Talk-radio host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

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"He's playing a character", Wilhite said, according to the Statesman. "He's playing a character", attorney Randall Wilhite told the judge in a pretrial hearing.

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.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that Kelly Jones described her ex-husband at a recent pretrial hearing in Austin as "not a stable person".

"He broadcasts from home", she continued.

A jury will soon weigh in on whether or not there is a separation between the alleged performance artist and the father of three.

Jones interviewed Donald Trump when he was a candidate for president, in December 2015.

Read the full American-Statesman story here.

On Obama and Hillary Clinton being demons. He said the Sandy Hook attack, in which a gunman took the lives of 20 children and six adults, was staged to gain support for gun control.

Then, they played a video of a conversation between Jones and Republican strategist and Trump associate Roger Stone that, according to the Statesman, "quickly escalated into an expletive-studded, gay-bashing rant by Jones directed at Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee investigation of Trump's Russian Federation ties". He called Schiff an "archetypal cocksucker" and a "fairy", and said, "I'll beat your goddamn ass, you son of a bitch".

And he acknowledged the threat against Schiff a few days after it first aired, calling it "clearly tongue-in-cheek and basically art performance, as I do in my rants, which I admit I do, as a form of art". Son Rex, the oldest, has appeared reporting "news" on his father's media platforms for almost two years. "The children are there, watching him broadcast", Kelly Jones said.

Tell this to the millions of people, 90 percent of which Jones says are Trump supporters, who listen to his webcasts and visit his InfoWars and Prison Planet websites. Another of her attorneys, Robert Hoffman, said she "is a wonderful mother who has had her kids turned against her". And she doesn't buy the argument that his InfoWars persona is an act.

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