As you've likely heard by now, a controversial interview between Megyn Kelly and Alex Jones will air on Kelly's new NBC newsmagazine Sunday night.
If you're unfamiliar with Jones, buckle in, for this man's batsh-t insanity cannot be exaggerated, and it's difficult to know where to start when describing a loon so deeply mired in far-right conspiracy theories that even the folks at Breitbart prefer to keep their distance.
It's unfortunate that there's not an app (that we know of) that lets you find the nearest flakka or bath salts dealer in you neighborhood, because just hanging out outside and conducting exit interviews with some of the patrons would give you a good idea of Jones' belief system.
Jones espouses the usual nut job conspiracy theories (9/11 was an inside job; global warming is a Chinese hoax; we're all basically living in the Matrix thanks toa global, George Soros-funded network of Blue Pill-munching cucks, etc.), but he also takes his escaped mental patient routine several steps further with some beliefs that are just *kisses fingertips like an Italian chef* deliciously bonkers:
Jones believes a network of humanoid lizards runs our global banking system; he thinks that Hillary Clinton is mass murderer who has "personally chopped up bodies"; he's a proponent of the debunked #Pizzagate child sex ring theory (in which he also believes Clinton is involved); and most disgustingly of all, Jones believes the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was faked in order to put pressure on anti-gun control lobbyists.
Yes, Jones looks at the grieving parents of 20 6- and 7-year-old children who were murdered in their classroom and believes they're faking it as part of a left wing plot to cripple the NRA.
It's a revolting belief that's sent even some of Jones' most unhinged followers scrambling for saner pastures.
But it didn't stop Kelly from giving Jones a platform on a major network in primetime, and therein lies the problem.
Already Kelly has already lost advertisers and been fired from a speaking engagement at a benefit for Sandy Hook families.
And it doesn't look as though the backlash will be letting up any time soon.
Part of the problem is that Kelly doesn't seem to have done her research on Jones.
If she had, she might have known that he recently called her an "old tranny ... globalist" during an interview with Joe Rogan.
And she also might have known about his bad habit of stabbing fellow "journalists" in the back.
Jones revealed this week that he secretly recorded his interview with Kelly and that he plans to release it in order to undermine what he feels will be a heavily-edited hit piece put out by NBC.
Jones says his recording will expose Kelly as a fraud:
“God, she was like, ‘I want to get steaks with you, I’m obsessed with you, oh my God,’ wiggling around in her seat. It was all crap,” he explained in a recent YouTube clip.
“I knew it was all a lie. I said Sandy Hook happened, and she wouldn’t even put it in the promo pieces."
"So we’re going to release, oh yeah, we’re going to release the pre-interview. And then when they put their fraud out on Sunday — which I’ve asked them not to air because they’re misrepresenting who I am and saying I’m as bad as Saddam Hussein, or Jeffrey Dahmer, or Charles Manson — we’ve got the whole interviews here … We’ve got it all … It’s all going to come out.”
Yes, Megyn Kelly has finally managed to move on from her bizarre feud with Donald Trump, and now she's being targeted by the Internet's Number One Nut Job, Alex Jones.
Of course, this is the woman who famously went on an on-air tirade arguing that Santa should only be decpicted as white, so we're not exactly brimming with compassion.