Megyn Kelly is moving up in the world, leaving the Fox News for NBC News. Hopefully, this move signals a move towards more truthful, less racist coverage but that will remain to be seen. What is painfully obvious is that Fox viewers see her choice to leave as defection. While they wail that she has “shown her true colors” as a “libtard,” they are actually showing their own. Their messages are designed to belittle and punish her for the sin of telling the truth about Donald Trump. Vile, angry, misogynistic, and hateful missives are mixed in throughout thinly veiled slams and genuine “good lucks.”
Despite her heartfelt message thanking them, Fox, and the Murdoch family the messages that these conservative Fox viewers have for her are right in line with their party leader’s treatment of her for telling the truth about him: sexist, abusive, rude, and downright ugly.
Here is her farewell message to Fox viewers:
Many will find it understandably hard to simply forgive and forget the hateful rhetoric that Kelly was famous for spreading. However, we do need journalists who are willing to go after Trump with the truth — not his handpicked lies. She has, but when she did, it cost her “golden girl” status with the right-wing zealots that see Fox News as a preacher’s pulpit.
On Megyn Kelly’s Facebook page, it seems that her decision to leave the fact-challenged have declared it open season:
Many think that she was fired, or was going to be, despite reports that Fox has offered her 20 million dollars to sign on next year.
“Blondie.” How quaint, belittling a lawyer because she left your favorite station:
This last line, which followed a comment that completely exposes the ignorance of this Fox viewer, is sexual objectification:
Tomi Lahren, apparently, is better at being a racist and saying only what they want to hear anyway:
So many exclamation points, so little grammar:
“Turn coat,” because she dared use Donald Trump’s words against him:
“Princess, sweetheart, blondie,” and of course, how DARE she care that Trump is a misogynist:
Conservative logic, 101: Women are valueless unless you can have sex with them or they are puppets:
One word, #Infowars:
Here we go again with the women as chattel mindset, and for those questioning the use of the word “horrific” in the title, how is the implication that she’s a whore for holding her own opinions not horrifying?
Ah, there it is, word soup… Megyn Kelly must be so upset to be called bi-assed:
She isn’t a liberal heroine, nothing even close. However, she has set herself apart in one way: she was actually willing to report the truth about Donald Trump. That makes her a pariah to about every low-information, low-education, and low-class voter in the country.
Megyn Kelly has a long way to go to be considered a serious journalist by many. She has said many irredeemable things, however, this experience likely shoved the GOP hypocrisy she was ignoring directly into her face. Twelve years on Fox News leaves a stain and she has a lot to make up for. But, we must realize that even though she is a conservative, and often racist in the past, she is moving to a venue that doesn’t require that she lie to support an agenda and we may see a different anchorwoman emerge.
Good luck, Megyn Kelly. If you are the voice that is calling the Emperor naked, those who are not blinded by his 4th-grade level flimflammery are in need of you. Besides, it will be a welcome change to see a conservative telling the truth. Welcome to the adult’s table.