Megyn Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 3:25
Megyn Kelly, the former darling of Fox News who's just now coming to air on NBC, has already stoked some fires with her interviewing skills - so much so with her chat with Alex Jones of Infowars fame that JPMorgan Chase has temporarily pulled its local and digital ads from the network and her show.
"To give a man like this such a platform normalizes behavior that isn't normal", tweeted Nelba Marquez-Greene, who lost a daughter in the 2012 massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook School.
Kelly, 46, tweeted a clip from the Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly interview over the weekend, teasing the sit-down, which is set to air June 18.
Jones is the same figure who was the subject of a letter from Newtown leaders to the White House earlier in the year. However, Twitter users criticized her and accused Kelly of promoting the prominent conspiracy theorist's views and giving credence to Jones.
Alex Jones, famous for his far-right rhetoric and his conspiracy theories, has been presented with a golden ticket.
"Any time you give someone like Alex Jones a platform, their followers will double-down or increase their attack on grieving families", she told the Associated Press.
The interview comes in the wake of a guilty plea last week of a Florida woman who threatened a father of one Sandy Hook victim.
"They had it [the promo of the interview] edited where it sounded like I said nobody [died]... and that's why I'm calling for the piece not to air next Sunday on Father's Day".
Read Marquez-Green's tweets below.
"It's just a reminder that we really haven't found a way as a nation to really honor the loss", she said.
He has said that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was "staged".
Jones has since softened his stance on Sandy Hook somewhat, most recently conceding that "I don't know what happened".
Mr Jones responded: "But they don't get angry about half-a-million dead Iraqis killed by sanctions". Thirty years ago, they began creating animal-human hybrids.
"When you say parents faked their children's deaths, people get upset", she said.
"It impacts the families in such a negative way".