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>> Pressure building on NBC affiliates not to air a scheduled Sunday night interview segment, with a man who says the Sandy Hook School massacre may have been faked.>> What I'm doing is trolling the media like I always do, calling you out here, so that the real people out there watching can see the truth.
>> Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, founder of website InfoWars, has questioned what he calls the official story of the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were murdered by a gunman. Jones has suggested that Sandy Hook was a hoax created to help restrict gun rights.
He suggested parent of murdered children faked their own kid's deaths. People who believe Jones, have harassed and taunted families of the victims. Journalist, Megyn Kelly, interviewed Jones for her new program on NBC, which airs Sunday nights. Sandy Hook Promise, a gun control group founded by parents of some of the murdered children, urged people to sign an online petition calling on NBC to pull the interview.
About 140,000 people had signed the form as of Saturday. NBC Connecticut said it would not broadcast the segment. In a memo seen by Reuters, the station's general manager and president told employees wounds from the shooting are, quote, understandably still so raw. The NBC National network, owned by Comcast, said in a statement on Saturday it was committed to the broadcast.
Kelly, who rose to prominence as a Fox News anchor, joined NBC at the beginning of the year. She said in a statement last week she understood and respected concerns about the interview. And that she found Jones suggestion that Sandy Hook was a hoax quote personally revolting as does every other rational person.