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Stephen Colbert Humiliates Alex Jones with Some 'Performance Art' of His Own

The "Late Show" host knows a thing or two about playing a right-wing lunatic.

Photo Credit: The Late Show/YouTube

Infowars founder and right-wing talk radio show host Alex Jones is known for three things: conspiracy theories, his support of Donald Trump and his screaming, red-faced tirades.

"I like to fight! I like to eat! I like to have children!" Jones declared in perhaps his most infamous freak-out. Now all of that ranting and raving has come back to haunt him.

“The insane radio host is in a custody battle," opened Stephen Colbert Monday night. "[Jones is] trying to prove that he's stable enough to care for children. Unfortunately, he works in front of a camera.” 

Colbert then played a montage of Infowars segments to hammer the point home. 

“Clips like that make Alex Jones seem less like a fit parent and more like a coked-out football coach in a police standoff," he quipped.

Jones' lawyer maintains his client has simply been “playing a character."

“I’m not sure that helps,” concluded Colbert. 

Still, he admitted he could almost empathize with the Pizzagate-pushing Sandy Hook truther.  

"For many years, I played a satirical right-wing character," he announced, before rolling a clip of his alter-ego, "Tuck Buckford."

“Welcome back to ‘Brain Fight,'" "Buckford" announced. "Listen, people, the liberals want to tattoo Obama logos onto the skin of Christian babies, OK? And it makes me want to fight! Fight with my fists! My blood is on fire!"

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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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