The former star from Fox News had a short, rocky stretch at NBC. But she was just - she's unaware of the history, and she said as much as that. Her quick departure also meant she was not able to say goodbye on air. See my pinned tweet about my syndicated talk show.
Thursday's live show was replaced by a pre-taped episode.
Kelly's future with NBC remains uncertain. "She said something stupid".
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Merkel had said Sunday that "when it comes to our already limited arms exports. they can not take place in the current situation". Hollywood, too, has been reassessing its ties to Saudi Arabia, where the crown prince recently lifted a ban on movie theaters.
In some corners, Fox News insiders were enjoying a certain schadenfreude in Kelly's NBC failure.
Kelly dug her professional grave on Tuesday morning during a panel discussion about some colleges discouraging students from wearing stereotypical costumes. "Only the truth will set you free!" "I know Megyn Kelly, I've spent time with her". Back in January, Kelly hosted "Fit Mom" Maria King for an interview, a woman who garnered controversy in 2013 for posting a photo of herself online with three kids and the headline, "What's Your Excuse", referring to women's physical appearance.
She continued, "And that conversation turned to whether it is ever OK for a person of one race to dress up as another - a black person making their face lighter or a white person making theirs darker to make a costume complete".
In a statement of her own, Hall said "the last 10 years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I'm grateful. She said something indefensible". Even her hotly contested interview with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones premiered to a relatively measly 3.5 million viewers, losing out to a rerun of "America's Funniest Home Videos" in the same time slot.
By comparison, the hour of the "Today" show that aired before Kelly's declined only 3 percent during that time, and ABC's competing show, "Good Morning America", went down by only 6 percent.
Her exit from NBC News is not official yet. Along the way, she struggled to find a consistent audience.