Former Fox News anchor and current NBC anchor Megyn Kelly claims that she is “Tough but cute” in response to being asked to describe herself in three words.
I have a four word question to ask Kelly: “Who lied to you?”
She cries about wanting to be taken seriously, and her rating are in the toilet. Yet that’s how she chose to describer herself. Laugh with me, now.
The embattled NBC anchor whose Sunday newsmagazine show’s initial run was pulled at least two episodes sooner than planned because of her disastrous ratings is visiting various NBC affiliates this week presumably so she can minimize the damage she can potentially do to the Today franchise, which was forced to hitch its star to Kelly’s wagon. Kelly made her remarks during a question-and-answer session with Chicago news anchor Zoraida Sambolin.
Megyn Kelly Today will debut in September. So for now, NBC must feel compelled to spend millions more promoting Kelly’s show so Kelly just does no harm to the network’s crown-jewel franchise.
While Kelly was courting Alex Jones to land an interview, Kelly told Jones that she thought of herself as a combination of “Mike Wallace, Oprah Winfrey, and Larry the Cable Guy.”
Her newsmagazine show quickly revealed that she did not have Wallace’s intellect and sense, Winfrey’s warmth and empathy, and Larry the Cable Guy’s humor.
Three strikes and you’re out! Maybe this is why she thought describing herself as “cute” and “tough” would be safe because in her mind, she really is both. She gets trolled by a few people and doesn’t turn into a 2003 Brittany Spears so therefore she must be tough.
Kelly didn’t even have the cojones to hold Vladimir Putin accountable for many key topics when she interview him. Instead she played it safe because she was so nervous.
Yeah, real tough Kelly.
NBC News chief Andy Lack has tried to convince the industry that Kelly is a “serious” journalist. But Kelly has been ripped as a “non-serious quasi-journalist” since hosting her NBC Sunday night show that has highlighted her vapidness in addition to many other stylistic and substantive shortcomings.
Perhaps she should fade into the background with Chelsea Handler. It would be much less embarrassing for the both of them.