Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones

She has defended her decision by noting that President Donald Trump has praised Jones and appeared on his radio program.

"Bottom line on NBC's Alex Jones piece: Strong editing gave it an edge & made him look like a kook", tweeted Margaret Sullivan, a media columnist for the Washington Post. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. "I've watched the footage", he said.

Jones claims that he secretly recorded all of his discussions with Kelly as evidence, suggesting that it's a hedge against amusing business NBC might pull in the editing process of the interview.

Now, Jones said, "I tend to believe that children probably did die there. I don't have that".

Jones, for his part, live streamed a response to the interview - watched at its peak by almost 20,000 people on YouTube - slamming the episode as "fake news".

In the news demo, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly clocked a 0.7 rating, also her smallest stats yet for Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.

"Parents should never have to bury their own children", Jones said.

At least one NBC affiliate, WVIT in New Britain, Connecticut, opted to not air the program out of respect for families of those slain in the December 2012 mass killing. Lawyers representing 12 people who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook massacre wrote to the network and asked them not to air the interview. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack told The Associated Press that the Jones story would be edited with its critics in mind. That episode drew an average of 6.1 million viewers. An unaired segment obtained by Huffington Post showed Kelly telling him that "virtually every person we have met on the street says what they respect about you is they feel that you have returned dignity to Russian Federation".

Long-running CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" easily beat out the former Fox New anchor with 5.3 million viewers, even though the story selection was hardly at attention-grabbing - the program ran stories on first responders in war-torn Syria, chess-playing teens in rural MS and how small, cash-starved countries are effectively selling citizenship for revenue.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The publicity and uproar in the days before Sunday's broadcast of Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones didn't translate into ratings.


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