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Mon Apr 17, 2017, 06:21 PM

Trump called Alex Jones amazing. Joness own lawyer calls him a performance artist.

No one with two functioning brain cells take Alex Jones seriously. The man is clearly a fraud and the proof is that Alex Jones is under oath and is having to tell the truth https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/17/trump-called-alex-jones-amazing-joness-own-lawyer-calls-him-a-performance-artist/?utm_term=.375104cdd505

When Donald Trump called in to Alex Jones's radio show, during the Republican presidential primary, he told the host known as a leading 9/11 “truther” that his reputation is “amazing.” When Trump accused the media of covering up terrorist attacks, in February, the president appeared to be echoing a conspiracy theory promoted by Jones's website, Infowars.

And when Trump was preparing to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress, Infowars somehow got a preview of the president's talking points, hours before White House press secretary Sean Spicer shared them in a briefing with reporters.

If Trump buys into what Jones says on the air or publishes on his site, the president is falling for the work of a “performance artist.”

That is how Jones's own attorney described him at a recent pretrial hearing in a child custody case, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

“He's playing a character,” attorney Randall Wilhite said of Jones. “He is a performance artist.”
I feel sorry for Randy.

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Reply Trump called Alex Jones amazing. Joness own lawyer calls him a performance artist. (Original post)
Letmypeoplevote Apr 2017 OP
Letmypeoplevote Apr 2017 #1
Shkreli Apr 2017 #2
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John Q Citizen Apr 2017 #6

Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Apr 17, 2017, 06:25 PM

1. Alex Jones performance artist claim leaves Trump in awkward spot

This is so very funny. Under oath, Jones has to admit that he is a fraud http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/alex-jones-performance-artist-claim-leaves-trump-awkward-spot

Alex Jones has earned a reputation for being a bellicose conspiracy theorist who routinely shares some deeply odd ideas with his broadcast audience. For most of the American mainstream, watching Jones push some of his most offensive theories – the idea that the Sandy Hook massacre was a staged “false flag” event, for example – gives the impression that he may not be altogether stable.

It’s against this backdrop that Jones finds himself in a legal fight with Kelly Jones, the host’s ex-wife who is seeking custody of their children. Not surprisingly, she and her attorney are pointing to Alex Jones’ InfoWars content as proof of his unsuitability as a parent.

The Austin American Statesman reported over the weekend, however, that the host’s lawyer has a specific defense in mind to explain away his client’s over-the-top tirades.

At a recent pretrial hearing, attorney Randall Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo that using his client Alex Jones’ on-air Infowars persona to evaluate Alex Jones as a father would be like judging Jack Nicholson in a custody dispute based on his performance as the Joker in “Batman.”

“He’s playing a character,” Wilhite said of Jones. “He is a performance artist.”
The family’s legal dispute will apparently be decided by a Travis County jury in Texas, and as best as I can tell, it’s a private family matter.
Randy is a nice guy and I really feel sorry for him

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Apr 17, 2017, 06:36 PM

2. WHO was taking Alex Jones persona seriously? If you didn't, was that somehow a reason to

discount any good information he shared?

How have you folks that think like this been allowed to breed and mingle among us???!!??

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Response to Shkreli (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:30 PM

7. LOL @ "good information"

 

Alex Jones said all the people (kids) killed at Sandy Gate didn't really die- they were just actors.

He said that

LOL @ your sources.

LOL once again.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Apr 17, 2017, 07:42 PM

3. Put another coin

in the spam vending machine.

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Tue Apr 18, 2017, 02:38 PM

4. InfoWar's Alex Jones Has Nothing On Tuck Buckford

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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:56 PM

5. Hated in His Own Hometown

One of my partners knows the other attorney in this case.I know Randy from a common client. This will be a fun lawsuit to watch http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/04/alex_jones_is_reviled_in_his_hometown_of_austin_texas.html

here is nothing funny about a sprawling, contested custody battle—no matter who your parents are, no child deserves to have his or her loved ones’ lives and habits and failings vivisected in public, before a small army of strangers. And to do this in the reality TV era of tweets and gossip and celebrity parents is cruel and unusual, any way you slice it.

That said, if there is anything more delightful than the news that lawyers in Austin, Texas, were having trouble empaneling an unbiased jury for sociopathic conspiracy theorist–turned–“performance artist” Alex Jones’ child custody trial, it’s hard to imagine. Sit with that for a moment. Alex Jones is so thoroughly loathed in his own hometown that jury selection, which should have taken a few hours, took a whole day. This is, in part, because, as the Austin American-Statesman reported on Monday, the first day of the custody trial, a full 20 of the 60 or so people in the Travis County jury pool “said they have a negative impression of the broadcaster and political personality, with 13 of those potential jurors saying they would find it hard to be fair to the man whose lawyer described him to them as a ‘provocateur.’ ” Read closely: That means about a third of the people who live in Alex Jones’ own hometown loathe him. Ouch.

Jones’ trial—wherein his ex-wife Kelly Jones seeks custody of their 14-year-old son and 9- and 12-year-old daughters—has already featured the admission, through Jones’ lawyer Randall Wilhite, that Jones is a complete phony. “He’s playing a character,” Wilhite said. “He is a performance artist.” His lawyers used pretrial hearings to argue that judging Jones’ character from his radio persona would be akin to judging Jack Nicholson based on his role as the Joker in Batman. That admission might have been better disclosed before Jones began peddling a conspiracy theory that became known as “Pizzagate,” that suggested Hillary Clinton and John Podesta were operating a child sex slave ring out of Comet Ping Pong, a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. One of Jones’ avid listeners, apparently not aware of the joke, decided to “investigate” on Jones’ suggestion and showed up at the restaurant full of children with a rifle, before being arrested. This may, in retrospect, also have been “performance art.” (Jones apologized last month for his part in Pizzagate, though we should assume the apology, like his initial frothing reporting, was also just “performance art.”)
I heard that the court banned live tweeting today. To bad.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:58 PM

6. So maybe he's an "amazing" performance artist?

I always thought he was CIA tasked with "poisoning the well."

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