Alex Jones vows to air unedited version of interview

LOS ANGELES — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he plans to release an unedited version of his interview with Megyn Kelly that aired Sunday on NBC.

Jones said on his Infowars website that the full interview he recorded will counter Kelly’s report, which he labeled a ‘‘fraud.’’

NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


A backlash greeted NBC’s decision to book Jones, who has questioned whether the killing of 26 people in 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax.

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NBC News chairman Andy Lack said the interview on ‘‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’’ was edited with the sensitivity of its critics in mind.

Connecticut’s NBC affiliate said last week that it would not air Kelly’s report on Jones because of his theories on school massacre. It said ‘‘the wounds are understandably still so raw’’ in the state.

NBC Connecticut staff members were told that station executives made the decision after listening to concerns from employees, Sandy Hook families, and viewers. The memo said the executives ‘‘considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal.’’

A gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at the Newtown school in December 2012.


Kelly said she believes there’s value in exposing what Jones says to the American people.

While most of the reports on Jones’s website are considered dubious, he is believed to have the attention of President Trump.

Jones has insisted that the World Trade Center attack was an ‘‘inside job.’’ He asserts that the government controls the weather and uses it as a weapon. He also claims juice boxes are lined with estrogen as part of a secret plot to turn boys gay.