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Leaked Phone Call Reveals Megyn Kelly Warned Alex Jones She’s No ‘Barbara Walters’

On Friday morning Alex Jones released secretly recorded conversations with NBC’s Megyn Kelly that the two had in advance of their much anticipated interview scheduled to air on Sunday.

In the recordings, Kelly lays it on pretty thick, telling Jones how she sympathized with him and thought he was treated unfairly by the media during his recent custody trial.

The two seemed chummy.

Kelly promised a fair hearing but also warned she wouldn’t be a wilting violet — and to drive that home, she took a pointed shot at T.V. legend Barbara Walters.

“Trust me when I tell you my goal is not to go out there and be like, ‘oh my God if I sit with her she’s gonna kill me.'” said Kelly. “Of course, I’m going to do a fair interview. I’m still me. I’m not going to go out there and be Barbara Walters.”

She told Jones he had nothing to fear and that he could “trust her.”

“Just trust me,” she said. “I will ask you about the controversies. I will be fair about it. I’ll give you the chance to respond and I really just want to talk about you.”

She appeared to preemptively offer excuses on behalf of Jones for his often outlandish and much maligned on-screen behavior.

“You get behind that anchor desk and there is a rush of adrenaline,” she said. “It’s like a charged up version of you.”

Over the last 24 hours, Jones has teased secret recordings of his interaction with Kelly. The video, which appears to be edited, is a classic InfoWars troll move. It masterfully achieves the duel purpose of layering Jones’ street cred with his own audience while also ginning up broader interest in the overall NBC interview.

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