Chris Evans Denounces NBC For Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview
A nonprofit organized by some of the parents of the Newtown school shooting victims has dropped NBC host Megyn Kelly as the featured speaker for the Sandy Hook Promise annual fund-raiser in Washington.
News is standing by its plan for Megyn Kelly to feature far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on her newsmagazine show despite major criticism on social media and advertiser defections. The organization’s co-founder and managing director Nicole Hockley said Tuesday that Kelly had agreed to “step down”. “Many don’t know him; our job is 2 shine a light”, Kelly tweeted Sunday.
On his show, Jones made a decision to go off on Kelly and the mainstream media (MSM) and how he knew his interview would turn into a smear job.
After Kelly debuted a teaser video for Sunday’s interview with controversial media figure Alex Jones, she immediately faced backlash.
The Sandy Hook Promise group also dropped her as a host for its gala later this week over the already-taped interview with the conspiracy theorist who says the elementary school shooting in CT was a hoax. On Monday morning J.P. Morgan Chase’s Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Lemkau took to Twitter to express her dismay over Kelly’s decision to speak with Jones on her program.
“I understand and respect the decision of the event organizers but I’m of course disappointed that I won’t be there to support them on Wednesday night”, Kelly said in a statement.
A year ago, an avid Jones fan who believed his claim that Sandy Hook was a false flag orchestrated by gun control advocates, accosted the sister of slain Sandy Hook teacher at a memorial event to confront her with what he believed to be the “truth”.
Chelsea Clinton also slammed the interview, saying there is “no justification” for allowing Jones a nationwide platform.
Márquez-Greene said her concerns weren’t necessarily over Jones but on “the people he inspires”.
Some personally affected by the Sandy Hook shooting decried both Kelly and NBC. She said reporting on Jones’ falsehoods is what journalists are supposed to do.