After several says of hype and criticism, it finally happened last night.
Megyn Kelly finally interviewed Alex Jones.
The sit-down had been roundly lambasted across social media because Kelly was giving a nationwide platform to a truly evil man.
Jones is a radio host who has perpetrated such conspiracy theories as 9/11 being an inside job and, most famously, doubting the legitimacy of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
He has actually argued, frequently, that the 2012 mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut – in which 20 children were killed – did NOT happen.
In response to Kelly’s scheduled Q&A, a mother who tragically lost her child in this attack Tweeted at Kelly earlier in the week.
“Hey @megynkelly , let me know if you want to give his victims equal air time. Promoting this fool is bad news. Do not encourage his abuse,” wrote Nelba Márquez-Greene.
She later added a few more thoughts:
With advertisers pulling out and pressure mounting, Kelly did end up taking this advice in the end.
Along with her Jones discussion, the program also aired the reaction of Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse died in the Sandy Hook shooting.
This interview had not been planned until Kelly and NBC read all the negative feedback to the original segment.
“It’s disrespectful to me,” said Heslin, referring to Jones’ comments on the massacre. “I take that very personal.”
Kelly, meanwhile, introduced her interview with Jones as follows:
“Some thought we shouldn’t broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren’t just offensive, they’re dangerou. But here’s the thing:
“Alex Jones isn’t going away. Over the years his YouTube channel has racked up 1.3 billion views. He has millions of listeners and the ear of our current president.”
One could easily argue that this latter statement is the real story here.
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip