Insiders at the morning show told DailyMail.com that Kelly’s colleagues are disgusted by the “opportunistic” way she reported Lauer’s ousting, which they say should have focused on the accuser and the devastated Today team.
Instead, the former Fox News host used her platform to “make it all about her” and what she knew about the situation, according to the source.
At a media event in Manhattan on Wednesday, Kelly touted Lauer’s firing as “a sign of progress.” She admitted to hearing “rumors” about the alleged misconduct and said she knew reporters were “sniffing” around “the issue,” but hoped they “weren’t true.”
Sounds like the regular stone-cold Kelly to us — but those on the inside are outraged the journalist put herself before her new Today family, who were all apparently crying and distraught after the news broke.
One Today source explained:
“We work in an industry of egos but this is the most opportunistic thing we’ve ever seen. 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. Our team is hurting and the newest member of the team who is yet to prove herself is out and about making public comments that she truly has no knowledge of.”
While staffers pointed out the graceful reporting of Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker, they say Kelly “saw this as an opportunity to mark her territory within NBC News,” continuing:
“But rather than sticking around and spending time with the staff, Megyn made sure she was the center of attention. No one wanted Megyn here, she was forced upon us and today reinforced why she will never be a member of the Today family.”
Yikes. And it gets even more savage:
“Megyn on the other hand saw this as an opportunity to mark her territory within NBC News. Yet she failed and she’s now lost the support of everyone… And here’s something we’d like to say about her ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ she’s terrible on morning television, her show is terrible, her staff think she is terrible, in fact her show should be call Terrible with Megyn Kelly. They were right over at Fox News, she deserves the nickname ‘Me-Again’ ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ as it is all about her even though she fails to see that the viewers don’t like her.”
Dayuummmm. These Today folks are aware she’s just doing her job, right?
We mean, sure, Kelly’s about as charismatic as an unconscious Kathie Lee Gifford — but should she get hate for not shedding tears over a beloved, yet still abusive coworker? Share you thoughts (below)!
[Image via NBC.]