Politico profiles “red hot” Megyn Kelly and takes the temperature of both personal supporters of Kelly’s and vehement detractors of Fox News.
- First Look Media’s Glenn Greenwald: “She has a lower tolerance for being fed incoherent tripe from her own side than the average cable news TV host.”
- Fmr. Fox News contributor Jane Hall: “She clearly often has a point of view, but somehow she manages to show independence and be seen as someone who is not ideological and hitting the same talking points that you see on some of the other prime-time shows.”
- MSNBC host Chris Matthews: “I think [the Rove incident] was the first big sign, at least to me, that she was going to be a journalist… that she was going to use journalistic standard in covering the election. I think that struck a lot of people.”
- WJLA General Manager Bill Lord: “I think she’s tried to stay — as best you can in the Fox environment — pretty much in the middle of the political spectrum.”
- The Loudest Voice in the Room author Gabe Sherman: “I think she wants to maintain her credibility so that when Roger [Ailes] is out of the picture at Fox, she could jump to CNN or another network. She doesn’t want to get marginalized as right wing.”