This is never done.
In fact, Alex Jones himself says he’s never done this in his 22 year career as a journalist, but he said he had a feeling that the interview he did with Megyn Kelly would be a edited in a way to not present the real truth of what he said.
So he recorded the interview himself, without NBC or Kelly knowing. The interviewee recorded the interviewer! I’ve never heard of this happening before, but what a remarkable story! Jones is now releasing the full, unedited video ahead of the official NBC airing of the edited video. Kelly and NBC are reportedly furious over the release.
Here is more of the story, from YahooNews / The Hollywood Reporter and then scroll down for video:
Infowars host Alex Jones is taking new measures to set things straight about his interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, which is set to air Sunday.
On Thursday night, Jones leaked audio of what he says was his private, pre-interview conversation with Kelly online to clarify what he referred to as “misrepresenting” him in the official interview.
“I’ve never done this in 22 years, I’ve never recorded another journalist,” Jones said in a video posted to Twitter, teasing the leak. “I’ve never done this, but I knew that it was a fraud, that it was a lie.”
In the audio, Kelly is heard saying, “This is not going to be a contentious, sort of ‘gotcha’ exchange.” Then in a preview of the televised footage, Jones is seen talking with Kelly about the 2012 Newtown, Conn., shooting, with Jones calling Kelly “an anti-gunner.”
The host also called out the “mainstream media,” including The Hollywood Reporter, for its recent coverage of his sit-down with Kelly. Jones claimed that his words were taken out of context and heavily edited in promo clips for the interview. “I got it all on tape, sweetheart,” he said during Thursday’s Infowars show. “I did it to protect myself so I can show what she really did.”
“What are they going to do, when I’ve got the tapes of what really happened?” Jones added, saying that Kelly acted like she was “obsessed with him.” “It was worse than in college in a topless bar when women try to get you to pay for a dance.”
Kelly has received backlash from the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for choosing to broadcast her interview with Jones. On Tuesday, an anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed in the 2012 shooting dropped Kelly as host of an event in Washington.
“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 hoods he has promoted with near impunity,” Kelly has said about her decision to feature Jones.
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