Extremists

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $45M In Punitive Damages

CNN reports: A Texas jury has decided to penalize Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis. The award, which the judge could reduce, came one day after the jury settled on $4.1 million in compensatory damages. The jurors began deliberating around 12:30 pm CT on …

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Rioter Proud Boy Gets Two Years For Assaulting Cops

Law & Crime reports: A California man who unleashed a can of chemical spray on police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to two years behind bars. Ricky Willden, 41, was seen on video among a crowd facing off against police at the East Columbus doors to the Capitol building. He was recording the chaos …

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Homocon Rioter Sets Up Mock Prison Cell At CPAC

First, a reminder of the latest Brandon Staka news: A federal judge reprimanded a prominent pro-Trump social media personality and Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendant for making “questionable” comments in the media about his plea agreement and cooperation with law enforcement. Those comments, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich said, were “inconsistent” with what he previously told the court. “He’s …

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Anti-Vaxxer Gets Three Years For Fauci Death Threats

From the Justice Department: U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., age 57, most recently of Snowshoe, West Virginia to 37 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for making threats against a federal official, specifically for sending emails threatening harm to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Connally further admitted threatening Dr. Francis Collins, the …

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Far-Right Tennessee Mayor Wins GOP House Primary

The Associated Press reports: Andy Ogles, a far-right county mayor, won Tennessee’s crowded Republican primary on Thursday in a reconfigured congressional district in left-leaning Nashville that the party is hoping to flip in November. In a warning ahead of the general election, he said, “Liberals, we’re coming for you.” Ogles, the Maury County mayor and onetime leader of the Koch-backed …

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CPAC Gives Orban Standing Ovation For Anti-Gay Rant

Mediaite reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas and declared that marriage is between a man and a woman. Attendees gave the right-wing authoritarian a standing ovation in response. “Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” he said to applause. “Family ties shall …

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Loomer Claims Opponent Wears Life Alert Necklace

The Daily Beast reports: Now in her second bid for Congress, this time in a primary fight against Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL), Loomer has found a new oddball line of attack. Her opponent, she claims, is so feeble he wears a Life Alert necklace with a button to alert emergency responders if he has a fall. “We don’t need members …

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Lawyer: I’ll Give Alex Jones’ Texts To Jan. 6 Committee

The New York Times reports: The lawyer for plaintiffs who are suing the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said Thursday that he plans to turn over two years of text messages from Mr. Jones’s phone to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The lawyer, Mark Bankston, who represents Sandy Hook parents suing Mr. Jones in defamation …

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Report: Law Enforcement Wants Jones’ Phone Data

Law & Crime reports: After the bombshell revelations that Alex Jones’s legal team inadvertently disclosed years of his phone data, an attorney for a Sandy Hook victim’s parents disclosed that “various” law enforcement agents want to scrutinize the information. On Thursday, Jones’s lawyer Andino Reynal tried to mitigate the fallout by asking Travis County Judge Maya Guerra Gamble to order …

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Man Charged With Leaving Loaded Gun During Riot

The Washington Post reports: A Missouri man left a loaded 9mm semiautomatic pistol on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to prosecutors. Jerod Thomas Bargar, 36, of Centralia, Mo., was arrested Wednesday; he is one of a small group of people accused of illegally carrying guns during the riot. Lawmakers investigating the attack revealed recently …

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Trump Welcomes Fascist Orban To His NJ Golf Resort

Bloomberg News reports: Former President Donald Trump welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to one of his luxury golf resorts barely a week after the Central European leader made remarks that have been compared to Nazi rhetoric. Trump released a statement saying it was “great spending time with my friend” and that the two were also celebrating Orban’s April electoral …

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Jan. 6 Committee Wants Contents Of Jones’ Phone

Rolling Stone reports: The January 6th House committee is preparing to request the trove of Alex Jones’s text messages and emails revealed Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed by victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, Rolling Stone has learned. On Wednesday, Sandy Hook victims’ attorney Mark Bankston told Jones that his attorney had mistakenly sent Bankston three years worth of …

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Sandy Hook Lawyers: Alex Jones’ Lawyers Accidentally Sent Us The Entire Contents Of His Cell Phone [VIDEO]

The right wing Daily Wire reports: The defamation trial against Infowars founder Alex Jones took a big turn on Wednesday when the attorneys representing the parents of a Sandy Hook victim said that that Jones’ attorney accidentally sent them the conspiracy theorist’s text messages. Mark Bankston, who is representing the parents of a Sandy Hook victim who are suing Jones …

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QAnon Oath Keeper Wins AZ State Senate Primary

Phoenix’s NBC affiliate reports: After a tight race, State Sen. Kelly Townsend has conceded to her opponent, Sen. Wendy Rogers [photo]. But Townsend said it came with a steep price tag. “It took $1,732,200.27 to beat me,” Townsend said in a post on Twitter. The two had been running in the Republican primary for District 7 State Senator. According to …

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Suspected “Q” Of QAnon Finishes Last In AZ Primary

The Daily Dot reports: Ron Watkins, the man suspected by many of being behind the QAnon conspiracy theory, has lost his primary race for Congress in Arizona. Watkins is firmly in last place among seven other Republicans, only able to secure little more than 3% of the vote, which right now amounts to around 3,000 people. As the former administrator …

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Accused Rioter Refuses To Concede MI Gov Primary

This totally tracks: A Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is refusing to concede despite finishing in fourth place in Tuesday’s primary. Ryan Kelley received just 15.4 percent of the vote in the primary, which conservative pundit Tudor Dixon won with 40.6 percent of the vote. Dixon was endorsed by former President Donald …

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Oath Keepers Lose Attempt To Delay Sedition Trials

Politico reports: The first trial on seditious conspiracy charges related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is on track to begin in Washington next month for nine members of the Oath Keepers’ militia, after a federal judge on Tuesday turned down a request by nearly all defendants to put off the courtroom showdown until next year. Defense …

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Jones: Sandy Hook Judge Is “Demonically Possessed”

Media Matters has the transcript: They had to default me in all four cases, saying I turned over nothing, while they sit there and show the jury, they’re deciding how guilty I am. Not if I’m guilty or innocent, showing the juries all these emails and all these videos that we turned over to them while the judge tells them …

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QAnon Nutbag Loses Kansas Sec Of State Primary

PBS NewsHour reports: The top state elections official in Kansas beat back a far-right challenger who promoted conspiracy theories in one of several primaries Tuesday featuring candidates for secretary of state who have expressed skepticism of elections or promoted lies about the 2020 presidential election. Mike Brown, a construction contractor and former county commissioner in the Kansas City area had …

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QAnon Oath Keeper Wins AZ Sec Of State Primary

NBC News reports: Mark Finchem, a prominent 2020 election denier and an Arizona state legislator, has won the Republican secretary of state primary, NBC News projects. With 99% percent of the expected vote in, Finchem, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had 40% of the vote. If elected, Finchem would, as the official who oversees the state office …

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