Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly
NBC News' Megyn Kelly is facing massive outcry after promoting her upcoming interview with Infowars' Alex Jones, Reliable Sources reports. Critics say Jones — a conspiracy theory peddler who believes that 9/11 was an inside job and the Sandy Hook massacre was a government hoax — should not be given the platform or airtime to defend his beliefs.
"We talked controversies and conspiracies," Kelly says in a teaser for what will be the third episode of her new program, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, airing next Sunday. The teaser includes Kelly pressing Jones about his belief that Sandy Hook was faked:
Nelba Márquez-Greene, whose daughter, Ana Grace, 6, was killed along with 25 others in Newtown in 2012, tweeted her criticism of Kelly for having Jones on the show:
Others also voiced their fury over Jones appearing on the program:
"Kelly's goal here is to legitimize Alex Jones," added The New Republic's Jeet Heer. "The question is: Why?"