The 17-minute interview (above) kicked off with the former Fox News personality explaining her and the network's decision to air the controversial interview, which caught plenty of flack for providing a platform to the man who called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting "a giant hoax."
"Alex Jones isn’t going away. Over the years, his YouTube channel has racked up 1.3 billion views. He has millions of listeners and the ear of our current president," Kelly said.
From his most recent offensive reaction to a tragedy to his understanding of journalism, here are five of the most interesting moments from "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly."
Jones Says Media Misrepresented His Manchester Bombing Reaction
On May 22 of this year, a suicide bomber killed 22 people (ten of whom were under the age of 20 and one was 8 years old) during an attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Jones publicly called the victims of the bombing "a bunch of liberal trendies, the same people who were promoting open borders, bringing Islamists in."
When Kelly asked him about his comments, Jones interrupted to say, "I know, I'm sorry I didn't blow them up, but I did something bad, though?"
Jones' argument was that the media misrepresented his sentiments by clipping the video.
Jones on His Relationship With Donald Trump
During the interview, Jones downplayed his relationship with President Donald Trump, despite having previously bragged about his ties with the POTUS on "Infowars." Kelly played various clips of ideas Jones has perpetuated on his show that Trump has then spoken about and referenced publicly during press conferences and speeches, including video of supposed drug trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border and the idea that Hillary Clinton was on drugs.
Jones said that he and Trump are "friendly" but not friends. He also declined to say how many times he and the president have spoken.
Jones Backpedals on Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting "Hoax"
Jones has said publicly that the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting -- in which 20 children and six adults were killed -- was fake: "The whole thing was a giant hoax. How do you deal with a hoax? It took me about a year with Sandy Hook to come to grips with the fact that the whole thing was fake. I did deep research, and my gosh, it just pretty much didn’t happen."
During the interview, Jones tried to backpedal on that stance.
"At that point -- and I do think there’s some cover up and some manipulation -- that is pretty much what I believed. But I was also going in devil’s advocate, but then we know there’s mass shootings and these things happen. The media never covers all the wars its promoted. Here’s the difference: I looked at all the angles of Newtown. I made my statements long before the media even picked up on it."
When Kelly asked Jones if he still backs those claims now, Jones didn’t disavow his previous statements.
Kelly then interviewed Neil Heslin, a father who lost his son during the shooting. When she asked him how he felt about the interview airing on Father's Day, he said, "I think he’s blessed to have his children to spend the day with, to speak to. I don’t have that."
Jones Doesn't Sound Very Sorry After Apology to Chobani
Earlier this year, Jones issued apology to Chobani and its founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, for accusing the company of the sexual assault of a child. After the company threatened to sue Jones and "Infowars," the host made a public apology on his show.
During his interview with Kelly, Jones said, "We know that was basically a PR event."
“They chose to go after me and so I simply pointed out that we were reporting other people’s reports that were not entirely accurate and for that we were sorry. Because it’s true," Jones said.
"You don’t sound very sorry," Kelly responded. "You said things about Chobani and its owner that were not true. Are you sorry?"
Hard to tell with this response: "What the media did, and we know it was the media and we have the P.I.s and the law firms and we’re working on it right now. Let’s just say that Chobani was real happy to get out of that lawsuit."
Jones Doesn't Consider Himself a Journalist
When Kelly asked Jones if he considers himself a journalist, Jones responded, "I have some journalists that work for me, and I understand the basis of it."
He added, "Ninety-five percent of what we cover is looking at a news article and then discussing it."
"If you just look at an article and discuss it, it’s garbage in, garbage out," Kelly said. "If you haven’t ascertained the veracity of that article, and it’s all B.S. and you spend two hours talking about it, then you put out misinformation."