Megyn Kelly is getting scooped… by her interviewee?
If there wasn’t a lot of hype to this story before, there certainly is some now.
But considering how her ratings had cratered compared to early expectations, will this help her or crush her?
Megyn Kelly nabbed an interview with Alex Jones of Infowars.
Jones makes a habit of being edgy and controversial. Depending on your read on him either he is bold enough to tell the stories that others aren’t gutsy enough to tell — OR — he’s spent just a LITTLE too long scouring the dark corners of the internet, and he should maybe get some fresh air.
Whatever your take on him, Jones is politically radioactive. Kelly set up an interview with him… and she took a LOT of heat.
She got the hook from a Sandy Hook event, and a sponsor pulled out until after the interview airs.
But now she’s getting heat from Jones himself.
In the phone call where the interview was set up, she pledged not to do a hit piece, and misrepresent the content of the interview.
That recorded conversation was released by Jones after he claims she is going back on her promise. Here’s his clip.
And the transcript.
‘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, that it was lie.
‘God, she was like, “I want to get steaks with you, I’m obsessed with you, oh my god,” you know, 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 even put it in the promo pieces.
‘And so we’re going to release – oh yeah – we’re gonna release 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 of Jeffrey Dahmer, or, god, Charles Manson… It’s crazy.
‘We’ve got the whole interviews here, when she was here from 9:30 in the morning till 11 at night, we got it all. And so you’re going to hear what I actually said.
‘Like when it cuts, and they go “Oh, so you don’t think that Sandy Hook happened,” and I go, “Yeah, we don’t care about dead Iraqi kids,” I’m like, “Hey, they did fake babies in incubators, they did fake dead kids, that’s why we have got to question this, I don’t hate the families, we question everything.
‘It’s all going to come out. And tonight, at Infowars.com, we’re going to have the full behind-the-scenes With Megyn Kelly released, the full Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones interview …
‘Get ready! Because it’s the 21st century, and it’s an Infowar!’
He asked them to pull the interview because even in the teasers they were already misrepresenting it.
So he’s going to make the interview meaningless. By scooping her on her own interview.
Actually, WORSE than meaningless. Becuase he is releasing the entire interview. She will be showing the edited version.
And when we see what was selected, and what was edited out, this could serve as a fantastic lesson in media spin.