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The former Fox News host even told Jones she would “personally promise to look at any clips we want to use of you, and have a producer run by you, whether we are taking it in context, what you are saying.”
This is troubling not just because it’s coming from a journalist — but also because Jones has already claimed the promo clip edited him to make it seem as if he wasn’t fully answering questions.
The phone call also proves that Kelly’s public position of finding Jones’ Sandy Hook opinion “revolting” is just noise for the media and leftists upset at the interview. She hears Jones several times express an opinion on the phone different from the one she was so “revolted” by. “I believe people died there,” said Jones.
In response to those who say he thinks the shooting was a “hoax,” Jones said in the video released today, “She didn’t show in her promo video that I said I believe Sandy Hook happened.” He added he had “war-gamed” conspiracy theories that were already established — that were then attributed to him as full opinions.
“It’s not going to be some gotcha hit piece, I promise you that,” Kelly said at another point in the call. Worse still for her: Jones brought up another time he said he was deceptively edited by Kelly — a time she said was “completely unfamiliar to me.” Jones played footage of that as well.
While Kelly was still on the job at Fox News, she played audio of Jones saying, “When I think about all the children Hillary Clinton has personally murdered and chopped up and raped, I have zero fear standing up to her.” She stopped there. But in the video released today, Jones played the real audio, which continued with Jones saying he was referring to Clinton’s Middle East policies in Syria and Libya and the death of thousands of Christians there.
In the phone call, Kelly said multiple times she didn’t remember the edit.
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“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. Tune in Sunday,” wrote an NBC News spokesperson to The Hill in an email responding to Jones.
Jones has called for the interview to be pulled due to the edits; he also does not think the focus on Sandy Hook is appropriate for a Father’s Day airing.
NBC News has defended Kelly before. When Oliver Stone publicly jabbed at Kelly’s interview with Putin, saying she wasn’t prepared and didn’t know enough, NBC News President Noah Oppenheim, in mature fashion, then said in a public statement, “No one here is interested in Oliver Stone’s unsolicited thoughts on Megyn Kelly’s appearance or his ill-informed opinion of her journalism.”
He added, “But so long as we’re offering each other professional feedback, please let him know I don’t think he’s made a decent movie since the early ’90s.”
Stone’s interviews with Putin, which have just aired on Showtime, put Kelly’s interview with the same leader to shame.
With a flop of an interview with a world leader, bad press, weak ratings, and now Jones apparently in possession of a full, unedited interview — Kelly should seriously worry about the future of her show and its credibility with viewers.
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