Megyn Kelly to Alex Jones: ‘You don’t sound very sorry’

Let’s just say that Chobani was real happy to get out of that lawsuit.”
Asked if he considers himself a journalist, Jones responded, “I have some journalists that work for me…and I understand the basis of it.”
“Ninety-five percent of what we cover is looking at a news article and then discussing it,” he explained. The retraction statement only came after the yogurt purveyor sued InfoWars. I’m just a human that’s looking for truth. “Whenever there is news regarding the Sandy Hook tragedy, we know that the pain resurfaces for our community, our viewers and for you, our colleagues at WVIT,” the station said in a memo distributed internally. and you spend two hours talking about it, then you put out misinformation.”
Similarly, Jones’ employee, Owen Shroyer, was asked if he thought of himself as a journalist. He’s been elevated by 5 or 6 million viewers or listeners, and by the president of the United States. The local Connecticut NBC affiliate did not air it. “Over the last few days, we have listened intently to Sandy Hook parents, our viewers and importantly, to you. Alex Jones Challenges Megan Kelly to release full interview, or he will! When asked about it, Jones initially attempted to backtrack on his theories about Sandy Hook, but he continuously followed them with a “but…”
“At that point — and I do think there’s some cover-up and some manipulation, that’s what I believe — but then I was also going at devil’s advocate, but then we know there’s mass shootings and these things happen,” he said. “If you haven’t ascertained the veracity of that article, and it’s all B.S. Are you sorry?”
“What the media did, and we know it was the media and we have the P.I.s and the law firms and we’re working on it right now. So I’m trying to reach out and be what the people want.” People? Amid an onslaught of pleas and threats from concerned viewers, NBC aired   Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly‘s interview with controversial   InfoWars host Alex Jones. “It’s disrespectful to me, when in fact I did lose my son, and the 26 other families that lost someone, and I take that very personal,” he said, referring to Jones’ conspiracy theories. In the most heartbreaking moment of the segment, Kelly spoke with Neil Haslin, the father of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who died in the Sandy Hook shooting. “Listeners and other people are covering this. I don’t have that.”
Many people, including families of the children killed in the massacre, urged NBC not to air the Jones interview, not to offer him a greater platform for his rhetoric. Tune in Sunday.”

Show Full Article During a rant posted on Saturday evening, he referred to Kelly, NBC News, and Tom Brokaw as “frauds.”

Exclusive! “The bottom line is that while it’s not always popular, it’s important. “They chose to go after me and so I simply pointed out that we were reporting other people’s reports that were not entirely accurate and for that we were sorry. “The deporables, the flyover country, the forgotten Americans.”
Ahead of its airing, Jones urged the network to release the raw recording of his interview with Kelly, threatening that if they did not share at least 100 minutes of their conversations, he would release more than eight hours of secretly recorded audio and footage of Kelly and her team. “If you just look at an article and discuss it, it’s garbage in, garbage out,” Kelly informed him. “I’m just a human. When asked how he felt about the Jones interview airing on Father’s Day, Haslin responded, “I think he’s blessed to have his children to spend the day with, to speak to. I’ve watched the footage and it looks like a drill.” Later, he added, “I tend to believe that children really did die there.
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) June 17, 2017

On Thursday, Jones shared an audio clip of a pre-interview conversation with Kelly where she promised she was not planning “some gotcha hit piece.”
NBC did not back down, releasing the following statement on Friday: “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 get this serious story right. Because those wounds are understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week’s episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly.”
“What I think we’re doing is journalism,” Kelly said last week. We have considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal. But then you look at all the other evidence on the other side, I could see how other people believe that nobody died there.”
“Of course, there is no evidence on the other side,” Kelly said in the voiceover that followed. As you know, journalists don’t get the choice over who has power or influence in our country.”

Here is my statement regarding Sunday night’s interview:
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 13, 2017

Later in the interview, Kelly grilled Jones about his apology earlier this year to Chobani and its founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, for accusing the company of the sexual assault of a child and a rise in tuberculosis. “You said things about Chobani and its owner that were not true. “I don’t like calling it that,” he said. I would submit to you that neither I nor NBC News has elevated Alex Jones in any way. And, as expected, the conversation turned to many of Jones’ more outrageous conspiracy theories, including his claims that   the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 was a hoax. I didn’t create that story….I will sit there on the air and look at every position and play devil’s advocate.”
When Kelly asked him outright if he was intending to play devil’s advocate when he declared “the whole thing was fake” in 2014, he responded, “Yes, because I remember even that day saying, ‘But then some of it looks like it’s real.’ But then, what do you do when they’ve got the kids circling in and out of the building with their hands up? Because it’s true.”
“You don’t sound very sorry,” Kelly responded.