Alex Jones Releases More Megyn Kelly Audio Tape
Far-right journalist Alex Jones released more pre-interview audio of Megyn Kelly late Thursday night and early Friday.
Jones released the audio clips on his InfoWars website with accompanying text saying that he “has released recordings made during a pre-interview between himself and Megyn Kelly to set the record straight after the release of the highly edited promo for the NBC host’s upcoming hit piece.”
In the audio clips Jones released, he splices in his own commentary reflecting on his conversations with Kelly. He said he secretly recorded her and that, in addition to the released audio clips, has a full recording of their entire unedited sit-down interview.
The tape includes the NBC News host saying Jones “became very fascinating” to her while separately assuring him the interview won’t be “some kind of gotcha piece.”
“The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case, and I think you had a very good point about how the media was covering it and for some reason treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game when they never would have done that if you were a mainstream media figure,” said Kelly, a former Fox News host.
“I saw a different side of you in that whole thing and, you know, you just became very fascinating to me,” she added.
NBC News recently said they remain committed to airing Kelly’s interview despite backlash against Jones’ controversial views on things like Sandy Hook and 9/11, which he believes are “hoaxes.”
“Despite Alex Jones’ efforts to distract from and ultimately prevent the airing of our report, we remain committed to giving viewers context and insight into a controversial and polarizing figure, how he relates to the president of the United States and influences others, and to getting this serious story right. Tune in Sunday,” wrote a spokesperson in an email.
“NBC is not responsible for the harassment and abuse Alex Jones has cruelly visited on our clients. But, by choosing to air his interview with Ms. Kelly – at all, let alone at prime time on Father’s Day – NBC has tendered its good name and considerable influence to provide Mr. Jones with something he has never enjoyed: legitimacy,” a letter from an NBC attorney states.