Alex Jones posts Megyn Kelly Audio online ahead of NBC airing – The Hollywood Reporter
Infowar host Alex Jones takes further steps to clear the air about his interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, which is scheduled to air Sunday.
On Thursday evening, Jones leaked the audio of what he says was his private conversation before the interview with Kelly online to clarify what he called “distorted” in the official interview.
“I’ve never done this in 22 years, I’ve never recorded another reporter,” Jones said in a video posted to Twitter, teasing the leak. “I never did that, but I knew it was a fraud, that it was a lie.”
In the audio, we hear Kelly say, “This won’t be a controversial exchange, some kind of ‘gotcha’ exchange.” Next, in a preview of the television footage, Jones is seen speaking with Kelly about the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut shooting, with Jones calling Kelly an “anti-gunman.”
The host also called the “mainstream media” including Hollywood journalist, for his recent coverage of his meeting with Kelly. Jones claimed his words were taken out of context and heavily edited in promotional clips for the interview. “I recorded everything, my dear,” he said at the conference on Thursday. Infowar show. “I did it to protect myself so I could show what she really did.”
“What are they going to do, when I get the tapes of what really happened?” Jones added, claiming Kelly acted like she was “obsessed with him”. “It was worse than college in a topless bar when the women were trying to charge you for a dance.”
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Kelly has received backlash from the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims for choosing to air her interview with Jones. On Tuesday, an anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed in the 2012 shooting dropped Kelly as the host of an event in Washington.
“Our goal in sitting down with him was to shed light, as reporters are supposed to do, on this influential figure and, yes, to discuss the massive lies he has been promoting with impunity,” Kelly said of the comments. of his decision to feature. Jones.
Jeff chief of CNN Zucker said on Thursday that the marketing for Kelly’s meeting with Jones had been “unfortunate.”
“I think the problem here is the way they’ve presented it so far, that hasn’t led to believing he’s held accountable as much as someone who spits out such hatred and nonsense has to. be it, ”he continued. “If you want to make this story the tease has to be that you hold a picture of the dead kids in Sandy Hook and say, ‘How dare you?’ And I think their marketing on this has so far been unfortunate.
On Friday morning, NBC News announced plans to move forward with the TV interview.
“Despite Alex Jones’ efforts to deflect attention and ultimately prevent our reporting from being broadcast, we remain committed to giving viewers context and insight into a controversial and polarizing character, how he relates to the President of the States. -Unite and influence others, and make this serious story a success, “said an NBC News spokesperson. Adding:” Log on Sunday. “