So last early Friday morning, radio host Alex Jones released a bombshell.
In an over 30 minute YouTube video, Jones leaked a number of recorded pre-interview conversations that he had with NBC’s Megyn Kelly ahead of their controversial sit down which is planned for air on Sunday.
“The reason you are interesting me to be 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 treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game when they never would have done that to — if you will — a mainstream media figure,” she said, “And I saw a different side of you in that whole thing.”
Kelly continued laying it on thick.
“The comments I heard from you during the course of that trial and the plea to the media to be respectful to you and your kids just reminded me you’re just like anybody. You’re a dad. You go through the same things we go through.”
… And so it begins.
The video is liberally interspersed with commentary from Jones from his InfoWars studio.
“I don’t know why I accepted this challenge, said Jones, addressing his audience. “It’s like some subconscious algorithm that leads me with the assurance of a sleepwalker. But I knew that if I entered the labyrinth of he Gorgon. Of this modern-day Medusa, through the process others would understand the larger deception.”
Over the last 24 hours the shock radio host has teased his recordings of Kelly — and it certainly seems like he delivered.
It’s a whale and we’re still going through it — more to come.
UPDATE 8:15 a.m:
NBC has responded to the leak, releasing the following statement to Mediaite Friday morning.
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.
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