Tonight’s interview between Megyn Kelly and Alex Jones on NBC has been outed as a simple publicity stunt, and the latest addition to the program proves it.
Kelly, who has been frantically floundering on her new network after being freed by Fox News, is in desperate need of a big show. Her solution was simple; she would offer Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones a softball interview with no “gotcha” questioning, as a way to entice the excitable pundit to appear on her mainstream news show. Then, as the interview proceeded, Kelly would pull her usual bait-and-switch routine, turning from almost-competent journalist to petulant, party-traitor hack in order to make Jones look a fool. The genius of this move was Kelly’s ability to recognize, and prey upon, Jones’ need for media justice, and the nasty journalistic farce that Megyn committed would garner her a week of free publicity by Jones on his radio show.
During the course of the promotion period, however, the ruse was sniffed out by many in the media as a last-ditch effort to salvage what is left of Kelly’s career. Now, as many Americans are refusing to tune into the hit piece publicity stunt, Kelly has upped the ante in a despicable new way; exploiting the families affected by the tragic Sandy Hook shooting who oppose Jones’ assertions that the event could have been politically motivated or staged.
“Emily Smith of the New York Post’s Page Six writes:
“’A source told us, NBC was scrambling to find a way out of this mess without having to back down and cancel Sunday’s episode of Megyn’s show. Megyn and her producers made numerous calls to the Sandy Hook families this week to ask them to appear on the show. Some refused because they didn’t think appearing on her show would do enough to counter Alex Jones’ venom.’
“‘Another source added, “Everyone on the show believes it’s vitally important that the piece conveys the immense pain that Jones has caused the Sandy Hook families.” The source added it was normal to be editing right up until airtime.’
“Page Six has learned that Neil Heslin, the father of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., has agreed to be interviewed on Kelly’s show. In 2013, he appeared at a Senate committee hearing and pleaded with senators to ban assault weapons such as the gun that killed his son.”
Kelly is turning desperate before our very eyes, and her exploitation of Alex Jones is second only in desperation to her exploitation of these Sandy Hook parents and families.
Megyn Kelly’s career has been doomed for months, and no amount of dredging up of a parent’s sorrow or attacking of a media figure can save her now.