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Can We Expect Pres. Trump, Alex Jones, & Others Back on Twitter?
"The big day it's a big time. It's a celebratory era. The left has just gotten owned in a big way. Most people on the left are smart enough to kind of keep their anguish silent over Elon Musk successfully purchasing Twitter to the tune of $44 billion. How'd you like to have $44 billion just lying around somewhere? Well, you know, I want to advance free speech. I think I'll buy Twitter. For 44 billion. Think about how much money $44 billion is to own a social media platform. When the left, of course, as expected is freaking out, wait till Trump comes back to Twitter. Oh, he will. He will, there's no way he stays away. What do they bring Alex Jones back? My goodness. Think about the possibilities. Of how shrill and hysterical the left will become, it is a joyful, joyful occurrence.
Judge delays Alex Jones trial as Infowars seeks bankruptcy
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"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Some of these are Nevada LLCs with a hired registered agent, registered agents Inc some of these are institutions, organizations that they just can't find. They have pled in the complaint. Plaintiffs have found no entity by this name and no registered agent to receive service. They will amend this pleading accordingly when a registered agent has been ascertained if any exist. And here's the allegation of what happened and this is this scheme is not only abominable, but it is in the amount of $54 million. Wow. Yeah, let's start off. In addition to drawing a $600,000 a year plus salary from 2018 to 2021, Alex Jones took $18 million in distributions from free speech systems. He also distributed money to his parents, they're named in this lawsuit. Free speech systems was then ostensibly insolvent and a company called PQ PR filed a UCC financing statement claiming that free speech systems owed it and again I said the total was $54 million. So what you do when you say when you are a creditor to a company, you can then file a financing statement and say, hey, I loaned this company $54 million. It agreed to give me a primary security interest in all of its assets while or in some of its assets while it was paying back that $54 million. And then when you go into bankruptcy, you become by virtue of that perfected UCC financing statement, a secured creditor in your treated differently than unsecured creditors, like, say, people who have a lawsuit judgment against you. So how did PQ PR get a $54 million, get a financing statement for $54 million that ostensibly FSS free speech systems owes to it? Well, here's what's described in the financing statement. Alex Jones makes money by selling crap on his website. That crap ranges from bumper stickers and things in support of his lunatic positions. All of this is laid out, by the way, rather hilariously and with pictures beginning on page 5 and at paragraph 24 of the complaint. So they have pictures of the bumper sticker that says COVID-19 is a hoax and fluoride. There is poison in the tap water. So he sells bumper stickers. They can even buy various preparedness kits, ranging from seeds to storable food to survival gear to nuclear and biological supplies, I would love to click on that button, but I'm not going to the info wars website. So freeze dryer, storable food, water and air filtration systems, packaged seeds, radios, survival gear, all the ship. Where are the boner pills? Does he sell boner pills? I'm down for those, right? Here's the allegation. The allegation is PQ PR makes all of this crap. PQ PR gives the crap to free speech systems to sell on Alex Jones website. P QPR is then ostensibly paid the costs of the goods plus 70% of the sales revenue when they're sold. And free speech systems gets 30% for essentially warehousing and distributing and distributing the goods. All of that so far would be totally normal would be a completely reasonable way for a business to do business. You're paying essentially a 30% premium to have somebody else handle all the logistics storing, processing orders, sending it out, fulfillment. As opposed to having poor Teresa send up t-shirts. That's all normal. What's not normal is the allegation that free speech systems instead of doing all of that kept 100% of the revenue on every piece of crap that was sold for 7 years, which is how you get to $54 million. Wow. And then PQ PR kept merrily shipping stuff, which continues to this day, right? Pqp are to this day still supplies free speech systems with their storable food and freeze dryers and seeds that they can sell on the show. And the complaint asks as a rhetorical critic. It's one of the few examples of where a rhetorical question in a complaint is actually really, really effective. This is paragraph 34. It says, so why would an independent business like P QPR continue to engage in such questionable transactions? That is underselling it quite a bit, right? Like didn't get paid for 7 years is owed $54 million. Sell all you want will make more. We'll keep shipping it to you. Why would an independent company do such a stupid thing? 'cause they're a fake shell company. So then after documenting all of the relationships buy in between what they correctly call an alphabet soup of shell entities that BQP is owned or operated directly by Alex Jones, his parents and his children, that's it. Yeah. These kind of parents have thought about hold on. Poor mister and misses Jones are in supply. I always would have thought they were the victims and all this. I can't believe our idiot sons believes in lizard people and doing it. But it sounds like they're involved. Yep. Seems like they're involved. So beginning the month that courts issued default judgments. That is November of 2021. Free speech systems started transferring to PQ PR up to $11,000 a day, plus 60 to 80% of their sales revenue, supposedly just to pay interest on this fictitious and again, this is if proven. These are allegations. But supposedly to pay interest on all of a sudden this $54 million debt, free speech system claims that these payments are part of a financial disentanglement between the two companies and then goes on to allege in reality they're transfers designed to siphon off the Jones stutters assets to make them judgment proof. So let's put all that together. As Alex Jones has obstructed justice and refused to comply with basic discovery requests in both the Connecticut and the Texas cases, he got a series of default judgments entered against him, right? These are judgments for liability, like the one in Connecticut was also entered in Texas. So the question is not, is he going to have to pay money to the sandy hook families? He is. The question is, how much is he going to have to pay money to the San Diego families?.
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"So that's why I'm explaining that. And so this third category where time and time again, Alex Jones was InfoWars LLC and free speech systems I will see were served with deposition requests to produce corporate witnesses, knowledgeable about the following topics. And the witnesses they produced were not, in fact, knowledgeable about the following topics. So you'd show up at the deposition and say, hey, you were produced to describe the editorial system at InfoWars. What do you know about that? I don't know anything about that. And if you do that enough times, the court will issue a series of sterner and sterner, more sternly worded crunchwraps. But at the end of the day, the court has one more item in its arsenal beyond sternly worded crunchwraps, and that is the power to hold you in contempt. The power to issue inherent sanctions, which is closely related. And so on November 15th of 2021, and the Connecticut case, the court reached its breaking point. This is we'll link the ruling in the show notes, but beginning of page 15, the court said the Jones defendants were not just careless in discovery. Their failure to produce critical documents, their disregard for the discovery process and procedure and for court orders is a pattern of obstructive conduct that interferes with the ability of the plaintiffs to conduct meaningful discovery and prevents the plaintiffs from meaningfully prosecuting their claims. The court held off on scheduling this sanctions hearing in the hopes that many of these problems would be corrected and the Jones defendants would ultimately comply with their discovery obligations and numerous court orders and they have not. Is this a different one than the one we already covered? Nope. This is the same one we've covered. We've covered. So the court says, look, so I'm at the end of my rope here. This is not meant to be punishment. I'm entering a judgment against the defendants on the issue of liability because nothing else I can do is going to get them to comply. And so then the judge says, look, we will now proceed to trial on damages alone. And that's what has been in the background of the Connecticut case has been the attempt to depose Alex Jones to get him to come in to talk about the elements that are relevant to, for example, intentional infliction of emotional distress. How do we calculate those damages that the plaintiffs are due? Well, we need to figure out two different things. Number one, we need to figure out how much money Alex Jones and InfoWars has. And number two, we need to figure out if they also engaged in bad faith and thus punitive damages are appropriate. So limited purpose depositions. We're not litigating liability. Those were the things Alex Jones tried to postpone and not sit for and had to post $75,000 in bonds that we've covered. We mentioned that last week that Alex Jones said he had purged his contempt and therefore he wants his $75,000 back. The plaintiffs filed a very interesting response to that brief and they said, the courts contempt finds were effective. Mister Jones sat for his deposition on April 5th to 6th. However, mister Jones contempt for fairness and this court's authority continues. Mister Jones is now abusing the court's protective order by designating the entire deposition as confidential, even as he is and his attorney, norm Pettis, publicly disclosed their version of what happened at his deposition in a cynical effort to shape public opinion around his false claim that this litigation is part of a larger plot to attack the First Amendment. That seems like a crazy thing to write in a court document, but it's absolutely true. And so here's what Alex Jones did. There was a protective order. We've talked about protective orders being used to keep documents confidential in litigation in the parties will agree to those things. And that that involves information that does not rise to the level of privilege, but that nevertheless you could agree for purposes of litigation will not be disclosed to the public. So examples of that might be medical information regarding any party. You would say, look, you would redact out if a document contains someone's social security number. That's not privileged, but there's no reason for the public to know and maybe facilitate somebody conducting identity fraud. And also business secrets. We've done the classic example of, you know, if there's litigation on infringement on Kentucky fried chicken's 11 secret herbs and spices, and they disclosing it would say, all right, we're going to keep that one confidential. Jones, who since we've broken down depositions in this case, has previously allowed his depositions to be made publicly available because he carries an InfoWars film crew around with him and gets a copy of the depot when it's done, has never taken this position before. Instead, what he did was after this deposition said, okay, this entire depot was confidential, but I am going to go out immediately after both day one and day two and describe my version of the events of what happened at that deposition. So they were described as, quote, mister Jones described his deposition as just next level like a hallucination or something. They start out with demonizing me that I believe in a new world order and a global government. I find that easy to believe by the way. That true the response of the plaintiffs can not respond to this because mister Jones designated the transcript confidential. After describing at length why in his view, he is the true victim in this case, mister Jones stated that he had his attorney here to break down and talk about some of what happened today because people really want to know about this. So all of this was said public on the air on InfoWars. And then his lawyer norm pattis gets up and says, it was a long and difficult day. Alex was asked a series of questions, not as many of them about sandy hook as I would have expected. Sidebar, then you're a goddamn idiot norm badass because you know this is not about liability. This is about damages, but there were questions about events unrelated to sandy hook. And it's tricky as broad wholesale attack on mister Jones and InfoWars questioning of narratives. It struck me that the attack here was not out on behalf of the parents of sandy hook, but on behalf of people far, far different. I heard questions about a reporter, a former reporter, Alex wasn't perfect today, but he did a good job. And again, the argument is that Alex Jones is using that protective order as a sword and a shield well known sort of you can add that to your belts and suspenders, right? Yeah, I was gonna say, normally isn't cool to like, okay, we're keeping something confidential, but I'm gonna go out and characterize it how I want. Brad normally doesn't work out. Exactly right, because that's a waiver of the confidentiality provisions. That's absolutely the case..
