WATCH: Megyn Kelly Asks Alex Jones, ‘Are You Sorry?’
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So much controversy has been hovering over the interview with Megyn Kelly and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after she was pulled to host an event named in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Alex, of course, has publicly said that it was a hoax.
In the interview that aired on Sunday night, Megyn quickly turned the conversation around to Alex’s theories, after which he began to backtrack.
“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. “Listeners and other people are covering this. I didn’t create that story….I will sit there on the air and look at every position and play devil’s advocate.”
After being asked if he intended on playing devil’s advocate, he said, “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? I’ve watched the footage and it looks like a drill.” Later adding, “I tend to believe that children really did die there. But then you look at all the other evidence on the other side, I could see how other people believe that nobody died there.”
The families of the children killed in the massacre pleaded for NBC not to air the interview. In fact, the local Connecticut NBC affiliate did not.
However, Megyn continues to defend the interview, even after she was pulled from hosting the event.
“What I think we’re doing is journalism,” she tweeted last week. “The bottom line is that while it’s not always popular, it’s important. I would submit to you that neither I nor NBC News has elevated Alex Jones in any way. He’s been elevated by 5 or 6 million viewers or listeners, and by the president of the United States. As you know, journalists don’t get the choice over who has power or influence in our country.”
“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. Because it’s true,” he said in the interview.
“You don’t sound very sorry,” Kelly responded. “You said things about Chobani and its owner that were not true. 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. Let’s just say that Chobani was real happy to get out of that lawsuit.”