We're witnessing the end of Megyn Kelly's career at NBC. The NBC executives have finally decided it's time to cut their losses and move on. The only question is how ugly it will get. That all depends on how well Kelly's lawyers protected her and how hard the NBC execs want to fight this. For $17 million a year... it's bound to get ugly.
I suspect there will be the equivalent of an "ethics clause" fight; though I've heard the contract is pretty tight in her favor. I also suspect NBC brass has been waiting for something they could hang their hats on... and Kelly recently obliged with the "blackface" comments. Kelly needs to understand that it doesn't really matter; had it not been this, it would eventually (and soon) have been something else.
But, looking back, Megyn Kelly's move from Fox to NBC was doomed from the beginning. It was a slow-motion car wreck involving a lot of industry people who should have known better. The miscalculations by everybody involved were astounding.
The biggest miscalculation was made by both Kelly and the NBC producers/executives... and that was in thinking Kelly's Fox audience (or even a sizable portion of them) would follow her to NBC. It was never going to happen and just about any regular Fox viewer could have told you that. Yet, people in the business (Kelly and NBC) had no clue.
The value of that size audience was worth $17 million annually to NBC; they may have even settled for half that, but 1 in 10 (at best) ... THAT was a debacle; and debacles eventually have to be cleaned up.
Yes, Kelly also thought she could deliver a sizable chunk of her Fox viewers, but she also naively thought that the leftist (employees and audience) at NBC would embrace her as she was. That was never going to happen either; not without two other prerequisites...
1) She brings a big audience (money) and
2) She immediately and full-tilt went leftist (a few earlier minor league jabs at Trump wasn't going to cut in the NBC News majors).
Me? I have no dog in this fight... but then that's not exactly true. One dog (NBC News) I hate with a passion and the other (Megyn Kelly) I'm ambivalent about at best (though it seems a lot of people on my side of the fence aren't that impressed).
Yes... I can't stand NBC, and anytime they piss away millions is a good thing. That's millions less they can use to do real damage.
But Megyn Kelly? Meh... she was an OK interviewer, anchor, talking head... but I could take her or leave her in that regard as could a few million others who made up her Fox audience. When she went to NBC there was really no decision to make.
This is one of those rare win/win situations with the leftist main stream media screwing itself when they should have known better from the beginning. Best case scenario now, is both sides entrench and drag this out in the mud as long as possible.
I'll take a large popcorn and a coke, please...