NOW BREAKING: According to the NEW YORK TIMES, longtime Fox News host Megyn Kelly has accepted a position with NBC for a daytime talk program, a Sunday news show, and be an ongoing political contributor to the network.
The NYT report indicated the full amount of Mrs. Kelly’s compensation have not yet been disclosed.
Fox News has yet to react as well, though the Times has indicated Kelly’s departure signals a “seismic shift” in the longtime-leading cable news network:
“…The NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, wooed Ms. Kelly away from Fox News by offering her a triple role in which she will host her own daytime news and discussion program, anchor an in-depth Sunday night news show and take regular part in the network’s special political programming and other big-event coverage.
The move will herald a seismic shift in the cable news landscape, where Ms. Kelly had become the second-most watched host — after Bill O’Reilly of Fox News — and often helped define the national political debate.”
And the order came directly from the top of the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Campaign manager Robby Mook, during an interview with CBS, stated he fully expects Lester Holt, the NBC anchor and moderator for tonight’s debate, to “check” Donald Trump.
“We are concerned that Donald Trump may lie, he may throw misinformation out there, and that Hillary will have to spend all of her time trying to correct the record rather than talking about the things she wants to accomplish…So if Donald Trump lies, which he has repeatedly done in the past, that that be simply checked.” -Clinton campaign manager, Robby Mook
The instructions are clear, the intent certain.
Lester Holt is to actively insert himself into tonight’s debate, and play the role of facilitator FOR the Hillary Clinton campaign. What Mook is asking for, is that if Donald Trump is winning the debate, Holt is to intervene on Hillary Clinton’s behalf.
The question now is if Mr. Holt will do the bidding of the Clinton campaign and the vast majority within the Mainstream Media, and do just that, or will he instead do the bidding of the American people who want, for once, a fair and balanced presidential debate?
We’ll have our answer soon enough.