'Infowars' host Jones disputes persona in custody dispute

Jones' radio program and website frequently traffics in conspiracy theory.

Infowars founder and host Alex Jones is "playing a character", his lawyer argued during a recent custody hearing surrounding his three children. "He is a performance artist", attorney Randal Wilhite said during a recent pretrial hearing, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

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' weird persona as a fictional "character" - that's an important acknowledgement for the public to be aware of.

"He's not a stable person", she said of the man with whom her 14-year-old son and 9- and 12-year-old daughters have lived since her 2015 divorce. Her legal team got permission from the judge to play certain clips from the show during the trial as part of their argument that he's not fit to be a parent.

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

Jury selection in the case began Monday. Jones has frequently hosted Trump adviser Roger Stone, and some prominent politicians, such as U.S. Sen.

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

Well, the Austin American-Statesman reminds everyone that Jones caters to a massive audience - he can boast of 7.6 million unique visitors per month on the InfoWars site and over 2 million YouTube subscribers.

Kelly Jones, though, portrays her ex-husband as an unstable man who has levied assault threats at Alec Baldwin and Rep.

"He broadcasts from home", she continued. 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. "The children are there, watching him broadcast", she said. His father has called the boy "a good little knight who's going to grow up, I know, to be a great fighter against the enemy".

Recently, Jones went into a homophobic rant against Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), a critic of Donald Trump.

Later, Jones-who has said in the past that he actually believes what he says on the air-said the rant at Schiff was "clearly tongue-in-cheek" and "basically [an] art performance".

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