Megyn Kelly Confronts Infowars' Alex Jones In An Interview; Claims He Lied About Sandy Hook Massacre
NBC News' Megyn Kelly confronts Infowars', Alex Jones in her interview on Sunday night for the baseless claims he made regarding the Sandy Hook Massacre. She even told her audience that the “Infowars” host “isn’t going away.” The 17-minute long interview that got aired on Sunday went through a lot of thorough opinions being vested in it before the decision was finally made.
“Some thought we shouldn’t broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren’t just offensive, they’re dangerous,” Kelly said in introducing the 20-minute long segment. “But here’s the thing: Alex Jones isn’t going away.”
Kelly seemed very disturbed with the Infowars' conspiracy theorist, who lashed his senseless opinions on sensitive matters. She confronted him for describing the teenage victims of the terror attack at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England as “liberal trendies.”
Jones frequently kept trying to extenuate his statements as Kelly was nowhere near to stop, with throwing questions at him in a harsh pitch. He is also scandalous for saying that the 2012 Sandy Hock Massacre was a complete hoax and was staged just to promote tougher gun laws.
The massacre is the second-deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S history as per now, as it took the innocent lives of Twenty-six people, including 20 children.
When Kelly bashed a question on him, for addressing the incident an attempt to play devil’s advocate,
“Was that devil’s advocate? The whole thing is a giant hoax? The whole thing was fake?”
'Yes' replied Jones, who added further,
"I have witnessed the footage of children evacuation the school in that day, it looks like a drill to me."
Heated conversation took place between the two for a while, that concluded with Jones saying,
“I tend to believe that children probably did die there. But then, you look at all the other evidence on the other side, I can see how other people believe that nobody died there.”
Kelly on the other hand also had interviewed the Newtown Parent, Neil Heslin who unwillingly described the tragedy of losing his son. Referring to Jones, he said,
“I think he’s blessed to have his children to spend the day with, to speak to, I don’t have that.”
Here's the short clip of the interview from the 'Sunday Night.'
Caption: Alex Jones being Interviewed by Kelly, as he sweats to answer the harsh questions. (Published on Jun 16, 2017).
Despite knowing Jones owns a foul mouth, Kelly decided to sit down and have a talk. Her decision was seemingly criticized fiercely by the victims who lost their loved ones in the incident.
Furthermore, Alex himself said it was a mistake being a part of the interview. Here's a clip of the combined criticism the video witnessed,
Caption: Collective criticism that 'Sunday Nights' video, received.
However, On Sunday, the program was concluded by the veteran anchor Tom Brokaw who made his appearance on the show and offered a trusted voice on what amounted to an implicit endorsement of her work. He said,
“We cannot disrupt the irrational spread of hate and division by instantly, blindly blaming the other side, or looking away."
Hopefully, people will be able to get over Jones horrid statement considering he had no evidence to back what he said.