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"I think this is really telling. You would not have bothered to go through all of the pre planning, if the only thing you ever intended to do was charge folks with violence, obstruction and charge, Stewart roads with seditious conspiracy. You don't need this information to make those kinds of charges. And in fact, lots and lots and lots of people have been charged for whom this information is not remotely relevant. Figuring out the planning and the details is what attorney general Merrick Garland said, the DoJ was about to do. And this deal, a distinctly non sweetheart deal in my mind, tends to corroborate that. Again, you know, we just had last Tuesday. We had Randolph lies and on, we had a nice debate, I thought kind of where we stand on one 6. We're reading tea leaves here. You heard me, and you push for, maybe we should be looking for more indictments and higher up. And I would say, in my view, this is consistent with a DoJ that is working its way up the ladder. So I feel more optimistic after reading this than I did before. All right, well, some good news there. I don't like them putting chemicals in the water that turn the frigging frogs gay. Speaking of good news, Alex Jones is in more trouble, right? He is so much trouble. And it is fantastic. We are about to proceed to trial in Texas. So you're going to hear a lot about Alex Jones, so the news, and I thought it made sense to kind of clear all that up. So if you will indulge me in explaining all of the different things that Alex Jones has done is continuing to do what the trial in Texas means what the newly filed lawsuit means, all sorts of great stuff. I guess I want to start with why I bother on Alex Jones. And I feel like this dovetails not only with our Friday show, but with the appearances that we've had from Andrew Seidel. And also having the knowledge fight guys on our friends over at knowledge fight. Before listening to knowledge fight, I'd listen to maybe 8 seconds of Alex Jones in my life, right? Like he sounds like a Rush Limbaugh clone. And so I just sort of, I mean, all the way down to the ladies and gentlemen. And so I just assumed that that's what he was. That's not at all what he is. And the knowledge fight guys came on and explained that this is really part of the mainstreaming of Christian nationalism plus extreme conspiracy theorists. And so if you listen to any amount of Alex Jones, he sounds like a Christian preacher. He does not sound like the substance of Russia. Rush Limbaugh never said, I'm battling literal demons. He never said, you know, I place my trust in the lord Jesus Christ in order to do that. And folks, they're turning the frigging frogs gay. I don't know. That almost bored on Obama actually. How do you do that? Yeah, well, it's just a few minutes of silence. Yeah, now. Okay, so I think it's really significant to understand that this is the source for the most toxic ideas coming out of the right wing. Like the pro Russian elements after Putin's invasion of Ukraine. That was foreshadowed on Alex Jones. Christian nationalism extreme far right. It's why I pay attention. The lawsuits, as you know, stem from the December 14th, 2012 shooting at sandy hook in Connecticut, which resulted in the deaths of 20 children, 6 adult staff members. Alex Jones immediately took to the air and decided that the entire event was a false flag. He used the words staged synthetic manufactured a giant hoax completely fake with actors and crisis actors to describe the sandy hook shooting. And so the families of the kids who actually died at sandy hook. Some of them filed a lawsuit in Connecticut suing Alex Jones for civil conspiracy for defamation for invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress. Negligent infliction of emotional distress and other charges. That all sort of stem out of that core act of defamation of saying a thing that Alex Jones knew to be false. So the lawsuit says, quote, Alex Jones does not in fact believe that the sandy hook shooting was a hoax, and he never has. Nevertheless time and time again, Alex is accused sandy hook families who were readily identifiable of faking their loved one's deaths and insisted that the children killed that day are actually alive. I'm sure we've been all through this, but why do I give a shit if he knows the truth or not? I don't care. Isn't that really slanderous stuff to just say regardless? It is, but part of the reason that the complaint is alleged in that fashion is because Alex Jones defense and I don't want to give too much time to this as a rabbit trip, but Alex Jones initial defense was to say, well, look, some of these sandy hook family members have gone on like Gabby Giffords to become active in being spokespeople for gun control. As you might imagine, when your kid is killed. And so the argument is, so when I repeated that, I was talking about their activities as public figures, and so therefore I'm entitled to the benefit of New York Times versus Sullivan. You're going to have to prove that the things I said against them were made with actual malice. And so the plaintiffs were like, yeah, challenge accepted on that one. And as it turns out, in both of these cases, I want you to just dwell on this. This is a Pete Rose moment. The underlying documents are so bad that rather than cooperate with the court rather than cooperate with the responsibilities in discovery of producing those documents and those witnesses, Alex Jones repeatedly engaged in the following actions. Okay, number one, he withheld crucial documents. Refused to turn them over when the court said turn them over. Number two, he produced inaccurate or false documents. And number three, we've talked about what is at a federal deposition called a 30 B 6, but producing corporate witnesses because Alex Jones and InfoWars LLC and another company called free speech systems LLC were all part of the dissemination. They were all sued those became the Jones defendants. When you sue a corporation, you can require a corporation to produce a witness that is knowledgeable about a range of topics. And that witness is called a corporate representative. Again, in federal court, the rule is 30 B 6. So even in state courts, you will sometimes hear them referred to as 30 B 6 witnesses. And I, having done most of my practice in federal courts, will sometimes slip into that terminology..
Alex Jones' Infowars files for bankruptcy protection
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"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"So, you know, that takes up a lot of those times. So, you know, he's not really going to be free until the 11th. And the court, as I said, denied that motion last night. Yeah, that's great. Look, pretty late Connecticut time. I said, it would be inappropriate for the plaintiffs to renotice a deposition of mister Jones that is now entirely up to mister Jones as to whether and when he will be deposed. He's in contempt of court, and in order to purge the contempt, it is incumbent upon him if he so desires to provide on two occasions a minimum of 24 hours notice of his attendance at a weekday deposition at the office of plaintiff's council in Bridgeport and to actually sit for the depositions. He does counsel our expected to conduct the depositions if they get 24 hours notice. As such, the order stance. You love to see it. So today, Alex Jones moved for an emergency stay while he appeals to the Connecticut Supreme Court. This is a joke. And this is what I've said will probably be denied by the time that we record the show. I love that this judge is just like cancel all my other appointments. Immediately deny whatever this Bozo asshole who, you know, again, let us not forget how disgusting the behavior at the center of this is. You know, lying about children, victims of a shooting were actors. You know, it's just a truly disgusting, couldn't happen to a worse person. So that's great. And I love this judge, whoever they are. They've got Andrews dedication to document documents here. Well done. I love it. So you might be asking, how on earth can Alex Jones appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court? And the answer is not well. There is a law. It is Connecticut general statute 52 6 5 a and subsection a of that law says any party to an action who is aggrieved by an order or decision of the superior court. Okay, that's Alex Jones. He is definitely aggrieved by this order. In an action which meets these two standards, involves a matter of substantial public interest and in which delay may work a substantial injustice may appeal from this section from the order or decision to the Supreme Court within two weeks of the date on the issuance of the order of decision. The appeal shall state the question of law on which it is based. So they've said, look, we're going to use this statute. We're going to apply to the Connecticut Supreme Court and they're going to strike down this nonsense order of yours. You just heard the two standards, their argument is a joke. You might be thinking that this doesn't seem to present a matter of substantial public interest at all. It's certainly interesting to Alex Jones. Yeah, right. And it is interesting to the public in that we care about this particular defendant, but when you say matter of substantial public interest, what you mean is a principle of law that affects a large number of people. Yeah. Who among us hasn't avoided a deposition for months and months and months after making lies about lies about children being actors who were killed in the shooting. Oh, among us. So Alex Jones's argument is the court's order conflicts with clearly established Connecticut Supreme Court precedent that prohibit a court imposing civil contempt sanctions from relying on the representations of counsel in indirect contempt proceedings with a citation to a case called puff versus puff, two 22, a third, four 93, 2020 Connecticut Supreme Court case. Puff also places the burden of establishing contempt on the party seeking an order of contempt, the plaintiff's unequivocally sought to carry this burden by representations of counsel and the court improperly shifted the burden to mister Jones to prove why he should not be held in contempt without requiring the plaintiffs to first carry their burden. This argument, I get it, there's some legalese so I want to unpack it because this argument is the dumbest thing I have seen in print in this case. And we've just been through an awful lot of dumb stuff, right? So here's what puff actually says. And in puff the question was, there was a party that the court ordered to go get a legal opinion letter on the legality of a particular transaction. That letter got lost multiple years later, and the court was like, well, did he ever get the letter? And opposing counsel was like, I don't think so. And the court was like, okay, well then I'm imposing sanctions. And the court says this. It conducting the Connecticut Supreme Court, then said this about what the trial court did. In conducting this review of the validity of the contempt order, we must be mindful of due process concerns that arise in cases of indirect contempt, IE, where the court has not personally observed the contempt. And the absence of an admission of contempt indirect contempt must be proven by clear and convincing evidence. And that makes total sense, right? You would not. So then the question is, is Alex Jones's contempt in this case? A, I don't even know that it is indirect right now. The court has observed Alex Jones's counsels in open court. Right in front of saying I can see it. I can see the contempt. Yeah, no. He didn't sit for those depositions, right? That's the basis for the contempt order. The court said, I will find you in contempt of court if you do not sit for your deposition on March 24th. Then, at the hearing, counsel did Alex Jones sit for his deposition on March 24th. Nope. That does not seem to me to be indirect. Right, is the argument is Alex Jones saying like, how do you know I didn't? That is literally what this argument entails, right? That's what the puff case was about. It was, how do you know that he didn't go out and get that opinion letter? And you know, this was like 8 years ago and it was a dumb thing and people lost the letter and who knows. That's the basis. Those are the due process concerns that the court cares about. How do you know that I didn't? Well, how do we know that Alex Jones did, in addition to his lawyers at mitigate an open court, his lawyers showed up at the depositions in Texas and when he didn't? And noted their appearance for the record. You bet because they're not going to they don't want to get sanctioned. They don't want to get sanctioned. Right, that's right. And so those transcripts by the court reporter have been admitted into evidence in which norm pattis says I think it's pretty clear that Alex Jones has no intention of being here today and isn't going to be here tomorrow. So there is no pressing legal question to solve. There is no dispute of clear Connecticut law. There is Alex Jones is desperate not to show up for his deposition and is now filed a last ditch stupid Hail Mary to the Supreme Court..
