Just a day after revelations surfaced that Alex Jones’ lawyers have claimed in court that he is ‘a performance artist’ who is “playing a character” on his wildly popular ‘news’ program, the provocative InfoWars founder did a live broadcast on Facebook to deny that he is an actor.
The revelations came on Monday when Alex Jones’ attorney, Randall Wilhite, argued to a Texas judge that the well-known conspiracy theorist “is a performance artist” and that “he’s playing a character” when he appears on his popular show.
“Ladies and gentleman, we’re live. I’m going to be on the radio today at 11 central,” the conspiracy theorist begins the broadcast, followed by some “news” regarding North Korea, as well as Google’s purported attempts to label his show ‘fake news.’
He eventually slyly weaves in talk about acting and actors, blaming “the left” for attacking him.
“I am an actor. We’re all actors, but I believe in what I stand for. I’m not an actor as my main identity,” Jones is seen telling the camera as he is driving. “I am completely real and everybody knows it.”
The Infowars founder has been an ardent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump and owns and operates, not only Infowars, but also PrisonPlanet.com. Many know him for the many conspiracy theories that he has peddled, including saying that the Sandy Hook murders were a hoax and that the U.S. government was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Beyond that, Jones regularly pushes other outlandish conspiracy theories, some of which have had very real effects. For example, Jones peddled “Pizzagate” — a conspiracy theory that claimed former Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign’s chief strategist John Podesta were operating a child sex trafficking ring out of a small pizzeria in Washington, D.C. However, Jones apologized for this months later.
As it stands, Jones is at odds with his ex-wife, Kelly Jones, for custody of their three children — a 14-year-old son, 12-year-old daughter, and 9-year-old daughter.
According to Kelly Jones in court, the conspiracy theorist is, “not a stable person. He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin’s neck. He wants J Lo to get raped.” She added, “he broadcasts from home. The children are there, watching him broadcast.”
Over the next two weeks, a jury will be asked to ascertain if Jones’ on-air persona is different from his off-air persona, and if he’s fit to be a parent.
Watch Jones’ entire rant here: