NBC radio station refuses to play Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview

NBC radio station refuses to play Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview

The Associated Press reports NBC will air the interview edited with the sensitivity of those against its showing in mind.

"Despite Alex Jones' efforts to distract from and ultimately prevent the airing of our report, we remain committed to giving viewers context and insight into a controversial and polarizing figure, how he relates to the president of the United States and influences others, and to getting this serious story right".

The story, scheduled to air Sunday evening, has NBC being buffeted from both sides.

CT will not air Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, a spokeswoman for the station confirmed to HuffPost.

Jones has said repeatedly on the record that the killing of those 26 people - including many small children - was a hoax.

The interview with Jones, scheduled to air on Sunday, has prompted outrage, especially in CT, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a deranged gunman at the elementary school in Newtown. The video, which is a statement from Alex to parents who lost their children in the Sandy Hook massacre, is a little more than one minute long and quickly gained thousands of views.

The Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence organization, was founded by Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden.

NBC Connecticut will include a report on the interview at 11 p.m. E.T. Sunday, according to the Courant, and the Alex Jones interview will be available to watch on NBC's website.

Jones said that he was considering the fact that today is Father's Day, and how "parents should never have to bury their own children". "It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview".

To sign the petition titled "Tell NBC: Don't Promote Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones" visit Sandy Hook Promise HERE.

"This decision may be driven by the simple urge to gain an edge in a well-publicized ratings war; but it has devastating human consequences as well".

Kelly says she believes there's value in exposing what Jones says to the American people.

Kelly joined NBC News in January after 13 years at Fox News for a reported $17 million per year.

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