The bad news just keeps coming for Megyn Kelly.
First, her interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a total flop, and didn’t get nearly the ratings that were expected. Now, she’s facing a mountain of criticism over her upcoming interview with InfoWars founder Alex Jones, and one group in particular is taking serious exception to Kelly interviewing him – the Sandy Hook Gala.
Kelly was set to host the event, which is put on by the families of the Sandy Hook victims, but apparently that’s no longer the case as the families became so offended over her decision to give Jones a “voice” in the mainstream media. For her part, Kelly swears she’s going to challenge Jones’s assertion that Sandy Hook was a hoax, but that’s still not enough to keep the families of the victims satisfied.
From the Daily Caller:
Kelly recently previewed an interview with Jones that is set to air Sunday night. During the interview, she asks him about his apparent denial that the Sandy Hook school massacre, during which shooter Adam Lanza killed 20 children and 6 adults, ever happened.
“When you say parents faked their children’s death, people get very angry,” Kelly said.
Now, the Promise Champions Gala, an annual event for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, has asked Kelly to step down from hosting the gun violence prevention event.
“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,” Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director, said in a statement. “It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”
The gala isn’t alone in their disgust either. As it turns out, JP Morgan pulled its ads from NBC until after the show airs after becoming “repulsed” by Jones’s appearance.
— Kristin Lemkau (@KLemkau) June 12, 2017
According to TheBlaze, Kelly released a promo of the show in which she challenges Jones about his Sandy Hook allegations.
In a promo released for the show, Kelly challenges him on what he’s said about the Newtown mass murder and calls him out for dodging the question.
“Sandy Hook is complex,” he explains, “because I’ve had debates where we’ve devil’s advocates said the whole story’s true, and I’ve had debates where I’ve said, uh, that none of it’s true.”
“When you say parents faked their children’s death,” Kelly says, “people get very angry.”
“Oh I know,” he replies, “but they don’t get angry about the half million dead Iraqis from our sanctions—”
“That’s a dodge,” she interjects.
“It’s not a dodge,” he counters, “the media doesn’t cover all the evil wars—”
“It doesn’t excuse what you did and said about Newtown,” Kelly interrupted, “you know it.”