NBC holding crisis meetings over Megyn Kelly

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In her defense, Kelly said a lot of people don't know who Jones is and it's her job "to shine a light".

"Oh, I know, but they don't get angry about the half a million dead Iraqis from the sanctions, or they don't get angry about all the illegal-" Jones responded before Kelly interjected to say he was dodging her question. "They expect to lose and gain viewers and they want the buzz", the source said.

"They're scared of what we're doing", Jones said.

Despite the New York Post-affiliated outlet's gossipy reputation, their reporting on all things Kelly has been fairly accurate.

On Tuesday, the network announced it would not let explosive reaction to Kelly's interview with the conspiracy theorist and radio host stop it from airing it and other "controversial stories" in the future, Fox News reported.

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. "This is pathetic. The only way I could fail was not doing it", he said.

Multiple advertisers have told NBC that they don't want to be anywhere near Megyn Kelly's forthcoming interview with controversial media personality Alex Jones. "While it's not always popular, it's important". Another source, however, suggested Kelly's handlers at NBC aren't too surprised by the controversy, or the advertisers who've chose to yank their commercials: "This is why they hired Megyn. As you know, journalists don't get the choice over who has power or influence in our country".

According to Page Six, insiders at the network claim Kelly's staffers and other personnel affiliated with the production were freaking out about the unaired Jones interview's negative press.

The backlash over the interview also led to Kelly being dropped as host for the Promise Champions Gala, which will be held on Wednesday, June 14, in Washington, D.C. The annual event benefits the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, which was founded by the parents of several children who were killed in the elementary school shooting.

Jones has also called on NBC to pull the interview, but for a different reason. We're looking at the editorial process."upset, as they have every right to be", he said.

And even Jones called for Kelly not to air their interview, claiming his views were misrepresented.

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