Megyn Kelly's Spectacular Flop Into NBC Spotlight

Megyn Kelly's Spectacular Flop Into NBC Spotlight
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Only two interviews into the inaugural run of NBC News' Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, the former rising star and Fox News host is being walloped by criticism from all corners. Kelly's interview with right-wing provocateur and occasional conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of InfoWars was engulfed in controversy before it even aired Sunday. The announcement that Kelly would be giving a platform to Jones, who once promoted the idea that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 first-graders and six staffers were killed in Connecticut, could have been a hoax, was greeted with widespread outrage. When NBC released promos of the special, families of the Sandy Hook victims decried the interview, insisting that Kelly didn't press Jones enough on the debunked theory or other distasteful, inaccurate theories he'd pushed in the past. In her voiceover during the segment, Kelly made sure to emphasize that Jones was a radical conspiracy theorist with a new and surprising level of influence, thanks, in part, to President Trump. Kelly

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