Climate Denier Alex Jones Now Sued for Defaming Yogurt Company. Really.

April 25, 2017

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Alex Jones enters his Child Custody hearing with exactly the emotional aspect you’d expect from one of the Fringe media’s most unrepentant science deniers.

You’re Alex Jones.
You lie about, among other things, climate, for a living.
You sell quack “male-enhancement” products to your audience of hapless, aging, science denying, conspiracy-addled boobs.
You claim the Sandy Hook massacre was faked – dead children and all.

You had to apologize for spreading baseless nonsense about a Pizzeria-based sex slave scheme that moved one of your followers to shoot up said Pizzeria with a machine gun.

Now you’re being sued for spreading equally unfounded stories, weirdly, – about a yogurt maker.

And you are one of Donald Trump’s key sources for news about the world outside his head.

Is it possible that what Donald Trump’s America finds threatening about yogurt, is that yogurt has an active, living culture?

Chicago Tribune:

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.

Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children. The company filed the lawsuit in Idaho District Court in Twin Falls, where it operates the largest yogurt plant in the world.

“(Jones) is no stranger to spurious statements. He has claimed that the U.S. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut,” Chobani’s attorneys wrote. “Mr. Jones has now taken aim at Chobani and the Twin Falls community.”

The complaint says InfoWars released a video on April 11 describing Chobani’s practice of hiring refugees and a sexual assault case that did not involve the yogurt company.

During the video, an Info Wars reporter republished statements that claimed the Chobani plant brought crime and tuberculosis since it opened the plant five years ago while also pointing out previous reports of its willingness to hire refugees in Twin Falls.

Twin Falls is one of the two cities in Idaho with a refugee resettlement center.

The video was promoted using the headline “Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Important Migrant Rapists,” even though the lawsuit points out that InfoWars didn’t mention or prove that statement in the report. The story was tweeted out by Jones and other outlets.

InfoWars didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The report was critical of Ulukaya’s support of hiring refugees while reporters then reacted to a separate issue involving three Twin Falls refugee boys who admitted to charges involved in the assault of a 5-year-old girl at an apartment complex.

The 2016 assault sparked months of turmoil in Twin Falls after the story about the incident was spun by far-right blogs and anti-immigration groups into accounts that exaggerated and falsified many of the details.

“The defendants defamatory statements were designed to cause — and did in fact cause — customers to call for a boycott of Chobani’s products,” the lawsuit stated.

Chobani’s attorneys say Jones has ignored requests to remove the inaccurate coverage. It’s seeking at least $10,000 in damages.

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5 Responses to “Climate Denier Alex Jones Now Sued for Defaming Yogurt Company. Really.”

  1. Jean Mcmahon Says:

    I hope he does not run for President,,he might win,,Will give Colbert more great skits

  2. indy222 Says:

    How did half the country degenerate into babbling incoherent off-the-rails straight-jacket level lunacy?

    • greenman3610 Says:

      Fox.News.

      • webej Says:

        That’s part of it, but the next question is of course, why do people watch Fox and why does it even exist.

        Well do I remember the poll showing that of the Fox viewers who voted for Bush in 2004, 80% indicated it was because of the WMD in Iraq, that was after Bush admitted they had never been there and it was global news for 6 months how the whole thing had been a prevaricated pretext.

  3. Paul Whyte Says:

    As a rather buttoned-down Aussie, the cartoon-like flamboyant style of many US blowhards is certainly eye catching. So to borrow from the rightwing song book of economic “realism” called neo-liberal economics win loose, Mr Jones can be viewed as a story unfolding.

    I have had the opportunity to support men over a number of decades in child custody disputes. The concentrated wisdom is that winners do not end up at custody hearings. Winners maintain a good negotiating ability with the spouse that they are parting from and do a good job of supporting both her and the children, both short term, medium term and long term.

    Losers contest the uncontestable endlessly fighting for “rights” that have never existed. Fatherhood is a privilege that is paved by the ongoing service to the family members.

    Alex Jones is a living breathing cartoon character who has walked off a cliff and in true cartoon style does not start falling till he realises that he has parted ways with the ground.

    I predict that we can look forwards to future life excerpts from Alex Jones as he cartoon like “realises” that he is falling and gives us comments like “so far so good” as he whistles towards the ground.

    In the future, I hope USers will give the guy dimes as they pass him in the street. As I look in my crystal ball I see a disheveled Mr Jones shouting at a street corner about the various news items he has such a unique grasp of while people try to avoid his arms, dramatic jestures and get past him quickly.


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