Megyn Kelly's much talked about interview with Alex Jones got plenty of attention for Kelly and NBC, both good and bad, but not many viewers

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Megyn Kelly Tells Vladimir Putin 'You Brought Dignity Back To Russia,' Raw Footage Of Interview Exposed

- inquisitr.com
19 Jun 2017
But with the Putin interview, and the release of the unedited footage, followed on Sunday, June 18, by Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist and Trump supporter Alex Jones, NBC has been accused of "botching" the introduction of Kelly into the network's lineup.

Why Megyn Kelly, NBC Deserves to Be Sued For Alex Jones Interview

19 Jun 2017
Given the legal and financial risks here, one may wonder why NBC would even consider airing this interview. That's where things get even crazier (and much worse for Megyn Kelly herself). As the possibility of NBC's pulling the interview surfaced, Alex Jones released bits of tapes on which Kelly pledged to him:
- lawnewz.com

Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Due to Alex Jones Interview

- millarmatthewsmedia.com
19 Jun 2017
"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. It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview," said Nicole Hockley, co-Founder and Managing Director.

Twitter Yawns as Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones Interview Falls Flat

19 Jun 2017
Kelly opened her interview with Jones on Sunday by addressing her critics, and giving something of a primer to her audience on Jones. "Some thought we shouldn't broadcast this interview," she said. "But here's the thing: Alex Jones isn't going away." Jones, who appeared sweaty and almost caught off guard throughout the NBC edit of the interview, walked back his statements ...
- vanityfair.com

NBC Affiliate In Connecticut Refuses To Air Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

- westernjournalism.com
19 Jun 2017
"NBC is not responsible for the harassment and abuse Alex Jones has cruelly visited on our clients. But, by choosing to air his interview with Ms. Kelly -- at all, let alone at prime time on Father's Day -- NBC has tendered its good name and considerable influence to provide Mr. Jones with something he has never enjoyed: legitimacy," the letter added.

Will Megyn Kelly go easy on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

19 Jun 2017
Megyn Kelly launched her new NBC program three weeks ago by interviewing Vladimir Putin. American politicians routinely call the Russian president a "murderer," and he is universally believed to have meddled in the U.S. election, but there was no protest of Kelly for that meeting. Not so for her sit-down with provocateur Alex Jones scheduled to air Sunday. Many have asked ...
- philly.com

What NBC's Alex Jones Interview Says About Megyn Kelly

- rollingstone.com
19 Jun 2017
NBC took the point. As the network reportedly scrambled to re-edit the interview, Jones released a tape of his pre-show conversation with Kelly , in which she expressed her desire to make their sit-down "fun" and show "the left" another side of his execrable personality. She also promised not to make him into "some kind of bogeyman." By the time it aired, the interview had ...

Megyn Kelly and NBC News Do Hit Job on Alex Jones and Trump

19 Jun 2017
After two weeks of hype and controversy that preceded it, the episode of Megyn Kelly's prime time NBC program Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, featuring Kelly's profile of and interview with Alex Jones, finally aired on the network Sunday night at 7 PM ET. The network's executives, NBC's competitors, television critics, journalists, and many interested viewers who have been ...
- americanthinker.com

Megyn Kelly's story Alex Jones reacts relief at NBC Cosby mistrial O'Reilly's stage show Beyonce's twins week ahead calendar

- mailchi.mp
19 Jun 2017
...That was Megyn Kelly, in the intro to her story with Alex Jones, justifying the existence of the story. Her interview with the hateful conspiracy theorist made this a tough week for NBC News, but the execs are feeling pretty good about the finished product. Most of the early reviews of Kelly's "Sunday Night" newsmag are emphasizing her probing questions and Jones' ...

NBC Made 'Fundamental Mistake' Thinking Megyn Kelly Was 'Superstar

19 Jun 2017
According to reports, NBC executives are realizing already that "people are not tuning in to watch Megyn." NBC executives are reportedly "freaking out" over the "ratings disaster" that Kelly has turned out to be, questioning the network's $15 million investment in Kelly.
- breitbart.com

Megyn Kelly gets TERRIBLE news after Alex Jones interview

- allenbwest.com
19 Jun 2017
Somehow, the drama surrounding Kelly only increased this week. Perhaps in a bid to drum up interest in her show, Kelly conducted an interview with controversial conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. News of the interview caused immediate backlash, especially from families that were victimized by the Sandy Hook massacre. Jones once called the tragedy a hoax, causing some to ...

