Megyn Kelly has struggled since moving to NBC.
One low-ratings show was already yanked from the schedule and now her new program is failing too.
So the career decision she just made left everyone speechless.
Michael Wolff made the media rounds to promote his anti-Trump book “Fire and Fury.”
Media outlets lapped out his error-filled account of Trump’s first year in office because it smeared Trump as mentally unfit to be President.
But Megyn Kelly refused to have him on her show.
Her decision had nothing to do with giving a platform to an author who admitted he had no idea if everything in his book was true.
She wouldn’t interview him because he once wrote a nasty profile of her in Newsweek.
The New York Post reports:
“President Donald Trump isn’t the only person who columnist and author Michael Wolff has recently left in a shaking rage.
“Today” anchor Megyn Kelly refused to host Wolff on her show when he was promoting his book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” last week.
Kelly is apparently still peeved about a Newsweek piece Wolff penned about her NBC deal, in which he wrote: “There is at any given time in the television news business invariably one person more mistrusted and reviled by all the other mistrusted and reviled people in the business . . . At Fox, for star colleagues down to makeup artists and, seemingly, by common agreement throughout the television news business, Megyn Kelly is the era’s most hardcore Eve Harrington case — soulless, heartless, shameless, avaricious, etc.”
An insider told us, “Wolff was OK with doing her show, but Megyn said absolutely not.”
Wolff infuriated Kelly for saying that before she left for NBC, Rupert Murdoch’s sons planned to make her the centerpiece of an anti-Trump Fox News:
“The Megyn Kelly story is about best laid plans going awry—ironically awry.
She bargained to be the biggest voice of the dominant news channel in America — and, as well, the best paid on-air personality in the history of television news. Instead, she’s become merely a contender among the knives-out egos in the contested (and ever dwindling) territory of network news—and at a steep discount to the brass-ring salary she might have had.
The Murdochs, father and sons, thought Kelly was going to be their way of cleansing Fox of Roger Ailes and his brand of diss-the-elites conservatism—and of letting them, after 20 years of Ailes’s control, set their powerful network’s agenda. Instead, the network, even without Ailes, now seems ever-more in the Ailes mold.”
He also claimed that she alienated her colleagues with her amoral behavior that he described as “soulless and mean.”
“At Fox, for star colleagues down to make-up artists and, seemingly, by common agreement throughout the television news business, Megyn Kelly is the era’s most hardcore Eve Harrington case—soulless, heartless, shameless, avaricious, etc. When Trump picked a fight with Kelly after the first Republican primary debate in August 2015, he cannily singled out a target who colleagues might hesitate to rally around. Indeed, he succeeded in splitting allegiances at the network—with many of her colleagues believing she had unfairly grandstanded in that debate.”
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