Infowars' Alex Jones insists that his widely panned interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly — which hasn't even aired yet — was a ploy to sabotage Jones's platform, calling it a "hit piece."
After Sunday's trailer for Kelly's interview with Jones aired, Kelly and NBC News were widely criticized for deciding to interview the controversial radio show host.
The backlash began when the mother of a Sandy Hook shooting victim took Kelly to task on Sunday night for interviewing Jones, who infamously claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, which took the lives of 20 children, was a hoax.
Jones previously claimed that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax made up by local parents.
Nelba Márquez-Greene, mother of 6-year-old victim Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, tweeted her disgust at NBC and Kelly’s choice to interview the controversial figure.
After the preview aired, Márquez-Greene tweeted, “Hey @megynkelly, let me know if you want to give his victims equal air time. Promoting this fool is bad news. Do not encourage his abuse.”
Jones, after noticing that the preview for the Kelly interview had gone viral, called for NBC to pull the interview from programming altogether.
Jones on Monday tweeted, "I'm calling for @megynkelly to cancel the airing of our interview for misrepresenting my views on Sandy Hook."
“This is their big gamble, ‘Take Alex Jones down,’” Jones said Monday on his radio show. “This is pathetic. The only way I could fail was not doing it, and letting [NBC] rig it, and letting them interview me for four hours to edit it together, and then be able to show people what was really said.”
Jones said the NBC crew rigged the lighting mechanisms in an attempt to make him look sinister.
“They lit my face from the side and under, like you light somebody for a Halloween piece, for a horror movie,” he said.
Calling Kelly "the gorgon" and "Medusa," Jones revealed that the reason he even consented to the interview was so that he could "see the fembot."
“I wanted to see the fembot,” Jones said. “I wanted to witness it for myself.”
Infowars' Washington bureau lead Jerome Corsi insisted that Kelly and NBC conspired with the government — which they referred to as "the deep state" — in order to discredit Jones and his production.
Corsi said, "She’s gotten a bigger megaphone, she’s gotten a bigger sponsorship from the deep state, and she’s about to do her hatchet jobs, which I think are going to ultimately fail and we will continue to beat by reaching the people directly through the internet.”
You can listen to the full segment in the video below.