Conservatives everywhere are furious with Megyn Kelly’s recent antics. The anchor is in a contract year for her show The Kelly File on Fox News. Fox News leaked that Kelly’s actively negotiating an annual salary just north of $20 million.
Fox News viewers are angry with Kelly over her recent heated debate involving Newt Gingrich on her show recently.
Kelly claimed during her debate:
“Donald Trump is a sexual predator.”
Gingrich quickly interrupted:
“He’s not a sexual predator! You could not defend that statement! I’m sick and tired of people like you! Using language that’s inflammatory that’s not true.”
“Excuse me, Mr. Speaker, you don’t know that that’s not true or not.”
Gingrich correctly stated:
“When you used those words, you took a position. I think that is exactly the bias people are upset by… you are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy! That’s what I get out of watching you tonight.”
Gingrich may have just spawned a petition amongst Fox News viewers and Trump supporters to prevent Megyn Kelly’s contract renewal by the conglomerate news giant.
After all, Gingrich is right, she is biased. She’s been accused by peers of being anti-Trump.
Even Trump congratulated Newt in his retort to Kelly’s accusations by tweeting.
“By the way, congratulations Newt on last night. That was amazing.”
And then he followed that tweet up with, “We don’t play games Newt? We don’t play games.”
So how did we get to this point where Megyn Kelly’s viewers are abandoning Fox News’ most promising rising star?
You can find the earliest record going back to August 6, 2015, when during the Republican Party presidential debate, Kelly attacked Trump’s temperament, insinuating that a man with that “volatility” isn’t capable of being president.
Trump was displeased by her attacks and this began a very contentious relationship.
Kelly wouldn’t apologize for the comment, calling it “good journalism.”
Her reception post-debate was met with a petition of over 37,000 signatures to remove her from Fox News.
Following the pressure of losing her job, she decided to clear the air and sit down with Trump for a one-hour primetime special. This attempt was met with mixed reviews but overall, it seemed like it was water under the bridge.
Then she attacked Sean Hannity following the first presidential debate between Hillary and Trump. While talking to Trump, viewers heard her criticize Hannity by saying he wasn’t a real journalist.
Hannity responded later that she was a Hillary supporter.
And isn’t she, though? She must be.
Between attacking Trump on multiple levels and alienating his supporters with gross accusations, why is Fox News keeping her around?
It’s time to start a new petition and it needs to happen before they renegotiate Kelly’s contract.