Written by Dennis Michael Lynch
On Thursday, October 13, Fox News’ primetime program ‘The Kelly File’ took a big ratings hit.
The Kelly File, which airs at 9pm Eastern, is hosted by former attorney Megyn Kelly. Typically, hers is the top-rated show on cable news at the 9pm hour. But it appears her viewers have had enough. After a week in which Kelly displayed what some believe to be a huge bias against Donald Trump, The Kelly File dropped to number two.
One of the stories covered by Kelly during the week focused on allegations made against DNC Chair, and former CNN contributor, Donna Brazile. The claim stated that Brazil leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton’s team in advance of a scheduled town hall broadcast on CNN.
Megyn Kelly immediately went to Brazile’s defense by saying there was no way Brazile would act in such an unethical manner. However, within 24-hours, emails from Wikileaks proved the claims to be true. Emails show Brazile leaked the questions in advance.
Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump have a turbulent history stemming back to the very first GOP debate in which Kelly posed questions to Trump about his behavior with women. Trump and his supporters — many of whom are Fox viewers — felt the questions were unfair. Today, some of Kelly’s viewers believe she continues to treat Trump unfairly, and they point to the Brazile case as an example. There is a long list of comments on Kelly’s Facebook page from people who believe her defense of Brazile is influenced by Megyn’s distain for Trump.
Megyn Kelly does not consider herself a political commentator. She proudly calls herself a journalist. I know Megyn from my many appearances on her show. She is a good person and a delight to be around. But, I cannot overlook her opinions and remarks this week. She is leaning in the wrong direction if she wants to maintain herself as a journalist. (FULL DISCLOSURE: I pitched a story to her team this week for me to appear on her show to defend Trump against the claims of sexual misconduct. My pitch was confirmed as received. But I was not invited on.)
Her support of Brazile and her apparent disliking of Trump puts her in the category of “pundit.” Furthermore, rendering such an opinion about Brazile shows a disregard for the unethical behavior over at CNN. Over the past few months, CNN has altered and cut video clips to make Trump appear as an evil lunatic. They air negative coverage of Trump 24/7 but they rarely, if ever, cover the negative news surrounding Hillary Clinton.
Megyn Kelly has also been questioning whether Trump is a sexual predator. Her questions are based on numerous allegations made by women who have suddenly emerged all at once during the past week. As many as eight females are now claiming Trump sexually molested them at some point over the past 3 decades. Already, two of the stories appear to have been debunked by Trump. It appears Kelly’s fans are losing their patience.
The Kelly File was the only show on Fox News not to lead in the ratings on Thursday night. MSNBC came in first place at the 9pm hour.
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