Newtown families upset by interview with conspiracy theorist
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 2:07
Nelba Márquez-Greene, who lost her daughter at Sandy Hook, helps a young student participate in a Friendship Day campaign at another CT elementary school.
Nelba Márquez-Greene's daughter, Ana Grace, was one of 20 children aged six or seven who were murdered at in the 2012 shooting by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who committed suicide at the scene.
Nelba Marquez-Greene saw the interview, scheduled to air Sunday - Father's Day - as an "egregious offense" to fathers whose children were murdered on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.
Kelly herself actually responded to the criticism.
Kelly confronted Jones about his Sandy Hook claims during the interview, but the victims' families argued that NBC should not be giving the Infowars.com provocateur a platform. If people want to hear what Jones has to say it's easy to find him. You do NOT give insane a platform.
The family of Victoria Soto, a Sandy Hook teacher who was also killed that day, took to Facebook to express their anger over Kelly's interview.
"This incessant need for ratings at the cost of the emotional well-being of our family is disgusting and disappointing", the family said in a statement addressing the NBC interview.
The family of Vicki Soto, a teacher killed in the shooting, said Jones and his supporters "have done nothing but make our lives a living hell for the last 4 1/2 years".
In the Kelly interview, Jones describes the massacre as "complex" and says that government was behind the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Soon, the hashtag #ShameOnNBC started trending, and hundreds of users demanded NBC put a stop to Kelly's next episode. Chelsea Clinton also weighed in: "There is no justification for amplifying lies (or a liar), particularly about unimaginable tragedy". Her sit-down with Kelly is the first interview Andrews has given since she underwent treatment. "I hope no parent, no person watches this".
The Jones interview is Kelly's second since NBC launched her "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" last week. "POTUS's been on and praises [Alex Jones's] show". Donald Trump is "giving Infowars a WH press credential".
"I would love to talk to Ms. Kelly either on or off air", she told The News.