Too soft and shallow. Megyn Kelly’s interview with infamous conservative and conspiracy-loving radio host Alex Jones was limited journalistically, uncovering nothing new, holds Jeff Guo of Vox. Allowing a man like Jones, to whom logic and facts mean little, a one-on-one dialogue gives him the opportunity to deflect any serious criticism. Kelly’s interview provided no real insight into Jones’s character or the motives behind his aggressive personality. This is in particular contrast to a far more revealing, leaked conversation between the two in which he candidly admits that his public persona doesn’t represent his thoughts.
Hard-hitting. The interview that NBC's Megyn Kelly had with conservative radio talk show host Alex Jones was anything but softball journalism, writes Madeleine Berg of Forbes. Kelly raised important issues and challenged Jones over his lies and conspiracy theories. She criticized poor fact-checking on his website, Infowars, and called him out for deflecting her questions. Finally, she told him that claims he made in the past were simply unjustifiable. Several journalists praised Kelly for her hard-hitting questions and tough stance with Jones. Kelly should be praised for covering Jones and his conspiracy theories unbiasedly and analytically.