US NBC executive defends Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

10:46  13 june  2017
10:46  13 june  2017 Source:   The Hill

Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

  Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones A Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly's interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones on Sunday night, according to a new report.WVIT, the Connecticut station that includes Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown as part of its market, is refusing to air Sunday's episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," AdAge's WVIT, the Connecticut station that includes Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown as part of its market, is refusing to air Sunday's episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," AdAge's TVNewser reported Friday, citing an internal memo.

Liz Cole, the executive producer of Megyn Kelly ’s Sunday night NBC News show, said people should wait to judge Kelly ’s interview with Alex Jones until it airs this weekend. Kelly is facing backlash for the upcoming interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones

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Liz Cole, the executive producer of Megyn Kelly's Sunday night NBC News show, said people should wait to judge Kelly's interview with Alex Jones until it airs this weekend.

Kelly is facing backlash for the upcoming interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones, a noted conspiracy theorist who believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax and says 9/11 was an inside job.

"He's a controversial figure for sure, but as journalists it's our job to interview newsmakers and people of influence no matter how abhorrent their views may be," Cole told CNN's Dylan Byers in a Monday night exclusive.

Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

  Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones A Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly's interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones on Sunday night, according to a new report.WVIT, the Connecticut station that includes Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown as part of its market, is refusing to air Sunday's episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," AdAge's WVIT, the Connecticut station that includes Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown as part of its market, is refusing to air Sunday's episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," AdAge's TVNewser reported Friday, citing an internal memo.

Following today’s swift backlash against NBC ’s Megyn Kelly for giving a platform to far-right radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones , the executive producer of her show has finally spoken out.

Megyn Kelly ‘s executive producer says that people shouldn’t condemn the NBC anchor for interviewing Alex Jones until they actually watch the interview when it airs next week. Ever since Kelly previewed her interview with Jones last night

"He is someone who is worthy of examination, by sitting down with him, there's value in that," she continued.

Kelly, a former Fox News host, has already taped the interview with Jones that will air next week on "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," her new program that debuted on June 4.

"Viewers will see Megyn do a strong interview where she challenges him appropriately," Cole continued.

"... That's the benefit of putting him out there. When someone actually sits down and asks him questions and he has to come up with answers -- there's value to that.

"Until you see the full program, in the full context, I wouldn't judge it too much. Judge it when you see it," she added.

J.P. Morgan Chase has pulled local television and online advertisements from the NBC network until after the interview airs next Sunday, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Sandy Hook families threaten legal action against NBC News over Alex Jones interview .
Several of the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have threatened legal action against NBC if it airs Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has called the 2012 massacre a hoax. In a letter to NBC News executives obtained by the Los Angeles Times, a law firm representing the families says the network is inflicting harm on them by presenting the views of Jones, a right-wing internet radio host and founder of the website Infowars, even though the network knows they are false.

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