WVIT, Connecticut NBC station, won't air Megyn Kelly's upcoming Alex Jones interview

With the upcoming interview airing on Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, WVIT NBC Connecticut will make sure to give voice to those most affected by the tragedy, and most impacted by the interview.

According to an internal memo obtained by TVNewser, WVIT, the station known publicly as NBC Connecticut, has chosen not to air an upcoming episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly that features an interview between Kelly and controversial right-wing provocateur Alex Jones, who founded the conspiracy blog InfoWars. Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was among the 26 people killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., said Monday, June 12, 2017, that she fears a planned NBC television interview by Megyn Kelly with Jones on Father's Day will encourage other conspiracy theorists who have harassed her and accused her of being part of a hoax.

During the 97-second preview, Jones calls the attacks of September 11 an "inside job", questions the legitimacy of the shootings at Sandy Hook and says, "Thirty years ago, they began creating animal-human hybrids". The families say they've been hurt by Jones' claim that the shooting, in which 20 first-graders and six educators were killed by a young man with a rifle, was a hoax.

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly airs at 7/6c on NBC. Jones, who is the creator of the website InfoWars, has caused a lot of controversy by claiming the shooting was a hoax and the child victims were played by actors.

NBC News vows to go ahead with Sunday's program.

NBC and Kelly have been under fire since the decision to interview Jones was made public.

Kelly says she believes there's value in exposing what Jones says to the American people. He then leaked the full audio of the interview on Thursday. Critics immediately expressed concern that NBC was giving the conspiracy theorist a platform. In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter, Kelly cited President Donald Trump's past praise for Jones when justifying her decision to conduct the interview.

Jones is conspiracy theorist who is reviled in CT for his false claims about the Sand Hook Elementary School massacre.



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