The Alex Jones who told his legions of "Infowars" listeners that bogus stories about the USA government being behind the 9/11 attacks and about Hillary Clinton operating a pedophile ring out of a Washington D.C. pizza joint is really "a performance artist".
But the radio host is now locked in a custody dispute forcing his lawyers into an argument that surely won't please Jones' many followers: The attorneys say his on-air persona is largely an act, reports the Austin American-Statesman. WILHITE suggested that judging JONES as a father would be akin to judging JACK NICHOLSON based on his "BATMAN" role of The Joker. Well, his lawyer is now arguing in court that Jones is simply "playing a character" just like "a performance artist". His ex-wife, Kelly Jones, says there is only one Alex Jones, and his on-air persona is part of the reason that she should have custody of their children.
"This case is not about Infowars, and I don't want it to be about Infowars", Naranjo the presiding Judge told the top-shelf legal talent enlisted in Jones v. Jones at the last pretrial hearing Wednesday, reports MyStatesman.com "I am in control of this court, not your clients". "I'm concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress".
His case will depend on convincing jurors that Alex Jones the Infowars host is different from Alex Jones the person.
With the dueling opinions about who the REAL Alex Jones is, it appears that a jury will make the ultimate decision on that truth.
But Kelly Jones described her ex-husband as "not a stable person", according to the Austin American-Statesman (http://atxne.ws/2pGyXLz ). "He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin's neck".
"He broadcasts from home", she added. Jones has since claimed to have heard from Trump since his inauguration, including with invitations to the White House press pool and Mar-a-Lago, though neither Jones nor his InfoWars staff have yet been spotted at either.
Recently, Jones went on an antigay tirade against U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a Trump critic who has been prominent in the investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election.