While all the NBC folks are crying over the loss of their friend Matt Lauer, they are seething over Megyn Kelly’s remarks made the morning of his firing. They didn’t like her before and they certainly don’t like her now. It seems she didn’t defer enough to the king of the morning and was a little too supportive of abused women.
The Daily Mail has the story:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘No one wanted Megyn here, she was forced upon us and today reinforced why she will NEVER be part of the Today family.’ Staff are outraged at ‘smug’ Kelly and her insensitivity to colleagues over Matt Lauer firing
Staffers at The Today Show have expressed their disgust and outrage at Megyn Kelly for her smug, self-aggrandizing display and insensitivity to her distraught colleagues in the wake of Matt Lauer’s firing.
Insiders at the show told DailyMail.com that if she had a public comment to make she should have focused on the accuser and the Today team who are devastated by by the allegation surrounding Lauer and his firing, which came late Tuesday night.
Instead, Kelly used her platform on her show Wednesday to say: ‘This one does hit close to home. I too have known Matt for a long time and he has been a friend and kind and supportive to me in my transition to NBC News.’
And later that day, at a media event in Manhattan, she hailed his firing as ‘a sign of progress.’
Her Today Show colleagues are outraged.
‘We work in an industry of egos but this is the most opportunistic thing we’ve ever seen,’ said one staffer.
‘We now have the highest paid person at NBC News hosting one of the lowest rating shows, and rather than being humble, she takes the first opportunity to take the spotlight and make it all about her and what she knew.
If dysfunction is a sign of career success Megyn Kelly is doing a wonderful job.