Megyn Kelly has found herself in hot water this week after she interviewed Infowars host Alex Jones. Fans are furious that Kelly and NBC would give Jones airtime, as he has said in the past that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax.
Now, at least one NBC affiliate is refusing to air the controversial interview.
NBC’s Connecticut station has refused to air the controversial Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones, who has previously claimed the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax.
In an internal memo obtained Friday by the Associated Press, NBC Connecticut staff members were told WVIT station executives made the decision after listening to concerns from employees, Sandy Hook families and viewers.
Susan Tully, the general manager and president of WVIT, sent a memo to the station’s staff saying because the wounds caused by the Sandy Hook tragedy are ‘understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week’s episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’.
The station serves an area that includes Newtown, the city in which the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting took place in 2012.
Jones, who is the operator of the website InfoWars, has come under fire for claiming that the victims, 20 of whom were children, were played by actors.
Whenever there is news about Sandy Hook, ‘we know that the pain resurfaces for our community,’ Tully wrote.
The memo says the executives ‘considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal’.
WVIT will include a report on its 11pm broadcast Sunday. The interview will be available to those who want to see it on Monday on NBCNews.com.
NBC News has vowed to go ahead with Sunday’s program despite the outcry.
Kelly says she believes there’s value in exposing what Jones says to the American people.
Jones has said he believes her report will be a ‘fraud’.
News that the interview won’t be aired comes after Kelly and NBC were said to be scrambling to finish the third episode of the host’s Sunday news magazine, which features Jones.
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