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Sean Hannity comments on Megyn Kelly (Taking over his Fox News Time Slot)
Politico ^ | 08/10/2013 | ANDREA DRUSCH

Posted on 08/10/2013 6:31:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

If losing his prime-time show to Megyn Kelly is rattling Sean Hannity, he isn’t showing it.

Hannity weighed in on the report of Kelly’s move to the Fox News 9 p.m. prime-time block during his radio show, saying he’s “very happy” with the way things are turning out, and that it has no negative implications for his career.

“Let’s just say in the end I’m very happy. That’s all I can say at this point,” he said Thursday.

It’s pretty funny. I love people speculating,” Hannity said. “Because everybody thinks they know everything and they don’t.”

He also preempted criticism from those who might suggest the move had anything to do with him being “a right wing nut job.”

“If I wasn’t hated, I wouldn’t be doing my job now would I?” he said.


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1 posted on 08/10/2013 6:31:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Megyn Kelly is all hype and dull bad move by fox.


2 posted on 08/10/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 08/10/2013 6:33:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
So who is this Megyn Kelly?
4 posted on 08/10/2013 6:34:26 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity is one of the very strongest Fox hosts.

I somehow don’t think he’s headed toward any sort of demotion.

Just saying.

I don’t have any inside information, just going on instinct.

I’d not worry about Hannity.


5 posted on 08/10/2013 6:34:43 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

So, is Sean getting another slot, or is he being dumped by Fox?


6 posted on 08/10/2013 6:34:44 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

He says he loves people speculating.


7 posted on 08/10/2013 6:35:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Vaduz

Kelly is a lefty on social issues. As far as ‘hot’..? I can sit on a bench in downtown Greenville, SC on a warm summer night and watch dozens of women just as hot walking to and fro...and I don’t have to pay for cable. :-)


8 posted on 08/10/2013 6:36:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d say Megyn is NOT GUILTY.....


9 posted on 08/10/2013 6:36:29 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Vaduz

I agree its a bad decision. Megyn is not an opinion host. She just brings others onto her show to argue, and reports the news Shep-style.

Who wants to watch that at prime time? I’d rather watch the Bloviator than have a Shepster repeat. BREAKING NEWS!: We’re going to report on the same thing we’ve been reporting on all day!


10 posted on 08/10/2013 6:37:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Vaduz

I can’t stand her, just smug as all hell.


11 posted on 08/10/2013 6:37:23 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t have cable or any tv anymore, but when I did I often watched FOX’s lineup. My guess: Sean gets Mr. Mascara’s slot at 7 p.m. EST. Radio from 3 - 6, tv from 7 - 8 and he’s home at a decent hour. He’s probably happy about this.

Megyn Kelly will win her time slot (who in their right mind would rather look at Maddow than Megyn) but it won’t be Hannity numbers.


12 posted on 08/10/2013 6:38:01 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mountainlion

RE: So who is this Megyn Kelly?

Excerpts From Wikipedia:

She is a news anchor on the Fox News Channel. Kelly previously hosted America Live on weekdays from the network’s New York City headquarters. Prior to that, she co-hosted America’s Newsroom along with Bill Hemmer. Since 2007, the two have hosted Fox News Channel’s New Year’s Eve special every year.

Kelly contributed legal segments for Special Report with Brit Hume and hosted her own legal segment, “Kelly’s Court,” during Weekend Live. She appears on a weekly segment on The O’Reilly Factor and occasionally filled in for Greta Van Susteren on On the Record in the past. Most of her reporting focused on legal and political matters. At this time she occasionally contributed as an anchor but she was often stationed as a substitute anchor, mostly on the weekends.

Kelly’s “America Live” program has been up 20% in total viewers (averaging 1,293,000) and up 4% in the 25–54 demographic (averaging 268,000).

Kelly received media attention for her coverage of the results of the 2012 United States presidential election. On November 6, the night of the election, Fox News projected that Obama would win a second term after part of the results had been released. In response to Karl Rove’s opposition to this projection, Kelly asked Rove, “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better? Or is this real?”

Kelly left as host of America Live in the beginning of July 2013 for maternity leave and will move to FNC’s prime time schedule after she returns in the fall of 2013. She is expected to take the 9:00 p.m. time slot.


