Megyn Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones

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Perhaps the most freaky aspect of the interview was Kelly's calm and polite demeanor, despite Jones' insistence that 9/11 was an inside job and that scientists are creating animal-human hybrids.

We don't know what the full interview holds, but the teaser suggests Jones will roll out his standard rants in response to Kelly's questions on topics like 9/11 and Sandy Hook.

My fellow Americans and I who push back against friends and family support of Jones's garbage say, "Thanks a lot". Among them the Pulse nightclub attack one year ago on Monday, the Boston Marathon bombing, the San Bernardino shooting and, the one that most disturbed Clinton and others, that the Sandy Hook shooting was a false flag that used child actors.

"When you say parents faked their children's death, people get very angry", Kelly asks.

Although Kelly is clearly challenging Jones in the teaser, some parents of Sandy Hook elementary victims are upset the journalist is giving the conspiracy theorist a voice.

A parent whose child died in the massacre also responded to Kelly. How you you feel if someone shot your kids, some fool said it wasn't true- and I gave him a show?

In a subsequent tweet she wrote: "You have a powerful platform". "This is pathetic. The only way I could fail was not doing it, and letting them rig it, and letting them interview me for four hours to edit it together, and then be able to show people what was really said". I promise you it's not riveting.

The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered that NBC is airing an interview by Megyn Kelly with a conspiracy theorist who has claimed the massacre never happened.

"This incessant need for ratings at the cost of the emotional well-being of our family is disgusting and disappointing", read a statement on a Facebook page honoring slain teacher Victoria Leigh Soto. "We are trying to protect him as much as we can", she said. "You should be ashamed of yourselves". That's what happened back in 2011, when MSNBC, NBC, and ABC all hosted Jones to discuss actor Charlie Sheen's weird interview on his show. Now, Kelly is being strongly criticized for her upcoming interview with Alex Jones, of the far-right website, Infowars.

But a serious sit-down interview was a poor choice for a figure like Jones. Besides saying she asked about subjects he didn't want to talk about, Jones told his InfoWars listeners on Thursday that Kelly was "not feminine, cold, robotic, dead".

The family said they would like to make it "publicly known that we are greatly disappointed in the decision to give Alex Jones airtime".

At best, Kelly will joust with Jones over his past conspiracy theories, perhaps trapping him once or twice in a way that creates a "Megyn moment", bolstering her brand and allowing her show to recover from a rough opening.

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