Former Fox News anchor, Megyn Kelly, is under scrutiny for her interview with conservative radio host, Alex Jones, which is set to air this Sunday on Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.
A preview of the interview was released on Sunday, June 11 on the NBC website. The video shows Kelly and Jones discussing conspiracies and controversies. Topics such as 9/11 and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown shooting were brought up in the discussion.
He called 9/11 an "inside job" and "that criminal elements in our government were working with Saudi Arabia and others to frame Iraq."
When Kelly called Jones out for saying parents "faked their children's death" about the Newtown shooting, Jones retaliated and said, "Yeah, well they don't get angry about the half million dead Iraqis from sanctions." He also referred to the shooting as a "hoax."
Many argue that the soon-to-be aired interview is serving as a way for Jones to legitimize his beliefs and to give him publicity. But NBC disputed that claim.
"What I think we're doing is journalism," said NBC News Chairman Andy Lack.
Despite the beliefs of the chairman, advertisers, such as J.P. Morgan, have withdrawn from Sunday Night.
"As an advertiser, I'm repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes," JP Morgan chief marketing officer said in a tweet.
In response, Kelly said she was "repulsed" by Jones' beliefs and does not condone his behavior or conspiracy theories.
"I find Alex Jones' suggestion that Sandy Hook was 'a hoax' as personally revolting as every other rational person does. It left me, and many other Americans, asking the very question that prompted this interview: How does Jones, who traffics in these outrageous conspiracy theories, have the respect of the president of the United States and a growing audience of millions?" she said on Tuesday.
The interview will air Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m. during Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly on NBC.