Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Oh Oh, Megyn Might Have Blown Her Career Over Bucks
After a second week of humiliating ratings on Sunday night, former Fox News star Megyn Kelly is getting her image tarnished badly at her new network, NBC. And it looks like she’s burned her bridges too badly to ever turn back now.
In an exclusive report on Breitbart, writer Tony Lee reported that after Kelly’s highly anticipated interview with InfoWars’ Alex Jones tanked with viewers on Sunday, NBC was looking to remove her program from the network entirely.
A tweet from WOR radio host Mark Simone stated that the inside scoop is that NBC is now “trying to get rid of Megyn Kelly. Even trying to get FOX to buy out her contract and take her back.”
Kelly’s NBC program, “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” saw a drastic ratings hit, falling behind CBS’ “60 Minutes” and and ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” reruns for the second week in a row, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It would make sence for NBC to get rid a low-performing show. However, according to Breitbart, the chances of Kelly returning to Fox are between slim and none.
“A high-ranking Fox News source told Breitbart News that there is ‘no way’ Kelly could come back to the network,” Lee reported Tuesday. “Quite simply, the source told Breitbart News, Kelly ‘would not be welcomed back.’”
Kelly famously left the network after sexual misconduct allegations against former host Bill O’Reilly and former network CEO Roger Ailes were brought by women who worked at Fox.
Kelly even admitted in her book, that she used that publicity to gain more of a reputation for herself and her career trajectory. “I worked my tail off… I established myself as a serious person,” Kelly wrote. “I built my own power. And when the allegations against Roger hit, I used it. Perhaps there is some poetic justice in that.”
Well, poetic justice is a sword that cuts both ways, and it seems as though Kelly is getting her fair dose of it now.
Despite the major controversies surrounding Kelly’s interview with Jones, from advertisers pulling their ads, Kelly losing a job with the Sandy Hook Promise Charity Gala, and a slew of angry social media users attacking Kelly for giving Jones a “platform” to spread his ideals… the interview was just kind of “blah.”
Leaked audio by Jones proved that Kelly sweet-talked Jones into the interview, promising that it would not be a “gotcha hit piece,” even though that is exactly what she attempted to do. However, none of this added up to the most important factor for her show… ratings.
So, according to some reports, NBC is seriously considering getting rid of Kelly and if Fox really won’t take her back… there is little chance for Kelly’s “serious” career to continue moving forward. Could the golden girl of Fox News have been outsmarted by Alex Jones?
The bright side… there’s always YouTube.