Alex Jones Leaks Full Megyn Kelly Interview Ahead of NBC Broadcast

UPDATED: InfowarsAlex Jones has leaked audio of his full interview with NBC NewsMegyn Kelly.

In a video posted on Twitter Thursday night, Jones released a portion of the interview and said that he would release its entirety later tonight.

“Coming out tonight, later this evening,” Jones said in the video posted Thursday. “I’ve never done this in 22 years. I’ve never recorded another journalist. I’ve never done this. But I knew it was a fraud, I knew it was a lie. God, she was like, ‘I want to get steaks with you, I’m obsessed with you. Oh my god,’ wailing around in her seat. It was all crap, and I knew it was all a lie. I said Sandy Hook happened, everything. She wouldn’t put it in the promo pieces, and so, we’re going to release, oh yeah, we’re going to 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 — I mean it’s crazy. We’ve got the whole interviews here — when she was here from 9:30 in the morning to 11 at night, we got it all. So you’re going to hear what I actually said.”

Jones did just that, releasing the full interview, along with audio from what he says is a phone call with Kelly, on Friday morning.

“All I can do is give you my word,” Kelly appears to say in the audio to Jones, which was recorded before she conducted the NBC interview.

“My goal is for your listeners and the left, who will be watching some on NBC, to say, ‘Wow that was really interesting,'” the audio continues. “And then the next time I want to get somebody, they’re going to say, ‘Look what you did to Alex Jones.’ It’s not going to be some ‘gotcha’ hit piece, I promise you that.”

Kelly appears to promise a fair, Barbara Walters-inspired interview.

“It really will be about who is that guy,” she can be heard saying later. “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.”

Infowars’ Rob Dew posted a photo on Twitter Thursday night showing Jones and Infowars staffers at dinner with the caption, “Celebrating the impending pre release of the Megyn Kelly Alex Jones interview. Stay tuned. Will be released tonight #NBCFakeNews.”

Kelly, whose new Sunday night news magazine premiered two weeks ago on NBC, has come under fire for interviewing Jones — a far-right provocateur and peddler of conspiracy theories, who has falsely questioned whether the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting actually happened. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Monday that it would pull all ads and digital spots from Kelly’s show until after the interview airs. On Tuesday morning, Kelly was dropped as the host of the gala for Sandy Hook Promise — an anti-gun-violence charity founded by parents of Sandy Hook victims.

Jones has also complained publicly about the forthcoming broadcast, claiming that Kelly is misrepresenting his take on Sandy Hook.

Kelly has defended her decision to proceed with the interview in the face of mounting public criticism. In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter, Kelly cited President Donald Trump’s past praise for Jones when justifying her decision to conduct the interview. “President Trump, by praising and citing him, appearing on his show, and giving him White House press credentials, has helped elevate Jones, to the alarm of many,” Kelly wrote. “Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light — as journalists are supposed to do — on this influential figure, and yes — to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity.”

Twenty-six people — 20 of them children — were murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

There are potential legal issues Jones would face in releasing the recording of the conversations with Kelly.

First and foremost is whether Jones signed a release form — standard contracts for most TV interview subjects — and what restrictions were contained in it, says Jeremiah Reynolds of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert. Another issue is when the release was signed, and whether it occurred before, during or after the interview.

“The copyright would not be hers. It is the person who holds the recorder who owns the copyright, technically,” Reynolds said.

Another issue is consent. Jones’ show is based in Texas, where the consent of only one party to a conversation is required. That means that he would probably be on solid legal footing if he recorded their conversation without her knowing about it.

Ted Johnson contributed to this report.

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  1. Bill Jones says:

    I live in Texas. If the electronic communication is initiated from Texas (e.g. I call someone anywhere) then as the article says only 1 party’s permission is needed to record. Not certain that gives the right to broadcast or copyright though. However, if I accept electronic communication (e.g. someone calls me) then the laws of the state that the communication was initiated in apply and it may be criminal offense for me to record.

