Headline RoundupJune 4th, 2024

Amid Bankruptcy Dispute, Alex Jones Allowed to Broadcast Until June 14

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Over the weekend, families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims requested InfoWars host Alex Jones liquidate his media company as part of an ongoing defamation settlement.

The Details: On Saturday, in an “emergency broadcast,” Jones, in tears, warned that the federal government would seize his studio as part of his ongoing bankruptcy case. On Monday, a judge in Texas ruled that Jones is allowed to keep operating his company, Free Speech Systems, and pay his 44 employees until at least June 14, when the decision on whether to liquidate Jones and his company’s assets is expected.

For Context: In 2022, Jones was ordered to pay the families $1.5 billion, but in 2023, they said they would accept the sale of his assets, or $85 million over 10 years. Jones subsequently filed for bankruptcy. In May, Jones received the go-ahead to sell his $2.8 million Texas ranch.

Key Quotes: During the broadcast, Jones said he was being targeted by the “deep state” and concluded, “At the end of the day, we’re going to beat these people. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, but it’s been a hard fight.”

How The Media Covered It: The story was not widely covered across the spectrum but most frequently by outlets on the left. Much of the coverage was based on the Associated Press’ (Lean Left bias) report.

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