Booting Megyn Kelly immediately improved NBC's ratings


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/10/booting-megyn-kelly-immediatel.html


#2

She makes me kinda’ queasy.


#3

Now let us never speak of her again.


#4

Let’s hope the idiots who handle hiring don’t see this as some kind of “New Coke” strategy.


#5

She’s horrible, all right. But isn’t it possible that the ratings bump is a product of all the discussion the network has gotten recently (in a “no publicity is bad publicity” way), rather than a referendum on the superior quality of the new Megynless version?


#6

And she was one of the “good” ones from Fox News. Someone who seemed to have a soul and a conscience.


#7

Translation: none of her colleagues liked her. Who could have guessed that spending a decade being professionally outraged at everything would transform you into someone hardly anybody who isn’t professionally outraged wants to spend time with?


#10

Seeing as ratings are the most important metric tracked by the executive branch of the US government

I always knew Max Hedroom would be the dystopia that comes true.


#11

I liked her show and have since stopped watching the new one. I personally am not a fan of Al.


#12

nelson%20animated


#13

“She was a speed bump placed right in the middle of a four-hour block of programming—dismantling the sense of teamwork on that set and the flow that will get you all the way through from the hard news at 7 a.m. to the light talk through 11 o’clock.”

What makes me queasy is the idea that a significant number of people are actually consuming television in this sort of quantity on a regular basis. As in, pretty much every day. But I guess it’s probably true. This analyst thinks this way for a reason.

I suspect that video is just not a very good medium for news. It allows impressions and feelings to override facts and relevant questions too easily. It can be done well, but it takes a conscious effort by experts, and with hundreds and hundreds of hours of television to fill up every day, that’s happening less often than it used to.


#14

that does sound like a nice career actually - get hired on by shows and then fired to improve ratings.


#15

I gave Magen a fair try. Before the black face episode I was switching her off anyway. I think she was getting to opinionated and angry. Her disposition was charging daily I couldn’t figure her out. This may upset some people but. Supposedly the ,“racist comment” I truly believe it was not intentional! , just saying.


#16

Why the fucking fuck did those morons hire her in the first place? It’s not like “Megyn Kelly is a racist pig” is a surprise to anyone.


#17

I liked her show. In my opinion she was the only a-political person on her show and NBC didn’t like that. I, now, watch Pickler and Ben, on CBS, in that time slot.


#18

“Corporate media is happy to exploit racism for money” shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone either.

MSNBC just slightly misjudged the degree to which MSNBC viewers prefer that the racism be covert.


#19

Wut?

She performed indignant rightwing outrage. You seriously couldn’t see that?


#20

Whaaat? No. She’s the one that came up with “terrorist fist-bump”, etc., remember?


#21

obligatory…


#22


too soon?