Megyn Kelly continues to generate controversy.
The ex-Fox news anchor is trying jumpstart her new show at NBC.
Now her latest announcement previewed the most controversial interview of her career.
Kelly announced she would be interviewing Info Wars host Alex Jones.
Jones was a prominent Trump supporter during the 2016 campaign, but has attracted controversy for his previous comments about the shooting at Sandy Hook.
Kelly previewed the interview on Twitter.
Next Sunday, I sit down with conservative radio host @RealAlexJones to discuss controversies and conspiracies #SundayNight June 18 on NBC pic.twitter.com/7bVz6Fobf5
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2017
Actually, in our sit-down @RealAlexJones describes self as a libertarian who "likes what republicans stand for" but has issues w/them 2. https://t.co/TWa6iDaiyi
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 12, 2017
Media critics blasted Kelly for giving a primetime platform to Jones.
Far-left CNN media critics Brian Stelter wrote about the storm in his email newsletter.
Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones is coming under heavy criticism, a full week before it airs… https://t.co/592CrxjsTI pic.twitter.com/lMKYoX5Ain
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 12, 2017
Kelly’s premiere show was a ratings flop.
A program featuring a sit down interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin lost in the ratings to a rerun of 60 Minutes.
As Stelter noted, ginning up controversy may be Kelly’s plan to gain an audience.
It’s clear her viewers from Fox did not follow her over to NBC.
So to breathe life into her show, Kelly is turning to guests whom media critics will hate, but will generate headlines.
Will it work?
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