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"The fourth thing they asked for is called a cappuccino. Cappuccino is an order to arrest Alex Jones. And this one, this is the only one they didn't get. They did not get that denied the court basically said, yeah, if you want to go to a court in Texas because Connecticut police can't arrest Alex Jones in Texas. So I'm concerned as a court issuing this ruling where the defendant is out of state, but you want to go to Texas go. You have my blessing. And then finally, fees and costs, including $40,000 in legal fees associated with, you got to rent a conference room out in Texas. You got to fly out there. You go out there to prepare. That's attorney time. You hire the court reporter, all of that. And they got everything but the cap is and we're going to talk about the fines. So while that was pending, you may have seen this because this came and went. Alex Jones moved for an offer of compromise. Offered to settle the case for a $120,000 to each plaintiff and a heartfelt apology. It's actually what it says in the motion. That was rejected the same day by the plaintiffs, but this is a weird quirk in Connecticut law, but a bunch of states have this where when you have a lawsuit where the ultimate claim is financial damages. In any action on contract or seeking the recovery of money damages. Then both sides can actually put forth an offer of compromise before going to the trial. They can do this once under Connecticut law. And the effect is to try and cap or get cases to move towards settlement. So if you have a plaintiff and you do it and the defense refuses to accept your offer of settlement. But you then recover more than your offer of settlement at trial, then you also will accrue an 8% interest from the date that you filed that offered a compromise. So the idea is, yeah, so I put time or something. Yeah, exactly. It was, look, hey, we were going to settle this for less money than we originally got. You said no. And that clogged the court's time that made us incur additional costs and, you know, you made us go to trial. And so we deserve a little bonus on top of that. Same thing less benefit, but this is statute Connecticut general statute 52 one 93, which says the defendant may file with the click of the court, not later than 30 days before trial. We're within that window. A written offer of compromise signed by the defendant or the defendant's attorney directing the plaintiff's attorney offering to settle this claim underlying the action for some certain here, $120,000. And unless the plaintiff recovers more than that some certain the plaintiff shall recover, no costs accruing after you received notice of the filing of the offer, but shall pay the defendant's costs and that may include you can tell maybe how old the statute is. Reasonable attorneys fees and about not to exceed $350. So you know, like a half hour of one of Jones's lawyers time. So the net effect I did a little bit of research on this, these provisions don't really affect litigation in Connecticut very much because the sums haven't been updated. If it was, you get all of your attorneys fees after they reject your offer of compromise. That would absolutely affect litigation, but here you have to pay costs of 350 bucks. That does not provide a lot of incentive for the plaintiffs to have to accept the offer. And this offers ridiculous, right? The plaintiffs are going to get way more than a $120,000 at trial. Yeah, that's like four or 5 days of contempt finds. That's nothing. Well, it's actually potentially less than that. So let's talk about how the court imposed those contempt findings. So we go to oral argument on the contempt motion. And the plaintiffs argument here was essentially, yeah, everything we've asked for is designed to get Alex Jones to appear for his deposition. That's what we want. We want him to sit down and answer our questions. We don't want any of the rest of this stuff. We don't even want the court to draw the adverse inferences. We want the opportunity for my clients to have me be able to ask him questions and look him in the eye and make him answer. And by the way, that's not rhetoric, right? I can't tell you for good or for ill. I can not tell you that the number of times in civil litigation where my clients have said to me like, I just want to get my story out. I just want somebody to listen to me. So I think that's true. So the plaintiff's counsel said, look, we are asking essentially for the court to set conditions that will coerce mister Jones to appear for his depo. What we want is for him to sit, which is why the relief we've requested his condition on him doing that. Jones lawyers responded with a bunch of nonsense, right? Like, you know, well, you know, he went against his own doctor's recommendations when he went into the studio and he sat in depositions in other cases. And then they say, mister Jones is willing to sit for a deposition. We ask both the court and plaintiff's counsel to take into consideration that he is unavailable during the first week of April, and towards the end of April. I can reveal, as I am authorized to reveal that at the end of April, he would be engaged in a trial prep for case occurring in Texas. We would offer to make him available the week of April 11th if the court order sit with respect to the issue of him appearing in Connecticut, that would certainly be within the court's province to order, we obviously understand it, we understand that this would present a burden to mister Jones to travel here. And one of the considerations in specific, specifically that we would raise with respect to mister Jones, and I am a bit reluctant to put this on the record. Yeah, you should be. We understand that plaintiff's counsel enforces a fairly strict COVID protocol at their offices, including the wearing of masks, et cetera, something that mister Jones is not willing to do, and we would ask that to be taken into consideration as well. Spoiler alert, the court grants the deposition in Connecticut with zero conditions whatsoever. So nobody has talked about this, but there will be a showdown where Alex Jones shows up for his deposition and is like, well, I'm not wearing a mask. And then what happens? And then what I would do and by the way, we know that plaintiff's counsel, they've interacted with the knowledge fight guys, those guys listen to our show. So not inconceivable they are listening to this right now. I would have the receptionist whoever is at the door, not let him in until he complies with the protocols and get the judge on the line to issue additional contempt if he doesn't. Right, that's why I'm thinking like won't this just be another way for him to try to avoid the thing, just be like, ah, I'm not doing that and then just leave and then they don't. But you call, you call the court and we're going to talk about what these sanctions are. They are very, very large numbers by that point by the point that Alex Jones might show.
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"For three to four hours each day, which if you have never heard the Alex Jones show good for you. But if you've never heard the Alex Jones show as parsed by the guys over at knowledge fight, you know, that's my exposure. Alex Jones is red faced because he is screaming all the time, right? That's his thing is, you know, there is an ongoing conspiracy by the globalist to establish a new world order that is going to sterilize the population and exterminate everybody else so that they can take over and it's crazy levels of nonsense. It is absolutely a thing that you could not do if your instructions from you were doctor are avoid stress. It is its stressful listening to this. Offer you an impression, but I'm too stressed out to do it right now. My yoga instructor told me, don't do any more. Alex Jones impression. That is solid advice. So needless to say, the court was not real happy, finding out that Alex Jones was recording his show while pretending to have a medical condition. On March 23rd said, show up tomorrow, okay? Because you're doing your show. What the hell is this? They'd be like, hey, we could depose him on his show. He seems to be able to do that. It will not surprise you to learn. Alex Jones did not show up tomorrow that being march 24th. And so at that point, the plaintiff's attorneys moved for contempt. And they had already moved on March 23rd, they provided supplemental evidence that I'm just going to read a little bit of their march 25th brief that says, it is impossible to overstate the contempt that Alex Jones has shown for the plaintiffs, with dignity and courage, the plaintiff subjected themselves to hours and hours of painful questioning by mister Jones lawyers. And mister Jones plays sick when it's his turn to tell the truth under oath. He begs his audience to send him money to support his legal defense, supported by footnote. And then ducks his deposition. It is absolutely no surprise that today the day after he skipped his deposition, mister Jones was back on the air from his studio, explaining to his audience that the emergent medical condition that supposedly manifested just days before his deposition turned out to be, quote, a blockage in his sinus. Now that the blockage is cleared, he feels like a new person. It is no coincidence that mister Jones sinus cleared as soon as plaintiff's counsel cleared Texas airspace. That is just that's so well written that I had to quote it directly. But yeah, so Alex Jones is saying the quiet part loud on the air. That's real sick, but now I'm fine, right? You know, but I could get sick again if the plaintiff's ever show back up in Texas. So the plaintiffs moved for an order of contempt. And they asked for 5 things and spoiler alert, they got four of those 5 things. And one of them, they got more than what they asked for. So this is not going well for Alex Jones. So, number one, they asked to conduct his deposition in Connecticut at their offices, not in Texas. We're not going to fly across the country and it's Charlie Brown with the football, right? They yank the football away from us a couple of times. Make them show up and play with our football. So make him show up at his deposition in Connecticut, not in Texas. Put a pin in that because I found something that nobody else has noticed yet. Number two, that if Alex Jones drags this on beyond April 15th, for two weeks, that's going to make it impossible to keep to the trial schedule. If we have to come back and go, well, then we schedule them here, here. So what you should do is get ready to enter contempt findings of fact. What findings of facts? Quote, if mister Jones does not sit for deposition, it will be necessary for the court to find multiple facts established and to preclude mister Jones from offering a range of evidence, the most significant directed factual findings will concern mister Jones's subjective intent, including his motives for broadcasting lies about plaintiff and the sandy hook shooting, his intent to harm the targets of those lies and his malicious subjective intent. The court would be required to concurrently preclude mister Jones from offering evidence contradicting those findings. So yeah, that's the facts. I love it. Yep. Fines. Here's what they asked for. They asked for, okay, for the first week, $25,000 a day. And for the second week, $50,000 a day in fines. And they said, look, we realize this is a lot, right? This is a significant amount. The case to which the plaintiff site in their own memorandum imposed $5000 a day in fines, which by the way a lot. It is. I can't afford that. No, no, no, no, nobody could, right? But the standard in Connecticut is that it's in the court's discretion, the reasonable of the reasonableness of the amount of the coercion that the court deems necessary, keeping in mind the court's ultimate power to reduce the penalties once contempt has been purged. So put a pin in that because we're going to talk about it. They asked for it. They're like, look, he's fundraising on this. He's got a ton of money. If you say $5000 a day for the next two weeks, then he'll just pay it. And sell more cash for your bones and golden teeth and special extra testosterone supplements or whatever. So that's the fines..
