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

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

"Formed by several Newtown families and community members, Sandy Hook Promise is a nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit dedicated to building healthy, supportive communities where children are safe from gun violence".

Now the far-right conspiracy theorist, who in the past has claimed that the USA government was responsible for 9/11, and that the Apollo moon landing was staged by NASA, has been interviewed by NBC's Megyn Kelly.

On Sunday, NBC will air Megyn Kelly's interview with noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who believes with certainty that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was a government hoax.

"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", began Kelly in a statement.

Despite the backlash, Kelly has defended her decision to invite Jones onto her show, saying that she only sat down with him to "shine a light" on the "considerable falsehoods" he spouts.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that JPMorgan Chase pulled its local television and digital ads from all NBC News programming until after Sunday's interview airs.

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"I'm calling for @megynkelly to cancel the airing of our interview for misrepresenting my views on Sandy Hook", he tweeted Monday afternoon, along with a 41-minute YouTube video. Earlier Tuesday morning Kelly was dropped as the host of Sandy Hook Promise's gala.

NBC and news host Megyn Kelly are starting to see consequences to her controversial upcoming interview with conspiracy monger and InfoWars founder Alex Jones.

Jones is the host of "Infowars", and Kelly was not shy to point out the fact that President Donald Trump has let the website into some White House events.

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. In answering the question, Jones seems to offer differing views. Jones has called the Sandy Hook shooting a hoax organized by anti-gun groups to promote gun restriction legislation.

"I have had debates where, we devil's advocates have said the whole story is true, and then I have had debates where I have said, that none of it is true", he said. So far, interviewees have included big, controversial names like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I knew in my gut this was going to blow up in their face", he said on his show.

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