Alex Jones Leaks Secret Megyn Kelly Recordings, Accuses Her of Lying
Kelly sat down with the controversial radio host and conspiracy theorist for her new newsmagazine "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly." A preview clip sparked outrage over questions about Jones' claims the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax and Kelly has been accused of legitimizing them by putting Jones on national television.
Jones has accused Kelly of editing their interview for "fake news," and released a 30-minute video on his website and YouTube to prove she's "lying."
"Information warfare is a two-way street," Jones said, calling Kelly "the mouth of Satan" and "worse than college topless bar women trying to get you to pay for a table dance."
He's also threatening to release full audio of the day-long interview with Kelly, apparently recorded without her knowledge.
"Megyn Kelly is a puppet. She is a beautiful woman who the corporate structure uses to push their agenda," he said, claiming she's part of "the anatomy of an NBC, CIA, globalist, George Soros-financed hit job."
The New York Daily News reports the recording includes audio of a woman who appears to be Kelly telling Jones he "became fascinating to me" while promising a "fair interview."
"This is not going to be a contentious, 'gotcha' exchange," she says. "That's not what this show is and that's not what I want to do... I'm not going to be out there and be Barbara Walters."
"I always say I'm a combination of Mike Wallace, Oprah Winfrey, and Larry the Cable Guy," Kelly continued. "And that's what you'll get in the interview, a little bit of all three of those. And hopefully, everybody will walk away feeling like they had a good dinner, nutritious, with some red meat and some dessert at the end."
Jones complained that Kelly spent "30 to 40 minutes on Pizzagate, and Newtown," though the audio does include him admitting in a phone call that the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School "probably did happen."
The right-wing radio host, who's been described in court as a "performance artist," has previously claimed 9/11 was an "inside job," accused the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, and even claimed the moon landing was faked. Earlier this year, he was forced to apologize for encouraging "Pizzagate" rumors of a secret child abuse ring at a Washington, D.C., restaurant where a gunman opened fire in December. Last month, he apologized to Chobani and retracted claims the Upstate New York-based Greek yogurt company was supporting "migrant rapists."
Kelly, a Syracuse native and Syracuse University alumna, has been criticized for giving Jones a national spotlight on NBC. Several advertisers have pulled commercials from her show this Sunday, and Kelly was disinvited from a Sandy Hook charity event.
"What I think we're doing is journalism," Kelly said earlier this week, defending the interview. "The bottom line is that while it's not always popular, it's important. I would submit to you that neither I nor NBC News has elevated Alex Jones in any way. He's been elevated by 5 or 6 million viewers or listeners, and by the president of the United States. (Trump appeared on Jones' show during the campaign.) As you know, journalists don't get the choice over who has power or influence in our country."
Kelly and NBC have not commented on the leaked recordings.