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BREAKING NEWS: The Fairest Megan Kelley Leaves Fox Unbalanced

Megyn Kelly Is Leaving  for NBC

Megyn Kellyh as decided to leave the “fair and balanced ™” network to take on a broad new role at NBC News. The move leaved Fox bery unbalanced.

Kelly had become the second-most watched host — after Bill O’Reilly of Fox News,  She often helped define the national political debate, especially over the last year as Donald J. Trump regularly attacked her, at times in viciously personal terms.

Kelley’s move along with Trump’s election, raises questions about the future of Fox News.  Created by Rupert Murdoch in the model of his newspaper chain, Fox teetered between the conservative cant of the  Wall street Journal and the tabloid half truths of the New York Post. The teeter totter network created its own “Fox Alternative Reality”   a “fair and balanced”  menu of talking points that began with partisan GOP points of view and went on tp a world as unreal as any check oult tabloid, replacing alien abduction with criminal depictions of Pbama and Clinton.  The harvest fruit of this was and is Donald Trump.

Kelley grew in her role at Fox until in the last election where she stood out from Hannity and Reilly, by standing up to Donald Trump. Kelley got to interview the Man and actually asked the Donald  questions!  She went further, openly talking about the sexism of Fox News Founder, Roger Ailes.  This in house rebellion paid of for Kelley.  After Ailes was fired, Fox’ only other female anchor,  Greta Van Susteren,  quit or was fired due being too moderate.  The Murdoch family offered Kelley $20 million to stay. Presumabky she decided that her value as a credibkle jounrlaist would br better served at NBC.

Now with an all male and all alt right line up, Fox News  now has to decide whether it wants to become the macho full blown air Tabloid voice for Trump.   The remaining stars at Fox,  Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity dit the latter mode.

Her departure, coming after that of Greta Van Susteren, also means that Fox’s prime-time lineup faces the prospect of having no female host for the first time in its 20-year history, potentially troubling for the network as its seeks to shake the aftermath of last summer involving the network’s co-founder and former chairman, Roger Ailes, in which many women described its culture as intimidating for women.

In bringing Kelly to NBC, Andrew Lack, the chairman of the news division, is adding a journalist schooled in the preferences and worldviews of the conservative Americans who helped elect Trump, and whose anger so many news organizations failed to appreciate.

 Kelly’s move represents one of the most closely watched by an anchor in a decade. It also capped months of drama in the political sphere, in which Kelly was often at the center of Trump’s intense, anti-press campaign, and in the media world, where she became a key figure in the events that led to Ailes’ ouster. Kelly was the most prominent among a group of women at the network who told internal investigators that Ailes had engaged in inappropriate behavior. (Ailes has denied all the accusations).

Despite its offer to retain Kelly, and despite the fact that Fox News seemed to have been taken by surprise at least by the timing of her decision, Rupert Murdoch, whose bare-knuckled negotiation tactics are legendary, offered a supportive statement about her decision to leave.

“We thank Megyn Kelly for her 12 years of contributions to Fox News,” the statement read. “We hope she enjoys tremendous success in her career and wish her and her family the best.”

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Now she can quit pretending she is “fair and balanced” and fully embrace her ideology and “hack journalism” as well as her primary commitment to herself and her career

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Donald Maldonado
Donald Maldonado Her questioning during the GOP debate now confirms her interview was complete. Fair and balanced my butt. She just joined the lying machine! She had to jump ship after her ratings took a dump.
Michael Ramstedt
Michael RamstedtYes. From one lying machine to another.
JD Montgomery Bye, Felicia. :p

 

Sal Peralta
Sal Peralta I think she’s a smart, tough, journalist, for sure. I think it’s interesting how quickly people will turn on you as soon as you try to hold one of their own to the same standard of accountability that you have been applying to the other team.
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JD Montgomery
JD Montgomery She is. Which is why going to NBC is such an about face move on her part.

 

Sal Peralta
Sal Peralta Seems like NBC is hiring someone with a reputation for holding both sides accountable. It will make me much more likely to watch their broadcasts.

 

Dave Allen
Dave Allen No surprise. The Trumpbots have taken over that network. If you are critical of him you will be booted. I think they call this “Fair and Balanced” reporting?

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