13 posted on 08/10/2013 6:38:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Travis McGee
So, is Sean getting another slot, or is he being dumped by Fox?

I vote: Kill Bill.

Or truncate Schlepper and put O-really on at 7:00.

14 posted on 08/10/2013 6:38:29 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: LostInBayport
RE: Sean gets Mr. Mascara’s slot at 7 p.m. EST

Who is this Mr. Mascara?


15 posted on 08/10/2013 6:39:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
RE: So who is this Megyn Kelly?

If the goberment had not shut down tv I might have watched more. It is football season so I will fire up the tv for my one station. I still like Hannity best. Megyn, comb your hair.

16 posted on 08/10/2013 6:42:01 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is going to hurt Greta’s ratings. Instead of enduring an hour of Megan Kelly, I predict newshounds will go online to opine on Free Republic.


17 posted on 08/10/2013 6:42:38 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: SeekAndFind

Megan Kelly is certainly easy on the eyes and I can’t dislike a good Irish girl.


18 posted on 08/10/2013 6:43:01 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I can only take so much of Hannity. He talks over his guests--usually when they are about to make a point. Other guests talk over each other and he's talking over both of them so you hear nothing but arguing!

A little goes a long way.

I can't stand that stupid football!

19 posted on 08/10/2013 6:44:39 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Rummyfan
Here are other shots of this Irish girl... guilty or not?

20 posted on 08/10/2013 6:46:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Travis McGee

It’s my understanding, that he has a good contract.


21 posted on 08/10/2013 6:47:15 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not THAT Mr. Mascara, THIS Mr. Mascara!


22 posted on 08/10/2013 6:47:42 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

My take....no inside info, just a hunter reading the sign.

1. Fox News head Roger Aiels is a fellow traveler with the Republican Royals. Everything Fox does serves the GOP power establishment.....including showing just enough red meat like Hannity to keep the Tea Party types tuned in and conned.

Evidence - the serial elevation, celebration, then destruction of every presidential candidate EXCEPT Romney.

2. The GOP establishment is once again nervous that the Tea Party peasants may get out of hand and lynch a few of their own in the 2014 cycle.....SO....back bench Hannity, the last of the headliner bombthrowers at Fox...who as we know carrys water for every uber conservative and patriot.

They did it to Beck...they did it to Judge Napolitano..others?..now Hannity....and they replace Hannity with this cow?

She is bright but not schooled, aggressive but arrogant, has lots of hours....but no world experience. IT is a hilarity that anybody claims she hits in the league with O’Reilly, Hannity, Beck, or other conservative/libertarian talking heads.


23 posted on 08/10/2013 6:52:18 AM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks!


24 posted on 08/10/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Lowell1775

She is above O’Reilly the bloviator. He is the biggest joke of a conservative EVER. O’Reilly who bowed down to O’bama for a suck up interview. Bill is in it for Bill and the bills.


25 posted on 08/10/2013 7:02:59 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: lonestar

how do we know hannity won’t move to cnn or one of the other liberal cable outlets? Beck did.


26 posted on 08/10/2013 7:03:07 AM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Megyn ( I wish I was her GYN) Kelly is a liberal but I wouldn’t mind inviting her over for ‘lunch.’
27 posted on 08/10/2013 7:03:18 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I can’t stand her, just smug as all hell.

On this matter, New York and South Carolina agree.

(S.C. Disclaimer: Haven't had cable/satellite TV in nearly 2 years.)
28 posted on 08/10/2013 7:05:25 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SeekAndFind; Constitution Day; LostInBayport

29 posted on 08/10/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: who knows what evil?

We were turning off Fox during her midday show. Now I guess we will be doing the same at the evening timeslot. I never thought she was “that special”. Her liberal leanings are always slipping out.


30 posted on 08/10/2013 7:11:31 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: mountainlion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkfSCsQTRSY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIuxXpXtX58


31 posted on 08/10/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

70% probability that Hannity takes the 7pm slot.
30% probability that Hannity takes the 8pm slot and O’Reilly partially retires.


32 posted on 08/10/2013 7:13:44 AM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: SeekAndFind
I watched Megyn Kelly until she got to full of herself..She is a beautiful woman but she knows it..I do not think she will draw the crowds that Hannity did at night..

