Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Kelly presses 'Infowars' host Jones on Sandy Hook denial

Kelly presses 'Infowars' host Jones on Sandy Hook denial

All in all, with Kelly's ratings in the toilet and this controversy rung squarely around her neck, it really hasn't been a great start to her career at NBC. "If you wrongly went out there and said it was a hoax, that's wrong".

Following the recent controversy for trying to boost ratings by interviewing the combustible fake-news Infowars host Alex Jones, NBC's Megyn Kelly has completely reconfigured her Sunday night show by bringing on the families of Sandy Hook and editing her interview to seem tougher on Jones. With few facts known, Jones nonetheless quickly "jumped mouth first into controversy" as he previously had done when he claimed elements of the US government allowed September 11 to happen and that the slaughter of 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children was a hoax.

Far-right journalist Alex Jones released more pre-interview audio of Megyn Kelly late Thursday night and early Friday.

Complaints from Newtown families due to Jones' odious assertions that Sandy Hook was a hoax heightened the pressure. "If you were telling me that NBC was doing... an hour-long documentary on the rise of this kind of disinformation media empires, I would say that's great".

"The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case, and I think you had a very good point about how the media was covering it and for some reason treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game, when they never would have done that if you were a mainstream media figure", she says.

"NBC News recruited Tom Brokaw to offer an olive branch to Sandy Hook parents for the broadcast, in an editorial that concluded the program, about the reach and the poisonous claims of Alex Jones and others like him".

"Some of it looks like it's real but then what do you do when they've got the kids going in circles in and out of the building with their hands up".

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"Tonight we confront him on his notorious lies about the Sandy Hook Massacre, and we examine just where does he get his information", Kelly said, noting that the "incendiary radio host" has spouted messages that have "caused enormous pain".

"You know, it's disrespectful to me where in fact I did lose my son", he told Kelly. "What happened to the children?" she asked.

"I think he's blessed to have his children to spend the day with, to speak to".

"What the media did, and we know it was the media and we have the P.I.s and the law firms and we're working on it right now". While network affiliates preempting national programming over content objections is not uncommon, WVIT is an NBC owned and operated station, not an affiliate.

Page Six has learned that Neil Heslin, the father of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., has agreed to be interviewed on Kelly's show. And I said, 'How insane is it that liberal trendies are now the victims?' And then I start going and looking. He told Kelly, in response to her questions, that they are friendly but not friends.

Instead, NBC has thrust her into a very political role not all that different from the one she had at Fox News.

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