Conservative media figures are taking to Twitter to celebrate Megyn Kelly's pending move from Fox News ti NBC News.
FESTIVUS! Troubled Megyn Kelly To Join Failing NBC News; Match Made In Heaven! https://t.co/cn63zJNjwm— Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) January 3, 2017
LIBERAL NEWS WHERE SHE BELONGS - NYT: MEGYN KELLY GOING TO NBC -- Good Riddance! https://t.co/CRL1jLV24u— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) January 3, 2017
Discredited Conspiracy Theorist Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox News for Last-Place NBChttps://t.co/gpN5WyMjul— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) January 3, 2017
Bye bye Megyn Kelly. You belong on NBC, Nothing But Crap. Time for Tomi Lahren to fill your old time slot on Fox News. @megynkelly— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 3, 2017
Kelly, 46, has been targeted by right-wing figures since early in the presidential campaign, when she had a confrontation with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased MORE during the first GOP primary debate in August 2015.
Trump took umbrage to a question from Kelly about his past comments about women, and later told CNN's Don Lemon that Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” during the debate. Kelly has not responded to Trump's repeated attacks on Twitter, which lasted for months before a truce in May.
Since that debate, however, conservative hosts and writers — along with online sites like Breitbart and the Drudge Report — have mocked the attorney-turned-cable-news star, often characterizing her as self-absorbed and referring to her as "ME-gyn" or "Me-Again."
"Me-Again Kelly, you were so good during the Obama admin; you focused on things that were wrong…" — MARIO V ALBANO https://t.co/VIW2ApFeWV— jb (@jabs611) December 31, 2016
Kelly's contract with Fox News expires in July.
It is not known if she will continue to host her program, "The Kelly File," before moving across the street to NBC News.