If you are not familiar with Alex Jones, you are fortunate. Mr. Jones is a venomous, right-wing, spittle-spewing, hate-radio host.
He counts our current president among his fans. If you feel an urge to be slimed, he’s easy to find on YouTube or his fetid web site InfoWars.com.
In the midst of a contentious divorce and custody battle – his ex-wife contends “He is not a stable character.” – Jones contends he is simply a performance artist. He is really a nice guy, not at all like his public persona.
Now the nation’s largest yogurt maker is suing him. Chobani, a major employer in Twin Falls Idaho, has filed suit claiming that Jones and InfoWars published “false statements, including the false accusations that Chobani was ‘caught importing migrant rapists’ and that Chobani’s plant has brought ‘crime and tuberculosis’ to the Twin Falls community.” Chobani is a major employer in Idaho and welcomes refugee immigrants.
If Alex Jones’s media empire crumbles, maybe a position in the Trump administration will be made available for him.