The Truth About the Megyn Kelly-Alex Jones Cage Match

The much-hyped Megyn Kelly face-off with conspiracist Alex Jones was a bit of an InfoSnooze, if damning and ultimately worthwhile, assuming you DVR’d it and didn’t blow off a Father’s Day dinner. In some ways, the session that prompted much internal “should we or shouldn’t we run it?” debate within NBC News (and among their…

Alex Jones releases more secret-taped Megyn Kelly audio; NBC responds

Alex Jones released more pre-interview audio of Megyn Kelly late Thursday night and early Friday that includes the NBC News host saying Jones “became very fascinating” to her while separately assuring him the interview won’t be “some kind of gotcha piece.” “The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case,…

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones and a Fine Line Between News and Promotion

Ms. Kelly was respectfully unapologetic when I caught up with her late Tuesday. “What we do as journalists is we shine a light on those with power, those with influence, those who have become culturally relevant,” she said. “Of course, it’s upsetting to know that doing that causes any upset to the Newtown families, many…

YouTube Star Austin Jones Arrested for Child Pornography

YouTube singer Austin Jones was returning to the U.S. following a concert in Poland on Monday when he was taken into custody at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The 24-year-old was arrested on two counts of production of child pornography. If convicted, he could land in prison for a minimum of 15 years. According to the Chicago…

Megyn Kelly says important to ‘shine a light’ on Alex Jones

Megyn Kelly defended her decision to feature “Infowars” host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat Monday from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it’s her job to “shine a light” on newsmakers. Critics argue that NBC’s platform legitimizes the views of a man who, among other conspiracy theories, has…