Ethics Lessons From The Alex Jones Discovery Debacle 1 Ethics Lessons From The Alex Jones Discovery Debacle

Ethics Lessons From The Alex Jones Discovery Debacle

By Hilary Gerzhoy, Julienne Pasichow and Grace Wynn (August 5, 2022, 6:31 PM EDT) — In the most explosive courtroom drama to unfold on video in recent memory, Alex Jones — the infamous right-wing conspiracy theorist — was confronted last Wednesday with a cache of his own texts and emails while taking the stand in the latest defamation case brought by the families of the victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.[1]

Jones, the owner of InfoWars, a website that peddles conspiracy theories, gun paraphernalia and medicinal supplements, is on trial to determine damages after a Texas state court judge issued a default judgment finding him guilty of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional…