Megyn Kelly Drills Alex Jones Over Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories: ‘What Happened to The Children?’
Megyn Kelly released her interview with Alex Jones on Sunday night, and things got quite intense as she challenged him about his years of spreading unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.
Kelly prefaced the interview by acknowledging the blowback from critics who are furious that she is giving airtime to the incendiary InfoWars host:
“Some thought we shouldn’t broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren’t just offensive, they’re dangerous. But here’s the thing. Alex Jones isn’t going away. Over the years his Youtube channel has racked up 1.3 billion views. He has millions of listeners and the ear of our current president.”
After analyzing InfoWar’s recent growth and asking Jones about his relationship with President Trump, Kelly challenged Jones about one of his most controversial conspiracy theories: that the Sandy Hook shooting was completely fabricated.
After Kelly quoted Jones’ past statements on the matter, he responded that there was “coverup and manipulation” involved in the shooting, and that Jones was playing “devil’s advocate” about whether the attack was real. Kelly grilled Jones about how he was “trying to have it all ways,” though it became a sparring match when Jones argued that he didn’t create the narrative about how a group of parents lied about the deaths of their children.
Here’s the transcript:
Kelly: What happened to the children?
Jones: I will sit there on the air and look at every position and play devil’s advocate.
Kelly: Was that devil’s advocate? “The whole thing is a giant hoax. The whole thing was fake.”
Jones: Yes. Because I remember, even that day, to go back from memory, then saying, “But then, some of it looks like it’s real.” But then what do you do, when they’ve got the kids going in circles, in and out of the building with their hands up? I’ve watched the footage. And it looks like a drill.
Kelly stated that Jones never “completely disavowed his previous statements” despite asking him multiple times about what he now believes. Earlier today, Jones tried to one-up Kelly’s interview with him by posting a video where he offered condolences to any parents who lost their children in the Newtown massacre.
Watch above, via NBC.
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