Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

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  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 19, 2019 11:26 a.m.

    Alex Jones is a truly awful human being. How he can say the things he said about those dead children and their parents is beyond comprehension.
    He needs to lose everything he owns to those poor families.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 9:29 a.m.

    The plaintiffs need to teach this out of control misinformation source a lesson.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 19, 2019 7:30 a.m.

    GenErik - Ventura, CA
    June 18, 2019 12:31 p.m.
    The Book of Mormon talks about the Great and Spacious building and Gadianton Robbers. It is amazing to me how many people in the church study the scriptures but do not see these things right in front of them. What Alex Jones warns about mirrors the warnings Pres Benson, Pres Lee and other previous Latter-Day prophets have told us about not allowing these kind of people to get above us.

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    Alex Jones and trump are perfect examples of what President Benson warned us about. But it's pathetically obvious that many Utahns have completely forgotten that fact.

    I simply cannot comprehend why today's church leaders are ignoring what's happening now.

  • GenErik Ventura, CA
    June 19, 2019 12:36 a.m.

    I am not saying anything more than that Alex Jones is disclosing that some of the same things the prophets warned would happen are now happening.

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    June 18, 2019 11:24 p.m.

    @GenErik
    "What Alex Jones warns about mirrors the warnings Pres Benson, Pres Lee and other previous Latter-Day prophets have told us about not allowing these kind of people to get above us."

    Considering the conspiracy theory laced nonsense prognosticating Alex Jones gets up to, a comparison to an LDS prophet would be deeply insulting to the prophet.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2019 8:24 p.m.

    @GenErik: " What Alex Jones warns about mirrors the warnings Pres Benson, Pres Lee and other previous Latter-Day prophets have told us about not allowing these kind of people to get above us."

    So....Alex Jones is on par with LDS prophets? You sure you want to assert that on this forum?

  • GenErik Ventura, CA
    June 18, 2019 12:31 p.m.

    The Book of Mormon talks about the Great and Spacious building and Gadianton Robbers. It is amazing to me how many people in the church study the scriptures but do not see these things right in front of them. What Alex Jones warns about mirrors the warnings Pres Benson, Pres Lee and other previous Latter-Day prophets have told us about not allowing these kind of people to get above us.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 18, 2019 11:26 a.m.

    Trump retweets regularly includes InfoWars, Paul Joseph Watson and Canadian extremist Lauren Southern. The president also shared an Islamophobic tweet from an account called Deep State Exposed. Among its recent missives is the claim that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is the son of Hitler’s Gestapo chief, Heinrich MÜller.

    So this is the "real news" to donald and his loyalists, no wonder they are confused.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    June 18, 2019 11:15 a.m.

    @GenErik

    Alex...is that you?

    Alex has staged many events or manipulated ones to sway public opinion.

    Thankfully most Americans see Alex Jones and his followers for what they truly represent.

    Hoaxers, on the other hand are all in with Alex Jones and those of his ilk.

    BTW,

    I know.

    I dont' fear.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2019 10:34 a.m.

    GenErik You want to tell us about the space aliens the government is hiding in area 51? Chem trails? The child sex ring Hillary was running out of a pizza parlor in Washington?

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    June 18, 2019 9:51 a.m.

    Good! Alex Jones and his ilk need to crawl back into their dark, fetid holes and stay there. They offer nothing constructive to humanity.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 18, 2019 9:38 a.m.

    Good Grief. What is wrong with some people? Instead of building detention camps for separated kids of illegal border crossers, we need to build some for conspiracy theorists. I understand that there will always be a percentage of our population that is gullible or won't look at facts. But the people that create and push there theories on gullible people, via mass media, need to be shut down.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    June 18, 2019 9:29 a.m.

    Go Pozner; keep up the good fight!

  • WallE Walla Walla, WA
    June 18, 2019 9:09 a.m.

    It is amazing that some people can ignore truth to create a new narrative.

    The earth is flat, the holocaust never happened, there is no "real" gun violence in America.

    It's really pathetic that some people would use the death of a child to harass the family to try to create the narrative that the child never existed, therefore no gun violence exists. I feel the grief for our country over our inability to see the truth and for this family.

  • wgirl , 00
    June 18, 2019 9:04 a.m.

    Good! I can't imagine using the tremendous grief these parents have faced - the terrible tragedy of Sandy Hook - for my own monetary gain. To scare people into buying my "supplements" and get more "likes" and "views" on Youtube. It is reprehensible. It is evil.

    The damage done by fraudsters like Jones is illustrated in the post by @GenErik who says he doesn't know if Sandy Hook happened or not. The seeds are planted - the lies are spread. Frightened people are more likely to make desperate decisions. If they don't trust anyone, they make uneducated and misinformed decisions. They are more willing to support a "strong man" that makes them feel a sense of stability.

    Yes, Jones con's people out of their money, but it is worse than that. I'm glad this grieving father got a tiny bit of Justice.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 18, 2019 8:22 a.m.

    This story also left out the fact that Alex Jones said he had been suffering from "some kind of psychosis."

    In a deposition, he stated :
    "And I, myself, have almost had like a form of psychosis back in the past where I basically thought everything was staged, even though I've now learned a lot of times things aren't staged," he said.

    Unfortunately, that never made it into his website and nothing has changed as he has made big money defrauding gullible people who read his site or view his online lies.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 18, 2019 8:15 a.m.

    WONDERFUL.

    The harm done to America by Infowars and other similar outfits has been tremendous. They all need to be held accountable for their blatant lies.

    One example of how they have managed to distort the thinking of our neighbors is seen here in another comment.

    Rights must carry responsibility.