June 12, 2017 12:33 pm -

Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter was murdered by Adam Lanza during the 2012 Sandy Hook killing spree, is understandably furious that NBC’s Megyn Kelly gave air time to Alex Jones, the opportunistic “conspiratainer” who claimed the massacre was some kind of “false flag” operation.

Addressing Kelly, Marquez-Greene said that promoting Jones through her show reopened old wounds for Sandy Hook parents who lost their children more than four years ago.

“By making this choice, you grieve our hearts and the memory of our child,” she wrote. “You have a powerful platform. I encourage you to ‘shine light’ on affirming the losses suffered here- NOT on a person who mocks those losses…. Evil doesn’t need another platform.”

Marquez-Greene also pointed out the bitter irony of Kelly’s interview with Jones airing on Father’s Day this coming Sunday.

“In Megyn Kelly’s America, cruelty gets you on national TV,” she wrote. “Sandy Hook grieving dads will go to the cemetery.”

Marquez-Greene, whose daughter died but whose son survived the massacre, understands the pain not only from her personal grief but from a professional standpoint:

“That’s a factor you can’t predict — how your child is going to deal with it,” said Marquez-Greene, a family therapist for the past 13 years.

She warned, however, that parents can’t assume their kids have escaped the aftereffects, which sometimes don’t surface for years.

“We still have this tendency to want to say, ‘Okay, it’s done. He’s good. She’s good,’ ” Marquez-Greene said. “That’s not where the story ends.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.