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In Reversal, Radio Host Alex Jones Apologizes to Chobani

Jones has settled a lawsuit brought against him by the yogurt company

(Newser) - Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he has settled a lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani, reversing course from previous claims that he would never back down in the defamation case, the AP reports. Jones read a brief statement at the end of his radio show... More »

Alex Jones Loses Sole Custody of Kids

Ex-wife to decide where 3 kids will live

(Newser) - A jury in Texas has stripped right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of having primary custody of his children and awarded joint custody to his ex-wife, reports the AP . State District Judge Orlinda Naranjo also announced Kelly Jones will decide where their three children will live, reports the... More »

Chobani Yogurt Just Sued Alex Jones, Infowars

Company says stories falsely accuse it of bringing crime, disease to Idaho

(Newser) - Conspiracy peddler Alex Jones has another lawsuit to handle. Greek yogurt maker Chobani has sued Jones' Infowars for publishing what it calls fake and defamatory stories related to the company's plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, reports BuzzFeed . Two examples: One video headlined, "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant... More »

Alex Jones' Court Defense: I'm Just a 'Performance Artist'

Infowars founder is in a custody dispute

(Newser) - Alex Jones is maybe the nation's most well-known conspiracy theorist thanks to his controversial Infowars program. But the radio host is now locked in a custody dispute forcing his lawyers into an argument that surely won't please Jones' many followers: The attorneys say his on-air persona is largely... More »

Alex Jones: Sorry for PizzaGate

Apologizes to owner of DC pizzeria targeted by gunman, invites him on his show

(Newser) - Alex Jones is abandoning the PizzaGate conspiracy theory , and has issued an apology to the owner of Comet Ping Pong, the pizzeria in Washington, DC, that was falsely rumored to be the site of a child sex trafficking ring last year, reports the Hill . "In our commentary about what... More »

Daughter of Sandy Hook Victim Has Plea for Trump

She wants him to cut his ties with Alex Jones

(Newser) - Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, wants Donald Trump to cut his ties with a man who claims the 2012 Connecticut mass shooting didn't really happen. Radio host Alex Jones, who also runs the Infowars website, "has fanned the flames of a... More »

Drudge Gives Rare Interview, Bashes 'Old, Sick' Clinton

Also wonders 'Why aren't we seeing Hillary's lovers?'

(Newser) - For all his influence in the media biz, Matt Drudge himself is downright invisible. But the creator of the Drudge Report gave a rare interview to radio host Alex Jones Tuesday in which he offered up his views on topics ranging from Hillary Clinton to social media. (Drudge remained off-camera... More »

Federal Official: It's a 'Terrorist Attack'

And early reactions to Boston bombings appear online

(Newser) - A federal law enforcement official called today's fatal explosions in Boston a "terrorist attack" but said it wasn't clear whether the responsible party was foreign or domestic, CNN reports. Meanwhile speculation, dread, and political agendas are swirling around the Internet as the story unfolds. Slate notes the... More »

Piers Morgan: My Guest Was 'Best Argument' for Gun Laws

Alex Jones' rant was 'really quite scary,' he says

(Newser) - CNN's Piers Morgan thinks gun-rights proponent Alex Jones's memorable appearance on his show last night made a fine case—for his opponents. "He was the best advertisement for gun control you could wish for," Morgan tells Politico , referring to the conservative radio host. "That kind... More »

Pro-Gun Petition Founder Blows Up at Piers Morgan

'1776 will commence again,' Alex Jones warns host

(Newser) - Things got pretty heated on Piers Morgan Tonight as the host came face-to-face with the man who started a petition to deport him for supporting gun control. Morgan barely got a word in as conspiracy theorist talk show host Alex Jones attacked him as a "hatchet man of the... More »

Here Come the Wacky Conspiracy Theories

Frozen, alive, or zombie-fied?

(Newser) - The fish had barely begun to nibble on Osama bin Laden before wild conspiracy theories about his demise—or lack of—began to circulate. The US government is considering releasing photos and video of the dead al-Qaeda kingpin, but in the meantime, conspiracy theorists are having a field day:
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Alex Jones: Glenn Beck Is Ripping Me Off!

Conspiracy-loving host thinks Beck is, well, a conspiracy

(Newser) - Ever notice a distinct similarity between the conspiracy-laden rants of Glenn Beck and Alex Jones? Well Jones has, too, and naturally, he thinks it’s a conspiracy. In an interview with New York magazine , spotted by the Atlantic , Jones says Beck ripped him off—and is up to no good.... More »

Fringe Groups Hail Austin Suicide Pilot as Hero

Internet lights up with support for terrorist's anti-government stance

(Newser) - Not long after Joe Stack flew his plane into an Austin office building yesterday, the Internet began buzzing with newfound fans calling him a hero, inspired by the anti-government rant he left behind. “Finally, an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government,” posted the founder of... More »

Right Suddenly Embraces Truther King

Alex Jones is like Glenn Beck, only moreso

(Newser) - It wasn’t long ago that the right wing hated Alex Jones. A top voice in the 9/11 Truth movement, he was repeatedly ridiculed on Fox News, and Michelle Malkin said Ron Paul’s association with him should disqualify him from the GOP primary debates. But Jones is a non-partisan... More »

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