Alex Jones threatens to cut finger off in bizarre attempt to thank Infowars audience 1 month ago

Alex Jones threatens to cut finger off in bizarre attempt to thank Infowars audience

He got a knife out during a live broadcast

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones threatened to cut off his finger with a knife during Sunday's broadcast of his show, saying it would be a "salute" to his fans.

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Jones unsheathed a knife during the episode of The Alex Jones Show and brought it to one of his fingers.

He then said: “And that’s why when I salute you — I’m not into self-harming, but I just actually want to take this dagger and just cut a finger off right on air to show you how much I appreciate you and what you’ve done.

“Giving up a finger to beat these people is nothing!”

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He didn't go through with the gesture in the end, and put the knife away before harming himself.

Jones said it would have been a thank you to his fans and audience for what they had helped the show achieve.

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“We have been given nothing but success, nothing but victory,” he said. “It has been spectacular. And you, the viewers and listeners, you did this!”

But it has been a difficult few months for Jones and his Infowars site. He's been involved in a legal dispute with the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, who sued him in 2018 after he labelled the 2012 shooting a hoax.

Twenty children and six school employees were killed in the massacre, and in November Jones was found guilty of defamation against the families of the victims and ordered to pay $1m in damages.

This resulted in three entities linked to Infowars filing for bankruptcy, in a move the Sandy Hook families had labelled a "sinister" tactic to avoid liability and for Jones to shield his assets.

In the end, the companies agreed to dismiss the bankruptcy pleas.

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