Talk-radio host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

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Alex Jones isn't a conspiracy theorist who thinks "globalist" elites staged the Boston Marathon bombing, and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama reek of sulfur because they are demons - he just plays one one the radio.

"He's playing a character", Wilhite said of Jones.

In between daily rants about the government uses chemical warfare to make kids gay and weather machines, Infowars host Alex Jones is deeply embroiled in a custody battle with his ex-wife Kelly that's set to begin jury selection today. Rather, attorney Randall Wilhite told a judge during a pretrial hearing that Jones is a "performance artist", according to a report in the Austin-American Statesman, which is covering the lengthy (and expensive) custody dispute.

That said, Jones has become a notable figure in conservative media, and if his own attorney describes his client as "a performance artist" - effectively characterizing Jones' freaky persona as a fictional "character" - that's an important acknowledgement for the public to be aware of. He has ranted that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the Boston Marathon bombings were inside jobs or "false flag" operations carried out by the USA government, and that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was "completely fake with actors", among many other unproven claims. "He wants J Lo to get raped", she said in court, according to the American-Statesman. Adam Schiff and a challenge to fight actor Alec Baldwin.

Will the real Alex Jones please stand up?

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She added, "I'm concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress".

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While a verdict in his favor would help Jones's personal life, it could hurt a career that has resulted in a wide audience and even a friendship with President Donald Trump.

"It depends on who it is", Orgel said. "He's a way greater person than I was at 12", Jones said in the clip, before addressing his son: "I love you so much, and I didn't mean to get you up here, sweetheart, and tell people how much I love you, but you're so handsome, and you're a good little knight who's going to grow up, I know, to be a great fighter against the enemy". Often, the only factor is that the parent is employed.