The dishonesty of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was spotlighted in a Texas court
on Wednesday as a lawyer for a pair of Sandy Hook parents cross-examined the Infowars founder
and fact-checked his answers in real-time. The jury hearing the case will determine how much Jones
will have to pay the parents, Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who won a default judgement against him
earlier this year. attorney representing Heslin and Lewis has asked jury to award $150 million in damages.
Jones, who was the sole witness for the defense during the trial, did not fare well Wednesday as he
was cross-examined by the plaintiffs' attorney, Mark Bankston. In a remarkable moment, Bankston
disclosed to Jones and the court that he had recently acquired evidence proving Jones had lied
Bankston said that Jones' attorney had, in an apparent mishap, sent him two years of cell phone
records that included every text message Jones had sent. The cell phone records, Bankston
said, showed that Jones had in fact texted about the Sandy Hook shooting.