Megyn Kelly is a terrible journalist. Megyn Kelly is an utterly charmless television presence. Megyn Kelly is a hypocritical hack who spent years propping up the propaganda wing of the GOP. Megyn Kelly is racist. And everyone at NBC hates Megyn Kelly.
The host of an hour of NBC’s Today, Kelly is receiving $70m over three years to give the network low ratings, bad press and that inimitable stench of complicit bigotry you can only get from someone who used to have Mark Furhmann on her show as an expert. You may have already seen her claiming that blackface for Halloween costumes wasn’t that big a deal, and you may have seen her email- non-apology for that. She got to play the ‘I’m not PC but I’m sorry’ bullshit and still gets to come into work and pretend to be white Oprah.
And you know who wasn’t having it? Her own colleagues, but particularly Al Roker and Craig Melvin.
Megyn Kelly issued an apology in an email to colleagues for a controversial comment she made on her show Tuesday about blackface. pic.twitter.com/0MJUvA1tjZ— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 24, 2018
Roker has no time for Kelly and it is glorious to watch. Keep in mind that he’s had to put up with bullsh*t from this network for years, and he was bumped from his our of Today with Tamron Hall in favour of Kelly. Their hour got better ratings and they were genuinely pleasant people you wanted to actually spend time with.
But this isn’t good enough. It shouldn’t be Al Roker and Craig Melvin’s jobs to publicly state why Megyn Kelly is such a racist shitheel. Kelly’s own apology is not especially encouraging. The crocodile tears are a nice tough. Everyone loves a racist white lady trying to make the situation all about her. The fucking standing ovation with all the close-ups on her black audience members made my stomach churn.
"I want to begin with two words, I'm sorry..The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor..Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too." Megyn Kelly pic.twitter.com/6hHrvZLNvK— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) October 24, 2018
What the hell is so worthy about Megyn ‘Santa can’t be black and neither was Jesus’ Kelly that warrants this defense? You’re paying her $70 MILLION and she still doesn’t know blackface is a bad thing? You’re letting her exploit the white tears bullshit and you’re rewarding her?! You’re letting her pretend that another example of her YEARS of racism is a teachable moment? Because we didn’t know that FUCKING BLACKFACE IS A BAD THING UNTIL MEGYN HAD HER OOPSIE?!
Screw this. Someone get Al Roker a drink.
Header Image Source: Getty Images.