Megyn Kelly has found herself in hot water this week as many fans are outraged that she interviewed Infowars host Alex Jones, who once stated that Sandy Hook was a hoax. Now, at least one NBC affiliate has announced that it will not be airing the controversial interview tomorrow night.
Daily Mail reported that NBC’s Connecticut station is refusing to air the interview. This was revealed in an internal memo that was circulated on Friday. In the memo, WVIT station executives explained that they made the decision after listening to concerns from employees, Sandy Hook families and viewers.
Susan Tully, the general manager and president of WVIT, wrote that the wounds caused by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School were “understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week’s episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly.”
The station is shown in an area that includes Newtown, the city in which the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting took place in 2012. Tully wrote that whenever Sandy Hook comes up, “we know that the pain resurfaces for our community.” She added that her fellow executives “considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal.”
This comes after a source said that Kelly and NBC are scrambling to save themselves while also trying not to back down and cancel the interview altogether.
“NBC was scrambling to find a way out of this mess without having to back down and cancel Sunday’s episode of Megyn’s show,” a source said. “Megyn and her producers made numerous calls to the Sandy Hook families this week to ask them to appear on the show. Some refused because they didn’t think appearing on her show would do enough to counter Alex Jones’ ‘venom.’”
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