Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, now at NBC News, has been fired from hosting an event sponsored by Sandy Hook Promise. Kelly interviewed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones who is one of the nut-jobs who believes that Sandy Hook was a hoax. The organization released the following statement:

Sandy Hook Promise, a leading gun violence prevention organization, and NBC host Megyn Kelly have agreed that Kelly will no longer host the organization’s annual Promise Champions Gala on Wednesday, June 14th, in Washington DC. This decision was spurred by NBC’s planned broadcast of Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who believes the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, was a hoax.

 

“Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host”, said Nicole Hockley, co-Founder and Managing Director. “It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”

The uproar over NBC’s decision to support Kelly and to air Jones continues as this morning JP Morgan Chase has pulled its ads from the show. Kelly has suggested that her interview is an attempt to ‘shine light’ on Jones. The interview is set for Father’s Day.

Read more at The Huffington Post

 

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