Megyn Kelly: 'So many reporters ... completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd'

Megyn Kelly: 'So many reporters ... completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd'
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NBC's Megyn Kelly said in an interview that "there are so many reporters who are completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd," but also said that Trump "[targets] them." 

Kelly's interview with TVNewser.com published Friday comes as her new 9 a.m. ET program "Megyn Kelly Today" is set to launch on NBC as the third hour of "The Today Show" on Monday

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The former attorney also believes reporters are being roped into personal battles with President Trump instead of staying "on the sidelines where they belong." 

"It’s not the way it used to be, being a journalist today," said Kelly, who jumped from Fox News to NBC in January after 13 years at the cable news network. 
 
"He [President Trump] is effectively, and not just him, but his most ardent supporters, have made us players on the field instead of on the sidelines where we belong," she continued. 
 
Kelly was routinely attacked on Twitter by then-candidate Trump following the first GOP primary debate on Aug. 6, 2015, after she asked the president about his past derogatory comments about women. 
 
A backlash quickly ensued from Trump, who said of Kelly that during the debate, "blood was coming out of her eyes. Blood was coming out of her, whatever," during an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. 
 
Kelly never hit back at Trump personally during the rest of the campaign on her Fox program or social media. 
 
"That’s not to say there’s not media bias," she continued in her interview with TVNewser.com. "There are so many reporters who are completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd."

But while Kelly says the media by-and-large is "extremely biased" against the president, he also is putting the press in a "dangerous place by targeting them." 

"He’s right that they’re biased against him. They’re extremely biased against him. And some play right into it," Kelly said. "They do themselves no service with that tactic. But that doesn’t change the fact that he puts them in a dangerous place by targeting them."
 
Kelly laments that seemingly every event on TV has become political, including last Sunday's Emmy Awards that included a cameo by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. 
 
"Why can’t I watch the Emmys without seeing Sean Spicer? What was he doing there? Can’t I just watch the fabulous gowns? Can’t I have an escape? Must everything be political? Everything? Everything! I’m sick of it. And I’m not the only one."
 
"Megyn Kelly Today" will be shown starting on Sept. 25