  2. Norton says:

    “Kelly appears to promise a fair, Barbara Walters-inspired interview.”

    Listen again, she says she’s not doing a Barbara Walter interview.

  3. pntlezmag says:

    I truly don’t understand why she and NBC just refuse to air the interview and replace it with something else. I is ludicrous to me that even with the reasons she gave for not axing it. To give him a platform to voice his madness just to prove to the masses (most of whom will not get her lofted reasoning) that yes the man spews crap everytime he speaks but this is also the man the President endorses is going to backfire.

  4. Pia says:

    Alex Jones is absolutely fucking insane and so is anyone who believes anything that comes out of his repulsive, conspiracy spewing mouth! How can anyone believe this con man. He is good at his art, his art is hype and scare tactics, and fear mongering. Megan Kelly is just after ratings. They are both all about money, self love, and self promotion. They don’t care about anyone or anything but themselves.

  5. will says:

    I’ll give this to Alex Jones versus the other leakers out there – at least he’s willing to reveal his identity.

  6. The Truth says:

    Kelly is getting just what she wants from Jones. His rogue antics have focused considerable media attention on her forthcoming show, and it’s likely that an increase in viewership will ensue. Jones is also garnering significant mainstream reach beyond his normal crackpot constituency. Nevertheless, there’s no question who the real asshole is in this scenario. Kelly may be an ambitious ratings whore, but Jones’ Sandy Hook hoax claims are a craven act of disgusting social indecency.

  7. smrpix says:

    What does the NBC release say about copyright and ownership of the interview material?

  8. Chris. says:

    Love the diversity at that table. Megyn Kelly is part of the hating Rethugliklans.

  9. John says:

    Megyn Kelly’s ignorance thinking she was so smart got her exactly what she deserved. Alex can run circles around most of these stupid high priced talking heads. The stations paying them are just as ignorant. If they want to stop stepping in their own doodoo, they’re stop trying to make hit pieces and start telling the honest to God truth.

    • mediasloppy says:

      It’s not a hit piece. Jones said what he said and people with actual common sense will either see through his ignorance or hers. It’s very stupid to even consider otherwise after listening to Jones tapes or Kelly’s Sunday. And no, I’m not really a fan of either…

  10. typegiwoqac says:

    The media has direct responsibility for manufacturing such division in our country! They falsely painted an evil picture of Donald J Trump and all of his supporters and fueled fear and anger among the Democratic base, it is so irresponsible and reckless! Shameful. These are the most dishonest people in the world.

    We were sick of being called bigots, racists, misogynists, dimwits, etc. Us “deplorables” had to live under 8 years of Obama’s tyranny. We watched our freedoms gradually being taken away. We saw the gun grabs coming. Conservative speakers were not being allowed on college campuses. Trump rally attendees being physically beaten…

    Thanks to Obama, we have expensive health insurance forced on all of us. Even auto insurance is forced on us (thank god for $25/month Insurance Panda coverage). What’s next? Mandatory phone insurance? We have taxes on top of taxes and our freedoms are slowly disappearing.

    The liberal main stream media is losing power thank God. Yet they still help fuel the George Soros sponsored anti-America riots comprised of BLM and other communist and anarchist groups. They will never admit it but the media is one important reason why Trump got elected

    • Doug says:

      Amen To That!! They are Satanic in nature but the wise understand’s. you can’t fix stupid but they are products of public schools which has brainwashed them since they’re youth.Schools need to stay out of politics and teach reading and writing and math not anything else.

    • mellerad says:

      Sorry to rain on your parade of delusions bro but auto insurance is mandated at a State level, not Federal.

      But now I’ll let you get back to reading the script fed to you by Sean Hannity.

      • TImTim says:

        You don’t have to buy auto insurance if you don’t own a car.. and keep in mind, if you own your car, nobody says u MUST have collission or comp coverage.. only required to carry LIABILITY insurance

      • Michael Fussell says:

        Sorry to rain on your parade of delusions bro but that’s a strawman.

