Alex Jones blames ‘psychosis’ for belief in Sandy Hook hoax conspiracy

After peddling the conspiracy theory that the victims of the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school were complicit in staging a fake tragedy, fringe broadcaster Alex Jones is now acknowledging the obvious.

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During a deposition set up as part of the defamation lawsuit being pursued by relatives of the Sandy Hook victims, Jones offered an excuse for his previous adherence to the unsupported claims he disseminated via his InfoWars platform.

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In all, Jones is named in at least eight lawsuits related to his public comments on the shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and seven adults.

“And I, myself, have almost had like a form of psychosis back in the past where I basically thought everything was staged, even though I’m now learning a lot of times things aren’t staged,” he said, according to a transcript.

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