Notably, there's been a whole lot of backlash ever since NBC announced that Kelly would be sitting down with Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist associated with InfoWars who claims the horrific Sandy Hook elementary school shooting of 2012 that left 20 children and six adults dead was actually a hoax and used to lobby stricter gun laws in the U.S.
Despite being dropped from The Sandy Hook Promise, Kelly continues to defend her opinion, saying "I find Alex Jones" suggestion that Sandy Hook was "a hoax' as personally revolting as every other rational person does". "They're scared of what we're doing".
A separate source NBC now has no plans to pull the interview.
Jones has used his changing public position on Sandy Hook to accuse journalists who bring up, say, that he once said he believed Sandy Hook was "completely fake with actors" of lying to try and take him down.
As most of my audience is aware, I have interviewed many insane, outlandish, hateful and controversial people over the years on my program, ranging from members of the Westboro Baptist Church to white nationalist, alt-right leader Richard Spencer.
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Alex Jones is the insane purveyor of reprehensible conspiracy theories who deserves disgust, not media limelight. The Kelly interview, if it airs, is still days away from being seen by the public.
However, NBC has faced pressure from social media users - including some relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook attack - to cancel the interview. Others have expressed outrage and disgust that Kelley would give Jones and his ideas a platform by having him on the show.
News programs have spent decades trying to assess how to grab headlines and stir up controversy without infuriating advertisers.
"What I think we're doing is journalism", said NBC News Chairman Andy Lack. "Alex Jones is demonized because he has original thought", Infowars Owen Shroyer said in another segment about the Megyn Kelly interview, posted on Wednesday to Jones' YouTube channel.
Kelly said she understood and respected the decision, but was disappointed.
Sandy Hook families are not the only ones to express their displeasure with the Jones interview. I've always felt it's important to try to engage and challenge their ideas, and to try to shed light on where those ideas are coming from.
"President Trump, by praising and citing him, appearing on his show, and giving him White House press credentials, has helped elevate Jones, to the alarm of many".