A Sandy Hook mother has joined the chorus of criticism over Megyn Kelly’s decision to give a platform to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Kelly, who recently launched her NBC show, has been promoting the upcoming interview with radio host Jones, who advanced bogus conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which was perpetrated by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut. Jones called Sandy Hook a “false flag” operation.
Kelly wrote on Twitter that she was interviewing Alex Jones about “controversies and conspiracies.” According to the Huffington Post, Jones has called 9/11 an “inside job” and claimed the children murdered at Sandy Hook were actors.
Nelba Marquez-Greene lost her daughter Ana Grace in that massacre and has unleashed a series of tweets against Kelly. She posted a photo of Ana Grace and urged, “Here you go @megynkelly – her name is Ana Grace Márquez-Greene. Say her name- stare at this & tell me it’s worth it. @nbc #SandyHook.”
She added, “Called on @megynkelly ‘s sense of humanity and I’m still waiting. #ShameOnMegynKelly.” She said that giving conspiracy theorists a national platform makes the situation worse for the families.
Kelly responded on Twitter – although not to Marquez-Greene – by writing, “POTUS’s been on & praises @RealAlexJones’ show. He’s giving Infowars a WH press credential. Many don’t know him; our job is 2 shine a light.”
Here are some of Marquez-Greene’s other tweets:
She wasn’t alone. John Glueck wrote on Twitter, “My nephew survived Sandy Hook. I am not tolerating this. Will never watch @megynkelly or @NBCNews again if they choose to air this.”
For her part, Kelly has also retweeted a man who wrote that he couldn’t wait for the interview.
On Twitter, other people were criticizing Kelly’s interview as well.
Kelly’s other interviews have been with Vladimir Putin and Erin Andrews since she switched to NBC.