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  • Since Firing Megyn Kelly, the “Today Show” is Thriving

    11/15/2018 3:33:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 14, 2018 | Brian Steinberg
    Megyn Kelly’s ouster at the Today Show was great for the franchise’s viewership, according to Variety, with Nielsen reporting an impressive 10% bump in advertiser’s coveted 25-54 demographic during the third hour Kelly used to host. There’s been a 4% jump in viewership for Today as a whole. But will the boost endure? Kelly was booted on October 26, just two days after defending the use of blackface on her program. The cancellation of Megyn Kelly Today topped off 12 months of tumult that’s plagued Today, beginning with Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct and ouster in October 2017. But it...
  • ‘Today’ Ratings Climb After Megyn Kelly Departs

    11/13/2018 4:39:49 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Since Kelly’s exit from the third hour of “Today,” viewership in the key demographic favored by advertisers in that time period is up around 10%, according to Nielsen. And in each of the last three weeks, overall audience for the flagship first two hours of the NBC A.M. mainstay has been larger than that for its main rival, ABC’s “Good Morning America” – a testament to some of the big breaking news stories that have recently gripped the nation, including a recent shooting tragedy in Pittsburgh.
  • With Megyn Kelly Gone, NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Viewers Return

    11/09/2018 1:57:23 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11-9-18 | lloyd Grove
    In what must be considered an unwelcome twist for Megyn Kelly and the team haggling over her severance package from NBC News, ratings for the Today show’s third hour have measurably improved since she was summarily dropped from the program amid the “blackface” debacle........
  • Megyn Kelly was supposed to be face of NBC’s election night coverage

    11/06/2018 9:55:00 AM PST · by TBP · 55 replies
    Page Six (The New York Post) ^ | November 5, 2018 | Oli Coleman
    As NBC negotiates the fate of Megyn Kelly, the network has already started scrubbing traces of the disgraced host in the wake of her blackface backlash. Page Six is told that execs had long planned to feature Kelly heavily in its midterm-election coverage Tuesday night, and even sent out a press release before the scandal broke announcing that Kelly would front the broadcast alongside NBC heavyweights Lester Holt of the network’s “Nightly News,” “Today” host Savannah Guthrie and “Meet the Press” anchor Chuck Todd. But on Monday, NBC put out a video ad spot that deep-sixed Kelly from the lineup,...
  • Gone & Forgotten! Megyn’s Belongings Thrown Out Of NBC

    11/01/2018 5:00:39 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 71 replies
    Radar ^ | 11-1-18 | Radar Staff
    "....“They threw Megyn’s s**t out fast,” an NBC insider told Radar. “Two show runners went into her office and a literally swooped everything off her desk and off the walls and threw them into two boxes.” “Nothing was handled with care, and some of the items broke, but nobody cares,” continued the insider. “The top just wanted there to be no remnants of Megyn and wanted her and her stuff out of the building immediately.”...."
  • The Megyn Kelly blunder

    10/31/2018 3:12:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2018 | Daryl Austin
    <p>I was sad to see the Peacock Network cancel her show the way they did for two reasons. The first is because I believe Megyn Kelly deserved better. If NBC was unhappy with her ratings, they should have ended her contact for that reason; not because of a relatively minor controversy caused by an insensitive comment.</p>
  • ‘It’s all out war’: Megyn Kelly is looking to get a multi-million-dollar fee PLUS her [tr]

    10/30/2018 1:11:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Megyn Kelly has adopted a scorched earth policy in her exit with NBC multiple sources tell DailyMail.com. The embattled host is now after additional money on top of her contract payout sources close to both Kelly and the network tell DailyMail.com, and threatening to expose executives and on-air talent to help her achieve her goals. ’It’s all out war in negotiations between Megyn and NBC,’ said one source close to Kelly. ‘She doesn’t just want the remainder of her $69 million contract, she wants more money on top as compensation for what she believes is NBC’s attempt to not just...
  • NBC Reluctant To Give Megyn Kelly Big Payout As Part Of Exit After Missteps

    10/30/2018 6:55:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 29, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Megyn Kelly is off the air and heading toward the door at NBC, but it looks like any exit won’t be as smooth as the former Fox News Channel host may have anticipated. Over the weekend and today, increasingly intractable NBC News boss Andy Lack has made it clear in talks with Kelly’s reps that a hefty payout for the rest of her $69 million contract is a non-starter, well-positioned sources tell Deadline.
  • Megyn Kelly’s old high school criticizes her comments on blackface

    10/29/2018 7:03:47 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10-28-18 | Chris Perez
    Students enrolled at Megyn Kelly’s old high school penned an opinion piece for NBC News, calling her out Sunday for the comments she made about blackface being “OK” back when she was a kid. “Those comments definitely do not speak to who we are in Bethlehem or at Bethlehem Central High School, from which she graduated in 1988,” wrote members of the upstate school’s Students for Peace and Survival group......
  • Networks Won’t Touch Megyn Kelly. But There’s Always Newsmax.

    10/28/2018 4:11:52 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 84 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10-26-18 | Lloyd Grove, Tim Teeman
    There is no 12-step program for disgraced network anchors attempting to make a comeback. Brian Williams was eventually able to rehabilitate himself—getting his own show on MSNBC barely a year after being exposed as a journalistic fabricator—only because the network image-making machine, led by NBC News Chairman Andy Lack, threw its substantial institutional weight behind a meticulously orchestrated campaign to resurrect Williams as a credible purveyor of information. Megyn Kelly will receive no such backing if she tries climb out of the smoking wreckage of her career.......
  • NY Times Slimes Megyn Kelly, Fox News as Racist: 'Sometimes It’s Tiki Torches...'

