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Megyn Kelly is done at NBC and no one can believe she left with $69 million

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For most employable humans on this planet, saying racist things in public would be grounds for immediate termination with no pay. Megyn Kelly isn’t most people.

Almost three months and $69 million later, the disgraced TV host who got suspended for her thoughtless on-air remarks about blackface in late 2018, is no longer an employee of NBC. The dollar amount represents the total Kelly stood to earn from her three-year contract, had she stuck around for all of it.

In other words: NBC bought Kelly out of her contractMegyn Kelly Today launched in Sept. 2017, so she didn’t even make it halfway through her three-year commitment before the network decided it was wiser to just fork over $69 million and show her the door immediately. Read more…

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Megyn Kelly’s show reportedly ending soon

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Following her comments defending blackface earlier this week, NBC’s Megyn Kelly has stepped away from her morning show and may not return, some sources say. Her portions of the show will be pre-taped through the end of the week.

Sources told CNN and the Hollywood Reporter that NBC was already considering the end of the 9 a.m. hour of Kelly’s show, and yet another said the show’s ending is in sight with details still being negotiated (following her blackface remarks, Kelly’s agents at CAA reportedly dropped her.)  Read more…

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Megyn Kelly shuts down Trump supporter on Muslim registry ‘precedent’

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A Trump supporter and former Navy SEAL has cited Japanese internment camps during World War II as a precedent for Trump’s proposed Muslim registry — but was immediately shut down by Fox News host Megyn Kelly. 

Carl Higbie of the pro-Trump PAC Great America claimed the controversial registry, which comes less than a year after Trump first proposed a “complete shutdown” on Muslims entering the U.S., would be legal. 

“I know the ACLU is going to challenge it, but I think it will pass. We’ve done it with Iran back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese. Call it what you will, maybe wrong,” Higbie said during an interview on Fox News.  Read more…

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