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Megyn Kelly is still the new kid on the block at NBC News. And she’s gotten off to a rather rocky start.
First, Kelly landed an interview with Vladimir Putin—a huge get, which got decidedly poor reviews. Now, Kelly’s follow-up, an interview with Alex Jones, founder of controversial website InfoWars and a vocal 9/11 and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist, has unleashed a barrage of criticism from all sides.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, J.P. Morgan Chase has removed its advertising from NBC News, following Kelly’s interview with Jones. A source told the Journal that local TV ads and digital ads would be removed from Kelly’s show, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly; as well as all NBC News programming following the interview’s Sunday night airing.
This comes on the heels of relatives of the Sandy Hook massacre speaking out against Kelly’s interview, per The New York Times. Jones claims that the massacre was a hoax perpetrated by those opposed to gun rights and the Second Amendment.
In December 2012, a gunman murdered 20 young children and 6 adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut—a news story widely reported and confirmed.
Kelly tweeted promos of her interview, which is set to air this coming Sunday, June 18.
It was a riveting exchange. Promise you that. https://t.co/gbwE1A2wOa
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 12, 2017
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2017