Fallout from a lawsuit, Jones's lawyers suggest he's a performance artist, and playing a character. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/lawyer-alex-jones-infowars-playing-c...

This is not really a surprise. But, unfortunately, this is the man that our President has publically lauded for his journalism, and "important work" and whose conspiracy laden scripts get turned into defense of questionable policy positions. 

So, he's playing a character. Now, instead of the president loving the reporting of a genuine crackpot, the president is just taking cues from a guy who isn't a crackpot, but plays one on TV. 

I'm not sure that's better.

Thoughts on the ramifications? if any? Have I missed something that makes this not even more disturbing than when we could assume he was genuine?

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Infowars has had more accurate reporting than CNN these last two years, so that's something. Everyone in the business is playing a character, so that's something else. As for Jones himself, I watch him the same way I watch professional sports.

Yep. And that doesn't mean the reporting in its entirety is bogus. Jones knows he is a meme, and capitalizes on it. Everyone on television does it to an extent.

Infowars is about as crap as you can get. I've worked with a few of their journalists and I'll never visit their site again after meeting them.

So yes, I understand your concern Liam. Nothing about this presidency surprises me anymore...

Conspiracy theory: Jones and Trump have both been compromised by Duginists and are now unknowingly contributing to the execution of Russia's plans to destabilize the West.

Redpill me on Duginism.

Long story short:

Highly influential Russian intellectual / academic called Dugin writes a step-by-step instruction manual to destabilize the west and create a Eurasian empire run by Russia. Said intellectual / academic becomes senior Putin advisor and his books become mandatory reading in the Russian military academies. Plenty of what he plainly writes in black on white begins to actually happen IRL. Europe is already destabilized. The existence of NATO is being challenged. Russia is expanding its turf by taking over parts of sovereign countries as the West stands around and does nothing. Is the US immune? Or are things like the election hacking, fake news, the prominence of Jones, the ascent of Trump all the effects of Russia executing the Duginist plan?

It's certainly a conspiracy theory but IMO it's not that hard to believe. Especially since Jones and Trump frequently use language that is identical to Dugin's tenets and catchphrases.

More info: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/the-fourth-politic...

Highlights of the actual plan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_Geopolitics

A long-winded, slightly crazy but generally informative explanation and interpretation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdkfEKOVaFc

Thanks man

This is a tactic that other conservative media figures have used. In order to disassociate from an ugly/wrong/hateful statement that gets media attention, they claim to be joking or playing a character. Somehow though, other statements and positions are supposed to be taken seriously and given some kind of intellectual credibility. Then again, I never understood, in an emotional way, why one listens to such people.

Although, Jones has the additional layer of his divorce/custody proceedings and that's apparently that's the context in which his lawyer said that Jones plays a character, in an effort to make Jones look a little more sympathetic and capable of caring for children.

Regardless, nothing about him or what he says is deserving of the attention of anyone, let alone the office of the president.

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