Nicole Hockley, co-Founder and Managing Director of the organization said, "Sandy Hook Promise can not 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".
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".
"I will sit there on the air and look at every position and play devil's advocate", Jones eventually told her. But he added that he remained skeptical after he "watched the footage" of children leaving the building.
"I saw a different side of you in that whole thing and, you know, you just became very fascinating to me". "That looks like a drill".
Jones, a radio host, has alleged the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax, upsetting the victims' families, and Connecticut's NBC affiliate said Friday it's not going to air Kelly's report on him. Jones then attempted to change the subject when asked about his assertion that parents faked the deaths of their children, saying that people don't ever seem to get as upset about the "half-million dead Iraqis from the sanctions" and "all the illegals pouring in". "I don't have that".
The one-minute video features Jones speaking directly to camera and offering his "sincere condolences" to the victims' parents. "Because, unless we're the parents, we can never ever share the unremitting pain the lifelong loss and anger", Brokaw said.
NBC Connecticut staff members were told that station executives made the decision after listening to concerns from employees, Sandy Hook families, and viewers.
Kelly and NBC had been fiercely criticized for her decision to interview Jones.
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Later in the interview, Kelly grilled Jones about his apology earlier this year to Chobani and its founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, for accusing the company of the sexual assault of a child and a rise in tuberculosis.
On Saturday NBC affiliate station WVIT in CT said they would not air the interview, stating in an internal memo that the wounds caused by the Sandy Hook tragedy are "understandably still so raw".
'You're trying to have it all ways, right?' she asked about his Sandy Hook claims. The two frequently interrupted each other as Kelly kept asking if he would admit to his wrongdoing and a visibly tense Jones kept deflecting her questions, blaming the media for distorting his remarks or veering between acknowledging and disputing the tragedy.
"They chose to go after me and so I simply pointed out that we were reporting other people's reports that were not entirely accurate and for that we were sorry".
As expected, the much time was spent on Jones' promotion of various conspiracy theories and the occasional trouble it's gotten him in.
The bombing in Manchester, Jones said, killed "a bunch of liberal trendies...the same people promoting open borders, bringing islamists in". Not only is Jones a deeply divisive figure, but Kelly - a former Fox News anchor - is still toting around baggage from her last job, with many progressives eager to dredge up moments like her assurance to kids that Santa Claus is white.
NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.