Alex Jones Chooses His Raving Lunacy Over His Own Kids (VIDEOS, TWEETS)

Alex Jones says that he’s helping patriotic Americans win the battle for their minds. But if this past week is any indication, the manner in which he fights that battle may cost him a more important battle. The InfoWars boss is currently in a nasty custody dispute with his ex-wife, who claims that he is far too unstable to have custody of their four children. In response, Jones’ own lawyers claimed that the conspiracy theorist and fake news peddler we’ve come to know isn’t the real Jones. To hear them talk, when Jones gets behind the InfoWars desk, he’s a “performance artist” who is merely “playing a character.”




Well, apparently Jones didn’t get that memo. He’s spent the last week giving us pretty ample proof that the man behind InfoWars is indeed the real Alex Jones.

While on his way to court on Tuesday, Jones recorded a long, rambling message to his Facebook followers claiming that he was not an actor–less than 12 hours after his lawyers effectively said that he was one. That video has since been deleted, but People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch got a clip.

Jones claimed that to an extent, we’re all actors. However, he maintained that he was “not an actor as my main identity” and insisted that he was “completely real and everybody knows it.”

Later that day on “InfoWars,” Jones doubled down on his claim that he is not an actor. Watch here.

Jones insisted that all the talk about him being fake was just another lie from the mainstream media–apparently forgetting that the press was simply reporting what his own lawyers were saying. He maintained that his show was “the most bona fide, hard-core, real McCoy thing there is.”

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One of Jones’ longtime allies, Roger Stone, got in on the act. Stone told the Austin American-Statesman that he didn’t think Jones’ lawyers understood their client.

“I get what (they’re) doing. But to say he’s an actor, that implies he doesn’t believe in what he’s saying.”

On Wednesday, before Jones took the stand, the case manager for the Jones family’s therapy sessions offered a chilling insight into Alex’ personality. Dr. Alissa Sherry testified that when she first began working with the Jones family, she was aware that Alex had been diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, a psychological disorder characterized by “an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others.” She believed she saw that on display when Alex yelled at his daughter for wearing a walking boot on her foot after she broke her toe. Sherry also recalled that at a number of sessions, Jones actually took off his shirt.

Jones came back to the stand on Thursday. What ensued was some of the most bizarre testimony ever heard in any courtroom at any level. For instance, he thinks that chili affects his memory.

He thinks George Soros has made marijuana too strong.

Wow. That’s a real model dad, huh?

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In order to believe Jones’ lawyers’ argument that their client was just putting on an act, you’d have to believe that he is a grifter at best and an unhinged wingnut at worst. It sounds a lot like the latter is the case. In either event, this isn’t exactly the kind of person that has any business being anywhere near children.

(featured image courtesy Jones’ Facebook)

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Darrell is a 30-something graduate of the University of North Carolina who considers himself a journalist of the old school. An attempt to turn him into a member of the religious right in college only succeeded in turning him into the religious right's worst nightmare--a charismatic Christian who is an unapologetic liberal. His desire to stand up for those who have been scared into silence only increased when he survived an abusive three-year marriage. You may know him on Daily Kos as Christian Dem in NC. Follow him on Twitter @DarrellLucus or connect with him on Facebook. Click here to buy Darrell a Mello Yello.

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