Will Megyn Kelly Sell Conservatives Short on NBC?

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January 26, 2017

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Megyn Kelly is now arguably the highest paid female newscaster in the entire world. Her deal with NBC gives her creative control over multiple shows and a say in the direction of the news division, nearly unprecedented for a news personality making a lateral move.

Megyn Kelly is not expected to do very well at NBC. Tucker Carlson has already made Fox brass extremely happy by taking ratings up 10% in the 9 pm slot after replacing Kelly’s show with his own “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” NBC routinely trails Fox in news ratings, and they truthfully do not consider the news function as essential of an element in their basket of investments. This is to be expected; NBC is part of a conglomerate that is many times larger than the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Since the onus of the transition is not raw numbers, what is the real reason that NBC paid Kelly so much to leave? The answer lies in the news that Kelly will be reporting.

The unexpected victory of Donald Trump is still sending shockwaves through American society – he is now officially in office, and there are people who are still dealing with the fact that they did not expect him to win! The Clinton Foundation completely closed its doors, and MSNBC immediately started running commercials featuring the slogan, “Let’s work this out together,” in relation to the President, in what has to be one of the biggest backpedals in media history.

Let’s get down to brass tacks, because this isn’t even the end of the power line that NBC is trying to manipulate.

The brass at Comcast (owners of NBC) is a merger hungry group. They are looking to gobble up anything that increases their market share in the telemarketing space, with their latest target being the behemoth Verizon. At this level, the corporations are so big that they will require government permission to merge. Who holds the golden pen? Donald Trump.

If Comcast wants its merger, then NBC has a lot of apologizing to do for its numerous lies about Trump during the campaign, lies no doubt rendered under the assumption that Trump would lose. Megyn Kelly was only one of many very public facing hirings that noticeably shifted the NBC news bloc to the right. Along with hiring Greta Van Susteren in a surprising move, MSNBC also (unsurprisingly) fired every Obama mouthpiece on the network except for ratings cash cow Rachel Maddow and her slimy backup guys, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell.

If Megyn doesn’t have the pressure of performing elite numbers because of the presence of Maddow, and she also has cover from the network in the form of the Susteren hire, she should be completely free to be herself on NBC. Knowing that the network wants to get along with Trump, the direction of the brass and Kelly’s professed conservatism should match up quite nicely.

However, politics and news make strange bedfellows. It remains to be seen how NBC will utilize the Kelly brand. Perhaps, she has been set up to serve as a foil for the Fox News bloc – definitely a possibility considering the circumstances involving her move. It will be interesting to see if Megyn takes her alleged issues with former boss Roger Ailes out on all conservatives, or if she is able to direct her vitriol into her work in a constructive fashion.

We’ll be watching, Megyn.

  • Jo Ann Kowalski

    Megyn has no values or morals. She is only following the money. I am glad she is gone she will fall or maybe she will be hitlerys side kick like huma was. Now the next one I would like to go is sheperd smith. Megyn is a vile person. I believe she will put down Fox, Trump and us Americans. Megyn is n was for only negyn.

  • justinwachin

    NBC may try to assemble a team that will attract conservative viewers and their cash. If few people watch a network the ad revenue suffers. Only time will tell if Kelly is part of an effort to transition MSNBC away from its extreme left leanings.

  • po’ed in az

    Will Megyn Kelly Sell Conservatives Short on NBC?

    Why wouldn’t she? It’s exactly what she did on Fox, why would anyone think that the liberal owned NBC will be any different?

  • Rock

    You have to ask ? It is a DEMOCRATIC mouth piece station…

  • American Me

    She won’t be missed,at least by me.Nice to look at but a viper in disguise.I wish Fox would get rid of a couple more liberals but I guess they have to have them to be fair and balanced.Kelly probably slept her way to the top.I never did think she was all that.

    • Rodney Steward

      YES, and Geraldo being one of them!!

  • David Stewart

    Good that she moved to Never Been Competent; my tv blocks that bs channel!

  • RonyG

    Megan who???

  • Tiger

    Good that she finally fessed up to what she is others need to follow like Juan Williams and others. Who cares stopped watching her after her vicious attacks on Trump at the debate.

    She is not relevant to me.

  • gvette

    I thought NBC was the nation biscuit company!

    • Tiger

      Sure seems like it all those funny little characters on the air.

      • gvette

        To be honest, Tiger, i haven’t watch any of the alphabet channels in years! Opps, i take that back. I do watch the Big Bang theory, which is like watching the news on those channels!

        • Tiger

          I don’t either. But I see snippets of them on conservative channels.

    • snowyriver

      Never Been Competent is a better name. Nation Biscuit Company was good, but Never Been Competent is better.

      • snowyriver

        Speaking of national news, I forget the exact number but many CEO’s of mainstream news stations have either a spouse or a sibling on Obama’s appointed cabinet.. New way to control the News.

    • Gregg Jensen

      They were. Now, they’re the National Bullsheet Company. They have squandered their credibility. A waste of time for objective information and news.

      • gvette

        Them, and the others.

    • Frank Santa-Teresa

      NaBisCo….don’t they make cookies??

      • gvette

        I’d say yes!

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