"He's playing a character", Wilhite said, according to the Statesman.
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.
Alex Jones, the right-wing internet radio host and conspiracy theorist who is an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, now claims that his radio rants are just "performance art".
The Pizzagate theory theorized - without any evidence - that top Democratic officials were involved with a satanic child pornography ring centered around a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant. "He's not a stable person", she said, quoted in the Statesman.
"He broadcasts from home", she continued. "The children are there, watching him broadcast", she said. Please support our efforts. "I will not let you down", Trump said in 2015 to Jones, who runs InfoWars.com and has more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube. Adam Schiff and a challenge to fight actor Alec Baldwin. Jones is now battling his ex-wife in court over custody of their children. "You get in my face with that, I'll beat your g****n ass, you son of a b***h".
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Jones has also suggested that the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax.
He drew praise from Donald Trump when Trump was a candidate for the White House, telling Jones in December 2015: "Your reputation is wonderful".
Kelly Jones' attorney showed a clip from a July 2015 broadcast in which Jones had his 12-year-old son play some of the videos he made for InfoWars, saying that the team has taken the child "under their wing". And there's something about this fairy, hopping around, bossing everybody around, trying to intimidate people like me and you. In 2015, Trump told him, "Your reputation is wonderful".
Jones promotes the theory that "globalist" forces, including politicians and big business, are out to rob the USA of its sovereignty, and that Trump will save the nation from this conspiracy.
Still, the argument that anything and everything Jones has bellowed on his online show is dismissable under the umbrella of entertainment is to ignore the real-world consequences his rantings have had.
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