I did hear Sean Hannity does want to spend more time with his family and I am sure he has made enough money he doesn't have to worry about what spot they put him in..

33 posted on 08/10/2013 7:23:03 AM PDT by PLD
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RE: he has made enough money he doesn’t have to worry about what spot they put him in..

Here’s a piece of interesting news from 2008:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/21/sean-hannity-gets-100-mil_n_114026.html

Sean Hannity Gets $100 Million Deal

(That’s a pittance compared to what Rush Limbaugh makes ).

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34 posted on 08/10/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

WOW


35 posted on 08/10/2013 7:32:15 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Lowell1775
As a fellow hunter, I agree with your observations.

My only speculation is possibly Ailes is doing what needs to be done when the political parties control the airways/licenses and have their middle finger poised above the key marked "Fairness Doctrine" so he adjusts tactics accordingly.

Or, maybe he's just been rolling in that stuff so long as a part of the job that he's been infected, too, or has gotten old enough that he just doesn't care as he once did.

Success is its own revenge.

36 posted on 08/10/2013 7:37:40 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I’d not worry about Hannity.

Please tell me that Hannity is going to take over O'Reilly's time slot, and that O'Reilly will be moved to 2 AM.

37 posted on 08/10/2013 7:43:37 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: stickywillie

Beck moved to a liberal outlet? When? Where?

He came from CNN to Fox.
Now on his own with his Blaze Tv, or whatever it’s called.


38 posted on 08/10/2013 7:50:29 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Travis McGee

I dunno.

If Megyn Kelly were going to be my slot, I’d be pretty satisfied.


39 posted on 08/10/2013 7:53:23 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not sure WHAT Ailes was thinking with replacing Hannity with Megyn Kelly in the 9pm time slot. She is BORING.

And FNC is getting more Leftist with their every move.


40 posted on 08/10/2013 8:02:59 AM PDT by NH Liberty ("For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus..." [1 Timothy 2:5])
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN would be smart to dump the lib brit in the old larry King slot and replace him with Hannity, CNN would win the hour.


41 posted on 08/10/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Vaduz

A pretty face over runs a lousy program most days. They want men watching, just to slobber.


42 posted on 08/10/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I too have no inside information but Ailes very rarely strikes out. I think these moves will be his tactics to completely bury in the outhouse MSNBC and CNN. Ailes has them now on the mat for the count but he does not just want to win, he wants to behead the competition.


43 posted on 08/10/2013 8:22:48 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict Sean will cut back and make specials instead of a nightly show. I think he has likely burned out. He is rich and famous. This won’t hurt him. Just my 2 cents.


44 posted on 08/10/2013 8:28:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Viennacon

If anything, Megan should replace Shep, who is getting worse and worse


45 posted on 08/10/2013 8:31:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of all the TV talking heads, on all the networks, who find themselves having to interview “common people” there only two that seems to put non media guests at ease and actually listen to and interact well...and there are only two...Greta Van Sustern and Sean Hannity.

As for Kelly, she’s too “inside the beltway, sitting at the cool kids lunch table” type. Not a great persona for an opinion based show.


46 posted on 08/10/2013 8:32:04 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: Vaduz

Mr. Potato Head taking up 9-10 pm is no good, either.


47 posted on 08/10/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

On a personal note, I don’t care for Megyn. She’s in a hurry when she talks and whatever she does, and she wears me out just listening to her. She seemed to be happy to report Obama won in the last election. Her face was the last one I saw on Fox News until I tuned back in 7 months later. She’s no conservative.

On the otherhand, I like Hannity, but his show consists of arguing. 2 people on opposite sides debating... and I’m through with the other side. I don’t want to hear them blow hot air. I’m through with the lies. Just give information to those who are ill informed or less informed. Let the conservatives have a voice.. the left has all the rest of the channels.

Greta has been doing a good job probing and asking questions on the lack of anyone doing anything. I think we are ready for a fight and no one is hosting.


48 posted on 08/10/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

cnn accepted beck, so why wouldn’t they accept hannity for his prime time slot? does cnn want ratings?


49 posted on 08/10/2013 8:50:51 AM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: Vaduz

I can’t watch her for 5 minutes without getting annoyed. Forget an hour. Look for the 9:00PM slot to lose viewership. Stupid move by Fox.


50 posted on 08/10/2013 8:53:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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