Infowars host Alex Jones, who has pushed a gamut of harmful conspiracy theories, is trying to deflect responsibility by blaming temporary bouts of “psychosis.”
Jones is being sued by a parent of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In a three-hour deposition this month with Mark Bankston, a lawyer representing Sandy Hook parents, Jones downplayed the harm caused by telling millions of people that the parents of dead children are lying, and he refused to apologize. Instead, he tried to blame “psychosis” brought on by the pressures of his job.
Below is an exchange between Bankston and Jones, from a deposition transcript released Friday.