Jones-who recently engaged in a typically red-faced game of chicken with Kelly and NBC over the interview's contents-has stated in the past that he believes that the Sandy Hook shooting was faked, using actors.
The only NBC television station in CT will not air "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly" this weekend, to protest her interview with Alex Jones, who infuriated victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre by claiming the atrocity never happened.
According to Page Six, the interview is being heavily re-edited before going to air, and there might also be interviews included with parents of children who were killed in the Sandy Hook massacre.
In response to the announcement that Kelly would interview Jones, multiple advertisers - including J.P. Morgan - reportedly pulled their commercials from NBC. The memo says the executives "considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal". He eventually released a video saying he believes children were murdered in the shooting, but said he still didn't believe the official story.More news: Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory
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Because those wounds are understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week's episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly.
Over the last week, Kelly - a former Fox News anchor and current host of NBC's Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly - has been promoting her upcoming interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
In response, Kelly said she too found Jones' claims revolting, and she questioned his growing influence. Critics immediately expressed concern that NBC was giving the conspiracy theorist a platform. She explained that she wanted to feature him on the program to "shine a light" on his views given his relationship to President Donald Trump, who has appeared on Jones' show in the past.
The story quotes a statement today from NBC News in which it reasserts its intention to air the report despite Jones' "efforts to distract and ultimately prevent" the broadcast. As part of that reporting, we are talking to local parents and covering their commitment to change. WVIT's coverage area includes Newtown, Conn. Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly is off to a great start!