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Since we released a extra episode and it was right around the time of the normal Monday night episode. So some people missed it, which happens. You get two at once and then you just see like the latest one, you know? Happens to me all the time. So check that if you missed it because we did an emergency slap lot episode. So I told so he says they initially slapping the strategic lawsuits against public participation. So this is Andrew. I told him, look, big guy. You just did this free extra episodes of research. I know you took a lot of time to do that extra episode for everybody. If Thursday's episode is a little, you know, short, no big deal. We did an extra one. And then take a look at the spreadsheet this morning. It's probably gonna be like a three hour episode. 5, 6 different, unique, interesting stories to talk about. So Andrew didn't take me up on that. So here we go. Better get to it. Yeah. Let's dive in. Oh, and also thanks to everybody who joined us for the Q&A. Was it just me or was it more amazing questions than normal? You know, are the questions are always really good, but these were really well thought out questions. I had a lot of fun. We might revisit some of the ones that we didn't get to in another Patreon special. Yeah, if you're a patron at any level, that Q&A will be showing up in your bonus feed if you were unable to attend. So absolutely. A lot of fun. Or if you want to see our beautiful faces, you can watch it on YouTube, but yeah, I did post the headquarters audio for in the patron feed for our patrons. That was a ton of fun. Thank you so much for joining us, everybody. And also, good news, Collins said she's going to vote for a KB J yep, that's right. So I think our approach to this, which has been to try and break down legitimate legal questions, but you know, one of the things that I struggled with was, are we going to go point by point through the Josh hawley smear tactic of your soft on QAnon child pornography, by the way, I understand. I want to do a slight footnote here. We receive some comments. I understand from advocates that there is a movement afoot to change that term. Oh yeah, we've addressed this before. We have addressed it. I want other people to lose the term because it's like you're quoting what they're saying. But absolutely. Yeah, sorry. Continue for those who don't remember, didn't hear the first time, sir. And I think that the preferred term is because pornography obviously, I think there are elements to reclaim it there, you know, it includes sort of an element of consent that's obviously not present when you're talking about children. And I get that I respect that the problem is when we're talking about legal analysis, I have to use the terms that the law uses. So Josh hawley's allegations were allegations with respect to federal convictions for child pornography and we struggled with whether to go kind of case by case or whether to say. A classic my cousin Vinny. Everything that other guy just said is bullshit. And we went with the latter because it looked like we'd done a really, really good job in particularly the Biden administration has done a very good job in picking the right people to manage judge Jackson's confirmation hearings to be in charge of coordination. We've talked about those folks. And so yeah, so these charges didn't stick. They were revealed to be the nonsense that we told you they were. And now we're officially over the finish line. Over the finish line. Yeah, I'm not going to say that until she's in the seat with her robe on. That's a Mitch McConnell. Fair enough. That's a Mitch McConnell, but yeah, it all signs point to yes. How about we do that? Okay, magic 8 ball. And so your point is good decision to not bother with that nonsense because it's a waste of our time. Is that what you're saying? Yeah. Yeah, I agree. I would say the only thing maybe worth talking about, but it's not really a legal thing so another reason we probably didn't talk about it on the show, but just my impression from watching the hearings was first off, we need to get some young blood in the Senate. There was exactly one person who came prepared to defend KBA and meaningful way, and it was Cory Booker. And White House Sheldon whitehouse did okay as well. But on the rhetorical level that we needed to be at, the Democrats within that Senate committee seemed to still be somewhat playing the game of the old game of like, well, we'll be respectful and, you know, we'll just say our things and then let the howler monkey smear their own shit all over everything. And then not say anything about it. We need to get on a different rhetorical level. It seems to me. I don't know what you think about that, but I think we need to be more vigorous in calling out and by we. I don't know why I said we. I think our senators need to be more vigorous in calling out the lunacy that is happening in some of these hearings. Because if you just pretend that it's not happening or just kind of brush it aside and trying to be more dignified and like take the high road, it's just not working. It's just not working. I think we had a good model of that. What we had former presidential candidate Lawrence lessig on the show. This is not somebody that you could look at it and say, is not a serious interlocutor. You could you would not say that this is somebody who is not prepared to engage with the substance of what's going on. But somebody who's also not afraid to call out district attorneys is chicken shit and I think we're going to not censor that one. Somebody who is perfectly willing to say that this is a farce and his comments on Josh hawley are the kind of comments that I wish we had coming from the Senate, which is coming from the democratic side of the Senate, which is shame on you, Josh hawley, as a former constitutional law professor. Shame on you, Ted Cruz, as somebody who graduated with highest honors from Harvard Law School. You know better. You know you're engaged in nonsense. And no, you know, we're not, we're not even going to take apart your nonsense. We're just going to call it out and say, you're acting in bad faith. I'm with you. I wish we had Democrats kind of willing to say absolutely. It was over the period of what two, three date like, okay, I'll give you day one..
Spider-Man: No Way Home Review
"Eventually. What else do we have to see, sunny? Well, so the big movie out this weekend, and the big movie of the year really is Spider-Man: No Way Home. I mean, this movie is going to be an enormous enormous hit. I thought yesterday with a packed house at the Alamo drafthouse near me, audience loved it. Spider-Man, no way home, of course, our Spider-Man, it's got Tom Holland as Spider-Man. And if folks remember the end of the last movie, his identity had been revealed to the world by J Jonah Jameson who was playing a kind of Alex Jones like figure kind of conspiracy theorist, doing a very funny, very funny turn by J. K. Simmons. But this movie picks up right where that one left off. So everybody knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, Spider-Man and Peter Parker. He's got to try and figure out a way to get the world to forget about him and he turns to Doctor Strange, who has played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch, cashless spell that tries to reverse the race the knowledge that Peter Parker is Spider-Man from. Yeah, Doctor Strange should be smarter than this. You would think. He was warned not to cast the spell by his assistant slash sorcerer, the new sorcerer supreme Benedict Wong. And he does it anyway. He cast the spell in it. It messes up the very fabric of reality, villains from previous iterations of Spider-Man movies start pouring into Tom Holland's Spider-Man's universe, the green goblin, doctor octopus, the lizard electro. Hello, Peter. That's a great trailer, by the way. Hello. It's a really good trailer. I'm not giving away anything that's not in the trailer. I'm careful not to either. These are no spoilers here, really. And Peter's got to get Peter's got to get them back to their universe. That's all I'll say about that about a lot.
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"But right now, if that is an informed opinion, and if he sticks with it, that will mean showing up and answering questions and asserting with that phrase, what I've described. And by the way, that means that if he accidentally testifies this to something, you can't you can't testify as to something and then take the 5th when asked a question about it, right? So, you know, one of the legal tricks that I would do is if I were Benny Thompson, I would be contacting the knowledge fight guys right now and be like, can you load me up with like 20 or 30 clips of Alex Jones on his radio show, talking about the one 6 commission so that I can play that and ask him, sir is that you? Do you stand by the face on our lot awful depositions? We know that the Alex Jones is actually really good at this. He'll be like God, I don't know that recording. That's not what I do. There's something in my ear. I don't know what you're saying. And then just time will run out and then he'll just leave. That's right. I mean, that's why if you think that plug, we had a lot of fun with the Alex Jones deposition autopass lot awful movies. He is smart and if you want to trap him, you're going to have to trap him on something that's self interest, not just like he's a doofus. By smart, you mean able to act really well, which, you know, I don't know that that means you're particularly smart. You're just good. You have a certain set of skills. You're able to act on my friendly. Yes, he has. He has a unique set of skills. Let's say. All right, well, we'll look forward to that. Maybe we'll do a lot awful. What would it be not a deposition? What do you call it hearing? A lot of it off of congressional hearings. Yeah, when he gets up there. Opening arguments is brought to you by talkspace. You know, some people might be afraid of seeking the help that they need with their mental health for various reasons. Maybe you're afraid of opening up to somebody. But I just want to say as somebody who has gone through therapy and highly recommends it, that's that person's job. And that's the beauty of it. That's a good thing. You don't want to try to open up with your deepest darkest thoughts to a family member, somebody you've got to see every day, you know, that's a lot to put on them and maybe they won't have the right answers for you, because you know what, it's not their job, actually, to be able to solve your problems. But a therapist, that is their job, and that's why I highly recommend it..
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"That is not the case. When you want to plead the 5th in a congressional hearing, you have to show up, you have to be sworn in your under oath, so you are potentially guilty of perjury. You know, if you make false statements, and they get to ask you the questions and on a case by case basis, you have to assert that I respectfully I declined to answer on the basis that any answer I may give me ten to incriminate myself. And by the way, there are lots of good lawyers tricks you can pull here, and I'm going to talk about what some of them are. So my understanding of Alex Jones saying that he will plead the 5th means that unlike Steve Bannon, he will show up before the committee. And I think that is a partial victory, right? Like we have moved from people in Trump's orbit, saying like, well, it's not like laws apply to me, 'cause you know, my guy controls the strings. And that was true when Trump was in office. Trump is no longer in office. His guy no longer controls the strings. The buck no longer stops with Bill Barr. You know, it stops Merrick Garland, who was willing to refer out a criminal indictment of Steve Bannon for doing that. So let me answer your question. Why can you assert the Fifth Amendment at all in testimony before Congress? And the answer is because textualism is stupid and wrong. Wow. Because think about what the Fifth Amendment says. This is a really, really smart question. And this is the kind of thing that you used to have to answer as a lawyer and everyone would understand why, like 20 years ago before the federalist society completely destroyed our profession. The relevant clause of the Fifth Amendment says no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself. And so if you're just looking at that going, well, the good old Neil Gorsuch like the words mean what the words mean, you know, clean language. You would say, well, this doesn't appear to be a criminal case. So why do you get that? Because you just read it literally, right? It wouldn't apply to congressional investigations. It would apply to pre indictment grand jury investigations, right? Grand jury should be able to subpoena you, make you show up and ask you the question, hey, did you do it? They can't do that. It wouldn't apply in civil cases. But all of that would be stupid if that were the case. Because then it would be trivially easy to circumvent the protections of the Fifth Amendment. Apparently, every time we wanted to force a confession out of someone, you would just Trump up a civil suit, get somebody to sue him or have a congressional or state investigation or have them appear before the creature? So look, that's been known pretty much since the founding of the constitution. And again, consistent with my view of how you interpret these provisions and not consistent with textual is emerging. But I want to refer you to because they're sort of an interesting corner case. I want to refer you to a 1924 those halcyon ultra liberal days of 1924 when a super conservative Supreme Court decided a case called McCarthy versus arnstein. And what happened here was, we've only had bankruptcy courts for like the past 50 years. Their creation of the 1970s. Before that, bankruptcies were these weird like there was a federal law of bankruptcy, but it was adjudicated in largely in state courts. And there was just sort of all of this conflicting stuff. And by the way, like none of this is relevant anymore. So I don't really know what. There are a bunch of federal statutes that did things. Again, it's all been superseded by bankruptcy courts. So I don't know a whole lot, for example about the bankruptcy act of 1898. Other than it was an act of Congress that appointed special commissioners who could then subpoena you when you were a bankrupt. And you would then be required to turn over documents, documents related to your assets. And answer questions of the special commissioners. And that gets us to ornstein. So this is 1920, and he was, by the way, an involuntary bankrupt. And so in 1920, I mean, you could imagine that probably meant that he was late on one of the payments for the gas mask he was renting to work himself to death in the coal mines or whatever. But so he was an involuntary bankrupt. He was subpoenaed by one of these special commissioners. He turned over his documents, he answered some of their questions, but again, you know, case by case is how you do it. But on others, he refused. And he said, I declined to answer the question. You're asking on the grounds that anything I say may tend to incriminate myself. Why would he do that? Probably tax fraud? Yeah. So he says, look, yeah, I'm not going to. I'm not going to answer a tax fraud here from this special commissioner dude. What are you going to write? What do I care? He was held in contempt, held in jail, and then petitioned for ABS corpus. That went all the way up to the Supreme Court. And by the way, this is what we should make Steve Bannon do, but that's a slight digression. But anyway, and so the question before the Supreme Court was, can you plead the 5th before a special commissioner of the bankruptcy statute of 1898? We're not only not in a criminal case. We're not a case at all, right? We have a congressionally created special commissioner asking you questions. And our ultra conservative Supreme Court was like, well, of course you can assert the 5th year..
