Your DGB for today is to contact NBC and tell them we’re not okay with the network giving conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones air time. You can call the network at (212) 664-2333, write to them at NBC News, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10112, or tweet your views @NBCNews, and/or @MegynKelly.
Newly-minted NBC news anchor Megyn Kelly prompted us to give her the side-eye when her first big interview on the network was with the authoritarian leader, who probably has his grubby meathooks in our government, Vladimir Putin. But this next interview is beyond the pale. Next Sunday, Kelly is slated to sit down with Alex Jones, the man who creates and spreads fake news through his radio show and his website, Infowars. Jones has been behind a lot of looney-tunes conspiracy theories, but none quite as despicable, as his claim that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. Infowars has already been validated (sorta) by being issued White House press credentials, courtesy of our favorite administration. Jones should not be further rewarded for this cruel nonsense by being legitimized on a network that ought to know better.
Without fake news, we probably wouldn’t have Trump in the White House. This is not the time to let NBC amplify the voices of fake news purveyors, like Jones, without hearing from us.