Sex scandals are sweeping the liberal media.
Anti-Trump journalists are being shoved out the door amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
And Megyn Kelly’s connection to this sex scandal will change her career forever.
NBC stunned America when it announced the sudden termination of Today Show anchor Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior.
His termination leaves a gaping hole in NBC’s flagship – and most profitable – program.
Megyn Kelly addressed the firing on the show Wednesday morning.
The Daily Mail reports:
“Megyn Kelly has admitted hearing ‘rumors’ about Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct before he was fired on Tuesday but said she hoped they ‘weren’t true’.
The NBC host was speaking at Business Insider’s IGNITION media event when she made the revelation on Wednesday, hours after addressing Lauer’s shock firing on her own morning show.
She denied having any ‘official knowledge’ of Lauer’s alleged wrongdoing but said she knew reporters were ‘sniffing’ around ‘the issue’.
She also boasted about knowing ahead of time that CBS veteran journalist Charlie Rose was due to be exposed for alleged misconduct too.
‘I didn’t have any official knowledge but because of the work I do and the stories I cover and the connections I have in the industry, I have a general feel for – I knew the Charlie Rose thing was coming – and I’d heard rumors about Matt but that’s all they were.
‘My feeling on it was a rumour is not the same as reportable fact. I knew people were sniffing around the issue and, you know, hoped it wasn’t true,’ she said.”
Lauer was rumored to have the knives out for Kelly.
Her foundering 9am Today Show hour was tanking the program’s ratings and many thought he was scheming to push her out.
Now NBC dumping Lauer could open up a new spot for Kelly.
“NBC has invested heavily in Syracuse native and Syracuse University alumna Megyn Kelly, paying her as much as $17 million a year to host “Megyn Kelly Today” — the 9 a.m. slot of the “Today” show block — and a Sunday evening newsmagazine (currently on hiatus for football and the upcoming Olympics). Her ratings have struggled, but she’s rebounded in recent weeks by focusing on sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood and become a respected voice for the topic given her history of allegations against late Fox News boss Roger Ailes. She was rumored in January to either be “the next Matt Lauer” or possibly groomed to replace Guthrie, but a lot has changed since then.”
Kelly’s connection to helping oust Fox News President Roger Ailes over sexual harassment allegations could help her with NBC.
NBC might tap Kelly to send a message that they are moving beyond the predatory environment establishment by liberal men with two female anchors.
But on the other hand, Kelly’s tenure at NBC has been a disaster.
Her Sunday night news magazine program flopped and her ratings on the 9am hour of the Today Show have been dismal.
While moving her into a main anchor position could generate some early positive-media buzz, she still brings the same problems to the table – she’s alienated her conservative viewers by attacking Donald Trump, and liberals will never fully embrace her because she once worked for Fox.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.