How does the Left win?
$45.2 million on top of $4.1 million for publicly expressing one's personal opinion. And hurting someone's feelings.
I'm not an Alex Jones fan. But...
OTOH, he made a lot of money perpetuating the "Sandy Hook was a hoax" narrative. A judge and jury just took that money from him.
"Reasonable" people see Alex Jones and people like him as entertainers with a voice. Reasonable people ignore people like Alex Jones when what he says is so obviously hyperbolic that it can't possibly be true. Turn around, walk away... I'm not sure that what's happening to Mr. Jones now is reasonable.
Whether we like it or not, they just threw cold water on the ability to speak what you believe. Or to say the things that make you money.
I suspect that some judge somewhere will overturn these awards.
My mind is reeling. This is insanity. Almost $50 million to one set of parents because Alex Jones called Sandy Hook a hoax.
Maybe I'm seeing this wrong?
Your thoughts, please...
It could happen to anyone. Cross a Leftist, see where it gets you.
Watch how the January 6th "investigation" was conceived and has grown.
If the Left wins in November, we're fucked.
If they lose in November, these games that they are playing are setting precedent regarding how to deal with them. How to deal with people protesting for their cause. How to deal with political opponents we don't like. 'ol Joe will be impeached, Hunter will be prosecuted, blah blah blah. Surely the Left understands that? They can't be so nearsighted that they believe no one else will do these things, given the opportunity? They aren't pursuing the American citizens involved in the January 6th protests with such vigor in order to get justice. They are doing it to crush all opposition to the advancement of their Leftist ideology. They are doing it to make people fear opposing them in the future.
People better start getting their heads out of their asses most rickety-tick.
Anyone who believes that the Left is just practicing "business as usual" is almost too stupid to fathom. The rules have changed, they are changing by the minute. No one is going to stop this "peaceful" overthrow of democracy by the Left. It's done.