... the timing of Jones' apology suggests he was concerned about a potential lawsuit. Under Texas law, the Austin-based Jones had to retract or apologize for the stories by Friday - one full month after receiving Alefantis' letter - to avoid exposing InfoWars to punitive damages in a libel suit.
Passing the buck. I suppose it's better than the usual "we're political entertainment" copout. But not by much. And certainly not admirable in any fashion.