The more outraged everyone becomes about Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with Alex Jones — including Alex Jones himself — the more I want to see it.
Here’s the latest salvo in the War for Your Mind.™ Suzanne Vranica, WSJ:
NBC anchor Megyn Kelly’s plan to air an interview with right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has caused a firestorm to erupt on social media, but so far advertisers have remained quiet—with at least one notable exception.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has asked for its local TV ads and digital ads to be removed from Ms. Kelly’s show and from all NBC news programming until after the show airs, according to a person familiar with the matter…
— Kristin Lemkau (@KLemkau) June 12, 2017
Even Jones isn’t happy about it, but for a different reason:
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) June 12, 2017
They’re angry because they think he’s a Sandy Hook truther. He’s angry because… well, because that’s his business model. But this time he’s angry because he insists he’s not a Sandy Hook truther, despite spending years pushing the conspiracy theory that the whole thing is a “false flag,” and this interview somehow misrepresents that. (Just mentioning Sandy Hook will probably bring out some of those kooks in the comments, which would be annoying if I still read the comments.)
I’m not that interested in watching Megyn Kelly, but if she’s exposing a charlatan, it seems to me that this is part of her job. Hell, it is her job. Jones agreed to the interview. If he now regrets that decision, it just makes me want to see what he’s so worried about.
But as always: People have the right to say what they want, and nobody else is obliged to pay for it. That’s up to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
By the way, Megyn:
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2017
The guy is not a conservative. I don’t know what he is, but it sure as hell ain’t conservative.
Update: Kelly’s response. Makes sense to me.
Here is my statement regarding Sunday night’s interview: pic.twitter.com/iS2VfyLt6S
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 13, 2017