Views Preview: Was Megyn Kelly's Segment on Alex Jones Worth the Hype?

Jun 20, 2017

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Megyn Kelly’s profile of Infowars’ founder Alex Jones has run – in most U.S. cites. Did it live up to the hype? 

Jack Shafer, POLITICO: “Megyn Kelly pantses Alex Jones

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Megyn Kelly and Alex Jones: “A week of insane platform-shaming

Michael M. Grynbaum & John Koblin, New York Times: “Megyn Kelly, and network that bet on her, land on hot seat

Charlie Warzel, BuzzFeed: “Alex Jones scoops Megyn Kelly and proves the media isn’t ready for the trolls

Joanna Walters, The Guardian: “Alex Jones cries foul ahead of interview with ‘Medusa’ NBC host Megyn Kelly

Infowars: “Alex Jones Megyn Kelly full interview leaked

Julie Alderman & John Whitehouse, Media Matters for America: “What Megyn Kelly says in leaked audio from Alex Jones

Tom Kludt, CNN Money: “Sandy Hook family members send legal threat to NBC over Alex Jones interview

David Owens & Dave Altimari, Hartford Courant: “Connecticut’s NBC station won’t air Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

Peter Barry Chowka, Infowars: “Golden girl Megyn Kelly vs. the most hated man in American media

Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times: “NBC presses ahead with Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview despite backlash

Emily Smith, Page Six: “Megyn Kelly completely overhauls Alex Jones interview

Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post: “How Alex Jones is preparing his base for the Megyn Kelly interview

Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “CNN chief says NBC’s marketing of Alex Jones interview was a ‘big mistake’

Dylan Byers, CNN Money: “How NBC botched the Megyn Kelly rollout

Jim Rutenberg, New York Times: “Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones and a fine line between news and promotion

Spicer on his way out… or up?

Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg: “White House weighs new role for press secretary Sean Spicer

Tara Palmeri, POLITICO: “Spicer searching for candidate to take over White House briefing

Joe DePaolo, Mediaite: “Laura Ingraham said to be a leading candidate to replace Spicer

Ashley Parker & Philip Rucker: “Spicer may leave the press room podium behind for a more backstage White House role

James West, Mother Jones: “Sean Spicer’s press briefings may be coming to an end. Here’s how you’ll remember them.

Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “CNN White House reporter questions covering ‘bizarre’ and ‘pointless’ briefings

Brian Flood, The Wrap: “CNN’s Jim Acosta blasts ‘useless’ Sean Spicer

Fox News Insider: “’He’s kind of useless’ CNN WH reporter rips Sean Spicer, Trump

Callum Borchers, Washington Post: “White House briefings are now shorter, rarer and ‘basically pointless’

Jason Kurtz, CNN: “CNN’s Jim Acosta unloads on White House over off-camera briefings

Mexican government sends journalists spyware

Rafael Cabrera & Hayes Brown, Buzzfeed: “This report says the Mexican government deployed spyware against journalists and activists

Azem Ahmed & Nicole Perlroth, New York Times: “Using texts as lures, government spyware targets Mexican journalists and their families

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard: “Mexico’s sloppy hacking attempts expose customers of $1 billion spyware company

Eric Lieberman, The Daily Caller: “Report: Mexico has been targeting journalists by hacking their phones

Russell Brandom, The Verge: “Mexican journalists targeted by spyware after investigating government corruption

Mistrial in Cosby criminal case

Ellen McCarthy, Washington Post: “Camille Cosby lashes out after mistrial is declared in husband’s sexual assault case

Sydney Ember, New York Times: “Why couldn’t the Cosby jury reach a verdict? Legal experts assess

Laura McGann, Vox: “I believe Bill Cosby

Sex crimes on the set of The Bachelor?

Lisa France, CNN Money: “’Bachelor in Paradise’ alum says show is not a ‘big old sex factory’

Christina Cauterucci, Slate: “Sexual assault allegations make the entire premise of The Bachelor seem more sinister

Jackson McHenry, Vulture: “A timeline of the Bachelor in Paradise allegations

Rachel Desantis, New York Daily News: “No sexual assault occurred on ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ Warner Bros. says, female contestant says she’ll open own investigation

FOX News drops iconic slogan

Doha Madani, Huffington Post: “Fox News drops ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan after 21 years

Michael Grynbaum, New York Times: “Fox News drops ‘Fair and Balanced’ motto

Contracts lock in workers

Cora Lewis & Steven Perlberg, BuzzFeed: “NowThis forbids staff from taking jobs at other news outlets

Stephanie Russell-Kraft, Columbia Journalism Review: “I learned the hard way why non-competes are bad for journalists