Leaked audio or no, the residents of Newtown, Connecticut are uninterested in Megyn Kelly’s interview of InfoWars host Alex Jones, a man who has, more than once, accused the residents of the small town of fabricating the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings that left 26 residents—including 20 children—dead. Newtown’s local NBC affiliate has announced that it will not be broadcasting this Sunday’s episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, after fielding requests to that effect from staff members, viewers, and the families affected by the shooting.
Jones—who recently engaged in a typically red-faced game of chicken with Kelly and NBC over the interview’s contents—has stated in the past that he believes that the Sandy Hook shooting was faked, using actors. Numerous people have suggested that it might be insensitive and irresponsible on NBC and Kelly’s part to give a man who spreads that kind of poison into the world an even larger platform to do so than he already has, but those people have presumably missed the fact that the interview will probably get very good ratings. Just not in Newtown.