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Roger Stone, Alex Jones
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting the house January six panel subpoenas Roger stone and Alex Jones the house select committee investigating the January sixth insurrection at the US capitol has issued subpoenas to five more individuals including Roger stone an ally of former president Donald Trump and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones the subpoenas demanded documents and testimony from stone Jones and three people accused of organizing and promoting the two rallies that took place January sixth in the nation's capital representative Bennie Thompson the democratic chair of the panel said we need to know who organized planned paid for and received funds related to those events the committee also wants to know what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress Mike
Alex Jones liable for defamation in Sandy Hook 'hoax' case
"A judge says Alex Jones is liable after calling sandy hook hoax a Connecticut judge has found info wars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones liable for damages in lawsuits brought by parents of children killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting the parents of several children sue Jones over his claims that the massacre was a hoax judge Barbara Bellis took the rare step of defaulting Jones in the defamation lawsuits after he failed along with these companies to turn over documents to the parents lawyers Jones's lawyers have denied violating court rules on document disclosure a hearing will be scheduled on just how much in damages Jones will have to pay I usually out there
Joy Reid Rails Against Tucker Carlson's New Documentary for 'Radical Rewrite of January 6'
"A joy read one of the loonies over at MSNBC. And boy is she a doozy. Look her up. Look up her history. Check out what happened with her Twitter with her social media posts that she posted. And what she tried to do when she got caught. Anyway, here he or she is railing about Tucker Carlson's documentary about the events of January 6th. This special is going to air on the network streaming platform. But he used the main Fox News platform to promote it. And streaming online, it's actually potentially more dangerous. It can go more viral that way. Fox News is basically letting him go full InfoWars in prime time. He's no different at this point than Alex Jones. Tucker is the main actor, teaching the right how to normalize fascism, white nationalism and white supremacy. And now he's priming easily at least a third of this country's adult population to go all in on this radical rewrite of January 6th. And with it to normalize violence. She has no idea what's even in the documentary because it has an aired yet. She doesn't even know what's in it. She's making a bunch of assumptions. And it's also so embarrassing. For a network that routinely gets its butt whipped by Fox News in the ratings. Because they're all about ratings, we all are. We want the most people possible, listening, watching. Engaging, supporting our advertisers. It's no different for MSNBC. Yeah, embarrassing it is for them to try to punch up like that and attack the number one cable, the number one rated cable show in America? You see, I say it all, and we shut it all through the Trump era and it bears repeating. They don't just hate Tucker Carlson. They hate you. They hate us.
YouTube Censors Steven Crowder Over Trans Show
"You're one of those guys Listen Steve Steven you know better than anyone Sadly there were a lot of fakers in the movement You know that I mean I wish we didn't You're not one of them Like you're one of these guys who I mean for decades now and I'm not kidding I'm not exaggerating You've been flipping the double barreled middle finger to the cancel specialist saying bring it on I'm just not gonna do it I mean I admire your stance It would sponsors and everything the way you've handled yourself And YouTube is now gone after you again because we all know their communist Tell us what happened now because this is like the third or fourth time I've discussed this with you and people in your circle about YouTube attacking you because there's so intimidated by your content Well I had you and thank you for the truth is they just found a way I don't know if they're intimidated by me so much as they're annoyed But yeah you know it was currently suspended from YouTube And a lot of people are saying well okay this is just because there are a lot of like you're saying fakers sort of right wing drama queens who look to be suspended and I don't I don't want to be banned I've had many many many many conversations with YouTube And I said look you guys let me know the rules of your sandbox and we'll play in the but then they keep changing the rules And that's why we have mud club you know we're here at the blaze where we do things that we say things that we could never say on YouTube So we do an extra full hour of the show But this recent one was look we were doing a story And I need to set some context here So the story about in California prisons the record number of transgender inmates being allowed in female prisons And a woman who was pregnant now they're women getting pregnant in California prisons So the way I covered the story was I did all the math you know like a beautiful mind a mathematical equation and came to the only logical conclusion so immaculate conception The whole joke was that I couldn't actually acknowledge a biological difference And then there was a sketch where the angel Gabriel who was played by Alex Jones was letting Mary know that she would be born a son and she said a virgin birth And it was no you're actually going to be sexually assaulted by your cellmates And that was the joke So the whole joke was and there's a carve out for comedy on YouTube that we're not allowed to acknowledge the biological differences And we're not even allowed to discuss this story Here's the thing The strike came down from YouTube and this is what matters for everyone out there particularly parents who want to protect their daughters And they said you can be involved and this is from there by the way they're hourly attorneys So I find some cells in the fact that they had to pay a couple of $1000 to write out the letter to me And you said incitement to violence of course which have never done hate speech well whatever that doesn't mean anything But then the language in there was or indicating that transgender individual individuals could pose a rate threat to
"alex jones" Discussed on More Content Talk
"I can't believe i actually used to watch that game. Remember when i watched that idiot. Oh yeah i. I used to watch alex jones all the time. Yeah why was a. I was into the whole conspiracy thing. That was a big thing with me. And i was a big like fundamentalist christian and all that stuff so i know these people very well and people who are all like. Oh well they're innocent. Look alex jones talks about shooting people on his show. Okay that's one of the things he talks about just casually because it's my right. I could talk about what i want to talk about. Okay okay okay. Liberal okay all right emphysema by the way. Okay he He hovers around the mic. Like he's going to eat it. I swear to god. He looks like he's going to eat the microphone in this video. That looking at so Oh yeah no. He's he's thinking himself. Oh man that looks like a like a subway sandwich right now. That looks like a subway sandwich. I did alex. When i was gonna ask you if i did. The rest of this. Show is alex jones okay. Let's see what was going to ask you. What do you think about The lizard people and their ability to decipher human intelligence from the grid. That is also locked down by five g. and chem trails. What do you think what do you think about it. What did you say it is. It's don't you say that to me. Look israel i'm just ask you to keep an open mind folks. That's what always do by the way they'll look. I'm just trying to ask you to keep an open mind. Okay because if you owe keep an open mind you know what i'm gonna do. You want to hear it ray. mordt what. Oh my god. It's great it's really great. Now now he looks like he's extremely constipated like to sleep. Oh yeah alec sesa go. He has to go now. I made a boo-boo in my diaby. Boom boom boom. Hey you know what. Alex jones with sound like. If you ever went to prison low. This is known so an christopher our content and more content talk i am telling us anchor first of all because anchor is free which is a really good reason but anchor also has awesome creation tools. That allow you to create your podcast directly from your browser or phone anchor will distribute your podcast on spotify apple podcast and more. You can make money on anchor with With no minimum listenership is everything. You need to make a podcast in one place. Download the anchor app or go to anchor dot. Fm to get started today because anchor is awesome..
"alex jones" Discussed on More Content Talk
"All the bullshit to bring you trickiest news that we can find Well i Recently found out. I'm sure you've heard about it as well. That the person that everyone has been calling the clown all these years. You didn't matter because he was just on the fringe Actually finally had his day in court. And alex jones was of course he lost two times in texas court. Which is like you know you're white and you lose in texas court twice. Wow how did that happen. I tell you what happened because they know they know too that he is responsible for much of the rioting has been doing on he was You know found guilty of failing backup sandy hook. School massacre lies with proof and of course he tried to argue that. That's not what he was trying to do. And he said something to the extent of well. Actually your honor. I wasn't trying to deceive anyone. I was just trying to tell Common go story it's entertainment. I'm not actually saying to kill liberals. I'm saying that liberals are ghost. Who need to be resurrected from the dead via bullet. That's what i actually meant to say. Okay listening to me.
Will You Step up for Those Who Don't Want to Get Vaccinated?
"And for the people that have been vaccinated out there maybe willingly. Are you going to start to step up and fight for the people that don't want to get vaccinated. You know what i have found is so many conservatives that have been vaccinated there silent on this issue they really don't care and it goes to show that the circle of tyranny gets smaller and smaller and we saw this exact same thing happened with the tech companies. The exact same thing the same thing with tech companies when so many conservatives are like who cares if alex jones gets gets kicked off of apple and twitter and facebook and youtube. It's not me. Alex is alex and we don't like alice and that's that was the wrong way to go about it. That's the last type strategy and eat me last. Conservatives have been governing this country for the last sixty years
"alex jones" Discussed on wellRED podcast
"And i say that and i truly believe that but to play devil's advocate a little bit a lot of you know super right. Christians go okay well. We truly believe that abortion is murder. So when y'all go around saying hey woman's right to choose bobby by y'all are advocating. What we believe is absolutely just as tyrannical of an idea. So should y'all be allowed to say that and it's joe biden not by the and obviously that's not fucking true. I'm just saying like we. With dudes like alex jones. It with me being someone who obviously believes in free speech. You really kind of get into the weeds of like what the fuck do i believe. And how can i make this all makes sense to me. You know what i'm saying. Yeah i mean you're saying that there's there's a counter weight to his to him. Yeah it's like oh see or someone gives just like it's hard. I can't fuck and sit here and go he should have be put a muzzle on and then go well. What about all the stuff. Well the stuff. I believe is fine but like it is but like where do you fuck it like. There's just it's just one of them grey areas that like. I don't really know what. I don't know what to do with a guy like that. You know what i mean. And i don't know the guy. The guy is so like we show up to dinner. The dinner started at like nine. We got there nine fifty so we got to throw in insein. Alex jones dying. Because he's been on fucking crank all day. Yeah just hungry at nine. And also like. I'm not trying to cast aspersions on this particular woman if it wasn't her fault since we're getting ready fifty minutes that's like that's a little gracious a lot. It was a lot but you tried to fuck alex. Jones put on a sweatshirt exactly so we show up. It's in the private room of a private room. It's one of those situations and there's Alex his wife you think they did that because they were like okay. We'll take alex. Jones is money but we don't know by now his ear so let's put him between this bamboo sheets now. There's actually oddly. I don't i don't know probably. But i imagine he can't just be in public. He's one of the. He can't be in the innate in regular nature natural setting and by the time we got there the food had just little been been brought to the table and You know it's it's it's a few people from the podcast. It's gosh it's Andrew in his wife and then there's like four or five people who i didn't know one i think rand another podcast ones was a producer guy. But they're kind of on the other side of the table and You know he. There was nothing. There are clearly beat from the day in terms of hanging out. Yeah they had a three hour podcast episode once again..
