US Alex Jones releases secretly-taped audio of Megyn Kelly interview

08:15  16 june  2017
08:15  16 june  2017 Source:   The Hill

NBC executive defends Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

  NBC executive defends Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones Liz Cole, the executive producer of Megyn Kelly's Sunday night NBC News show, said people should wait to judge Kelly's interview with Alex Jones until it airs this weekend. Kelly is facing backlash for the upcoming interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones, a noted conspiracy theorist who believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax and says 9/11 was an inside job."He's a controversial figure for sure, but as journalists it's our job to interview newsmakers and people of influence no matter how abhorrent their views may be," Cole told CNN's Dylan Byers in a Monday night exclusive.

Alex Jones on Thursday released secretly - taped audio of his interview with Megyn Kelly three days before the official airing was supposed to occur on NBC. Jones , a conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder, offered a preview of what was going to be released in a 2-minute

Recording was secretly taped from the pre- interview . “Infowars” founder Alex Jones has released secretly recorded audio from his interview with Megyn Kelly ahead of Sunday’s NBC News broadcast.

Alex Jones releases secretly-taped audio of Megyn Kelly interview© Provided by The Hill Alex Jones releases secretly-taped audio of Megyn Kelly interview

Alex Jones on Thursday released secretly-taped audio of his interview with Megyn Kelly three days before the official airing was supposed to occur on NBC.

Jones, a conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder, offered a preview of what was going to be released in a 2-minute, 20-second video clip that appears to include off-the-record conversation with the former Fox News host in Kelly. The interview is set to air Sunday.

"I've never done this in 22 years, I've never recorded another journalist," Jones said in a Twitter video. "I've never done this, but I knew that it was a fraud, that it was a lie."

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Alex Jones is threatening to scoop NBC and Megyn Kelly with their own interview , saying he'll release recordings of their conversation on his website, Infowars. Exclusive Sneak Peek @RealAlexJones @ megynkelly The Interview !

Alex Jones plans to release audio on Thursday night of his entire interview with Megyn Kelly — saying he secretly recorded the controversial sit-down because he “knew it was all crap.”

"It's not going to be some gotcha hit piece, I can promise you that." Kelly is heard saying to Jones.

"What are they going to do, when I've got the tapes of what really happened?" Jones said after playing other snippets clips of Kelly, adding she was "obsessed with him."

Jones once alleged 9/11 was "an inside job" and that the parents of the 20 slain children of Sandy Hook were actors.

The controversy comes as Sandy Hook families threatened legal action against NBC News and its president on Thursday.

"Airing Ms. Kelly's interview implicitly endorses the notion that Mr. Jones' lies are actually 'claims' that are worthy of serious debate, and in doing so it exponentially enhances the suffering and distress of our clients," said a letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times from Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder.

NBC's Megyn Kelly defends Alex Jones interview after criticism

  NBC's Megyn Kelly defends Alex Jones interview after criticism <p>NBC's Megyn Kelly on Tuesday defended her interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying it was important to show why a person who calls the Sandy Hook school massacre a hoax is respected by many Americans, including President Donald Trump.</p>The decision to interview Jones, whose ideas are widely discredited, angered some relatives of those who died in 2012 when a 20-year-old man fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Secretly taped audio of Jones ' pre- interview with Kelly was released Thursday ahead of the official interview airing Sunday. Infowars host Alex Jones is taking new measures to set things straight about his interview with NBC News' Megyn Kelly , set to air Sunday.

Megyn Kelly ’s decision to interview Infowars host and conspiracy theory-loving asshole Alex He’s now threatening to release the full audio of Kelly ’s interview , believing that it will prove that she took his words out of context and that he’s not really as unhinged as she’ll probably make him look.

The letter was sent to NBC News Chairman Andy Lack and other executives at the network, according to the paper.

CNN president Jeff Zucker also weighed in on his former network's decision to interview Jones and took issue with NBC's promotion and marketing of the interview.

"I think the issue here is the way that they have thus far presented it has not led to the belief that he's held to account as much as somebody who spews such hatred and nonsense needs to be," Zucker, the former head of NBCUniversal, said. "If you're going to do this story, the tease needs to be you holding up a picture of the dead kids at Sandy Hook and saying, 'How dare you?' And I think their marketing of this has thus far been unfortunate."

The Hill has reached out to NBC for comment.

Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview a ratings flop .
Megyn Kelly's controversial interview with Alex Jones on NBC ended up a distant third in the network ratings race during its first half hour on Sunday night. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" brought in an average of 3.5 million viewers, marking the fewest viewers the show has drawn since debuting on June 4.Kelly's news magazine trailed both a repeat episode of CBS's "60 Minutes," which deliveredAccording to Nielsen Media Research, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" brought in an average of 3.5 million viewers, marking the fewest viewers the show has drawn since debuting on June 4.

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