After the Sandy Hook massacre that took the lives of twenty first-graders and six educators, conservative radio host Alex Jones began attacking. Jones told his viewers that the massacre never happened and the devastated parents were liars. Now, the parents of two of the children murdered in the shooting are fighting back.
Two lawsuits were filed Tuesday in Texas, accusing Jones of defamation. One was filed by Jesse Heslin’s dad, Neil, and the other was filed by Noah Pozner’s parents, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa. Both of the children were six-years-old when they lost their lives to a gunman in their school.
According to the New York Times:
The suits focus on comments made by Mr. Jones in the past year. In a segment on his radio show called “Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed,” which aired on April 22, 2017, Mr. Jones highlighted an interview that Ms. De La Rosa did with Anderson Cooper of CNN after the shooting. While they are standing outside a downtown Newtown building, Mr. Cooper turns his head to face her.
During that quick head movement, Mr. Cooper’s nose seems to disappear — evidence, Mr. Jones said, that the interview with Ms. De La Rosa was conducted in a studio…Mr. Jones suggests it means they are both actors. “When he turns, his nose disappears repeatedly because the green screen isn’t set right,” he said.
In another incident, Jones claimed Mr. Heslin lied when he told Megyn Kelly that he held his son who had “a bullet hole through his head.”
“The stuff I found was they never let them see their bodies,” Jones said. “That’s kind of what’s weird about this. But maybe they did.”
The idea that they never saw the bodies is ridiculous. Some parents probably viewed photographs, but others absolutely saw their kids.
In fact, Noah’s family asked the governor of Connecticut to view their son in an open-casket because they wanted him to see what the bullets did their child’s body. At the time, Journalist Naomi Zeveloff, asked Veronique why she, personally, felt she had to see Noah’s body and the mother responded:
It is not up to me to say I am only going to look at you and deal with you when you are alive, that I am going to block out the reality of what you look like when you are dead. And as a little boy, you have to go in the ground. If I am going to shut my eyes to that I am not his mother. I had to bear it. I had to do it.
Alex Jones has been attacking these families for years by flat-out calling them liars. He has victimized them many times over and it’s about damn time he (hopefully) face the consequences of those lies.