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In his first ultra-long-but-incredibly-well-worth-it segment after returning from hiatus on Sunday, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver examined Alex Jones “in his full context.”

For the none of you unfamiliar with Jones, he founded conspiracy-based media outlet InfoWars.com and then ate a “big bowl of chili” and lost custody of his kids.

Of course, there’s much more to the Sandy Hook denier. But we’ll let Oliver explain.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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