NBC Hires Megyn Kelly, Racist Attitudes and All

Kelly might have done some battle with Trump and Ailes, but her views on race are thoroughly Fox newsy.

Megyn Kelly, the Fox News stalwart who once reported that both Jesus and Santa are verifiably white, is leaving the network for a new role at NBC, according to the New York Times. Kelly has become one of Fox News’s two most popular, and highest paid, personalities— the other is Bill O’Reilly—since she landed at the right-wing outlet 12 years ago. The Times reports that Kelly will be multitasking in her new position at NBC, which will include “a triple role in which she will host her own daytime news and discussion program, anchor an in-depth Sunday night news show and take regular part in the network’s special political programming and other big-event coverage.”

Kelly’s departure was not unexpected. In a book released earlier this year, the Fox News host wrote that ex-Fox News head honcho Roger Ailes had, on numerous occasions, offered to help her career in “exchange for sexual favors.” Those allegations came after Gretchen Carlson, another high-profile Fox News star, filed a lawsuit against…

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