Sandy Hook Benefit Drops Megyn Kelly as Host Over Alex Jones Interview

Danny Woods
June 23, 2017

NEWTOWN - Sandy Hook families are criticizing NBC News host Megyn Kelly over her interview with a conspiracy theorist and radio show host who questions whether the Sandy Hook massacre happened the way it was reported.

Nearly immediately after its announcement, Megyn Kelly's planned interview with Infowars host Alex Jones-scheduled to air this Sunday on Kelly's new NBC News show Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly- has stirred controversy and anger, with even high-profile detractors like Captain America star Chris Evans weighing in against it.

Jones believes the 2012 school shooting was a hoax, and people are outraged that Kelly and NBC gave him a platform to express his unpopular opinions.

"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 wrote.

Jones has also requested that the interview be pulled because he claimed "deceptive editing" was used to make him look like a monster, although CNN Money noted there is no evidence to support his claim so far. The most vocal criticism came from the parents of children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

"Sounds like something you say when you put profit and controversy over people", she told The Washington Post via text message on Tuesday. [.] Viewers will see Megyn do a strong interview where she challenges him appropriately.

J.P. Morgan's chief marketing executive called the decision to interview Jones "repulsive" in a public scolding upon pulling the ads.

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"I find Alex Jones's suggestion that Sandy Hook was "a hoax" as personally revolting as every other rational person does", she said, according to the Daily Mail.

A charity event held in honor of the Sandy Hook massacre victims and their families has essentially fired Kelly from hosting the gala.

Ironically, one of Kelly's most vocal critics has been Jones himself.

Megyn Kelly, the host of NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly", was slammed for interviewing InfoWars' host Alex Jones during her upcoming show. When Jones says "the media doesn't cover all the evil wars it's promoted", Kelly responds, "That doesn't excuse what you said about [Sandy Hook]".

"It's just a reminder that we really haven't found a way as a nation to really honor the loss", she said.

The full interview with Mr. Jones is now slated to air this weekend on "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly". "He's giving Infowars a WH press credential".

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