Alex Jones got spanked in court.

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KMFJD

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And yet Eisenhower had no problem installing brutal totalarian governments

Iran (1953); Guatemala(1954); Thailand (1957); Laos (1958-60); the Congo (1960); Turkey (1960); Ecuador (1961 & 1963); South Vietnam (1963)


'good president'


On January 17, 1961, at the end of his second term in office, President Dwight Eisenhower tried to pull back the reins on U.S. military intervention in other countries with his warning about the military industrial complex. But he did not apply that same restraint to covert CIA interventions in other countries — covert interventions that he worked very hard to protect and keep secret from Congress and the public.
 
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woolfe9998

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He's about to get spanked again. This time in Connecticut, where there is no appicable punitive damages cap.

Evidently, a corporate lawyer employeds by Jones' company testified as a company representative, and made several damaging admissions.


Essentially she admits that Jones does no independent research, which he claims to do, but that he gets the conspiracy theories from elsewhere without fact checking, and bases his decisions on whether Google Analytics suggest high ratings which in turn will help him sell more "supplements."
 

ivwshane

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He's about to get spanked again. This time in Connecticut, where there is no appicable punitive damages cap.

Evidently, a corporate lawyer employeds by Jones' company testified as a company representative, and made several damaging admissions.


Essentially she admits that Jones does no independent research, which he claims to do, but that he gets the conspiracy theories from elsewhere without fact checking, and bases his decisions on whether Google Analytics suggest high ratings which in turn will help him sell more "supplements."
What I find amazing is that people still follow him despite knowing that his whole schtick is to just sell supplements. Like what exactly is his appeal?
 
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nickqt

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What I find amazing is that people still follow him despite knowing that his whole schtick is to just sell supplements. Like what exactly is his appeal?
He is a high-ranking member of the in-group they identify with. Doesn't matter if he picks their pockets and shits in their shoes.

Submitting to a rightful authority figure is like the whole point of being a right-wing authoritarian.

Trying to use reason and logic to determine the why beyond that is pointless.
 

ivwshane

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He is a high-ranking member of the in-group they identify with. Doesn't matter if he picks their pockets and shits in their shoes.

Submitting to a rightful authority figure is like the whole point of being a right-wing authoritarian.

Trying to use reason and logic to determine the why beyond that is pointless.
I guess that’s why I struggle.
 
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interchange

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Alex being the typical classy deplorable in court:


He seems to be implying that these parents’ shows of emotion aren’t real…perhaps because liberals aren’t real people to him, he thinks they can just turn emotions on and off at will??
This makes me curious about what it must be like to witness emotional expression and regulation for someone who lacks empathy and regulatory capability. What conclusions must someone draw about what's going on in the minds of others?
 

Moonbeam

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Alex being the typical classy deplorable in court:


He seems to be implying that these parents’ shows of emotion aren’t real…perhaps because liberals aren’t real people to him, he thinks they can just turn emotions on and off at will??
I think what is happening is that the lawyer, in describing his behavior is turning on the emotions of utter loathing and disgust that are generated by a person of his moral character and he objects to this because in his own personal opinion he is a saint that is innocently incapable of seeing any of it. And the reason for that is that he is a psychopath that renders him incapable of experiencing empathy. The moral shame that most people would experience doing the dirt he has done is dead in him.
 
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Moonbeam

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This makes me curious about what it must be like to witness emotional expression and regulation for someone who lacks empathy and regulatory capability. What conclusions must someone draw about what's going on in the minds of others?
Hehe, I started my post before I saw this as I was interrupted by a phone call.

I think what I said was my theory on what it must be like.
 

Lezunto

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Moonbeam nailed it. When Alex Jones exclaimed that he is "done being sorry" on the stand, he is proving Moonbeam's point.

In Jones' mind, what he has done should not even be an issue.
 

woolfe9998

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Good. Let him show arrogance. Let him rant and rave in front of a jury who is going to decide if he gets to retain a plug nickel after this is over. Let him act like he believes he did nothing wrong when it's already been legally established in the case that he maliciously defamed the plaintiffs. So let him show no humility or contrition. He already got stung for $50 mil in punitive damages in the Texas case. This one has 8 plaintiffs. Maybe they can add a zero to that.

Just like with Trump, narcissists can be their own worst enemies.
 

Roger Wilco

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How is that amazing? I couldn't watch past 60 seconds. That interviewer let him interrupt everything he said and go off ranting like a child.
A large portion (maybe the majority) of the video is not Alex Jones being interviewed. I think the video is very well done and worth watching imo.
 

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