Free speech, the Alex Jones trial, and the responsibility of the media
Episode 84 with Adam & Sitch
With guests Adam and Sitch of the Adam & Sitch show, we take a comprehensive look at Alex Jones’s trial proceedings, presenting the civil lawsuit against the Infowars host as an opportunity to dig into some deeper questions of ethics surrounding free speech. Who has the right to make disturbing or misleading claims online? And at what point does it cause harm? If you’ve been looking for a primer on the updates and stakes of this case, look no further: we walk through the latest updates and surprises in the trial, discussing along the way the duty that political commentators have to investigate their claims — and what happens when they deliberately fall short of that duty.