The "Infowars" conspiracy theorist's decision to publish the audio (above) on his website and YouTube channel was based upon his fear that Kelly would take his words “out of context.” His 30-minute tape hears the news anchor promising to go easy on him because the interview would just be a softball personality piece.
“My goal is for your listeners and the left - you know, who will be watching some on NBC - to say, ‘Wow, that’s really interesting,'" Kelly said. “It’s not going to be some gotcha hit piece, I promise you that.”
Kelly’s intent was to hone in on Jone’s argument that he didn’t claim the Sandy Hook shooting was fake, but rather he “wargamed” a few situations in which “actors” were used to intensify the mass shooting.
Since many victim’s families from various terror attacks who are hurt by Jones’ words and beliefs, NBC has been reluctant to air the controversial interview with a host who is tasked with winning over NBC's viewers after years at Fox News.
“I’ve never done this is 22 years,” Jones said in a teaser video. “I’ve never recorded another journalist, but I knew it was a fraud, that it was a lie.”
“God, she was like, ‘I want to get steaks with you, I’m obsessed with you, oh my God,’ waffling around in her seat. It was all crap,” he continued. “I knew it was all a lie. I said, ‘Sandy Hook happened,’ and she wouldn’t even put it in the promo pieces, So we’re going to release, oh yeah, we’re going to release 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. We’ve got the whole interview here. We’ve got it all. It’s all going to come out.”
And now that the unedited pre-interview has been released, NBC News is confirming that they will air the full interview with Jones.
“Despite Alex Jones’ efforts to distract from and ultimately prevent the airing of out 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,” an NBC News spokesperson said on Friday. “Tune in Sunday.”