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Megyn Kelly booted from Sandy Hook hosting gig over Alex Jones interview

Megyn Kelly booted from Sandy Hook hosting gig over Alex Jones interview”

So far, interviewees have included big, controversial names like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Sandy Hook Promise has scrapped plans for NBC News' Megyn Kelly to emcee the organization's gala because of her upcoming interview with "Info Wars" host Alex Jones.

The Sandy Hook Promise group also dropped her as a host for its gala later this week over the already-taped interview with the conspiracy theorist who says the elementary school shooting in CT was a hoax.

In a statement on Sunday rescinding Kelly's invite to host their gala, the Sandy Hook Promise nonprofit said it hoped she and NBC would reconsider and not broadcast the interview.

The Sandy Hook gala is slated to be held in Washington D.C., on Tuesday.

Megyn Kelly's coming interview with web-video conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is causing the anchor another headache. In the past Jones has suggested that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was, among other catastrophic moments in USA history including 9/11, a staged event created by the government to further their clandestine agenda.

"Well, I know, but they don't get angry about the half million dead Iraqis from the sanctions, or they don't get angry about", Jones said, before Kelly interjected with: "That's a dodge".

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Among his conspiracy theories, Jones has infamously tried to dismiss the 2012 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. -which killed 20 children and six adults-as a government hoax.

Now, Alex Jones is joining the chorus of people asking NBC to refrain from airing the interview.

Chelsea Clinton also slammed the interview, saying there is "no justification" for allowing Jones a nationwide platform.

"Although we will never make sense of our heartbreak, we can make a difference today by making sure all kids remain safe at home, in school, and in their communities", the website says. Hockley, whose 6-year-old son Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook, founded the organization with Mark Barden, who lost his 7-year-old son Daniel.

Kelly said the interview with Jones was warranted because U.S. President Donald Trump has appeared on Jones's radio show and intends to give InfoWars media accreditation to White House briefings.

Months ago, Kelly left her lucrative position at Fox News and joined NBC News.



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