Here’s a recent conversation about the recent verdict giving Sandy Hook victims about $50 million dollars in punitive damages because of the comments made by Alex Jones of Infowars.
The real issue is that Jones was voicing his concern that the parents of the victims were using the tragedy to increase “false flag” laws to further restrict gun laws. So, what we really have here is the 1st and 2nd amendments under attack. Supposedly these poor parents had to go into hiding and had death threats because of Jones’ comments. Of course, the fact that the justices that voted to overturn Roe have not only had death threats but an actual assassination attempt doesn’t seem to matter to the folks celebrating this legal win. $50 million is not only not chump change, it’s a good warning for anyone who has a view the establishment doesn’t like – such as it might be true that these grieving parents were being used to stifle the 2nd amendment – and if you actually say it out loud we will shut you down to the tune of millions of dollars.
Dr. T: Fat so made $300 million off of hate and lies last year. He should have to forfeit all of it
BF: so that means let’s shut down speech and make sure others get the message. btw, Jones, may be a creep, but if he was a lefty creep, I’d say the same thing.
Dr. T: Hate speech, inciting others to commit crime is not covered under free speech. Read some case law
BF: They may codify this absurd notion of hate speech with some illiberal judges, but it still sounds a lot like Big Brother to me. 1st amendment was put there expressly for speech that wasn’t nice – if not, there wouldn’t be a need for the 1st amendment.
Dr. T: Turn off Fayx Propaganda and you might learn something
BF: I think most of the media has become like Chayefsky’s Network – entertainment and not much real news. Fox is only slightly better than the network newz, and if you want propaganda, nothing quite as absurd as Commie News and Mslsd. Two can play that silly word game. Free speech either exists or not. Only real argument to halting or punishing free speech is if you can categorically prove harm. I don’t think commenting on Sandy Hook with insults rises to the level of yelling fire in a theater, but all it takes is a good slip and fall lawyer and a sympathetic judge and jury. What should alarm the folks on the left that used to live by slogans like “question authority” – seems like as long as the propaganda jibes with what you’ve been brainwashed to believe – no need to question it – right?
DR. T: There’s a reason Faux Hate Propaganda has been banned from most democracies around the world
BF: Why are you afraid of Fox News? They get the highest ratings by far not because they are that conservative – it’s simply because Commie newz and mslsd and most of the Network newz programs are simply mouthpieces and dare I say propagandists for the Globalist Ruling Class in US and EU. You folks are driven by emotion not reason. That’s why it’s so easy for you to side with the ruling class that uses censorship, doxing and the courts to stifle speech that they don’t like. Sounds like you’d enjoy living in the former USSR, Maoist China or any number of countries where there is no such thing as free speech. Sandy Hook, explain how a talk show guy making a point that these grieving parents were used to push gun control rises to point of defamation worth 50 million dollars? Did this guy actually cause someone to do actual damage? Did Jones say anything as damning as when Schumer told his crowd that if Kavanaugh and Gorsuch didn’t vote the way he wanted – they would create a “whirlwind – you won’t know what hit you”. Then a nut job from California actually attempted to assassinate Kavanaugh. Not to mention several attacks at the Supreme Court. If Jones’ suit was worth $50 Mil – a suit against Schumer should be worth $50 Billion!