Don’t Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

“In the five years since Noah Pozner was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., death threats and online harassment have forced his parents, Veronique De La Rosa and Leonard Pozner, to relocate seven times. They now live in a high-security community hundreds of miles from where their 6-year-old is buried.” The lunatics and liars like Alex Jones might just cause you some psychic frustration. But for the parents of Sandy Hook and others, it’s a lot worse than that. The NYT: Alex Jones, Pursued Over Infowars Falsehoods, Faces a Legal Crossroads.

+ “Jones … has used his media platform to call the mass shooting at an elementary school that killed 26 people a hoax and suggested a political cover-up took place by left-wing forces seeking to take advantage of the shooting to support their causes.” Reuters: Conspiracy theorist Jones seeks dismissal of Sandy Hook defamation suit.

+ “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.” That’s how Donald Trump described Alex Jones. (Look, I know you’re tired of the Trump news. And I know this stuff makes you sick. Believe me, I’d rather be making quirky remarks about entertaining articles. But this is a very real and increasingly dangerous problem. We can’t just look away.)

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