NBC vows to air interview with Sandy Hook-denier Jones

REUTERS  Kevin Lamarque The image features news anchor Megyn Kelly

REUTERS Kevin Lamarque The image features news anchor Megyn Kelly

With an offer of Jones' "sincere condolences" to those parents, it is being noted that Alex does not say he is sorry for positing the theory that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a "Sandy Hoax" created by the government in order to take away gun rights.

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

Megyn Kelly's new NBC has gained more backlash than expected after news of Megyn interviewing Alex Jones on Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly began to go viral when the below interview snippet was released, as reported by the Inquisitr.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, went on a shooting rampage that killed 20 children and six adults.

"Parents should never have to bury their own children."

NBC News responded to The Hill's comment request on Friday, stating it remained committed to airing the interview.

The Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence organization, was founded by Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden. "It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview".

Jones released the audio clips on his InfoWars website with accompanying text saying that he "has released recordings made during a pre-interview between himself and Megyn Kelly to set the record straight after the release of the highly edited promo for the NBC host's upcoming hit piece".

In response, Kelly released a statement, saying, "I understand and respect the decision of the event organizers but I am of course disappointed that I won't be there to support them".

Kelly, who gained prominence as an anchor at Fox News, joined NBC at the beginning of this year. In their statement, the organization says, "We can not support giving such a unsafe person a national platform to lie about tragedies and wave away the real threat of gun violence".

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

"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", Hockley told A.P.

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