  11. Rational Guy says:

    One good coronary could sort out the dangerously deranged problem that is Alex Jones once and for all.

    • Ellie says:

      @rationalguy You need to rethink that handle.

      @chris “deserves to die”?? No way a fan of Alex Jones, but who gave you the right to decide a person deserves to die? Sounds like the kind of thought processes that terrorists and far-right/far-left shooters have. AJ is a nut job, but anyone who thinks he deserves to die is pretty much out there with him.

    • Pilar says:

      Hoping for the death of someone who thinks differently than you….I supposed we are all to assume you are a *moderate* liberal. Nothing like that extremist that attacked Alexandria, VA in Wednesday this week. smh don’t like someone, don’t watch him.

      Funny how this smear job on a left leaning network comes two weeks after Hillary Clinton name dropped Alex Jones in her “Why its everyone else’s fault I lost” tour.

      I don’t watch Alex Jones. He talks about goblins or crazy stuff like chemtrails and that’s not my cup of tea but its optional viewing on the internet similar to bigfoot videos on youtube. Perhaps if the media simply stuck to the facts rather than letting their personal bias infect the news piece, people wouldn’t seek out the Alex Jones types for more information.

      Example of a fact: A Chicken crossed the road today at 1pm.
      NBC/CNN/: A Chicken crossed the road around noon. Anonymous sources are claiming the chicken feared Trump and could no longer live in fear of such an illegitimate leader because Russia.
      Reality: Chicken crossed the road because it wanted to cross the road.

      Thats not news. Thats speculation. Thats intentional filler to rile up viewers in one direction and Alex Jones does that to the other.

      Democrats need to throttle back the “I HOPE HE DIES” narrative with anyone to the right because we saw with Rep Scalise how that turns out when someone takes their political hate too far.

      • TexBill says:

        Instead of the Chicken story, you could have used the 911 call George Zimmerman made and how they edited to make him sound like a racist.

      • Chris says:

        No he deserves to die so Satan can tell him sandy hook happened and even he is ashamed of what a disgusting “human being ” he is.

  12. Sandy Hoax Was An Obvious, and Failed, Ploy, Perpetuated By The Media.

  13. Kat Van D says:

    My question is… why did AJ even bother to do an interview with MK? Is this some kind of a twisted plot to generate publicity for themselves? They know exactly who the other is. As one who has watched Fox News and AJ for years I am in awe that this interview ever happened. Alex. Just why.

    • TexBill says:

      Kelly wanted it as a ratings booster, which she needs. Jones did it for fun, to catch NBC in fake news, editing the interview like they have a habit of doing.

      • smrpix says:

        Looks like he’s using her as a ratings booster. If NBC sues him for releasing copyrighted material he gets even more.

  14. ravengirl57 says:

    Kelly says: “Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light — as journalists are supposed to do — on this influential figure, and yes — to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity.” There’s your trouble: She’s not a journalist.

  15. DC says:

    Tell NBC just how much of a joke you think Me-Gyn Kelly is and ask that they replace her ASAP with a real journalist.

  16. Ahsoka says:

    When are people going to stop giving this fraud AJ attention? He is far from a truth seeker.

  17. geri313 says:

    That’s what NBC gets for hiring MK. It’s an insult to real journalists everywhere.

  18. cdhaskell says:

    Megyn Kelly pick the wrong person to interview. Alex Jones don’t care about the truth and the fact. It is no wonder that most viewers don’t want to see his interviews.

  19. John Miller says:

    If you’re ever interviewed, make sure you record it. Every time. You can easily start the Voice Recorder on your Android Phone, let it run, and make the screen go dark.

    • George says:

      Andrew Sachs was on the school board, while being a realtor in Newtown at that time.

      And who has more money than the Goldman Sachs empire?

      • charlie says:

        Do you understand that Alex thinks it was NOT a hoax?

      • Chris says:

        Seriously you believe it was a hoax you are truly a moron. This man is a lunatic spotting hate and racism. He will go the way of breitbart.

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