Megyn Kelly makes the case for Alex Jones interview

19 Jun 2017
Megyn Kelly stepped into a hornet's nest with her Alex Jones interview, seemingly placing NBC News and its new star in a no-win situation. Amid that controversy, the piece that aired Sunday credibly justified covering the Infowars phenomenon, which was the bar that "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly" ultimately had to clear.
- money.cnn.com

Run Got Better Ratings Than Megyn Kelly's Hyped Showdown With Alex Jones

- mediaite.com
19 Jun 2017
The decision to interview Jones was met with criticism from those arguing a mainstream outlet like NBC should not give a platform to a dangerous conspiracy theorist -- but Kelly's tough questioning of Jones and some selective editing drew plaudits from skeptics who assumed Kelly would grant the Infowars host a puff piece.

Alex Jones Grilled About Sandy Hook Comments in Contentious Interview With Megyn Kelly

19 Jun 2017
Leading up the the interview, Kelly and NBC News faced backlash and outcry from the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, Conn., over the interview. In 2014, Jones said he believed that the Sandy Hook massacre, in which 26 people were murdered, including 20 children, was a "hoax" and "fake."
- viportal.co

NBC's Megyn Kelly challenges Alex Jones over his conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre

- washingtonexaminer.com
19 Jun 2017
Defending her interview, Kelly said: "Some thought we shouldn't broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren't just offensive, they're dangerous. But here's the thing: Alex Jones isn't going away. Over the years his YouTube channel has racked up 1.3 billion views. He has millions of listeners and the ear of our current president."

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones, Ben Garrison Cartoon

19 Jun 2017
NBC doesn't want to cave in to Alex, so they may be forced to air the interview as a face-saving measure. That will upset their advertisers and give Alex more publicity. If they cancel the segment, NBC and Megyn will be admitting defeat. Either way, it's a win-win situation for Alex because the mainstream media will be further discredited.
- grrrgraphics.com

Megyn Kelly interviews Alex Jones on NBC amid controversy

- newsday.com
19 Jun 2017
Bucking critics and a reasonable assumption by some of those that this was all about ratings, Megyn Kelly and NBC News proceeded with a profile about conspiracist "Infowars" host Alex Jones Sunday. Moreover, Kelly and the network left little doubt about their editorial approach: "Tonight, we confront Alex Jones on his notorious lie about the Sandy Hook massacre."

Megyn Kelly, NBC News take gloves off in Alex Jones interview

19 Jun 2017
"Sunday Night" is airing through the summer and will vacate the schedule for NBC's NFL prime-time broadcasts. But in the fall, Kelly will host a new daily daytime program that follows NBC's "Today," where attracting a largely female audience is crucial. Causing pain to grieving parents with the Jones interview likely was not going to help her connect with those viewers.
- epeak.info

A week of insane platform The Washington

- washingtonpost.com
19 Jun 2017
When the interview finally aired last night, Kelly provided a convincing rebuttal to the prelash, which was prompted to a significant degree by a promo released by NBC News. She noted that Jones's InfoWars has a massive following on YouTube; that InfoWars had gotten temporary press credentials at the White House; that reports on InfoWars had apparently been recycled by ...

Sandy Hook families deserve better than Alex Jones

19 Jun 2017
The interview itself was to the point. As with most high-profile people, Megyn Kelly is being mistreated by the chattering class. Her questions were clear and concise, so viewers unfamiliar with Alex Jones and his Infowars brand would understand the dynamic taking place. Kelly could have been more condemning in her reaction to Jones' dishonest rationalizations but that ...
- thehill.com

America's Funniest Home Videos' rerun beats Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview

- mlive.com
19 Jun 2017
FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly attends the 2016 Variety's Power of Women: New York in New York. An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her planned interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Kelly said ...

Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones

19 Jun 2017
The NBC program was seen by 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen, an audience dwarfed by CBS rival "60 Minutes," a rerun which drew 5.3 million viewers. "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" had 6.2 million viewers for Kelly's interview of Vladimir Putin on the show's June 4 debut.
- wsoctv.com

Sandy Hook Parents Send Letter To NBC Asking Them Not To Air Alex Jones Interview With Megyn Kelly

- dailywire.com
19 Jun 2017
Several families whose children were killed in the Sandy Hook massacre have asked that NBC not air Megyn Kelly's upcoming interview with conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. Jones, the creator of InfoWars.com, claims the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax, and that the family members shown crying for their children were actors.

Megyn Kelly Defends Alex Jones Interview, Warns Viewers He 'Isn't

19 Jun 2017
"Some thought we shouldn't broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren't just offensive, they're dangerous," Kelly said in introducing the 20-minute long segment. "But here's the thing: Alex Jones isn't going away." She noted that President Donald Trump has praised Jones and appeared on his radio program.
- f3nws.com

Alex Jones And A Platform For Everyone

- wbur.org
19 Jun 2017
CNN: Why the left is wrong about Alex Jones and Megyn Kelly -- "It would appear that Jones already has a platform, with his hit radio show and his website regularly consulted by millions of people. Would one interview with Megyn Kelly somehow constitute a tipping point in Jones' exposure? Of course not -- his trajectory would be identical whether or not Kelly spoke with ...

