The far-right radio show host claimed he suspected Kelly and NBC would misinterpret his words, even stating in a recent Twitter video: "I knew it was all a lie. I said Sandy Hook happened, everything, she wouldn’t even put it in the promo pieces."
After confirming his suspicions, he released the secret tapes.
“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, God, Charles Manson. . .It's crazy,” said Jones, adding that now “the whole interview’s here. . .she was here from 9:30 in the morning till 11 at night, we got it all. And so you're going to hear what I actually said.”
As readers know, Jones has been at the center of many political and social controversies, most notoriously that of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting — an incident, which he claimed, was “completely fake, synthetic, with actors — in my view, manufactured.”
Before releasing the tapes Thursday night, Jones, 43, and Kelly, 46, reportedly spoke on the phone. The Infowars founder released the pre-interview audio on his Twitter, in which a woman who seems to be Kelly says, “All I can do is give you my word and tell you if there's one thing about me, I do what I say I'm gonna do, and I don't double-cross. . .It's not going to be some 'gotcha' hit piece, I promise you that.”
But when a preview of the interview was released, Jones wasn’t satisfied, releasing an angry video on Twitter Thursday, saying: “Tonight at Infowars.com, we're going to have the full behind-the-scenes with Megyn Kelly released.”
"God, she was like, 'I want to get steaks with you, I'm obsessed with you, oh my god,' you know, wailing around in her seat — it was all c**p," he said.
A furious Jones claimed that in his 22 years in media he has never recorded a journalist, but this time he knew NBC’s misleading edits would portray him as the enemy.
“They just want me to be the devil because I'm the alternative media. . .Fake news lives at NBC. They basically made me look like a Halloween character.”
Kelly herself has not yet commented on the tapes. However, in her statement regarding the controversial interview, the host wrote: "What we do as journalists is we shine a light on those with power, those that have become culturally relevant. Of course it’s upsetting to know that doing that causes any upset to the Newtown families, many of whom I know well. But I have to do my job."
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