Good for NBC‘s Connecticut affiliate here.
The local television station owned by NBC that covers the area including Newtown, Connecticut, will NOT be broadcasting Megyn Kelly‘s highly controversial interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
In an internal memo at the company that was obtained by the Associated Press on Friday, station executives at WVIT NBC Connecticut made the decision to not air the interview after hearing from employees, viewers, and families that were so horribly affected by the awful tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School there in 2012.
Jones has said repeatedly on the record that the killing of those 26 people — including many small children — was a hoax. Kelly has drawn a ton of criticism for even interviewing him, but now at least it seems one station has found a solution.
All in all, with Kelly’s ratings in the toilet and this controversy rung squarely around her neck, it really hasn’t been a great start to her career at NBC.
Of course, it pales in comparison to the pain Jones’ conspiracy theories have brought to Sandy Hook families.
Hopefully more NBC affiliates across the country take the lead from this one and adjust their programming accordingly.