ALEX JONES has promulgated the claims that the murder of children at SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL was faked, the BOSTON MARATHON bombing was a "false flag" operation, and many other conspiracy theories; he is syndicated via GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.
At a pre-trial child custody hearing between Jones and his ex-wife, Kelly Jones, Wilhite said the radio host was essentially a fraud. "He is a performance artist". Their 14-year-old son and 12- and 9-year-old daughters have lived with Alex Jones since they divorced in 2015.
The argument for the classification of the show was made during court proceedings regarding Jones' personal life - a custody hearing regarding his three children.
That's more or less what attorney Randall Wilhite told Texas District Judge Orlinda Naranjo, the Austin American-Statesman reported on Sunday.
Jones later said his comments were "clearly tongue-in-cheek and basically art performance, as I do in my rants, which I admit I do, as a form of art".
It's overly generous to take Alex Jones or his attorney at their word, but to indulge them briefly, any reasonable consumer of media would have no valid reason to doubt that Jones believes what he preaches.
"He wants J Lo to get raped", Kelly Jones said in court, according to the American-Statesman.
"He broadcasts from home", she added.
Last week, Kelly Jones's attorneys began playing some of her ex-husband's videos for Naranjo to preview what they want the jury to hear.
"Your reputation is wonderful", the Republican candidate told Jones. He's also gained a big fan in President Donald Trump. His father has called the boy "a good little knight who's going to grow up, I know, to be a great fighter against the enemy".
Indeed, anyone who has ever watched even a small segment of Jones' vitriol would believe it is wholly unsuitable for children, and the thousands who faithfully follow his rants and buy his odd enhancement supplements would likely be incredibly devastated to learn that what they view as "news" is really "entertainment".
Recently, Jones went on an antigay tirade against U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a Trump critic who has been prominent in the investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election.