by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Following the first Republican primary debate, many conservatives were furious with Megyn Kelly for what many considered a “cheap shot” against Donald Trump and his “disparaging comments against women.”
Over 50,000 people were so upset that they signed a petition to prevent Kelly from moderating future debates. As the controversy and war of words heated up, Megyn Kelly took a rather convenient vacation (her 2nd in 2 months) from her show The Kelly File.
There are now reports that Kelly is considering leaving Fox News altogether, according to a source who claims to have the inside scoop. Kelly reportedly wants to go “mainstream”…on CNN!
Author Garbriel Sherman said during a Newsmax interview on Thursday, that Megyn Kelly could consider ditching her hit show “The Kelly File” to seek a spot with a more “mainstream” news outlet.
“Up until this point, she was the fastest rising star at Fox News. She was really becoming the face of the network,” said Sherman, who penned “The Loudest Voice in the Room – a tell-all book about FOX President Roger Ailes.
Kelly’s ratings have stayed constant throughout the ongoing and very public feud between her and Presidential contender Donald Trump, but continuing the battle is something Kelly isn’t interested in, said Sherman.
“I don’t think she wants to get down in the weeds and in the gutter and playing this kind of hardball politics.”
“Part of this is she also wants to go mainstream,” Sherman continued…
“You know there was some talk before [Kelly’s] most recent contract that she was flirting with CNN to kind of jump from Fox to CNN,” Sherman said.
“I think she wants to leave all options on the table and if she gets down in the weeds and really slugs it out with Trump that would hurt her brand.”
She wants “to go mainstream”? On CNN?
If what this source says is true, what could she possibly be thinking? Fox News has at least double the viewership of CNN. This would be a horrible idea. CNN is also far to the left of what most would call “mainstream” — which may speak volumes about Kelly’s actual views.
However, if she actually feels like CNN is the right place for her, then her role at Fox News certainly should end immediately. Alisyn Camerota also left Fox last year to join CNN for more money — but considerable lower ratings.