Megyn Kelly Presses ‘Infowars’ Host Alex Jones on Sandy Hook Denial

TIME

(NEW YORK) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hemmed and hawed when pressed repeatedly by Megyn Kelly to admit he was wrong to call the massacre at Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax.

Jones never gave a direct answer in a segment on NBC’s “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.” Kelly has been criticized intensely for giving a platform to Jones, who has also called the Sept. 11 attacks an inside job and promoted the false story that a pizza place in Washington, D.C. was the site of a child sex ring.

She has defended her decision by noting that his influence has grown with the rise of President Donald Trump, who has praised Jones and appeared on his radio program.

“Here’s the thing, Alex Jones isn’t going away,” she said Sunday night.

The “Infowars” host said at one point that he was playing “devil’s advocate” in denying the 2012 mass shooting at the…

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