On November 22, 2017, the notorious talk show radio host and alternative media figurer Alex Jones posted a video of Texan Republican representative Joe Barton masturbating. The video has since been removed, and InfoWars’ article on the matter has also been taken down, presumably by the staff. Two censored images can be viewed here (proceed with caution, as the link contains sexually suggestive material). 

The video had been given to Jones by the conservative activist and media personality Laura Loomer, who defended her actions by stating

“People are asking me why I gave exclusive video footage of [Rep. Barton], a Republican, to [Alex Jones]. I’d be a hypocrite to report on Democrats who get caught up in sex scandals and not do the same for Republicans.”

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Having one’s private, personal images leaked without consent – especially of the nude and sensual variety – is not something that most of the population would appreciate. And it just so happens that it is illegal in the state of Texas, where InfoWars is based. 

According to the Texan lawyer Brett Podolsky, revenge porn has been illegal in Texas since 2015, and is defined by any of the following actions: 

• Distributes or transfers photos of a person in which the subject is nude or engaged in sexual activity
• Distributes such photos without the subject’s consent
• Distributes such images when the subject took them with a reasonable expectation of privacy
• Distributes such photos along with identifying personal information of the subject

Alex Jones and Laura Loomer have committed all of the above invasions of privacy, and could be considered to be in violation of this legislation. If this is so, then Jones and/or Loomer could be subjected to up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $4,000. 

Privacy is important, and respecting that privacy is a crucial aspect of any civilized society. 

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  • Justin Green

    I don’t care.

  • Praxis Odinson

    Anything that gets that subversive predator Loomer off the streets and away from defiling wholesome goys is a blessing.

  • Skylar Thomas

    The issue is Barton, not Jones… face it libtards, you’ve lost not only the moral high ground, the low ground too… you’re done