Alex Jones pressed on Sandy Hook conspiracies
By Daniel Terrill
Alex Jones during his interview with Megyn Kelly, which aired on NBC on Sunday. (Photo: NBC News)
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones provided no greater insight nor did he disavow his repeated claims that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax during his interview Sunday night with Megyn Kelly.
“I tend to believe that children probably did die there. But then you look at all the other evidence on the other side. I can see how other people believe that nobody died there,” Jones told Kelly when she pressed him on his past statements.
The “evidence” he’s referring to are speculative interpretations of videos and rumors surrounding the incident. Many of those interpretations support the narrative that the shooting was created by the government to strip away gun rights from the American people.
Since the 2012 incident, Jones has has been wishy-washy on just what kind of hoax Sandy Hook was. In some instances he described it as an entire fabrication and in others he characterized it as a government plot. But he chalks it up to him reviewing every position and playing devil’s advocate.
Regarding one statement he said on his show in 2014 — “The whole thing is a giant hoax. The whole