Alex Jones Admits His Credibility Isn't Main Reason Fans Follow Him

Alex Jones appeared in a Connecticut court room on Thursday during a trial in which plaintiffs are suing him for damages following his claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.

Jones, owner of the far-right conspiracy site Infowars, is on trial for the second time as a jury considers how much Jones should owe in damages to families of eight Sandy Hook Elementary School victims. The families claim Jones' conspiracy theories about Sandy Hook being staged caused them psychological harm.

Attorney Chris Mattei criticized Jones for his actions during the trial so far, such as calling Judge Barbara Bellis a "tyrant" and not considering the trial to be an "important case." When pushed on whether he was taking those actions as part of a plot to bolster his credibility, Jones told Mattei that credibility isn't the most important duty he has with his audience.

"It's crushing the globalists," Jones said.

Alex Jones Is On Trial Again
Infowars founder Alex Jones speaks to the media outside Waterbury Superior Court on September 21 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Jones recently said in court that his main task with his audience is not to prove his credibility but rather to crush "globalists." Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images

When Mattei further questioned Jones about why he believes he must crush the globalists, Jones' attorney Norm Pattis quickly objected. The objection led to a lengthy discussion between the two attorneys and Bellis.

Pattis argued that Jones "gratuitously" provided the answer that "crushing globalists" was his most important task, and that Mattei was opening a door for Pattis when asking about why Jones believed that. Jones has formerly stated that he believes the trial is an effort to silence him and his webpage, and Pattis said he has been barred from mentioning names of people that Jones says are trying to silence him while in the courtroom.

Pattis said if Jones is questioned on his goal of "crushing globalists," it puts Pattis in a tough position not to cross-examine on who those globalists are. Mattei argued that he was trying to prove Jones tries to monetize his audience's "fears and pain and misery."

Earlier in the day, Mattei criticized Jones for holding news conferences outside of the courthouse but not appearing in the courtroom until the seventh day of the trial. In one of those conferences, Jones called Bellis a tyrant for demanding Jones enter a guilty plea. Jones was already found guilty in his first trial in Texas, and the Connecticut trial will determine how much is owed to the Sandy Hook victims' families.

During the trial, according to Mattei's line of questioning, Jones has also created a new webpage on his Infowars site titled "Kangaroo Court." A kangaroo court is considered an unofficial court that tries someone without evidence. Jones uses the page to showcase what he believes are biases against him in the trial.

Newsweek reported that in his first trial, Jones was found guilty of causing emotional harm by default on claims that he failed to provide financial and analytics data that were requested multiple times.

Newsweek reached out to Infowars for comment.