Austin, Texas is one of the most liberal cities in America. Austinites hate Alex Jones. After all, he’s a Trump supporter and he’s eccentric in a right-wing sort of way. I’m sure the hippies and hipsters in Austin think he’s an evil Nazi.
Alex’s half Jewish kids (all Jewish by Jewish law since their mother is a Jew) would have had a lot of weird fun growing up in the Jones household. Now, they’ll grow up to be neurotic Jews that Alex will hardly recognize as his own.
Excerpt from Buzzfeed
AUSTIN — After a grueling 10-day trial, a jury has ruled in favor of Infowars founder and CEO Alex Jones’ ex-wife, Kelly, in the custody of their three children.
The jury, which deliberated for roughly nine and a half hours, ruled Thursday night to give Kelly Jones joint custody with the ability to dictate the residence of the children. Previously she had joint custody with limited, supervised visitation rights with residence dictated by Alex Jones.
It was a defeat for Alex Jones, who watched the verdict with a stoic expression and left promptly after the verdict without talking to reporters. Upon hearing the verdict, Kelly Jones dabbed her eyes with a tissue and hugged her lawyer, Robert Hoffman.
Moments later, Kelly Jones spoke briefly to the press, thanking God for the verdict.
“I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful support system, such a wonderful family and friends who stood beside me through all this, and I just pray that from what’s happened to my family that people can really understand what parental alienation syndrome is and get an awareness about it, ’cause we could stop this from happening in future,” she said.
The verdict came on the same day as the lawyers delivered their closing arguments. On Alex Jones’ side, his lawyers portrayed his ex-wife as emotionally unstable and quick to wrongly accuse the Texas family court system of deep corruption against her. Conversely, Kelly Jones’ lawyers made the case that Alex Jones was a “master manipulator” who’d alienated the children against her.
“Mr. Jones is like a cult leader,” attorney Hoffman told the jury. “And we’ve seen the horrific damage cult leaders do to their followers.”
Hoffman argued that the trial focused unjustly on the faults of Kelly Jones, allowing Alex to fly under the radar. “Is it Mr. Jones’ celebrity or his vast wealth that’s allowed him to escape detection? Nobody can stop this man,” he said to the jury, allowing the words to hang in the air for dramatic effect. “Except for you.”
The custody case — a somewhat ordinary family law matter — quickly captured national media attention after news broke that Jones’ attorneys planned to defend his custody on the grounds that his two-plus decades of conspiracy theorizing has been “performance art.”
For onlookers, the trial then offered the allure of answering the burning question: Where does Alex Jones the character end and Alex Jones the man begin?
Questions of Alex Jones’ character were discussed. On the witness stand, Kelly Jones accused him of being a “violent, cruel, and abusive man who engages in hate speech at home and in public.”
She accused him of racist and homophobic comments, as well as frequent comments demeaning to women. “He’s enraged and out of control all the time,” she said, calling Infowars (which Mrs. Jones was involved with many years ago) “a portal of hate.”
Jones and his lawyers meanwhile painted a picture of a kind and gentle family man who never brings his work home with him. “I just want to be with the kids, swim in the pool, and eat hamburgers,” Alex Jones told the court last week.
Well, trying to find a silver lining in the dark cloud for Alex, maybe the unfairness of the court system to men will get as much publicity as Super Male Vitality at Infowars now.