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    Megyn Kelly interviews Alex Jones

    The censorious powers of the heckler’s veto have evolved now to the point that people are willing to call for the banning and shunning of works of journalism not yet published. Former Fox News Channel and current NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly got the treatment this week as news of her Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly interview with Infowars mainspring Alex Jones, well before it was scheduled to air June 18, made the rounds. At least the Ayatollah Khomeini waited for the publication of Satanic Verses before he issued a fatwa ordering the murder of its author, Salman Rushdie.
    Sandy Hook Elementary families implored NBC News to dump the segment because Jones has called the Newtown, Conn., school-killings a hoax—by actors, not real people—designed, Jones said, to encourage new gun control laws. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio concurred, writing, “Pull the segment.” The NBC affiliate in nearby Hartford refused to air the episode because the “wounds of that day that have yet to heal.” Fleeing from the controversy, advertiser JPMorgan Chase dropped its spots from the show, and the usual voices damned Kelly for giving Jones “a platform.”
    When Kelly’s show finally aired, she took the mendacious Jones apart in such a textbook manner you had to wonder what all the shouting had been about. The Jones pattern, she said at the segment’s top, is making “reckless accusations followed by equivocations and excuses” when questioned. The two best examples of this are his promotion of the “Pizzagate“ lies about a satanic child porn ring and his wild allegation that Chobani was “importing Migrant Rapists,” as Infowars hyped its report on Twitter. In both cases, lawsuits have forced Jones to retract and apologize for airing these dishonest stories, and yet in conversation with Kelly he still hedges and quibbles like a con artist in an effort to have his conspiracy pizza and keep his yogurt, too. Likewise with the pathetic claims about the Sandy Hook killings. He’s still throwing the see-through drapery of devil’s advocacy to blur the fact that on most subjects he’s talking out of his tinfoil hat.
    Short of waterboarding him, I don’t know what more Kelly could have done to expose Jones’ dark methods. She was needlessly defensive in her presentation, acknowledging that some people thought the segment shouldn’t have been broadcast because it would increase Jones’ profile. But as she pointed out, Jones isn’t going away, and his audience is growing. What’s more, Jones “has the ear of our president,” and spurious things Infowars says have a way of getting repeated by his phone-pal President Donald Trump, who has saluted the Infowars host in the past. She didn’t take Jones down, but really, who could have in a newsmagazine segment? But she did do a credible job of exposing his lies. Give her a B+.
    Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones - POLITICO Magazine

    Looks like a lot of people owe Kelly an apology.

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    Kudos to her. I was hoping she'd call him out on his lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones - POLITICO Magazine

    Looks like a lot of people owe Kelly an apology.
    It is not her fault she has to interview a crazy person.

    BTW, Alex Jones is getting divorced and his ex is using his craziness to sue for full custody of the kids. In an effort to keep them, Alex has admitted on the record that he makes up his conspiracy stories for "entertainment purposes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones - POLITICO Magazine

    Looks like a lot of people owe Kelly an apology.
    Well, I know one person who CERTAINLY owes Megyn Kelly an apology: Donald Trump
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    Sorry to interfere with the 2 minute hate...

    Hate to burst the bubble; that piece was the result of several hours of interview that was cut to the degree that the only element that remains within original context is that the topics were primarily Sandy hook.

    You know what
    ... nevermind, it's not like anyone that listens to her cares the slightest about reality.

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    Nobody who cares about reality would entertain giving houseroom to Jones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Nobody who cares about reality would entertain giving houseroom to Jones.
    It's strange to even see the words 'reality' and 'Alex Jones' used in the same sentence. Incongruous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    It's strange to even see the words 'reality' and 'Alex Jones' used in the same sentence. Incongruous!
    The ranting liar finally got his just desserts. Are we seeing the end of this populist scammer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Nobody who cares about reality would entertain giving houseroom to Jones.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    It's strange to even see the words 'reality' and 'Alex Jones' used in the same sentence. Incongruous!
    This is why I didn't want to detail, because I knew that in the group of responses that some / most wouldn't care about reality and would prefer hating on Alex Jones than to look at facts and see what really happened.

    So, carry on... Maybe in a few pages I'll link to the full audio of the interview that highlights just how much editing went into that piece... For now, it's just fun watching the 2 minutes hate.

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