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NBC Stands by Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

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By    |   Friday, 16 Jun 2017 12:15 PM

NBC News will air Megyn Kelly's controversial interview with Infowars host Alex Jones, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Jones released clips from his and Kelly's pre-interview conversation Thursday night, in which the former Fox News host says the interview won't be "some kind of gotcha piece." 

"The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case, and I think you had a very good point about how the media was covering it and for some reason treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game when they never would have done that if you were a mainstream media figure," Kelly said, The Hill reports. 

"I saw a different side of you in that whole thing and, you know, you just became very fascinating to me," Kelly said on the recording Jones released.

NBC commented through a spokesperson that "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 getting this serious story right. Tune in Sunday."

Kelly came under fire for giving Jones a venue to spread his theory that the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school was faked after clips on the interview were released ahead of its airing.

Jones leaked the audio of his and Kelly's conversation after feeling she was "misrepresenting" him in the interview.

"I've never done this in 22 years, I've never recorded another journalist," he said in the video, which he released on Twitter. "I've never done this, but I knew that it was a fraud, that it was a lie."

He added that Kelly acted like she was "obsessed with him," saying "it was worse than in college in a topless bar when women try to get you to pay for a dance."

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