He added that Kelly acted like she was "obsessed with him", saying "it was worse than in college in a topless bar when women try to get you to pay for a dance".
"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", said an NBC News spokesperson. The view from here is that NBC News has no publicity plan for Megyn Kelly, as if this crucial element in her development there has been deemed unnecessary.
Kelly strikes a markedly different tone than she did in a statement defending her interview with Jones to those who suggested she was giving a major platform to a Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist. To present Alex Jones as a journalist or an expert simply because the incompetent, idiotic, imbecilic Neanderthal now serving as our president showed an unsurprising lack of good judgment and appeared on his show, is to ignore the damage that Jones and his website, Infowars.com, have inflicted on this country and its citizens. That she wanted to do a softball profile of Alex Jones. He is a showman, a snake oil salesman, and a man not worthy of trust.
Jones is the founder of InfoWars, an outlet which proclaims "there is a war on for your mind!"
"I looked at all the angles of Newtown and I made my statements long before the media even picked up on it", Jones responds. That 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing were inside jobs by the USA government. Jones sees "false flag" operations orchestrated by elites in many events, including the Oklahoma City and Boston Marathon Bombings.
Jones has claimed that the USA government is building FEMA camps around the country in which it plans to imprison US citizens. The report said NBC producers left the decision to Kelly herself, who declined.
Most of Jones' other conspiracy theories revolve around this one, which argues the world's elites are planning on "exterminating" 80 percent of the world's population "to live forever with the aid of advanced technology".
One national advertiser, JPMorgan Chase, has pulled out of the Jones-Kelly broadcast, but NBC hasn't faced a widespread sponsor boycott, despite calls for one from advocates of the families of Sandy Hook victims. "The general public doesn't know the school was actually closed the year before". "I will not let you down".
Jones's lawyer, Randall Wilhite, asserted during a court hearing in April as part of Jones's custody battle with his ex-wife that Jones is "playing a character" and is "a performance artist". I'm here to tell you: It is necessary. He is a danger to his followers. Jones called Obama "the global head of Al-Qaeda", accusing him of funding and arming the terrorist organization to achieve his own political goals. He's a performance artist. "I believe people died there". He's a touchy topic at the network, since Zucker's career started as a youthful whiz producing the "Today" show, and went on to lead NBC Universal before leaving under unpleasant circumstances.
America will be much better if everyone realizes that we should not believe one single word written or spoken by Mr. Jones. We were recording the whole time. Type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button.