A parent of one of the children killed in the 2012 CT school shootings says she won't view the Megyn Kelly interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that aired on NBC's "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly". There were still many on both sides of the aisle who refused to watch the interview or saw the interview itself as reckless, but others praised Kelly for exposing Jones to the world.
Jones's website responded to Kelly's interview by calling it a "dishonest hit piece", an opinion he offered days before the report aired when he "leaked" an audio recording of a pre-interview discussion.
Since the 2012 incident, Jones has has been wishy-washy on just what kind of hoax Sandy Hook was.
Jones said in the interview that he was a "devil's advocate" for those who believe that the killings in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School did not take place. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Hockley's 6-year-old son Dylan, and Barden's 7-year-old son Daniel were among those killed in the mass shooting.
Regarding one statement he said on his show in 2014 - "The whole thing is a giant hoax". He leaked audio of his pre-production discussions with Kelly, hoping to create suspicion that Kelly's real goal for wanting to interview him was to do a hit piece on him. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack told the AP that the Jones story would be edited with its critics in mind.
"Sunday Night" averaged 3.5 million viewers, down from 6.5 million for the debut episode, which featured Kelly's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The package's heat was sparked only by Kelly's skeptical challenges - largely sidestepped by a stammering, sweaty Jones - and cutaways to Kelly's disapproving facial expressions".
"Kelly's segment throughout the week and have gambled millions of dollars on her success". Relatives of some of the victims also spoke in the Sunday segment on NBC.