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Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial
Business

Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' media company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but his attorney said it should not disrupt the defamation damages trial underway in Texas that seeks to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.The trial in Austin, where Jones lives and Free Speech Systems is based, wrapped up its first week of testimony Friday and is expected to conclude next week. The bankruptcy filing was announced by Jones' attorney Andino Reynal late in the day.Reynal and attorneys for the family suing Jones told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that the bankruptcy filing would not halt the lawsuit. The company wants "to put this part of the ...
‘This is on you’ – Houston Public Media
Politics

‘This is on you’ – Houston Public Media

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is running for Texas governor, interrupted Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference on Wednesday, blaming him for the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Tx., the politics surrounding yet another call for gun reform, and the results of this week’s runoff elections, among other stories. Party Politics is taking a break for the summer, but we’ll be back with new episodes in September. TEXAS TOPICS Uvalde, Tx. tragedy Another call for gun reform Beto crashes Abbott press conference NRA convention in Houston Runoff election roundup   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your ...
Gaming

Fox News Already Linking ‘Violent’ Games To Buffalo Shooting

Photo: Libby March (Getty Images)Time is a flat circle. The year is 2022, and a Fox News anchor recently asked an on-air guest whether or not he believed that video games enable mass shootings. On Saturday, an 18-year-old white man named Payton Gendron opened fire on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. He killed 10 people and injured three, the majority of which were Black residents. After planning his crime over Discord, he drove 200 miles in full tactical gear and streamed the shooting on Twitch. Gendron has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.Fox News brought in Bernard Zapor to discuss the causes of mass shootings. Zapor was a former special agent for the firearms division of the Department of Justice and a current college instructor in criminal justice. The news anchor Jon Scott...