Honestly, I think Megyn Kelly pulled off a very difficult interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, but the real jewel came later in the show. Alexander Nazaryan.
The most devastating segment of Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones came at the end of Sunday night’s episode of her new show. It involved neither the former Fox News host, nor the Infowars conspiracy theorist who was her guest, but rather the former newscaster Tom Brokaw.
Yep. That Tom Brokaw.
Brokaw railed against the “poisonous hate” infecting the nation, an apparent reference to an alt-right ecosystem that has disseminated utterly unfounded rumors: that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was part of a pedophilic network (the loathsome Pizzagate ); that former President Barack Obama isn’t a citizen of the United States. Trumpism, at its heart, may be no more than the mixture of revulsion and paranoia engendered by sites like Infowars.
Part of the problem as I see it is rather simple. People are deluged with information coming at them from many directions and often cannot determine truth from fiction, news from fake news, and that breeds magnetic silos such as Alex Jones.