J P Morgan Chase Pulls NBC News Ads Over Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones Report

19 Jun 2017
J.P. Morgan Chase has pulled its advertisements from NBC News in light of Megyn Kelly's upcoming interview with Infowars host Alex Jones, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The company has decided to remove all of its TV and digital ads from all programming on the network until after the show airs on Sunday, according to the paper.
- hollywoodreporter.com

Whoops NBC Made HUGE Mistake Thinking Megyn Kelly Was a "Superstar

- truthfeed.com
19 Jun 2017
But as the New York Times observed, "NBC has not released a transcript of Ms. Kelly's interview, leading some to speculate that her interrogation of Mr. Jones over his more contentious views -- for instance, that Sandy Hook was a hoax and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were carried out by the United States government -- was less than ferocious."

Megyn Kelly Interviews Alex Jones

19 Jun 2017
MEGYN KELLY: First tonight, our report on the incendiary radio host, Alex Jones. For years, Jones has been spreading conspiracy theories, claiming, for instance, that elements of the U.S. government allowed the 9/11 attacks to happen and that the horrific Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. Some thought we shouldn't broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations ...
- realclearpolitics.com

Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones Interview Draws Smallest Audience Yet

- bloomberg.com
19 Jun 2017
Kelly, a former star anchor at Rupert Murdoch's conservative-leaning Fox News, was signed with much fanfare by Comcast Corp.'s NBC earlier this year. In addition to her Sunday night program, she's set to start a morning show as well, details of which haven't been announced yet. Her debut earlier this month, featuring an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, drew ...

Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones Interview Proves Controversy Doesn't Always Translate Into Good Ratings OOYUZ

19 Jun 2017
America responded to Megyn Kelly's controversial Alex Jones interview Sunday with a collective yawn, at least according to preliminary Nielsen data. Despite a full week of free (albeit mostly negative) publicity -- which particularly caused an uproar among parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, as Jones believes the tragedy to be a hoax -- the ...
- ooyuz.com

Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones

- charlesflemings.com
19 Jun 2017
The censorious powers of the heckler's veto have evolved now to the point that people are willing to call for the banning and shunning of works of journalism not yet published. Former Fox News Channel and current NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly got the treatment this week as news of her Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly interview with InfoWars mainspring Alex Jones, well before it ...

Advertisers Seemed Wary of NBC's Megyn Kelly 'Sunday' Broadcast

19 Jun 2017
NBC is hoping Madison Avenue will embrace massive ad rate hikes in the fall to support Megyn Kelly's soon-to-launch morning program. On Sunday night, however, some advertisers kept the anchor's new newsmagazine at arm's length. NBC's broadcast of a much-scrutinized episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," which led with a segment about controversial conspiracy... »
- boxoffice-collections.in

Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones

- sacbee.com
19 Jun 2017
Connecticut's NBC affiliate did not air the report and lawyers representing 12 people who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook urged NBC News officials not to air the interview. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack told The Associated Press that the Jones story would be edited with its critics in mind.

Sean Hannity freaks out at Megyn Kelly over 'edited' Alex Jones interview

19 Jun 2017
TheHill.com reported that after the interview aired, many journalists and fellow commentators lauded Kelly for the interview, in which she tried to pin Jones down about his "false flag attack" theories about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
- rawstory.com

Here's Everything That Happened In Megyn Kelly's Controversial Interview With Alex Jones

- buzzfeed.com
19 Jun 2017
Many people were furious that Kelly provided a platform to Jones, a conspiracy theorist who has repeatedly claimed, among other things, that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, in which 20 children and six adults were killed, is a hoax. One of the network's advertisers, JP Morgan, even asked that its commercials be pulled from Kelly's show until after the interview ...

Megyn Kelly presses conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Sandy Hook denial

19 Jun 2017
The segment with Jones combined Kelly's interview with background on his relationship with Trump and comments from Newtown parent Neil Heslin, whose six-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, was killed in the shooting. When Kelly asked him whether he had anything to say to Jones for Father's Day, he responded, "I think he's blessed to have his children to spend the day with, to speak ...
- xanianews.com

Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones

- politico.com
19 Jun 2017
Most viewers extend to broadcasters like Anderson Cooper, Chris Wallace, Jake Tapper and Erin Burnett the sort of goodwill they draw on to tackle fraught topics and subjects that will end up upsetting somebody. Due to her Fox background, Kelly doesn't command that sort of goodwill--the protests against her show are more about her than they are Alex Jones or Sandy Hook. ...
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