Culture

Megyn Kelly Draws Backlash Over Latest Interview

Megyn Kelly Draws Backlash Over Latest Interview”

"Sandy Hook Promise can not support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones", Hockley said in a statement. In response to the controversy surrounding the decision to include an interview with Jones on this week's edition of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, Jones took to Twitter and called on the host to pull the segment from Sunday's show. "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?"

Pressure is building on NBC to pull the "Sunday Night" interview; relatives of those who died in February 14, 2012, slaughter have objected, a gun control nonprofit, Sandy Hook Promise, canceled its invite to Kelly to host a fundraiser, and JPMorgan Chase reportedly plans to pull local ads on NBC News until after the interview airs.

Explaining the turmoil Newtown, CT families faced amid Jones and his legion of Sandy Hook deniers perpetuating claims the tragedy was a hoax, Hockley said no good can come from giving Jones a larger platform.

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.

JPMorgan Chase is reportedly pulling all ads from NBC News until after the Jones interview airs.

Despite pressure from Sandy Hook families, network advertisers and Jones himself to scrap the interview, Kelly continues defending her choice to give the conspiracy theorist a platform on national television.

"Sandy Hook is a synthetic, completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured", he said on his Infowars show in 2014.

Adding insult to injury, Jones has asked Kelly to pull the interview claiming he had been treated unfairly, and Kelly was planning to use clips of the Gala event to run alongside the interview, according to the Daily Mail.

Kelly's interview with Jones is scheduled to air Sunday on NBC's Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.

On Monday, CMO Kristin Lemkau said she was "repulsed" that Kelly would "give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora [another mass shooting] are hoaxes".

Kelly released an official statement Tuesday, saying the point of the interview was "to discuss the considerable falsehoods [Jones] has promoted with near impunity".

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.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


25 Июня 2017
Rajnath reviews security in Darjeeling, more troops sent; situation remains tense
Official sources said that troops were patrolling in the entire hills. "I appealed to all the Gorkhas to protest against torture". The GJM wants a new, separate state of " Gorkhaland " carved out of eastern West Bengal state, of which Darjeeling is a part.

25 Июня 2017
Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance
Ralph Northam and former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie will face off for Virginia governor in November. On the Republican side, the race remains too close to call between Ed Gillespie and Corey Stewart .

25 Июня 2017
Over Foreign Payments to Trump Hotels, Two US Attorney Generals to Sue
The plaintiffs believe that foreign investment in business trump contrary to the Constitution of the country. According to the Prosecutor General, the case is likely to be in the Supreme court.

25 Июня 2017
NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years
The competition will run through next Friday, and the ITF team will also perform in the closing ceremony. A North Korean coach and 20 other ITF officials, mostly North Koreans, also came to South Korea.

24 Июня 2017
Portugal Prepare For New Zealand Confederations Cup Test
In the attack, Osorio should go black with the midfield trio of Guardado, Herrera, and J. I was reading that Mexico were going to beat us 3, 4 or 5-0.

24 Июня 2017
What to watch for in the Major League Baseball draft; Twins get first pick
Lewis batted.388/.569/.662 with four home runs as a senior and was a 2017 Rawlings Perfect Game First Team All-American. The Minnesota Twins pulled a draft-day surprise by selecting prep shortstop Royce Lewis with the No. 1 overall pick.

24 Июня 2017
Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients
Comparing their bill to inflated spending estimates allows Republicans to spend more ObamaCare money than honest budgeting would. Without their support, McConnell does not have the numbers to pass the bill.

24 Июня 2017
Republican bills blow up the road toward universal health care
Medicaid now provides all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures for millions of newly insured people. Republican senators - like the House bill, this one is an exclusively partisan endeavor - are already raising qualms.

24 Июня 2017
Will August's Eclipse Be Most Watched Ever? Totally
There's an wonderful event going on in the sky in August of this year, and it's one you're not going to want to miss. Six studies will focus on the sun , while the other five studies will be focused on the Earth.

24 Июня 2017
GOP senators oppose health care bill as written
Meanwhile Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are opposed to the bill cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood for a year. It contains some key differences from the version the House passed last month.