"alex jones" Discussed on wellRED podcast
"I'm just trying to be up front with where i'm always like. I like because it's i have to constantly remind myself where alex jones is concerned that somehow it boggles my mind but somehow listen to a great many people like sincerely lists him and take him believe asli and that changes every because i have to remind myself of that because when i listened to him like i listen to on rogue and stuff like that. I'm cracking up. I'm glad i'm laughing. It's funny i'm like dude was funny is a lunatic like na entertaining. Like i laugh at it because to me be. It's like no one could ever possibly take this shit seriously. This fucker has wowed and and just like sheer entertainment value. And i enjoyed it almost to the point where it's got them in my fan of alex jones right right right but a fan of his like. I'm a fan of how fucking. You're a fan of alex jones. The same way that you're a fan of the die hard franchise purely for entertainment purpose right. And and so and like when people talk about joe rogan or whoever like platforming him and stuff like that. I'll my knee-jerk actually is to get defensive. Because i'm like dude. Listen to the shit he say but like but put people they do. It's the same way with. Trump is trump man thirty. And so i have to always remind myself of that because like it blows my mind that that is the case but it is the case and so it's like you know it makes it changes the flavor of how you look at the guy. In my opinion. I mean i in an ideal sense he would go away and his kind of What's the worst. Venomous thoughts would kind of road. But he's so good at entertaining. Yeah just being in the room entertaining And he happened to be talking about something that he's very very very well versed educated. He knows all the history like there's no messing with that guy in that department It's also complicated too. Because like this great experiment you know that we have called america and we do have freedom of speech which obviously with people confuse with. That doesn't youtube doesn't have freedom of speech. You know what i'm saying like america at youtube doesn't if youtube decides as company that they don't want your shit on there they are very much allowed to take that shit off facebook same way twitter's the same thing anybody that's smart knows that freedom of speech only protects you from the government arresting you for some bullshit you say unless the thing that you say is threatening a government official or possibly inciting a riot towards a government official or government entity. We all know that but at the so at the same time though like this guy obviously should be allowed to say whatever technically that he wants but the things that he says are dangerous and in my opinion people have been killed because of alex jones. I don't know that you can necessarily like go. Here's an example of that. Here's an example of that but when you look at what happened on january six. That was all because of the rhetoric of people like alex jones. Now you flip that shit around..
"alex jones" Discussed on wellRED podcast
"Is going to be phil. Shorted on racism. They're a little bit. Yeah the number. Three loosen steam with racism. Yeah okay well fuck. Let's let's get into baking racism to shar you you in by the way i had to fill the group in on this because you again. I don't know if you were like. I'll let me have this experience. Fires for like i found out through You know our manager nat. She hollered at me. She's like by the way. I don't know if you know this but to shar is about to have dinner with the one. And only alex jones mother fucker. What so please please please please in his excruciating details you can we wanna know what led up to this experience and we want to know what that experience was like so like Gosh who's a co host of the flagrant to podcast. He's he's my brother. He's i've known him forever and he's been pretty much like stay with him. He just got an apartment in manhattan came. The podcast came back from miami. So i'm really close to him and his wife and it's very like a brotherly thing So i stay since. I'm homeless right now. I stay between my sister's place at princeton and crash with them in manhattan and We had come back from. I think kansas city that weekend For we gonna shows. And i was planning to leave on monday. Go back to princeton but i decided to stay for another night and he calls around three when They had alex jones on the podcast for the second time. And the first time got flagged by youtube and taken down it went viral. What did he say what it. Alex jones say got first podcast. He pretty much said the vac in this is like november is like the vaccine gives you the c word like within a few first few minutes basically gives you cancer. Oh okay right cooter. None of day. So basically because of Of that youtube flagged it took it down. They thought about riposted. Whether i think there's like pieces out in the world but the whole episode is not out anymore. So they're like let's have back smart move obviously on their end to have someone like that back on on the on the podcast and So he calls around three or he's like yo you wanna come to dinner with us and i was like Yeah i mean. That's an experience that i'm not gonna forget and they're going to go to some steakhouse. Wolfgang puck's downtown tribeca is alex jones. Buying i don't know any that i just i'm not buying at the you're not. You're not yeah right. And so i so me. And gosh his wife We're both like we plan to come down there. The dinners at like nine..
Tucker Carlson’s Conspiracy Theory About Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
"You recall this guy. Tucker carlson on fox news. Yeah i think so okay. So tucker carlson. The other came out with a bombshell. He interviewed somebody from was it. Revolver media yes who got their tip from a one alex jones. I believe on this top. Is that right. We know that for sure. Joe alex jones claims but this conspiracy. Or at least as you know and the tip was look at the Indictments of some of the people from january six it refers to often unindicted co conspirators and unindicted co-conspirators can be everybody from the president of the united states. When they're when they're lawyers getting indicted it can be people who were arrested and then decided to give evidence on their friends or their family or their acquaintances or their work colleagues It could also be people who were informants before. Then it's possible. And i suppose it's conceivable that it also could be actual agents of law enforcement. Reason got caught up and we're not indicted for whatever reason but there's a long list of those things and apparently revolver media saw the days and assumed immediately that it was an fbi agent and they went on tucker carlson's show tucker was like the fbi was part of the gen. The planning of the january six. I should say checkers. Say that unindicted co conspirators can't even really be actual fbi agents. They can't actually be fbi agents because they wouldn't get it right. It's not just like oh. She's an array of possibilities here. It's no proposes not. He sang operatives. Which like does it really mean anything. And so you get a little bit of like. Fbi operative is not really means everything and it could have been like an informant or
Parler Returns to the App Store
"After several major tech companies effectively blocked the social media app parlor earlier this year. It's now back in apple's app store and users are once again able to use their iphones to log in for more on this. I'm joined by our tech reporter. Sara adelman hey sarah thanks for joining me. My pleasure okay. So it's been a while since we've talked about parlor. Can you remind us what this platform is and why all these various tech platforms blocked parlor is a social media service. That bills itself as an unbiased free speech alternative to the more mainstream platforms like facebook and twitter. It has a lot looser. Policies content moderation and. It's attracted many high-profile conservative media personalities. Such as fox. News host sean hannity supporters of former president trump and even people who've been banned by other large social networks like the right Far-right talk show host. A conspiracy theorist alex jones and the reason parlor was taken down by the app store and google play and why amazon stopped providing cloud hosting services to it is because of the kind of content that appeared on parlour especially in the days leading up to the capitol hill riots. There were a lot of calls for violence and rhetoric. That just didn't fly with those companies rules. Okay so where has parlor ben since. Then what's been going on behind the scenes for parlor basically went dark. You couldn't get to it on the internet in terms like a website and you couldn't get to its apps in february resumed operations on websites and also on android devices. The company has a new web hosting service. So it's not using amazon anymore. It said that it's not planning to make an effort to get onto google. Play being that you can access the app through android versions of the platform. Anyway google does power the android operating system but that is distinct from google play. And so that's when it resumed in at that point they said they had about twenty million users up from fifty million prior to when it went dark and then since then parlor has been trying to regain access to apple's app store and that has happened now.
Parler Returns to the Apple App Store
"After several major tech companies effectively blocked the social media app parlor earlier this year. It's now back in apple's app store and users are once again able to use their iphones to log in for more on this. I'm joined by our tech reporter. Sara adelman hey sarah thanks for joining me. My pleasure okay. So it's been a while since we've talked about parlor. Can you remind us what this platform is and why all these various tech platforms blocked parlor is a social media service. That bills itself as an unbiased free speech alternative to the more mainstream platforms like facebook and twitter. It has a lot looser. Policies content moderation and. It's attracted many high-profile conservative media personalities. Such as fox. News host sean hannity supporters of former president trump and even people who've been banned by other large social networks like the right Far-right talk show host. A conspiracy theorist alex jones and the reason parlor was taken down by the app store and google play and why amazon stopped providing cloud hosting services to it is because of the kind of content that appeared on parlour especially in the days leading up to the capitol hill riots. There were a lot of calls for violence and rhetoric. That just didn't fly with those companies
Why is Podcast Index so important to podcasting?
