Megyn Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones

Alex Jones is calling for the airing of his interview with Megyn Kelly to be cancelled, saying on his show "Info Wars" that he has been misrepresented.

The mother of a victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre is speaking out against Megyn Kelly and her new network, NBC, for an interview set to be aired next week featuring conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones. Kelly defended her decision to feature "InfoWars" host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat Monday from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to "shine a light" on newsmakers. She goes on to confront him about his conspiracy theories. The report noted the company did not want its ads to be aired while the promotions of the interview were on. "Megyn Kelly lied to me several weeks before she came here", he said.

FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, television journalist Megyn Kelly attends the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in NY. Jones pointed to how the NBC crew lit him as evidence that the interview was meant to "take Alex Jones down".

Kelly posted a teaser of the interview on her Twitter account.

"Well, Sandy Hook is complex because I've had debates where devil's advocates said the whole story is true, and I've had debates where I've said none of it is true", Jones said.

Kelly issued a statement Tuesday morning expressing disappointment that the organization had uninvited her but standing by her previous statement that the interview will "shine a light" on "the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity".

She was joined in her consternation by Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana was murdered in the shooting spree that took the lives of 20 students and six teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. I don't know what he is, but it sure as hell ain't conservative. But what reason could Kelly have for stabbing Jones in the back like this?

Jones also made a controversial claim that the September 11 terrorist attack was an inside job. But Kelly apparently didn't realize that neither Rose nor Oprah Winfrey would ever deign to give someone like Jones the time of day, much less an opportunity to share his toxic message on TV with millions of viewers.

"When you say parents faked their children's death, people get very angry", Kelly told Jones.

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