Is a rose really a rose? Alex Jones’ recent custody battle revealed several issues that we have been contending with for years. Divorce is always a difficult situation. Marriage is a difficult situation. A man must bet half his stuff that he’s going to totally love a woman for the rest of his or her life. When we see cases where this works out its beautiful, unfortunately new models come along year after year, and as you know if a man test drives one the old model loads up half his stuff, and the kids and heads out. Happened six times to me. (Those were my surprised faces.)Compound this with being in the entertainment industry, and don’t be jellyfish about it, Infowars is entertainment. ALL broadcast news is entertainment, including me, the only question being how much is entertainment, and how much is actual news. Now you can stick you pointy nose in the air and call Alex a fraud, a charlatan, or conspiracy nut, whatEVER, fact remains the his fact/entertainment mix runs a little better than the main stream media, and if you think I’m wrong, just check out the ABC, CNN, or MSNBC polls the day BEFORE Hillary forgot to give her concession speech. Alex Jones, and yours truly predicted President Trump a year before! I think it’s our Texas accents, but I’m just a simple ol’ boy from Austin, so what do I know?
So, now comes the former Mrs Jones, with council, to drag Alex through the Family Court mud, trying to use his radio persona as a measure of Alex Jones the father, the jury pivots this way or that, and we get the usual topsy-turvey decision we always get when twelve strangers try to get involved in someone’s personal business. Of course the jurors NEVER heard of Alex, and absolutely do NOT have a pre-formed opinion. If you believe that horse manure I still have that bridge for sale and I’m making it a two for one Sunday special.
All news outlets are biased. No one is “fair and balanced.” Case in point, Fox News. When the walls came tumbling down recently it was apparent that internally Fox News was more corrupt, more sexist, and more racist than the Ku Klux Klan. To top that off, the management had the backbone of a rather mature tadpole, folded and ran in two days as the liberal press peeled the skin off Bill O’Rielly’s back. Bet he don’t ever order hot chocolate again, huh?
Back in the day we KNEW Clint Eastwood had never shot anyone. We kinda hoped John Wayne hadn’t, but we weren’t quite sure, but all in all the general population had a reasonable grip on reality, all but Vietnam, but that’s another story. This present day finds us not only with the news services grinding out “Infotainment” but anyone with WiFi competing on the open market grinding out anything they may think relevant to the situation. WWIII is always a big hit. Some fat kid in North Korea fires off a bottle rocket and the internet lights up with dire prediction of breaking news. Is a rose really a rose? It depends where the rose is. If the rose is in its home garden, sure, it’s a rose. If it’s on the air, or in family court, it’s anybody’s guess. I guess roses smell different in Travis County than they do in Hays county.