InfoWars is perilously close to a permanent YouTube ban after peddling yet another debunked conspiracy theory. The site, helmed by the always-irate Alex Jones, received its second strike on Tuesday after publishing a video that accused Parkland, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg of being a crisis actor. — www.newsweek.com/…
Info Wars has long trafficked in the worst conspiracy theories. Jones has repeatedly claimed the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax or a “false flag” attack. Jones promoted the pizzagate conspiracies and has claimed 9/11, Columbine and several other bombings/mass-shootings were hoaxes. His followers have harassed and abused the parents of children murdered in Newtown. They are doing the same to Parkland victims and survivors.
He’s basically a vile human being who should not have a prominent platform.
So it’s deeply satisfying that a 17 year old has Alex Jones begging for mercy.
Of course, Alex should know better than getting into a Twitter fight with a teenager:
I will not speak to anyone that has had disgusting remarks to victims of mass shootings in the past. I sent that tweet without realizing just how awful so many people have been to victims and witnesses of these events in the past.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 27, 2018
Meanwhile, back in the real world, kids and allies are organizing to shut down the pro-massacre NRA and their enablers in the GOP. There are now almost 1,000 school walkouts scheduled for April 20.
Today seems like a good day for our friends at @schoolwalkoutUS to cross the 1,000 school walkouts registered for the 4/20 anniversary of #Columbine. 928 and counting in just 72 hours. #GunControlNow #NeverAgain #WhatIf https://t.co/3vJ2iEnTmG
— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) February 27, 2018
Investigators believe the Parkland attacker had planned to take up a vantage point and shoot at fleeing children (copying the Las Vegas gunman). If he’d succeeded, the death toll would have been far higher. Investigators believe his gun may have jammed, leading him to flee.
As a reminder, Republicans definitely know how to jump to action. They just don’t believe murdered schoolchildren are worth speaking up for:
17 kids brutally murdered:
Ã¢ÂÂ¢Thoughts & prayers
Corp ends private business relationship w/NRA:
Ã¢ÂÂ¢WeÃ¢ÂÂll take immediate action & fight back w/everything we got!
ItÃ¢ÂÂs not that the Right doesnÃ¢ÂÂt know How to take action for common sense gun controlÃ¢ÂÂit appears they just donÃ¢ÂÂt care.Ã°ÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/FkDDtlMoYI
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) February 26, 2018
PS. Jones claims that YouTube reinstated the second video and re-enabled his ability to post videos. He has several channels and seems to be milking theories about being “persecuted”. These claims are on his website, and I’m not linking to that trash.