By Steven J.J. Weisman
BOSTON — Last week, a Texas jury took primary custody of his three children — ages 9, 12 and 14 — away from talk host and Infowars founder Alex Jones and awarded joint custody to Jones and his former wife, Kelly Jones.
In the first day of the trial, Alex Jones’ attorneys were quick to combat the characterization of their client as unstable by indicating that he was a “performance artist” akin to Jon Stewart or Rush Limbaugh. Rather than being a raving madman, they argued he was merely a performer combining “humor, bombasity, sarcasm and wit.” However, later that very night Alex Jones posted a video in which he contradicted his lawyers, saying “they’ve got articles out today that say I’m fake, all of this other crap. Total bull.” He went on to criticize the media and say, “the media is deceiving everywhere. I 110 percent believe what I stand for.”