Who is making the bigger mistake, NBC or Megyn Kelly?


This would have been the big story of the day if it wasn’t for those four misunderstood teens in Chicago.

Don Surber:

NBC is Megyn a big mistake

The biggest media mistake of the year so far (which already is one/seventy-third gone) is NBC hiring Megyn Kelly from Fox News.

Replacing her with Tucker Carlson is brilliant.

I offer her tale as an example of how clubby and out-of-touch the news media is.

Heck, they even got wrong who will replace her.

NBC took the wrong Fox from Fox News. Despite her magazine covers and her hype as a sexy praying mantis who devastates men in interviews, Megyn Kelly is not all that as an interviewer. Consider her vaunted debate question.

KELLY: Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind, and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.
TRUMP: Only Rosie O’Donnell.

He turned Kelly’s question around in three words.

The audience laughed at her, and she never laid a glove on him for the rest of the night. She became the butt of his joke.

The only reason anyone remembers the question was a few days later, after the laughter at her expense died down, Trump went on CNN and revived the issue. He used the confrontation to separate himself from Fox News as he tapped into the unease his supporters had with the conservative network.

Trump’s opponents seethed at this, but his lead in the polls widened. While the press would portray him as sexist throughout the campaign, no one would confront him like this again because they feared being burned like that.

“Only Rosie O’Donnell.”

Who the hell wants to be the one sticking up for Rosie O’Donnell?

Kelly thought her clumsy question helped her street cred. But she lives in Trump Country and her ratings took a hit. Yes, her numbers grew but not as high as Bill O’Reilly’s or Sean Hannity’s.

Her hour became a ratings hammock.

Fox News may be happy to see her go. I do not know. All I know is I don’t watch the show and have not since she went after Trump, cut her hair, and began her yearlong audition for a non-Fox News gig.

She got a prime-time special last May with Trump. It bombed in the ratings.

Her spin is that she turned down $25 million a year from Fox News to take $15 million a year from Comcast. Who does that?

NBC will give her an hourlong daily daytime show.

It’s a rather girly thing to do, isn’t it? Katie Couric got one. Meredith Vieira got one. Anderson Cooper got one. They never make macho male anchors do these things.

These shows last about two seasons before the new guy takes over daytime TV, and realizes he could make more money running a couple of Judge Judy ripoffs in the time slot.

Barbara Walters, however, took her daily hour on daytime TV and turned it into a cash cow called “The View.” She invented having five women come on and yack about politics for an hour. Feminism for the housewife. Brilliant. You can hate it to death. Like Liberace, she cried all the way to the bank.

Now Megyn Kelly wants to be the new Barbara Walters for the 21st century.

We shall see. I doubt it. But we shall see.

Megyn Kelly spent over a decade building up her brand, and she was very successful at it. She went from part-time to day-time to prime-time as the fastest rising star at Fox News. She was beating MSNBC and CNN in her time slot, and occasionally even had higher ratings than big dog Bill O’Reilly.

Then along came Donald Trump. Since her infamous debate confrontation with The Donald she has been destroying her brand and alienating her original fan base. Now she has defected to the enemy.

Her remaining fan base won’t follow her, and she has few fans at NBC. I’m not really sure about her new format – is she going to be another afternoon talk show, a news show, or some sort of hybrid? Will they squeeze her in between Days of Our Lives and Dr. Phil? Will she let her hair grow long again?

NBC is spending a lot of money and they’re gonna want results.

I have no ill will towards Megyn, but I am not optimistic about this career move.

Megyn is ready to rumble

Megyn is ready to rumble


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81 Responses to Who is making the bigger mistake, NBC or Megyn Kelly?

  1. DandyTIger says:

    The comments are a bit rough on Greta’s FB page. She’s getting the 6pm news hour position on MSNBC:

  2. Dora says:

    If anyone is going to be in NYC this weekend, why not get your mind off politics for a while and have a little fun? Join the prank.


    No Pants Subway Ride 2017: When and how to join the nearly nude prank

    What’s required of you: Bring a MetroCard and a backpack or bag, a willingness to take off your pants and the ability to keep a straight face. Wear winter clothes otherwise, as the high is forecast to be about 29 degrees.

