Pretty liberal news sources. Biased? divorce is nasty business. There's custody to fight for, and money. Austin is a very liberal island in Texas. I'd wonder if his problems aren't being exploited some. As for "playing a character", I've always considered that a possibility. So, if you're a CIA analyst...or KGB analyst.... or work for NSA or whatnot in "intelligence", you are trained to question everything, and hide everything. You question every aspect of the "enemy", or even your "friends", and you just obscure and deny everything about yourself. It's very unsettling to go to one of those guys to get a straight answer. They are dodgey on autopilot. Then, if you're an agenda wonk for any cause, it's your job to get out there with any bit of ammo, rhetorically speaking, that can be worked to your cause's promotion. This is what I see in JazzFanz by all of the core contributors. yah, well, some are true "fellow travelers" just riding the train. How come nobody here actually cares what the truth is? The truth will wear its way through most of the hype we can muster in politics. "conspiracy theorist" was a CIA-promoted tool against normal Americans who might have objected to former Nazi scientists or officials who showed up here after the war, in service of our country. Like thousands of talented folks who showed up in Russian labs and intelligence agencies as well. It was engineered as a slur to shut down speculation, or even factual reporting. Senator McCarthy was a sort with a similar psychology to Alex Jones, and it was pretty tough to shut him down. But with the opening of records from Russia, it was found he was right about most of his assertions, after all. Even John F. Kennedy had a doctor, "Dr. Feel-Good" who was a Russian agent. Moscow thought they had a clear channel to predict JFK. But somehow, even with all the sources they had, they did not actually control him. Even with all the meds. Hillary indirectly solicited and paid for Russian help to smear Trump. She and Bill collected millions in payola fromRussia in exchange for very lucrative gains for the Russkies. But hey, look, Trump might have tried to do something but we just can't prove it, yet. Practical reality is just simple. There are always gonna be folks trying to influence government inordinately, domestic and foreign. Our "press" today is a compromised part of the mess. An "performance artist" or "character actor" playing the patriot is something a lot of people wanna see and hear, but it is practically impossible for any human to be sincere in it, or informed in that role. And there will always be extraordinary efforts to knock out anyone who tries. the big money isn't in it.