex embarks on only exist to serve Donald Trump's best interest or justify something really fucked up that Trump did. It's so repetitive, there's just nothing interesting about a man being a boot-licker.
On the other hand, everyone except us is suing Alex these days, and it kind of creates an even more repetitive, boring show. It's just constant stream of "I'm a victim," "this lawsuit traces back to George Soros," "if I go down, it will end the 1st amendment." It's intensely boring.
The real issue we're seeing right now is that the conspiracy theorist has placed himself at the center of a perceived conspiracy. It's the lunatic equivalent of a television reporter becoming part of the story.
The news of the day is that Alex Jones is being sued by two parents of children who were murdered in the tragedy at Sandy Hook. The parents absolutely deserve some kind of recompense for the horrors they have had to endure, but these suits will probably not work out, if only because of the statute of limitations for defamation claims in Texas being 1-2 years depending on circumstances.
Alex Jones absolutely said that all the events that happened on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary were staged and that no kids died. He didn't say it in the context of a debate, he didn't say it was a possibility, and he didn't say it to "play devil's advocate." Alex full-throatedly supported the idea that the entire thing was fake:
In his defense of himself, Alex makes a series of lies about his positions about Sandy Hook that are demonstrably false, just based on that clip posted above. Here are a few of them:
[Note: Alex will not stop calling the issue of Sandy Hook a "tar baby," which whether you like to admit it or not, is a racially loaded term. The term comes from the Uncle Remus series of stories written by Joel Chandler Harris, which served as the inspiration for the movie The Song of the South, a movie so racist that Disney has locked it up in the vault and pretended it does not exist. Alex's flippant and constant use of the expression should speak volumes about how deeply entrenched his racism is.
1) Alex Is Lying About The Timeline
In this clip, Alex claims that "1 year after" the events of Sandy Hook, he was convinced that people died there. The first clip posted above was from his Jan. 13, 2015 episode of the show, which is well over a year after Sandy Hook (Dec. 14, 2012). Alex is completely full of shit about this, and he continued on telling his audience that no one died at the school for a good long while after the pretend point in time when he supposedly was convinced that children did, in fact, get murdered.
2) Alex Is Lying About "Being Convinced By The Evidence"
In this clip, Alex says that he and Paul Joseph Watson went over the evidence and Alex was convinced that the event really did happen and children died. The problem there is that in the clip from Jan. 13, 2015, he clearly says "I couldn't believe it at first," when talking about how he now believes the whole event was fake. That clearly implies that something had to have "convinced" him of that, which suggests strongly that "going over the evidence" led him not to believe the exact opposite of what he is pretending it did in modern day.
3) Alex Will Not Stop Saying Tar Baby
This is really nothing to do strictly with Sandy Hook, it's just super upsetting.
4) Alex Lies About Not Saying People At Sandy Hook Were Actors
In the clip from Jan. 13, 2015, Alex repeatedly says that "they used actors." He wants to hide behind this facade of saying "I never said they were actors" when that is literally exactly what he said.
The issue that we are dealing with is that Alex Jones is a very dumb, lazy guy. He only reads the headlines and first paragraphs of stories he covers. He has clearly never read any of the "Globalist" writings he pretends support his worldview (since most of them say the exact opposite of what he claims they do). And most importantly, he never, ever confirms or proves anything.
He goes on air and reports gossip as fact, message board posts as truth, misunderstandings as proof of conspiracy. This is a dangerous game, because it will eventually lead you to believe things that are absolutely not true, but you've built up too big a narrative to let any piece of it slip without letting the entire thing fall.
All of the pieces of Alex's Sandy Hook narrative, that he was pushing way past a year after the tragedy, are thoroughly debunked. All of the things he's bringing up to defend himself in the present are things that he can't prove (e.g. the clearly fake "Antifa/Soros contracts" one of his interns found on 4chan, and then they reported as being real). This is a big building built on nothing.
The problem with the game he is playing is that you cannot say that "they used actors" at Sandy Hook without your listeners/followers taking that logic to the next step. If they used actors, then all of the grieving families by definition have to be in on it. They aren't innocent victims of tragedy; they're evil villains who need to be exposed. By perpetuating the pieces of the narrative that Alex very definitely did, he brought unimaginable and horrifying abuse into the lives of people who had already suffered the worst pain imaginable in losing a young child to senseless murder.
Alex is perhaps lucky that the families of the victims did not sue him sooner. If the reality of his words and actions could be considered in court, he would be dead to rights, but legal technicalities may get him off the hook on this one. Either way, he is anything but innocent, and should be deeply ashamed of himself.