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Alex Jones Ramps Up Megyn Kelly Interview Controversy With A Bizarre Tirade

Megyn Kelly, a controversial American political commentator and journalist, has attracted widespread condemnation after announcing that she would be interviewing Alex Jones, a far-right radio host, founder of ‘infowars.com’ and infamous conspiracy theorist. Kelly, who previously worked for FOX News, now anchors NBC’s ‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’, a news and discussion program that has hosted interviews with the likes of Vladimir Putin. Comparatively, Jones is widely viewed with disgust and derision by the American public, known for characterizing the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting as a “hoax” and claiming that the 2012 Aurora Cinema Massacre was a “false flag.”

The family and friends of Sandy Hook and Aurora victims were understandably outraged after a trailer revealed that Alex Jones was going to be interviewed on Kelly’s program. Online commentators have expressed their outrage that Kelly is “giving Jones a platform” to deliver his illogical, upsetting and hateful messages. Nelba Marquez-Greene, the mother of one of the victims of Sandy Hook, described her anger at Kelly’s decision, saying: “Any time you give someone like Alex Jones a platform, their followers will double-down or increase their attack on grieving families…You can’t just put him in a box and say he's just a character. He’s really hurting people.”

Kelly has continued to defend the legitimacy of the unaired interview, emphasizing that Alex Jones’ worryingly large fan base and longstanding friendship with President Trump are causes for concern and deserve to be broadcast to the public. After the negative public attention, Kelly released a lengthy statement, highlighting that her “goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light - as journalists are supposed to do - on this influential figure, and yes - to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity.”

Despite Kelly’s defiance, NBC began to reconsider their position after several major advertisers took note of the public outrage, with JPMorgan Chase announcing that they would be pulling advertising support for ‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’.

The public backlash has not been the only consequence of Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones. After recording the interview with Kelly, the contentious conspiracy theorist took to YouTube, uploading a nonsensical 12-minute long rant about Kelly’s physical appearance, life expectancy and professional conduct.

Jones began his bizarre tirade by disparaging Kelly’s appearance and mental state, saying: “I felt zero attraction to Megyn Kelly. That's not an insult to Megyn Kelly. I talked to a lot of other folks that know her. They say, ‘No. It's the same.’ ‘Because you're dealing with a sociopath? A psychopath? I don't know.’” Jones also made several cruel comments about Kelly’s personality, exclaiming that she was “Not feminine. Cold. Robotic. Dead.”

In a further nauseating series of incoherent remarks, Jones viciously attacked Kelly’s family, telling the mother-of-three that “Your children are going to die of cancer…You’re going to outlive your children, Megyn.”

At this stage, the divisive interview is still set to air on Sunday night and NBC has continued to ignore the increasingly heated public calls to boycott the program.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Infowars

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