Infowars Says ‘Deep State’ Sent Megyn Kelly To Take Down Alex Jones
Turns out Alex Jones isn’t happy about his Megyn Kelly interview, either.
By Lydia O’Connor
The people behind the far-right, conspiracy theory website Infowars say they’re convinced NBC host Megyn Kelly conspired with government manipulators to take down Infowars creator Alex Jones during her controversial interview with him.
“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,” Infowars’ Washington bureau lead Jerome Corsi said on Jones’ show Monday.
The “deep state” (which Corsi mentions around the 12-minute mark in the video above) refers to one of Jones’ favorite conspiracy theories, that a body of people are secretly influencing and manipulating government policy.
The baseless accusations add a new dimension to the outrage over Kelly giving airtime to Jones, who has claimed that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” and that the parents of the 20 students slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 were actors who helped fake the slaughter of children and school employees.
The full interview is scheduled to air June 18, but Kelly previewed clips from it on Sunday.
“This is their big gamble, ‘Take Alex Jones down,’” he said. “This is pathetic. The only way I could fail was not doing it, and letting them 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 pointed to how NBC crew members manipulated lighting for the interview as evidence it was a strategic attack on him.
“They lit my face from the side and under, like you light somebody for a Halloween piece, for a horror movie,” he said, repeatedly calling Kelly “the gorgon” and “Medusa.”
As for why he did the interview with the mainstream media he so detests, Jones said he wanted to observe the supposed sabotage.
“I wanted to see the fembot,” he said. “I wanted to witness it for myself.”