Alex Jones admits in the leaked audio of his pre-interview with Megyn Kelly that he now believes the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School "probably" happened.
Much to the dismay of those who lost love ones in the attack that killed 20 first graders and six teachers, the controversial "Info Wars" host infamously pushed his conspiracy theory that the Newtown shooting was a hoax.
"In hindsight, I think it probably did happen," Jones told Kelly in the audio (above). "I have had debates where I showed both sides. I believe people died there."
Jones said he recorded the chat with Kelly, who was interviewing him for an NBC News special airing on Sunday, because he feared she would misrepresent him. After seeing the first promo teasing the interview, both Jones and others were outraged, but for very different reasons. While the public was worried NBC was giving him a platform to spread more lies, the online personality was worried about being made to look like a fool.
"Megyn Kelly is a puppet. She is a beautiful woman who the corporate structure uses to push their agenda," Jones said.
Jones said Kelly was surprised by his latest comment about the 2012 mass shooting and began "attacking him." Although there were reports floating around that NBC was close to caving to public pressure to can the interview, the network has said the show will go on.
Since the leaked audio is 30 minutes long, TooFab listened for the most interesting moments (below) for your reading pleasure.
"This is not going to be a contentious, 'gotcha' exchange. That's not what this show is and that's not what I want to do. Of course, I'm going to do a fair interview. I'm still me. I'm not going to be out there and be Barbara Walters." - Kelly
"In the past NBC could manipulate and lie, they were the gods. Megyn Kelly waltzed in here and told me she was going to do a softball interview with Alex Jones... She did the opposite of what she said. We were recording the whole time. These tyrants haven't figured it out yet, that information warfare is a two-way street." - Jones
"The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case and I think you had a very good point about the way the media was covering it. And for some reason they treated you and your family as fair game, and they never would have done that [to a ] mainstream-media figure. I saw a different side of you and you became very fascinating to me. Your comments during the trial just reminded me you are just like anybody and I thought that would be an interesting story to tell." - Kelly
"It really will be about who is that guy. I'll ask you about some of the controversy and I'll ask you and you can respond... If there's one thing about me, I do what I say I am gonna do. I don't double cross." - Kelly
"I'm not looking to portray you as some kind of boogeyman. The craziest thing of all would be if some poeople who have this insane version of you in their heads came away saying, 'You know what? I see the dad in him. I see the guy who loves those kids and is more complex than we have been led to believe.'" - Kelly
"If I ask you about any controversy, you'll have the chance to address it fully. We won't cut you in a way tha is going to take out the heart of your explanation or the real substance of it." - Kelly