At AL.com, Dana Hall McCain reflects on the Alex Jones damages award. A snippet:
The modern digital media culture has given rise to figures like Jones, who have become wealthy by saying whatever outrageous thing generates clicks and views that translate to cash. That money is a strong drug, incentivizing media figures to go further and further with little regard for the truth and how the lies they promulgate damage innocent people.
Methinks she is onto something. Follow the link for the rest.