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Alex Jones, InfoWars founder, is 'playing a character,' his lawyer says

18 April 2017, 02:10 | Nina Hammond

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InfoWars host Alex Jones is a conspiracy-minded lunatic who screams and wails and does everything short of ripping his hair out every day in order to pull in ratings. "He is a performance artist", attorney Randal Wilhite said during a recent pretrial hearing, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Well, his lawyer is now arguing in court that Jones is simply "playing a character" just like "a performance artist".

It's against this backdrop that Jones finds himself in a legal fight with Kelly Jones, the host's ex-wife who is seeking custody of their children. "The children are there, watching him broadcast", she added.

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.

Jury selection for the trial began Monday at the Travis County Courthouse.

One of Alex Jones' biggest fans is President Trump.

Jones later described his anti-Schiff rant as "clearly tongue-in-cheek and basically art performance, as I do in my rants, which I admit I do, as a form of art".

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Jones also lashed out at Jennifer Lopez for her post-election lament about Trump during the Grammys in February.

Wilhite told Naranjo Jones' public personality should not be considered as material in evaluating the InfoWars founder's ability to be a father. He has claimed in the past that the Sandy Hook shooting was a "false-flag", September 11 was an "inside job" done by the government, and he has previously promoted the "Pizzagate" conspiracy with vigor, recently having to apologize on air for some of his actions related to it.

Jones issued a rare apology in late March for his role in furthering the conspiracy theory that Comet Ping Pong, a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C., was the center of a child sex ring frequented by Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and others. During the 2016 campaign, Trump called into Jones' show and told him, "Your reputation is awesome". "You get in my face with that, I'll beat your g****n ass, you son of a b***h".

"You reputation is unbelievable", Trump he said in December 2015.

Still, the argument that anything and everything Jones has bellowed on his online show is dismissable under the umbrella of entertainment is to ignore the real-world consequences his rantings have had.



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