Alex Jones leaked audio from his interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly and claimed he would release the entire thing later Thursday night.
The leak comes in light of NBC News being slammed in the wake of news that they’d given Jones and his infamously inflammatory website Infowars the anointment that comes with mainstream news coverage. Infowars is by reputation a self-styled alternative news outlet that traffics in extreme-right stories. Put another way, they make Breitbart look like NPR. They’ve claimed the Sandy Hook shooting is a hoax and 9/11 a government conspiracy.
In the audio, posted to Twitter, he accused NBC News of “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.”
The NBC News story is scheduled to air on Kelly’s show on Sunday night.
JPMorgan Chase pulled ads from the show over the interview, and the families of the 26 people killed in the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School have urged the network not to air it.