Megyn Kelly left Fox News Channel in 2017.
There was a truth about her exit that Kelly never revealed before.
And Megyn Kelly told a story about a hidden truth from her past that put jaws on the ground.
One of the big stories in American media is the colossal failure of CNN+’s launch.
CNN debuted the streaming service to disastrous results with a new report showing just 10,000 users logged on at any given point in time.
Axios reported CNN+ staffers are preparing for layoffs and cutbacks now that WarnerMedia’s – CNN’s parent company – merger with Discovery is now official.
In an interview Buck Sexton – co-host of the Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show – Kelly ridiculed the idea of CNN+ wondering who thought Americans would pay a monthly subscription fee to watch CNN+ when an ever-decreasing number of Americans are willing to watch the left-wing propaganda and entertainment channel for free on cable.
“Who is the moron at CNN who actually thought, ‘you know what we need with our ratings in the toilet?’ More of us. We need more CNN,” Kelly exclaimed.
Sexton mocked CNN+ with a joke about Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter and turn it into a free speech platform.
“I do love all of the jokes about how while Elon [Musk] is offering to buy Twitter for tens of billions, there are lots of people out there right now who are willing to buy CNN+ for tens of dollars,” Sexton joked.
CNN+ was the brainchild of disgraced former network President Jeff Zucker who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get the failing CNN+ off the ground.
Kelly wondered why Zucker shelled out big bucks to lure “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace to CNN+ to serve as the face of the streaming service when Wallace hosted the lowest-rated Sunday morning public affairs show of any of the four main broadcast networks.
“He was in last place every week, every year, every month. He was always in last, and they still paid him,” Kelly told Sexton.
Kelly then told Sexton when she left Fox News in 2017, Kelly entertained an offer from Zucker to jump to CNN.
“I considered going to CNN. CNN made me a huge offer. Huge,” Kelly stated.
Even though Kelly told Sexton that Zucker made a fat contract offer, Kelly turned down the deal reasoning that Fox viewers would not tune in to CNN and that CNN’s left-wing audience would never accept her due to Kelly working at Fox News.
“I said no, Buck, because I knew: who is my fanbase going to be over there? I knew who my fans were and I knew that my Fox viewers were not going to follow me to CNN and that the CNN viewers were going to hate my guts,” Kelly explained.
CNN+ is a disaster.
Zucker planned to spend up to a billion dollars to get the direct-to-consumer service off the ground.
And while Discovery-Warner will not fold the platform, CNN+ will face reduced budgets and staff and likely get folded into Discovery’s own streaming service to form some sort of discount bundle.
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