"I've touched on it before. Of course we've touched on. Podcast insider but podcast index is kind of a Thing that adam. Curry the podfather dave jones developer and it. Gay the is known as a dude named ben Come up with Podcasting two point. Oh says let's preserve podcasting as a platform for free speech. And i've talked about free speech before but Podcast index is going to help do that in a couple of ways. Maybe couple of three ways. They have a secondary function that they're they're working on. But the main thing is they wanna have an alternative index for podcast apps out there Overcast and downcast. And you know all the myriad of android apps that are true podcast applications that use the rss feed that. You can subscribe to a podcast regardless of Whether it's in some sort of directory or not. You know like an apple podcasts. Do you have a hard time. Finding a podcast in less apple has approved it and put it in their directory. You can you know. What's nice about apple podcasts. As an app is yes. You can put in an rss feed but that's hard to do but most of these other apps. That are not apple. Podcasts google you know some of the non podcasts streaming apps like spotify app of android. I don't know a whole bunch of them that are music services that added podcasting and they don't work exactly the same as a true. Rss based podcast up but a lot of these third party ones. That aren't google or apple are using the apple. api to pull their directory. So you go in there and you search for a podcast and say You know Podcast addict per se. D- i don't know i think. They switched the index but at originally they were just apple. So if your podcast wasn't an apple your podcasts wasn't on the directory for say podcast addict. I i don't know for sure. Which one they're boeing. Or maybe they're doing both may they might be using. Apple's api an index api. Who knows. and i know this is a little bit on the geeky side but follow me here. So there's a catalogue of podcasts Apple seems to have like one point. Seven million shows something like that and as of right now Podcast index has one point. Three three five million podcasts. So not not the full catalog. That apple has but I think they have some in there. That are not on apple. Is some people. Do choose to not put their show on apple and that's okay apples. The big coon. But it's not the only one but but the thing is say apple decides that they don't like you for whatever reason for you know some sort of free speech thing or for maybe you know who knows what the reason is but it's their directory there commercial company. They you know they have. They have their editorial thing you know. And if you don't if you do something that they don't like then you are out of their directory and the problem was with that is is it takes you out of a whole bunch of other directories and that's that's the part that Podcast index is trying to help with you know give yet another option for app developers. You know blueberry also does that we have a podcast directory that is not directly tied to apple. So we have. I think a little bit more than apple does currently but you know there's an api there so some apps can pull the blueberry well. This podcast index is a free and open want That's what they're going for. And i think that's very important that it's not all up to one company. 'cause you know i keep going back to alex jones. Okay he you know the guy is a you know very controversial character will say regardless of your politics. He's he says stuff that other people don't like but the whole idea with free speeches. He's got the right to say it does long as he's not Advocating violence or something but just You know he's got the right to be wrong or right to be right. Who knows you know like i said. I'm not making editorial comment on what alex jones says but apple decided that he couldn't be on apple podcasts. Anymore so poof. He's off apple podcasts. The promise he was off of all this other stuff the beauty of it is he still has an rss feed and you can still subscribe to his podcast. Even on apple podcasts. The app well the podcast index wants to be a place where you know if you get docs tour of you get how you say it You know try to get cancelled by these big tech companies apple google stitcher. Whatever all these these places that they decide they don't like you and they take you out. You're still out there. And with podcast index. You may still be on some of these apps directories and what that's for. That's the goal. They've got a couple of other side goals. That are kind of cool. One is Creating a namespace in rss called podcast. And what that does is allows us to add things to the rss spec or add things to rss that app you app. Developers and podcasters can use One of the big ones that they come out with the locked tag and that's not been adopted by a lot of places yet but it's going to be at some point and what the lock tag does if if it's implemented. Is it locks your feed so that if say somebody wants to copy your show and so they import the rss feed into their Their system into another podcast hosts system And then you know they're newer. Podcast is now hosted and comes from another place and it may not be the real podcast. Just sorta prevents that or at least helps to you know he said if it gets wide adoption it'll be useful because you know kinda like the dns service for domain names you know. Nobody owns it. Sorta distributed that's what this namespace is going to be
Violence Erupts Between Trump Supporters, Counter Protesters
"In the nation's capital are accusing the city of failing to protect black residents after a weekend of violence during a pro Trump rally. The president's supporters gathered in Washington, D. C on Saturday that repeated baseless claims that the election was quote stolen and some of them vandalize churches and attacked counter demonstrators. Hannah Shuster from our member station W A. M U has the story. Thousands of mostly mass place trump supporters from all over the country March through downtown D. C that included members of the extremist group, the proud boys. They gathered at Washington landmarks like the Washington Monument and the Supreme Court and listen to speeches from figures like conspiracy theorists Alex Jones and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. And the president's supporters erupted and cheers as he flew overhead on Marine One. Police tried to keep these crowds separate from other DC protesters, some who have been holding racial justice demonstrations for months. But as the night went on, violence broke out and dozens of people were arrested, including a 29 year old, who allegedly stabbed four people. This weekend was the second time since the election that Trump supporters rallied in DC leading to violence, although the crowd was smaller than when they gathered in mid November. At this weekend's protest Trump supporters toward down black lives matter Science from two historic black churches. Ah, video circulating online shows the crowd cheering as a banner from Asbury United Methodist Church, Burns, the church's pastor, said in a statement. The scene reminded her of a cross burning Easy. Police say they're investigating the incident as a possible hate crime in Mayor Muriel Bowser condemned it. The local activists say the police have failed to stop white supremacist violence. Here's Anthony Lorenzo Green with the D. C black lives matter Chapter. Let's be clear. Mayor in our police department allowed white supremacists to tear it out and destroyed cracking. The black church burning on the ground. He spoke from what's now called Black Lives matter, Plaza after Mayor Bowser's office had those words painted on the street in June, but local activists say her words don't mean much to them without action. For
As Biden wins presidency, Trump supporters insist election isn’t over as they protest his loss
"Of President Trump convinced that gains for Democrat Joe Biden are the result of fraud have been protesting in battleground states. In Arizona, where Biden has a narrow lead. Trump supporters gathered for another night outside the Maricopa County Elections Department, along with right wing radio host Alex Jones. Trump himself has been leveling allegations of fraud with no evidence, and Philadelphia police said there was a possible plot to attack the city's convention center where votes are being counted. One man was taken into custody. In other areas around the country, like Milwaukee in Las Vegas, protests have been met with counter protests.
"Hi everybody. Hi guys well from somewhere in Oregon and Salt Lake City Utah. It's thank God I'm atheist the podcast I'm mark and I'm Dan and. Mark Hello pay there now. You're not frank, I'm I'm not anymore. I have emerged like a butterfly from Christmas. From the Frank Shelf Christmas and the Frank. No thanks. That's right Thank you so much for coming on and and help out you you who have helped out here before but are also my co host over on the how do heretic. As much as well as other things I, guess you sure you've in the in the world not that I pay any attention. To the most important stuff Yeah. Unfortunately, I was going out of town and frank was going to have to find a replacement for me. And then, and then frank came down with some horrible apparently non-co vid disease. And and I had to fill in last as far as we know, frank does not have the Rona. Dead. Yeah it seems. It seems as though he is negative though false negatives have occurred in the world. So but anyways, prayers in that seed money coming in. Yes exactly basically, the only way to save him is to is to send us a all of your money. On the television screen, we'll tell you how to do that a later in the program also later in the show you and I are going to have a discussion about persecution privilege. And There's a difference between those two things and points and purpose purpose qwerty. So the four pence perspicacity yeah, which is also Yeah. I anyway, we'll get to all of that later on but in but first, why don't you tell me one of your stories I understand that you've come prepared with with stories to tell the kids you know me I'm already I've got a pocketful of magic for everybody so. This, this will probably relate a little bit to our discussion later in the show. Daniel Okay and this is an older article, but it's been making the rounds again because of reasons. Okay. Yeah. It's an article in the Atlantic by Emma Green and it's about. You know the most most persecuted people in America and those would be. Christians. Of course, they will let me. Let me read a couple of excerpts from the article here in. Many. Many Christians. Believe they are subject to religious discrimination in the United States new report from the Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings. Offers evidence. Almost half of Americans say discrimination against Christians is as big of a problem as discrimination against. Including blacks and minorities. Three quarters of Republicans and trump supporters said this. This article is like a year and a half old. So imagine it's much higher now. And so did nearly eight out of ten White Evangelical Protestants of the latter group six and ten believed that although America wants was a Christian nation, it is no longer a huge jump from twenty twelve. Forty, six percent of those surveyed said immigration from Mexico and Central America has been too high in recent years. Yeah. When asked the same question about immigrants from predominantly Christian countries though only ten percent of people said immigration has been too high. The irony in this is essentially the same question phrase student as Latin American countries are overwhelmingly Christian. Right. All those all those non-catholic Mexicans that are coming over our border. Yeah exactly. Well, who didn't Alex Jones we talk about Alex Jones saying that Mexico was run by a bunch of white shoes at one point but. You know. So Then to kind of conclude. While the US, is still a nation of faith with roughly seventy one percent of adults identifying some kind of Christian. Religious organizations of all kinds are struggling with lower levels of attendance declining participation in ritual practices. More and more people say they're not part of any religion and this is especially true of young people in their twenties and early thirties with you. Guys if religious believable believe their institutions are declining, which demographically speaking they are they may feel more threatened by what they perceive as the growing numbers of people in the country who have a different kind of faith. There's evidence of this in the strongest style. Many people seem to feel for the past and allusive time when Americans felt more of a consensus about their values and beliefs strong majorities. Evangelical Protestants in White Catholics believe America has changed for the worse since the nineteen. Fifties. So off the one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty s Jim crow women knowing their place raging cold war nuclear arms race the good old days as Back Yeah back when we could win when everybody's lives were so much better. So this is a lie that just will not die. Like this Christian persecution complex Oh. My God it is amazing and we're GONNA get to more of it. We're going to expound on later in the show like you alluded to but my God it is. It's astounding at what's really funny is. The Christians believe that it is a due to outside influence that everything's getting so bad. Not at not at all acknowledging that, no dude, the calls coming from inside. Right. He's leaving. You are doing this. Yeah. First of all. It's not true that you're being persecuted but part about right believing. You're doing that. Yeah exactly because you're persecuting. They're not leaving because the world outside of Christianity looks. So enticing your leaving because the world inside of Christianity is a an abusive health gape. Maybe work on that you
Commission cancels second debate between Trump and Biden
"Breaking news today. Over the past 24 hours. We learned that the debate commission has said that the next presidential debates scheduled for next week between Trump and Biden was going all virtual like a zoom. Ah, debate now, Donald Trump saying today as of now, no, I'm not doing that. I want to do it in person. Your initial thoughts on all that's transpired with that in the past 24 hours. Yeah, I mean, as you said, breaking news, and this would really change the game. As Faras debates go. First of all, you can't have a debate with just one person. So Donald Trump is out Joe Biden not standing on that virtual zoom stage, but only with the things that the president said. It's a waste of time. And quite frankly, there are a lot of voters after that first presidential debate that probably agreed with how that format turned out, so no doubt, of course, that the concern the current virus to public health and couldn't get it. A lot of reasons why you may want this one to be virtual, but that's it. And as of this moment the president is not, and it just simply won't happen. You're not going to have a debate with one person on DH, and that might be what we end up with for election 2020. Now, Dr Laura, I'm not trying to be Alex Jones here, but I'll put the tin foil hat on here. It feels like if you have a virtual debate, there's a lot of opportunity for some shenanigans there, Whether it's somebody helping you out. I don't know if there's a teleprompter or cue cards or what's going on. Cutting your mic off if you're interrupting, Touma, right, right. So I would say that, And that was the thing people talk about the first date. Right Zoom call you couldjust knew them. I don't think it's a tinfoil hat. It would change the dynamic and theoretically, you could have notes right up on the prompter. But as you say, and and be able to read from those in one way, I think the candidate would like that. I feel like that would be advantageous to them. But only in terms of what did they offer us as voters and constituents and people watching a part of it. I like it that natural feeling of Yes, they've rehearsed yesterday of practice. Yes, They have some lines in their back pockets and they know the policy but still lifted them up there without this information for 90 minutes, And you do get a better sense of who they are. They need to see in a 30 or 62nd campaign ass. So that is that a standard practice during a debate? I mean, you're you're you're somebody that probably has been in debates teaches how to debate. They're at the University of Indianapolis. Eso When you're at a debate, you're not allowed Tohave notes up there. I saw Kamala Harrison and Mike Pence, writing down notes on a piece of baby You're not allowed to have That's general rules of the game. You're not allowed to have notes up there. Exactly, And so they prepare. Obviously, they practise and rehearse. They memorize that big fact because they know they're gonna come up as the economy is going to come up, But no, you generally the rule there that you can't have those notes, and that's also why you mentioned you see them scribbling as soon as the prompt the moderators. Oh, we're gonna talk about this. I feel like it's completed magnesium and you look at a T a question and you think OK, brain dump. Bring everything I remember from this, So I have that information site from and I do think that's one thing. It was the day for hard debate. Practice hard and doing a good job. Debate is hard and the viewer it's good to come back after a little early, but there's a lot of effort that actually takes place on the back end. What
Censored? Joe Rogan Experience is missing episodes on Spotify
"Hello. Everybody I have an announcement Hello Joe Rogan. What's your announcement starting on September first the entire Jr library will be available on spotify the entire. Library you say 'cause the Joe Rogan experience is now in spotify but forty-six episodes missing including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones far right journalist Milo Yannopoulos an anti Semite Owen Benjamin neither spotify nor Rogan is saying why Rogan's also announced that it becomes an exclusive on the first of December. In his podcast Adam Curry's says he's building something called podcast two point Oh. It's a new podcast that outlines an alternative to the apple podcasts directory. I. Think we've figured out some incentive for develop AC- says he'll also be on the first show from Joe Rogan's new studio in Dallas. spotify down rejecting new podcast served with non secure audio addresses according to e mail seen by pulled news audio served using HDP rather than https also doesn't play in chrome on embedded players. Apple podcast expressed a preference for https back in May two, thousand eighteen but haven't yet insisted on it. The vintage video podcasts spend three hundred and fifty dollars on ads for their show in podcast APP overcast called them one hundred and nineteen new subscriptions they say quote the campaign was worth what we paid for it. That's Nice Hobby, radio has launched hard m. n. a new podcast APP built specifically for Minnesota Nice Idea Patriot has raised nine hundred million dollars in new funding says CEO Jack Conte Patriots. Valuation is one point, two, billion dollars, and the IRA has the full sheduled for the IB podcast upfront event in September and the host comedian Francesca Ramsey. And in Podcast News, Here's how to promote your podcast a stunning story of a plastic surgeon asked by wanted terrorist to make them look unrecognizable full marks to plastic surgeon podcast for that. News from the Ramsey network is the Dr John Baloney show a show that provides real talk about life relationships and mental health challenges. It'll come out three times a week and seventy million is back for season three starting on September the fourteenth each week that people denominated podcast from Antica? Williamson. Co brings localities taking action from the school to prison pipeline. To racialist policing to the spread of covid nineteen in jail.
