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Alex Jones Leaks Megyn Kelly Interview Ahead of NBC Broadcast

Variety logo Variety 6/16/2017 Daniel Holloway
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Infowars’ Alex Jones has leaked audio from his interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly.

In a video posted on Twitter Thursday night, Jones released a portion of the interview and said that he release its entirety later tonight.

Exclusive Sneak Peek! Alex Jones To Release Full Megyn Kelly Interview https://t.co/10Wp9XYs2L

— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) June 16, 2017

“Coming out tonight, later this evening,” Jones said in the video posted Thursday. “I’ve never done this 22 years. I’ve never recorded another journalist. I’ve never done this. But I knew it was a fraud, I knew it was a lie. God, she was like, ‘I want to get steaks with you, I’m obsessed with you. Oh my god,’ wailing around in her seat. It was all crap, and I knew it was all a lie. I said Sandy Hook happened, everything. She wouldn’t put it in the promo pieces, and so, we’re going to release, oh yeah, we’re going to the pre-interview and then when they put their fraud out on Sunday, which I’ve asked them not to air because they’re misrepresenting who I am and saying I’m as bad as Saddam Hussein or Jeffrey Dahmer or Charles Manson — I mean it’s crazy. We’ve got the whole interviews here — when she was here from 9:30 in the morning to 11 at night, we got it all. So you’re going to hear what I actually said.”

Infowars’ Rob Dew posted a photo on Twitter Thursday night showing Jones and Infowars staffers at dinner with the caption, “Celebrating the impending pre release of the @megynkelly @RealAlexJones interview Stay tuned Will be released tonight #NBCFakeNews.”

Celebrating the impending pre release of the @megynkelly@RealAlexJones interview Stay tuned Will be released tonight #NBCFakeNewspic.twitter.com/YPhsPpTOfT

— Rob Dew (@DewsNewz) June 16, 2017

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Kelly, whose new Sunday night news magazine premiered two weeks ago on NBC, has come under fire for interviewing Jones — a far-right provocateur and peddler of conspiracy theories who has falsely questioned whether the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting actually happened.  JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Monday that it would pull all ads and digital spots from Kelly’s show until after the interview airs. On Tuesday morning Kelly was dropped as the host of the gala for Sandy Hook Promise an anti-gun-violence charity founded by parents of Sandy Hook victims.

Jones has also complained publicly about the forthcoming broadcast, claiming that Kelly is misrepresenting his take on Sandy Hook.

Kelly has defended her decision to proceed with the interview in the face of mounting public criticism. In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter, Kelly cited President Donald Trump’s past praise for Jones when justifying her decision to conduct the interview. “President Trump, by praising and citing him, appearing on his show, and giving him White House press credentials, has helped elevate Jones, to the alarm of many,” Kelly wrote. “Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light — as journalists are supposed to do — on this influential figure, and yes — to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity.”

Twenty-six people — 20 of them children — were murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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