A former InfoWars employee describes Alex Jones' bizarre and dangerous behavior

In a New York Times story titled "I Worked for Alex Jones. I Regret It," Josh Owens recounts his time working as a video producer for InfoWars. He says was a passenger in Jones' car and that Jones drank vodka from a cup while driving, that Jones would challenge people to punching contests and broke a video editor's ribs, and that Jones once fired an AR-15 in his direction, missing him by 10 feet (Jones "claimed he had intentionally fired the gun as a joke," write Owens.) He also describes the time Jones tried to kill an American Bison with a pistol:

One weekend, a few people from the office went hunting at a game reserve. On the following Monday, I was handed a hard drive full of video files and told to edit them for Jones to air on his show later in the week. “There are clips in here that are pretty bad, things we don’t want to get out, so let me take a look at this before we upload it,” one of my managers said.

The first video I clicked on came from a cellphone. The camera pans across a blood-covered floor in what looked like a garage. Dead animals were scattered about: eyes lifeless, tongues hanging from their mouths, crimson streaks splashed on their fur.

In another video, a bison grazed quietly in the shade of a large tree; it reminded me of a tableau at the American Museum of Natural History. Then the camera panned over to Jones, maybe 20 yards away, holding what looked like a handgun.

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Microsoft thinks Minecraft's creator is a creeper

Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2014 from Marcus “Notch” Persson for $2.5 billion, but it has no plans to invite the creator to participate in the game's 10-year anniversary festivities.

A spokesperson for Microsoft told Variety, “His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft."

Persson, once an involved member of the video game development community, has increasingly ostracized himself with his Twitter comments, including transphobic statements and comments about a “heterosexual pride day,” and that “it’s ok to be white.”

Persson has about 3.7 million followers on Twitter. An update to the game last month removed loading screen text on Minecraft that referenced Persson. Microsoft didn’t comment about the decision to remove the reference last month.

Notch, who purchased a swell bachelor pad in Los Angeles for $70 million after Micrsoft cut him a check, no longer works on Minecraft, but keeps himself busy posting on Twitter.

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