Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly were two lightning rods at Fox News.
Both left under a cloud of controversy and were painted as rivals at the time of Kelly’s departure.
So what O’Reilly just said about Kelly will shock you.
When she left Fox for NBC, her tension with O’Reilly was cited as one of the reasons she jumped networks.
So when O’Reilly was interviewed about his comeback following his controversial firing by Fox News, it was surprising to see him take a pass on criticizing Kelly.
He even offered her words of support.
Kelly’s tenure at NBC has been a flop.
Her Sunday night program was canceled after airing just eight episodes when it was originally scheduled for ten.
According to the transcript of the interview with the Hollywood Reporter:
Have you watched Megyn’s Kelly’s NBC News show?
“I watched it. I feel bad for her because it’s the same old game; you build them up and tear them down. I mean, what has Megyn Kelly done wrong? I don’t get [the media criticism]. She worked her way up from being a reporter, and now she’s making good money, and she’s in a good position. So what has she done wrong? You don’t like her haircut? Is that it? I don’t get it. Megyn and I, we worked well together at Fox. She was very successful on The Factor. And after me, at 9 p.m., she did very well. So I don’t get it. What is the hysteria about this?”
Kelly proved to be a one note wonder and O’Reilly was very kind in his remarks.
It’s clear her success at nine was built off the fact she had the best lead in on cable news as O’Reilly had the largest and most loyal following on any of the 24-hour news channels.
When she left, Tucker Carlson actually drew higher ratings in her old time slot than she did.
But Fox stumbled when they fired O’Reilly.
Rachel Maddow is now the number one host in all of cable news and Fox News audience has dipped since they unceremoniously fired their star anchor.
Do you agree that Megyn Kelly was treated unfairly? Or is all the criticism well deserved?
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