US Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Due to Alex Jones Interview

16:41  13 june  2017
16:41  13 june  2017 Source:   People

NBC executive defends Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

  NBC executive defends Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones 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.

“ Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host .

The host 's interview with Alex Jones , who believes the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax, has gotten her disinvited from emceeing the Sandy Hook Promise gala.

  Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Due to Alex Jones Interview © VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty; John Orvis/Splash News OnlineMegyn Kelly is facing repercussions following her interview with Sandy Hook hoaxer Alex Jones.

Sandy Hook Promise, a leading gun violence prevention organization, released a statement on Monday that the NBC host will no longer emcee the organization’s annual Promise Champions Gala on June 14 in Washington D.C.

"This decision was spurred by NBC’s planned broadcast of Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who believes the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, was a hoax," the statement read.

"Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host. It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview," said Nicole Hockley, co-Founder and Managing Director.

NBC's Megyn Kelly defends Alex Jones interview after criticism

  NBC's Megyn Kelly defends Alex Jones interview after criticism <p>NBC's Megyn Kelly on Tuesday defended her interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying it was important to show why a person who calls the Sandy Hook school massacre a hoax is respected by many Americans, including President Donald Trump.</p>The decision to interview Jones, whose ideas are widely discredited, angered some relatives of those who died in 2012 when a 20-year-old man fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Due to Alex Jones Interviewhttp As of now @NBCnews is still airing the #AlexJonesinterview. The # SandyHook benefit organizers are cancelling @ MegynKelly 's hosting gig. How about nobody watch her @NBCNews interview ? It's Alex Jones .

Megyn Kelly is facing repercussions following her interview with Sandy Hook hoaxer Alex Jones . JPMorgan Chase Pulls Megyn Kelly Ads Over Interview With Alex Jones (From Variety - TV News. 12 June 2017, 6:23 PM, PDT).

Kelly, 46, tweeted a clip from the Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly interview over the weekend, teasing the sit-down, which is set to air June 18.

On Monday, Jones also called for his interview to be taken off the air. "I’m calling for @megynkelly to cancel the airing of our interview for misrepresenting my views on Sandy Hook," he tweeted.

Also on Monday, J.P. Morgan Chase pulled local TV and online advertisements from NBC until after Kelly’s interview with Jones airs, according to The Wall Street Journal.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s chief marketing officer, Kristin Lemkau, tweeted on Monday: "As an advertiser, I’m repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes."

Sandy Hook families threaten legal action against NBC News over Alex Jones interview

  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.

Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Due to Alex … Megyn Kelly is facing repercussions following her interview with Sandy Hook hoaxer Alex Jones . Sandy Hook Promise, a leading gun …

Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Due to Alex … Megyn Kelly is facing repercussions following her interview with Sandy Hook hoaxer Alex Jones . Sandy Hook Promise, a leading gun …

The Sandy Hook Promise gala will honor men and women from across the country for their work in violence and gun violence prevention. All proceeds raised at the benefit will help fund delivery of Sandy Hook Promise’s research-based, no cost violence prevention programs to homes, schools, and communities nationwide.

This article was originally published on PEOPLE.com

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Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview a ratings flop .
Megyn Kelly's controversial interview with Alex Jones on NBC ended up a distant third in the network ratings race during its first half hour on Sunday night. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" brought in an average of 3.5 million viewers, marking the fewest viewers the show has drawn since debuting on June 4.Kelly's news magazine trailed both a repeat episode of CBS's "60 Minutes," which deliveredAccording to Nielsen Media Research, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" brought in an average of 3.5 million viewers, marking the fewest viewers the show has drawn since debuting on June 4.

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