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

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.

“ 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.

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.

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."

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.

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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Alex Jones releases more secretly taped Megyn Kelly audio; NBC responds .
Alex Jones released more pre-interview audio of Megyn Kelly late Thursday night and early Friday that includes the NBC News host saying Jones "became very fascinating" to her while separately assuring him the interview won't be "some kind of gotcha piece.""The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case, and I think you had a very good point about how the media was covering it and for some reason treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game when they never would have done that if you were a mainstream media figure," said Kelly, a former Fox News host, to Jones.

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