    When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8; followed by an after party at Bar 13


    • The last time I took a no pants ride it didn’t work out so well.

    • boutis says:

      I don’t want to look at some ugly ass hanging out of ragged underwear. There are very few people who look passable much less good in their undies over the age of four. If I was subjected to this I would, with a friend hopefully, run an oral critique of said asses on their size, shape, fat content, droopiness, odd hair placement, dingy cheap underwear, sores, “cottage cheese”, but hopefully not smell as that would mean I was within say 10 feet or catch a bug. The prurient, vapid, self regard of these ninnies is sad. Do they even have a life? Any kind of accomplishment that doesn’t involve their hooha or ass crack? Does anyone like them if they don’t expose themselves? Maybe not.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Kind of proves the GOP’s point that they don’t need gov. funding.

    • elliesmom says:

      I had a conversation about PP with my liberal brother and his wife. They’re both upset the GOP might defund PP. I suggested if that happened, every liberal could donate a share of the lost government funding, which would have the added benefit of releasing PP from the ban against using the money to support abortions. When they protested, I suggested Trump won because people were tired of liberals spending Other People’s Money to fund their pet projects. My brother is used to disagreeing with me politically so we’re all good.

  3. Dora says:

    • Somebody says:

      I personally think this move by Ryan to defund PP is more about eroding Trump’s support than moral high ground. Of all the pressing issues we face PP isn’t one of them, but defunding them will toss a political hot potato in Trump’s lap and may well bog him down and slow down his agenda. This whole idea is a tremendous waste of political capital, there are bigger fish to fry.

      I found the baby part harvesting reprehensible and I agree federal funding needs to be scrutinized but now is not the time.

  4. AFVet says:

    Milo scores!

  5. votermom says:

    LOL at this comment:

    “Tucker grabbed Megyn’s slot! “

  6. AFVet says:

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  8. DeniseVB says:

    More coming out of that Chicago torture, wtf?

    • lyn says:

      That’s how it should be done.

    • swanspirit says:

      Aaaand, Diplomats, you’re FIRED!
      💝 DJT.

    • Jadzia says:

      What whiny babies, these ambassadors. Scrambling for visas? Were they not watching the news back in NOVEMBER? They are political appointees, and political appointees serve at the pleasure of the appointer.

    • Jadzia says:

      Also, you know who has to move all the time, sometimes in the middle of the school year? Army brats. Cry me a fucking river, rich Obama donors. I have difficulty believing that somebody as high level as an AMBASSADOR will be kicked out of countries like, say, Belgium, if they make a personal request to stay 6 months till the end of the school year or whatever.

  9. DandyTIger says:

  10. Dora says:

    Here’s the house again. Back in the news. 🙂

  11. Dora says:

    If you are going to Florida, better watch what you are wearing.


    FLORIDA: Obama’s Muslim invaders threaten to taser bikini-clad girls unless they cover up

    Two Muslim supremacist savages whom Obama imported at American taxpayer expense, pointed a taser gun at an American family because they were offended that two young girls were wearing bikinis at a swimming pool. The only reason they didn’t fire it was because they knew they were being filmed.


    • CiscoKid says:

      Knowing that you may be accosted or attacked by a muslim invader any time any place, especially women, one is faced with a difficult choice.
      Be armed or not.
      Lethal or non-lethal.
      Pepper spray, collapsible baton, edged weapon or firearm.
      Same savages burned down Germany’s oldest church.
      Obama imported about 10,000 of them, that’s about the size of an average Army Division.
      Nearly all military age men.
      Do what ya gotta do, but do something, don’t be a victim.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    My something nice to say, she would be better than DiBlasio. Though the NYPD doesn’t need another BLM sympathizer that’s for sure.

    • elliesmom says:

      My only thought is she’s looking for an elected executive political position she can win that has some influence she can peddle. Mayor of NYC is probably more lucrative than being governor of the state. A major step down from being Secretary of State, but generates more money than being a grandmother.

  13. Dora says:

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