Megyn Kelly can’t escape controversy.
One interview with a Trump supporter has landed her smack dab in the middle of a gigantic public relations nightmare.
Now it’s cost her a job.
Megyn Kelly was set to host a fundraiser for Sandy Hook Promise, a pro gun-control group that supports a national gun registration database and restricting Americans Second Amendment rights.
The group dropped her as a host after her decision to interview Infowars host Alex Jones.
The Washington Post reports:
“Kelly will no longer host the Promise Champions Gala, an annual event for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, a nonprofit gun violence prevention group founded by family members of some of the Sandy Hook shooting victims, the organization announced late Tuesday. The event is scheduled to be held Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
“Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host,” Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of the organization, said in a statement. “It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”
Losing her gig to raise money for gun grabbers was not the only consequence Kelly faced for the Jones interview.
Sponsors are fleeing her program.
J.P. Morgan Chase pulled their ads from the episode featuring Jones, and their Chief Marketing Officer fired off a blistering tweet about the decision to air the interview.
As an advertiser, I'm repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes. Why? https://t.co/luwyCwP7Ti
— Kristin Lemkau (@KLemkau) June 12, 2017
Kelly tried to calm her liberal critics by claiming she interviewed Jones because of his ties to Donald Trump, whom he supported in the 2016 election.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Kelly said in the statement she found some of Jones’ assertions “personally revolting” but said Trump, “by praising him and citing him,” has “helped elevate Jones.”
“Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light — as journalists are supposed to do — on this influential figure,” Kelly added.
During the 2016 election, Trump appeared on Jones’ show and praised him.”
But not even trying to smear Trump worked.
Media critics continued to pound Kelly for the decision to give Jones airtime on NBC.
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