Megyn Kelly is trying to make the best of a sticky situation since NBC took her on, and it shows. The former Fox News darling and host Megyn Kelly been scarce ever since NBC signed her to the network. Dealing with the fallout of leaving Fox wasn’t easy, and she didn’t get the warm reception NBC had hoped for.
During the debut of her new show, which she claims is totally non-political, she spoke up about the NFL protests that took place over the weekend. While most of her former cohorts on Fox News bashed those who joined in the #TakeAKnee NFL protests in solidarity with those affected by police brutality, Kelly did something totally out of character for her.
While talking with the audience, one of the members asked Kelly what she thought about the whole NFL protest controversy. Kelly’s reply isn’t what you would consider typical of a conservative these days, but the exact opposite of a Fox News personality – even a former one.
Especially one groomed by Roger Ailes.
Kelly not only stood up for the rights of those who decided to join in on the NFL protests instead of bashing them, she actually stood for the First Amendment in a way a liberal personality might. And it took the audience and conservatives by surprise.
“I think, in a way, this whole situation underscores some of the beauty of our country, because those players have every right to take a knee. And those who object to it have every right to say they object… The bedrock of the First Amendment is the answer to speech we do not like is not less speech. It’s more speech. So, I just sort of thing, Go USA.”
She claims she is a “lover of the First Amendment,” and while her sentiments might be spot on for the issue at hand, we have to wonder if it is what she really feels. She was the Fox darling, after all, espousing all that the network stood for. Including the fake and alternative facts they peddle consistently.
Kelly has a lot of making up to do if she thinks she’s going to start changing the minds and hearts of those who know her from Fox News. Kelly’s former views don’t mesh well with her current ones, and she’ll need to rectify the two co-existing audiences and views eventually.
It’s unlikely viewers or the network would wait that long, though, or that it will be enough to make up for the damage she did at Fox.
Check out her new NBC show debut:
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