Infowars 'performance artist' Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

18 April, 2017, 01:52 | Author: Warren Cooper
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For most of the American mainstream, watching Jones push some of his most offensive theories - the idea that the Sandy Hook massacre was a staged "false flag" event, for example - gives the impression that he may not be altogether stable.

Jones is fighting his ex-wife, Kelly, for custody of their children, ages 14, 12 and 9.

Whereas Kelly points toward recent Infowars episodes that feature Jones challenging Alec Baldwin to a fight and unleashing a profane, unglued rant against Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff as proof that he's not all there. Alex Jones was reacting to his claim that the congressman had linked him to alleged Russian hacking and involvement in last year's presidential election.

Jury selection begins in the case on Monday.

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Alex Jones, the fiery conspiracy theorist and provocateur who commands an audience of millions based on the idea that he is one of the only purveyors of the unvarnished truth, is now defending himself in a civil suit with an argument based partially on a claim that he is simply a performance artist, according to reporters who have been in the courtroom. "He's playing a character", attorney Randall Wilhite told the judge in a pretrial hearing. Among his millions of listeners is the President himself, who told Jones his "reputation is amazing" when he appeared on his show during the 2016 primary season.

Jones promotes the theory that "globalist" forces, including politicians and big business, are out to rob the US of its sovereignty, and that Trump will save the nation from this conspiracy. He most recently apologized for promoting a conspiracy theory dubbed "Pizzagate" about a Washington, D.C., pizzeria being used as a front for a child sex-trafficking ring. Hillary Clinton is gravely ill. (Caps original.) If he's ever said "j/k guys, you don't think I actually believe any of this stuff right?", he's buried it pretty deep. The news media covers up terrorist attacks. Alex called their son a "good little knight who's going to grow up, I know, to be a great fighter against the enemy". Another of her attorneys, Robert Hoffman, said she "is a wonderful mother who has had her kids turned against her".

Mrs. Jones is referring to her husband's comments about Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who is heading the Democrat's side of the Russian Federation investigation. "This case is not about Infowars, " she said.

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