Former Fox News personality Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones earned big kudos for the most part — especially from other media figures.
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But at least one of her former Fox News colleagues doesn’t necessarily agree. The controversy the interview generated was a subject of “Fox News Sunday.”
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The long-hyped interview, which aired Sunday on NBC, was also secretly recorded by Jones, a radio host and founder of InfoWars.
Some of the conspiracies attributed to Jones are his claim that the 9/11 terrorist attack that brought down the World Trade Center’s twin towers was an inside government job, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax and the grieving parents portrayed on TV were actors.
Mediaite founder Dan Abrams and NBC’s Andrew Mitchell led the praise. Others, no matter where they stood politically, followed suite
Watching @megynkelly interview with Alex Jones, I’m even more convinced that her piece wasn’t just ok to do, but important journalism.
— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) June 18, 2017
#Megyn Kelly did more to expose the real Alex Jones and than anyone else on TV. Solid journalism.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 18, 2017
Just saw @megynkelly intv of Alex Jones. She did an amazing job. Critics have egg on their face.
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) June 19, 2017
Kelly-Jones made for a tough week at NBC News, but the execs are feeling pretty good about the finished product… https://t.co/hlXTOGIn4f
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 19, 2017
The times we live in are such that the greatest act of rebellion is to simply be responsible–and that’s exactly what @megynkelly did.
— Mitch Horowitz (@MitchHorowitz) June 19, 2017
I think @megynkelly proved people underestimated her. She did a great and necessary job interviewing Alex Jones.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 19, 2017
At least one who was critical of the interview earlier was now a fan.
We attacked @megynkelly for the Alex Jones interview, after watching it, we have to apologize.
What you did was important. We were wrong.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 19, 2017
But there were those who still criticized Kelly and the interview — several who were even previously anti-Jones.
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