Megyn Kelly defends Alex Jones interview, calls Sandy Hook denial ‘revolting’
After the preview of the interview became available, Sandy Hook Promise, a group that works to prevent gun violence, said in a news release that it has made a decision to disinvite Kelly as host of the upcoming Promise Champions Gala.
Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, urged NBC and Kelly to not air the interview.
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.
“I’m calling for @megynkelly to cancel the airing of our interview for misrepresenting my views on Sandy Hook”, he tweeted Monday afternoon, along with a 41-minute YouTube video.
“Kelly will no longer host the organization’s annual Promise Champions Gala on Wednesday, June 14th, in Washington DC”. On his radio show Monday, he said the interview was “rigged” and fake news, and accused Kelly of misleading him. But the executive producer of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” told CNN that people shouldn’t judge the interview until it airs Sunday, June 18.
Jones is a familiar subject of controversy, and has promoted many conspiracy theories, including that the Newtown shootings were a government hoax.
“I felt zero attraction to Megyn Kelly“, he said. And NBC’s preview of the interview touched on that.
Most importantly, Nelba Márquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana Grace was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting and whose son Isaiah survived, has been vocal in her opposition to the interview.
“Well, Sandy Hook’s complex because I have had debates where, we devil’s advocates have said the whole story is true, and then I have had debates where I have said, that none of it is true”, he said.
“Many don’t know him; our job is 2 shine a light“, Kelly tweeted.