I know I am getting way ahead of things here, but I think Alex Jones’s conduct in this Connecticut courtroom is giving us a sneak preview of how a trial of Donald Trump might look like. Ture, Alex Jones is being sued in a civil trial and not a criminal one, but he really deserves a criminal trial. I’d compare Alex Jones’s conduct to a circus, but people actually have some fun at a circus. And what Jones said and did in that courtroom today makes a shit throwing howler monkey look civilized. Basically, Jones said to the Sandy Hook Families, “I’m done saying I’m sorry.”
Actually, let’s go to the article from Law and Crime for some of the loathsome spectacle that is Alex Jones.
At one point, attorney Christopher M. Mattei, who represents the Sandy Hook plaintiffs, said Jones’ characterizations of the massacre as a hoax or plot resulted in years of heartache for the families he represents.
“You put a target on his back, just like you did every single parent and loved one sitting here, didn’t you?” Mattei asked Jones, while referencing one particular client.
“No, I didn’t,” Jones responded.
Pattis objected; Bellis told Mattei to move on.
“These are real people, you know that, Mr. Jones?” an increasingly irate Mattei prodded.
“Just like all the Iraqis you liberals killed and love, because you’re unbelievable,” Jones answered. “You switch emotions on and off when you want. You’re just ambulance chasing.”
That response did nothing to lower the temperature of the argument.
“You have families in this courtroom here that lost children, sisters, wives, moms,” Mattei then goaded.
“Is this a struggle session?” Jones responded. “Are we in China? I’ve already said I’m sorry a hundred times, and I’m done saying I’m sorry. I didn’t progenerate this. I wasn’t the first person to say it. American gun owners didn’t like being blamed for this, as the left did, so we rejected it mentally and said it must not be true. But, I legitimately thought it might have been staged, and I stand by that. I don’t apologize for it.”
And here it is on film:
There are just so many lies, non sequiturs, cruelty, whineness, and sociopathic behavior in that exchange that it is hard to even begin to try and unpack it all.
- Lie: he did put targets on all the Sandy Hook victims backs. His claim that he did not is a vile lie.
- Non Sequitur: Liberals killed the Iraqis? Huh? Last time I checked that was George W. Bush and Republicans who started the Iraq War. And what the fuck does that have to do with the Sandy Hook massacre?
- Cruelty: denies responsibility for the harm he caused to those same people right in their faces.
- Whineness: Are we in China? I’m undergoing torture! Help!
- Sociopathic: Still clings to his cruel lies in the face of overwhelming evidence and does not take responsibility for his evil actions — “I legitimately thought it might have been staged.”
As for the rest, Alex Jones had to tell the judge that he called her a tyrant.
And that was the most polite he was with her. As you can see from the film, Jones and his defense attorney talked over the judge numerous times.
It got so bad that the judge had to scream at Jones’s attorney to shut up. And she had to let Jones know that this was a courtroom and not his damn show. I’m not sure what Jones thinks he is accomplishing here, except driving his stupid audience to contribute more money to him. Otherwise, this all makes no sense, unless this is also driven by white privilege run amok.
I do not know if there are tort claim caps in CT like there are in TX, but I hope there are not.