A major sponsor has temporarily pulled its advertisements from NBC over Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
J.P. Morgan Chase won’t run ads on the network until after Kelly’s interview with the InfoWars founder has aired. The interview, which has sparked outrage from conservatives and liberals alike, is slated to air on Sunday. Jones has famously denied that the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was real, telling his audience that the tragedy was staged with actors.
A mom who lost her daughter in the Newtown shooting tweeted about her disgust at the interview on Monday, saying that Kelly was “encouraging” Jones.
Kelly has responded to the outrage by pointing out that President Donald Trump has already validated Jones by highlighting him and that Jones has millions of followers and growing influence. "Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light — as journalists are supposed to do — on this influential figure, and yes — to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity," Kelly said in a statement.
“What has happened to our country?” Glenn Beck asked on Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.” He wondered when our society reached a place where people can’t handle an interview they don’t like or see views exposed that they don’t agree with, pointing out that Adolf Hitler was once TIME magazine’s Man of the Year.
Glenn reminded people that a society that wants to combat every unpopular opinion is going down a dangerous road where anyone is in danger of being censored. If news organizations that interview controversial figures go under because advertisers keep pulling sponsorships, the government will take over the news media, he asserted.
To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.