Megyn Kelly responds to backlash over Alex Jones interview
It seems like there was nearly no way for this interview to go well, given the subject’s proclivity for nonsensical rants, and considering that Kelly left out one crucial side to the story she was reporting – perspectives from the Sandy Hook parents who have to live with Jones’ accusations they are actors paid to perform grief by the United States government for … reasons.
In a statement, Kelly said that she respects the Sandy Hook Promise’s decision, but she is “of course disappointed that I won’t be there to support them”. Bill De Blasio, the mayor of NY, said the network should “pull the segment”. The Daily Beast reports JPMorgan Chase has pulled all its advertising from NBC News programming until after the interview airs. Kelly traveled to Austin, Texas, last week to interview Jones for the segment, and posted a preview of the segment to Twitter.
Kelly’s sit-down with Jones was announced Sunday night, and some on social media immediately showed their concern. “Judge it when you see it. Megyn does a strong interview”. But that’s why she wanted to interview him. “That’s the benefit of putting him out there”. “By sitting down with him, there’s value in that”.
Jones is certainly influential. The exposure that Jones will receive as a result of the broadcast will enrich him further and invigorate him and his supporters. He also called on NBC not to broadcast the interview, and described the host as cold and robotic. In addition to parading Pizzagate as fact (which he apologized for considerably too late), and claiming 9/11 was a false flag operation, Jones has long supported the theory that the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 20 first graders and six educators were fatally shot in December 2012, was staged.
“Rather than give Jones more publicity, let’s focus on people who have been impacted by tragedy and give voice to them instead”, she told Inside Edition.
Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones has stirred controversy, prompting a Sandy Hook group to drop her from hosting its annual gala. Then, Kelly managed to enrage both the political left and right with an upcoming interview featuring controversial conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. “It left me, and many other Americans, asking the very question that prompted this interview: how does Jones, who traffics in these outrageous conspiracy theories, have the respect of the president of the United States and a growing audience of millions?” Even more disturbing, he has high-profile supporters: President Donald Trump praised Jones for his “amazing reputation” when he appeared on his show in 2015.