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Megyn Kelly‘s 19-minute interview with Alex Jones began with an acknowledgment of the strong emotions the very idea of the airing the interview stirred up last week.
“Some thought we shouldn’t broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren’t just offensive, they’re dangerous,” said Kelly, adding, “But here’s the thing: Alex Jones isn’t going away.”
As we reported Friday, one station didn’t air the show. Because Kelly’s interview included Jones’s belief that the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, CT was a hoax, NBC’s Connecticut station WVIT instead ran episodes of the locally-produced series George to the Rescue.
Kelly’s interview was buttressed later with an essay from the conscience of NBC News Tom Brokaw.
“This is not an easy assignment for a journalist, a father, a grandfather, a citizen to try to understand the deep, dark hate that’s coursing through our country and the instruments that spread it with a keystroke,” Brokaw began. Here’s Kelly’s interview:
And some early reaction:
— Andrew M. Seaman (@andrewmseaman) June 18, 2017
.@megynkelly scored high marks with Alex Jones interview. Nailed the scumbug.
— Tina Brown (@TinaBrownLM) June 18, 2017
Sounds like @NBCNews bringing in Tom Brokaw to save Megyn Kelly's backside on this. But Kelly showed Alex Jones' complete irresponsibility.
— Dave Lieber, CSP (@DaveLieber) June 18, 2017