Their children were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting back in 2012 and they say Alex Jones claims the shooting was “completely fake” and a “giant hoax” perpetrated by opponents of the Second Amendment. On Tuesday, the parents filed a defamation lawsuit against Jones who operates the conspiracy website Infowars.
In one of his shows Jones says, “I don’t know what the truth is. All I know is the official story of Sandy Hook has more holes in it than Swiss cheese.” He goes on to say that President Obama was a worse actor than Glenn Beck with his fake crying.” President Obama was making a speech at The White House immediately after the shooting.
In another one of the show clips Jones seems to push a theory that there’s a conspiracy between the shooting and anti-gun owners. Jones often plays video clips and reads news reports from reporting immediately after the incident took place. Those reports always turn out to be incomplete or incorrect once time goes on and investigations become more clear.
Jones also accused Anderson Cooper of staging an interview with one of the Sandy Hook parents. He shows a clip of Cooper turning his head in slow motion and claims his nose disappeared. To Jones that meant the interview was staged in a studio. He also claimed one of the parents was acting and joking before he was told the camera was on and that’s when he began to cry.
In the lawsuits the parents are seeking $1 million in damages.