"alex jones" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"You are on air. I said, you know, he brags all these FBI agents that worked for him former FBI Glenda that you know, he's gonna talk to people that worked there years ago about how they watch everything we do and all supposed to be. Yeah. Yeah. I was told that by by tide level people on high level pie level. I mean repeatedly big of a deal. I'd be going into FOX studios. Bill another show freaking out climbing walls member that I I don't know if you hung up the much at FOX, but I can remember the times when they'd come to Glen. And we're preparing the FOX show. Would say, hey, Glen. I hate to tell you this. But Alex Jones is in the building. And he would go nuts really -absolutely notch. Our glenwood. Do any demand that he not be in the building with them at the time? Really? Yeah. That happened all almost every day. Almost every day was it was crazy can't come on over to the view and over to do Sheahan Dale, but his quote people. You know, if y'all want US air, they're throwing fits. Got pull in the government. Here's another cool thing. Glenn Beck was the government under Obama was the governor the government and Glen were one. That's that. So that whole bomb thing. Yeah. It was a smokescreen schmo cream. What that was. And I'm like, what do you mean? Anyways, guys. The government is the governor is the government is I could name names. But I'm not no, no, please. No, go ahead. Someone else Elche high level than these people's. Okay. Sure about Glenn Beck and the F B I. Is there a section of it from the Justice? He's going up van Jones. He's going out. Right, right. That's all fake fake nothing. None of that was true. It's all fake. And the guys Alex is really true said, of course, it's true. Course it FBI. They started search engine and guess what they found from place with. Hiding this. He's you. He's gotta pay. Ukraine to this. So, you know, it's true again, if you can do this, you know, that's an actual document. He's holding. Yeah. Right in front of him. So bet you ten million dollars. Yeah. So he's about to release some very very sensitive information. But because government is just a bunch of special interest CIA FBI corporate and building their own private kingdom. Sheen. Kingdom, basically Glenn Beck is like a private CIA takeover clerk shown happening. No one else can make money clear channel. No Glenn Beck. If only that were true. I know. Awesome..
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Com. Even though info wars LLC owns the content prison planet TV LLC distribute, some of the right? So you need to know as a plaintiff who owns what? And who's responsible for what? So that you have the right parties joined to the lawsuit. Right. It's a totally standard interrogatory. I don't know why you wouldn't provide that right? Like, there's no reason not to it clearly has taken more litigation time to say this would be overly burdensome than it would be to have somebody just write down the answer. But, but there you go second interrogatory asked to identify the the employees who are responsible for marketing data and analytics concerning the shows the third asks to identify the employees responsible for investigating any manner related to the sandy hook shooting. Again. That's totally obvious as to why that's relevant. In a defamation lawsuit. Right as the plaintiffs as public figures as the saying parents are because they've spoken out in public about the tragedy and of lobbied for gun legislation and the like they're required to prove actual malice. So in order to prove actual malice. You have to show that Alex Jones acted either with reckless disregard of the truth or with knowing falsity of the truth. And part of how you show that is by showing you didn't do any research right asking who did the research. So totally straightforward interrogatory identify, your domain names in you are ELLs identify each individual likely to have discovery discoverable information. Those are boilerplate interrogatory, the document requests are similar. I'm not going to go through line by line. I will tell you. There are a couple that are arguably overbroad, and there were a couple of the court rejected. The court rejected requests for tax returns. Tax returns are presumptively confidential. And sometimes you get them if they're related to the case in general discovery, but I can see not getting them in this limited discovery phase. They also rejected the last one a a all that said all documents you may use to support any of your claims or defenses. That's another boilerplate document request. It's one that they will get if they survive this intermediate special motion to dismiss stage, but you can understand them the the the court not granting if this face additionally, like I think that the request for for example, number eleven was wanted all of Alex Jones depositions from the past ten years, that's standard in litigation. It's a totally reasonable request. But maybe not at the stage. Right. Like, there's there's some narrowing that could have been done but courts have broad discretion to issue to issue discovery. And most of this. I think is clearly tied into the core issue, which is can can you prove the. Allegations of of actual malice here, and and the plaintiffs of said, yeah, we can prove it just give us access to the research that they've done and and the communications about that. Right. Because oh, boy if we see the emails between Alex Jones, and this, you know, and his internal producers. We suspect that those emails are going to are going to include something, you know, joking about it. Right. And something that gives away the game that's their suspicion. That's why Alex Jones won't produce any discovery right now not a threat of paper, not a single answer. The only reason in my view again. Mark Grandpa's listens. Wants to come on the show. Great will have mon- in my view. The only reason to object to providing the org chart of info to object to identifying the people who did the research is because..
"alex jones" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"It is death over Email and that required the Pozner family to relocate to a community with twenty four hour round the clock security, this has real human costs. This weaponize ING morons to terrorize innocent people and as the complaint alleges doing so deliberately right the complaint alleges as a matter of fact, Alex Jones knows that the sandy hook shooting was not up false flag operation and continues to say false things about it. Anyway. So so open shut case for me at there. I hear you. There are some interesting legal issues with respective. So that the first is the sandy hook shooting occurred in twenty twelve. And the statute of limitations on defamation is two years. And so the the complaint involves the continuing repetition of those statements over time and the issue that the courts are not well prepared to address is what happens when you do what Alex Jones did. Okay. And and let's specifically define what he's done in this case, which is. Beginning with very very explicit statements in twenty thirteen. This is a false flag operation this was orchestrated by the Obama government. These people are actors this is all made up and then over time making the statements slightly more nuanced. In order to kind of create an atmosphere of plausible deniability while continuing to dog whistle, right? Never walking back the original claim. And so the statements that are within the two year statute of limitations. And this lawsuit was filed may of twenty eighteen right? So anything may of twenty sixteen or later. Well, one of the things that that the complaint does is is is go through the continuing reference that builds upon those earlier statements, right? But as a result, right? It's it's not quite the Saint like usually think of a defamation case as involving a single statement or set of statements or an article right like when I get clients who call me and say, I'm being sued for defamation or ally. Bosnich I'd like to say this about somebody. I'm not. Get sued for defamation. Right. You you. You wanna focus on the content of those original statements. Right. But what happened in the in the Alex Jones? Cindy, okay. So what happened in pizza gate is again, a second issue that I think the courts really are not well prepared to grapple with yet. And that is the cumulative effect of multiple statements, right? That there's not any one. There are few in pizza gate, right? But in pizza gate, what happened was you you had series of statements that built upon each other that created this overall gestalt of okay, right? There's comet ping pong and Hillary Clinton, and and and and John Podesta are raping children in the basement, but you can't find a single statement. Right. That that puts all of those elements together, it's this sort of slow burn over time in the sandy hook is is. Kind of a similar situation where the natural tendency. I think of most decent people is not to sue overstatement number one. But then now you've had statements to through ten through fifteen through one hundred and the later ones may be less inflammatory. But may be fanning the fires from the original one. That's another. That's another kind of. Scenario in which in which the courts are ill prepared to handle. Here's how Alex Jones lawyer. Mark randazzo. It's Mark granddaughters firm. It's a it's a it's a junior partner named j Wollman who's writing this. Mark Randazzo has sniped back at us on Twitter. So just for for for disclaimer purposes, but here's how he describes the lawsuit. He says plaintiffs and their counsel of already tried this case in the press falsely claiming that Mr. Jones himself orchestrated a campaign to continually state that the shooting never happened despite the complaint being filled with statements attributed to Mr. Jones and his related companies fewer identified as false, and no plaintiff was identified by defendants, rather they assert that listeners quote would understand these statements to assert that the sandy hook massacre was staged and that the plaintiffs fabricated the deaths of their loved ones the allegations. To Mr. Jones statements are all either summaries of what other people said questions about evidence or opinions as to the credibility of the evidence. The sole exception is from December twenty eighth twenty fourteen more than three years before the complaint was filed where Mr. Jones relying on Mr..