Quantcast
Connect with us

‘This is why they hired Megyn’: NBC bracing for ‘sh*t show’ over Alex Jones — but hoping for ‘buzz’

Published

on

NBC is preparing to endure a “sh*t show” of backlash over Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, but some network sources understand that’s the cost of trying to attract “buzz.”

Network insiders are voicing their discontent with the decision to offer a platform to Jones, the InfoWars host and Sandy Hook “truther,” and some of them want Kelly’s second program since jumping over from Fox News to be called off before it airs, reported The Daily Beast.

ADVERTISEMENT

Jones has moved toward the political mainstream since the election of President Donald Trump, whose campaign he endorsed and whom he has interviewed, but he’s best known for promoting anti-government conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, chemtrails and the massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut.

“Sandy Hook is a synthetic, completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured,” Jones has said on his radio show. “I couldn’t believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids. And it just shows how bold they are, that they clearly used actors.”

Kelly was dropped as host of a fundraiser gala for the gun violence prevention group Sandy Hook Promise, which is scheduled for Wednesday — four days before her interview with Jones is scheduled to air.

The broadcast has also lost JPMorgan Chase as an advertiser, and the network is holding crisis management meetings to brace for sustained backlash after the interview airs.

“It’s a sh*t show,” one insider told Page Six. “No one wants to withstand a whole week of criticism over this. There are a number of people who want to pull the interview.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Another source said the network was caught off guard by JPMorgan Chase’s decision to pull ads until after the Jones interview, but NBC executives knew what they were getting when they gave Kelly a $15 million contract.

“No one expected sponsors to pull out, but this is why they hired Megyn,” the source said. “They expect to lose and gain viewers, and they want the buzz.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

Published

on

On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

Published

on

The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

Published

on

Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image