Accuracy in Media

The much expected bidding war for the services of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has apparently fizzled, due in part to Rupert Murdoch’s indication last week that he wants to re-sign the star anchor and was willing to meet her asking price of a $20 million annual salary.

According to Vanity Fair, CNN, ABC and CBS are passing on the opportunity to hire Kelly:

“One CNN insider explained, ‘of course we would love to have her,’ before noting that poaching Kelly, given the likely cost of her contract, ‘is not something we are seriously considering.’ Instead, this person elaborated, CNN is investing more in documentary-style programming after the election. ‘I don’t believe anyone is pursuing her other than Fox at this point,’ said one ABC insider. A source close to CBS said that they are not making an offer, either. (The person close to Kelly noted that discussions with rival executives were ongoing.)”

If that’s true, that really only leaves NBC and MSNBC as potential suitors. But in this era of tight budgets it’s unlikely they would be willing to cough up the kind of money that Kelly wants.

Kelly has been under fire from conservatives ever since her tough questioning of Donald Trump at the first GOP presidential primary debate last year. Her ongoing squabbles with the nominee have sent viewers elsewhere, leading to some slippage in her ratings.





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Comments

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Why would a respected journalism outlet want a right wing hack like Kelly. The only possible next more for ex-employees of Fox “News” is insane right wing web sites (like this one) or moronic right wing video sites like the Blaze. No. One. Wants. You.

  • dancingontheheadofapin

    I always watched the entire evening Fox lineup from “The Five” all the way to the reruns of the evening shows. However, there were times when Kelly went a bit overboard and it did not sit well with me. But the first primary and her attack dog performance there at Trump exclusively, shocked me, (he remained the gentleman) and then later various interviews that she exhibited a tendency to be somewhat rude. Recently, when she was questioning Newt Gingrich and later Mike Huckabee, I thought to myself, “that’s it!” I had been skipping her program from time to time, but I do not watch her now. My daughter does sometimes, but Kelly has lost my trust. I feel she is actually far more liberal than she is made out to be. She also seems fixated on having a woman in the WH, which is THE VERY LAST THING SHE SHOULD FOCUS ON!! The election is about policy, not the sex of the head of state. FYI, I am a Constitutional conservative. I am not averse to a woman president. When we can find a Margaret Thatcher, then we can put a woman in the WH, Not Before! And you can take it to the bank, Hillary is NO Margaret Thatcher!!

  • Hugo Chavez

    Megyn for President!

  • Hugo Chavez

    Respected? You mean like CNN? Haha!

  • Bruce

    By the way IronChefSandwches, are you Gay?… just asking

  • Bruce

    I laughed my ass off when I heard Ted Nugent say he jerks off every time Megyn Kelly’s on screen. She is beautiful, I’ll give her that.

  • MondoGuo

    Megyn would be better a politician than a reporter. She doesn’t report, she sells her own agenda. She violated every ethic code in journalism. Murdoch’s using $20m to fry her dry.

  • sox83cubs84

    If this site is so “insane”, then why do you bother posting on here in the first place?

  • mioahu

    SANDWICH BOY again with his stupid comments, as usually, the leftist hack (even that’s too nice for this idiot)
    But you don’t need lots of brains to make a bad sandwich i guess

  • mioahu

    like does every single hack at CNN , MSNBC, New York times and all the other leftie media organizations.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    No. But you’re a freaking moron. …just telling

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Compared to AIM? Yes.

  • M.

    And you’re a chicken-hearted coward who would beg and plead for mercy if you met any of those you insult in real life. You’re nothing punk coward, a grade A-1 zero who lives vicariously through filth like Hillary. Why don’t you takes some time off from trolling and have a nice Walter Mitty daydream wherein you are the valiant socialist hero fighting fascists, fascists from whom you’d run screaming in terror were you to meet them in the street coward. Boo! Ha ha ha! I hope I didn’t cause you to faint from terror from reading that snake.

  • Ray

    Megan went south for us. She is so full of herself. And, dresses as if she’s going out on the town.
    So inappropriate for a professional anchor.

    Good bye Kelly from me and my family.

  • Mountainpalm

    Great post….Love it…Mind if I send it forward?……It took the words right outta my mouth…Thanks Dancing.! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ab7da3c18895203b04460298baef3fafc94d39e1206d7c06da61b1b40c2d947.jpg

  • Mountainpalm
  • Mountainpalm

    That’s how I see it too!

  • Mountainpalm

    But I must disagree on her being a right wing hack…I’d say she was a wolf in sheeps clothing hack….(whatever you want her to be…she will convince you she is.)

  • Bruce

    OK IronChefSandwich– Now that I got your attention… How can you still support Hillary when she’s widely documented as an adversary of ‘Free Speech?’ First Obama surrenders control of the internet to the UN (while double dealing with them to secure a UN post after his presidency) and now Hillary has vowed to”shut down” the alt right. Does that include AIM.org where you and I are talking right now?

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Just because you aren’t able to read the Wilileaks stuff without jumping to wild-ass conclusions is your problem, not mine, pal. Time to buy some more tinfoil.

  • mioahu

    GO TRUMP !

  • Disappointed

    I have no interest in seeing this fraud on Fox anymore.
    She is an airhead who should probably try co-hosting the View.
    She has no place in politics or serious news.

    It’s always humorous how a bimbo complains about being objectified when she would never have gotten a job based on her talent.

  • Disappointed

    You mean like those guys on MSNBC, Olberman and Maddow?

  • Steve Roberts

    I’d like to see her gone, taking Juan Williams,Geraldo Rivera and Julie Rogenski with her. Then Fox ratings would sore 🙂

  • Steve Roberts

    “Expect More!” Now that’s a laugh or maybe a threat?