Everything matters in Texas, even the reactions to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ libel lawsuit.
The Infowars host is currently on trial in Austin to determine how much money Jones will have to pay two Sandy Hook parents he smeared for years and got caught in a big lie on Wednesday.
It came during cross-examination, when plaintiffs’ attorney Mark Bankston accused Jones of lying in court when he claimed in a deposition that he had previously handed over all related documents to his discussions of the 2012 school shooting, including text messages, as part of the discovery process.
He hadn’t, but, as Bankston revealed, Jones’ own lawyers ended up accidentally sending a complete digital copy of Jones’ cellphone, including all text messages for the past two years.
As a result, Jones conceded to Bankston: “It’s your ‘Perry Mason’ moment.”
Naturally, people had a lot to say on Twitter. Ben Collins of NBC News said it reminded him of another long-running crime show – “Law & Order”.
However, a former writer for the show responded to his tweet, saying the plot device would never fly on the show.
Yet another reporter, Sarah Burris of Raw Story, couldn’t help but dream…
Other Twitter users, including comedian Tim Heidecker, admitted they were enjoying watching Jones take his shot on the stand.
But others felt that the revelation of the text messages would go beyond the trial.
One person who seemed very interested in the existence of Jones’ text messages was none other than his ex-wife, Kelly Jones, who had a scornful custody hearing with him in 2017 and once had him. described as a “truly unhappy and disturbed person”.
She said on Twitter that she wanted to subpoena the data.
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