    10/27/2018 2:39:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 27, 2018 | Clay Waters
    NBC morning host (and former Fox News host) Megyn Kelly controversy is seemingly out at the network, after a politically incorrect discussion of Halloween costumes and so-called cultural appropriation caused outcry -- not at the puzzling phenomenon of liberals demanding Halloween costumes be policed, but at a clumsy comment Kelly made that was quickly spun as racist. TV writer James Poniewozik even compared Kelly's remarks to "tiki torches" at the Nazi march in Charlottesville. During a freewheeling discussion on her Tuesday show, Kelly said “So truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on...
  • Megyn Kelly, Elizabeth Warren and PC Power

    10/27/2018 10:14:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 26, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    If Megyn Kelly had omitted the word “blackface” when maintaining there’s nothing offensive about a white person dressing up as a famous black person on Halloween or vice versa, she’d be fine now. NBC would have to find another excuse to fire its highly paid host for disappointing ratings. “Who doesn’t love Diana Ross?” said Ms. Kelly in on-air comments offensive only to the eager-to-be-offended. If she’s wrong, then Amazon is in deep trouble: “Barack Obama Mask—Perfect for Halloween, Masquerade, Parties, Events, Festivals, Concerts—Jumbo Size Waterproof Laminated. . . . Only 3 left in stock—order soon.” Not to mention masks...
  • Megyn Kelly debacle puts new spotlight on embattled NBC News honcho Andy Lack

    10/27/2018 8:07:17 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10-27-2018 | Brian Flood
    Megyn Kelly’s disastrous tenure at NBC News is coming to an end as her low-rated “Megyn Kelly Today” was canceled Friday following the backlash she received for questioning if “blackface” is racist. Now the pressure is on NBC News chairman Andy Lack, who handed Kelly a three-year contract worth $69 million in the first place. Lack – who has been clinging to power amid a series of scandals and embarrassments - now oversees a network that is in the process of cutting ties with its polarizing star who is only halfway through the lucrative contract he used to recruit her...
  • Was Megyn Kelly the Victim of Political Correctness?

    10/27/2018 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | Micael Brown
    Let’s put aside the question of whether NBC was looking for an excuse to dump Megyn Kelly because of low ratings and controversies. And let’s put aside whether she had a history of racially insensitive remarks. Instead, let’s ask one question only: Was her “blackface” comment racist or insensitive?These were her exact words, words which ultimately cost her a lucrative job. They were spoken during a roundtable discussion about racism and Halloween costumes.She asked, “But what is racist? Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 10/27/2018 (Newsdump Edition)

    10/27/2018 5:29:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/27/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The leaders of four nations are talking about Syria in Istanbul, Turkey today..... US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told a security meeting in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain that Russia is no replacement for the US in the Middle East.... In Germany, voters go to the polls in the state of Hesse tomorrow with anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany set to make its entry into that state's parliament for the first time.... Turkish President Erdogan has urged the Saudi government to reveal the location of Jamal Khashoggi's body..... The fiance of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is declining a...
  • Megyn Kelly, a victim of despicable, deceptive P.C. police

    10/26/2018 8:10:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 26, 2018 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    This is not a defense of Megyn Kelly. This is a defense of sanity. If you’ve not watched the six-minute or so segment that’s the heart and soul of what’s being used to show Kelly as a racist, stop reading, go back and watch — because the headlines and stories and criticisms that have come like pelting hail upon her head have little to do with truth and everything to do with misinformation. Here’s a sample: “Megyn Kelly Doesn’t Think Blackface Halloween Costumes Are A Big Deal,” blasted one headliner to the “Breakfast Club’s Donkey of the Day” YouTube clip....
  • BLACKFACE: Megyn Kelly Forced to Lick Boots for Fake "Racism" [Jesse Lee Peterson 8:45 minutes]

    10/26/2018 11:04:27 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    Jesse Lee Peterson ^ | October 25, 2018 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Video Link Jesse Lee Peterson from video:"I try to tell white people that MOST black people hate white people..."
  • Megyn Kelly's reported payout has people furious: '$69 million for thinking blackface is fine'

    10/26/2018 8:05:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/26/2018 | Lauren Holter
    Megyn Kelly’s morning show will reportedly come to an end very soon, but it seems its namesake won’t be walking away empty-handed — a detail that didn’t go unnoticed by her critics. Kelly came under fire this week for defending the use of blackface during a panel discussion on Megyn Kelly Today, and issued an on-air apology after NBC colleague and Today host Al Roker said she owed people of color an explanation. Kelly apparently will neither return to her 9 a.m. show nor take on a different role at NBC. “It’s clear she will not be returning to the...
  • What's Halloween Without Racism Charges?

    10/26/2018 5:22:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    It's Halloween and time for another round of outrage over inappropriate costumes. Once upon a time, parents -- most of them, anyway -- were concerned with oversexualized costumes for little children, but how unenlightened was that? Today we're focusing our energy on what's really important. Now it's all about "cultural appropriation." White children need to "own their privilege" and not dress up and pretend to belong to a non-oppressive race. Megyn Kelly ran afoul of NBC's "diversity/inclusion" police, and as we write this, it looks like she'll be canned for saying: "But what is racist? Because truly, you do get...
  • Megyn her exit

    10/25/2018 6:31:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    donsurber.blogspot.com ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Don Surber
    As we toast Megyn Kelly on her departure from NBC and sip our Trump Schadenfreude (which tastes like Diet Coke with a slightly stronger New York accent) let us also enjoy watching NBC pay $69 million or so in exit fees to the 21st century's version of Pink Lady and Jeff. Kelly was a lawyer who joined Fox News as a reporter and worked her way to an anchor post. They promoted her to prime-time. She was doing fine until the first Republican presidential debate in August 2015. She picked a fight with Donald John Trump. He ate her up...