We’re not sure if it was Cenk Uygur or one of the other Young Turks who sent out this tweet, but if it’s bad enough to make us defend Alex Jones, it must be bad. As you probably know, Jones is being sued by a group of Sandy Hook parents for defamation, calling the mass shooting a false flag operation.
But did he send child pornography to the Sandy Hook parents? No.
Alex Jones Sent Child Porn To Sandy Hook Parents https://t.co/ibh60NWClW
— The Young Turks (@TheYoungTurks) June 18, 2019
This looks actionable. Keyword “parents.” He did no such thing. https://t.co/HDMzmCV8Co
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) June 18, 2019
Maybe also delete the Tweet? pic.twitter.com/b2N60nsxN1
— Rxss Gxxdman (@R7Goodman) June 18, 2019
— FiNaL ReVeLaTiOn (@RevelationFinal) June 18, 2019
Ohhhh…libel. Time for a hefty lawsuit.
— Covfefe Kimmie (@kimmieguy) June 18, 2019
Example of how news lies right here. You may not like Alex Jones, but the FBI determined he had malware that sent these links because his computer got compromised. This is why news is garbage. Don't trust them.
— GameEnders (@GameEnders_) June 18, 2019
I hope TYT gets sued for defamation. New low.
— SethRich (@SethRich2017) June 18, 2019
Cant wait until this gets you sued and you go bankrupt for this.
— D҉ąedricLordK̷r̕amp͘u̵s? (@Iamlucky87) June 18, 2019
Alex Jones is about to own The Young Turks
— Obun (@TheWisestOfMen) June 18, 2019
You're really asking for a lawsuit, aren't you?
— Jimmo (@JimMKMMA) June 18, 2019
To be honest, even The Wall Street Journal danced around the truth with its own headline on Monday:
Talk-show host Alex Jones sent child pornography to the legal team representing family members of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a defamation case against him, the attorneys said https://t.co/n6TD270N6r
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 17, 2019
Again, we’re not thrilled to defend Alex Jones, but this is a claim by the plaintiffs’ attorneys, and it comes right out and says that Jones sent child pornography to them — a claim that’s been debunked by the FBI.
Ok clearly this headline is false.
I want to think better of WSJ but you keep failing
— Ross ?? (@12ossT) June 18, 2019
After a 2 week investigation the FBI concluded the files were emailed to InfoWars by a malicious actor using unrelated subject lines, the emails had never been opened, and no one there even knew about them. #FakeNewshttps://t.co/YZM2eRd0xl
— Humble Libertarian (@thehuli) June 18, 2019
Here’s what The Wall Street Journal reports:
Far-right talk-show host Alex Jones sent child pornography to the legal team representing family members of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School school in a defamation case against him, the attorneys said.
The attorneys turned over what they said was child pornography to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when they received them in May, according to court papers filed Monday. They said the materials were included in a trove of discovery materials produced by Mr. Jones in the defamation case filed in Connecticut Superior Court.
The real deal, though, is that Jones produced “a trove of discovery materials,” including emails. And indeed, someone had sent child pornography to InfoWars, in attachments that had never even been opened. In discovery, the Sandy Hook lawyers found the child pornography and claimed that if Jones’ legal team “had engaged in even minimal due diligence and actually reviewed the materials before production, they would have found the images themselves.”
So the attorneys are upset that Jones didn’t open the attachments and find the child pornography himself before turning it over to their legal team.
And as far as Jones sending child pornography to Sandy Hook parents, we have no idea where The Young Turks got that idea.
There is no way he did that. No way!
— Jerry Clement (@jerryclement19) June 17, 2019
#fakenews.. jones is crazy, but this is not the truth
— Dreamweaver1984 (@LexSportsCards) June 18, 2019
oh boy. someone is begging for a lawsuit…. and by someone i mean:
— Edmund (@Edmund369) June 18, 2019
— iroots.org?? (@irootsorg) June 18, 2019
This is libel. FBI identified Jones as the VICTIM of someone sending malware with hidden links to child porn never opened or seen by Jones. Jones never sent anything to Sandy Hook parents & never sent child porn to anybody. Retract & apologize, or get sued.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) June 18, 2019
@AnaKasparian So are you going to issue a correction or just quietly delete the video as appears to have happened?
— DK (@GatoradeParty) June 18, 2019
nice job. jump that shark
— #ReEducateAlexJones (@_entonces_) June 18, 2019
You realize he didn't right?
I mean you know the story is false right?
Or do you not care?
— Nick Bell (@Nbell3) June 18, 2019
The porn was sent TO infowars emails. Not from. TO. So if someone sends you child porn that means you are also a pervert then right?
— The Beave (@Beaveocleave) June 18, 2019
Take this down you frauds #ArmenianGenocide
— AidanB (@SGuy12345) June 18, 2019
— Raymond fields (@rfields301) June 18, 2019
No, some sicko sent those images to Jones, and he only found out about it through discovery. Delete your account
— Gavin Hayes (@Gavin_B_Hayes) June 18, 2019
Do not delete, you guys deserve to get sued.
— Shatvez (@CapReality69) June 18, 2019
You’re not retracting this yet? pic.twitter.com/5dNJm4mIg9
— DJ Publius?? (@djpublius) June 18, 2019
I see y'all deleted the video but left up this tweet. Retract and apologize.
FBI confirmed Jones is a victim in this matter.
— Plague of Legions⌛??⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@plagueoflegions) June 18, 2019
This clickbait is gonna cost you hundreds of thousands
— TJBrown (@TJBrown04668472) June 18, 2019
Blue check who works for The Young Turks on Dan Crenshaw: ‘F*** his eye’ https://t.co/1zPBMfbHV0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 11, 2019