Fox News host Megyn Kelly was a guest on Stephen Colbert‘s live Late Show after the Super Bowl Sunday, and she talked about the virtues of live television, comparing her show to those of her colleagues Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity.
“I think it adds a lot to the show,” Kelly said. “If you’re not live at night–because the show before me and the show after me are taped–you lose a lot.” The Kelly File follows FNC’s O’Reilly Factor and precedes Hannity.
“Those guys are just phoning it in,” Colbert joked about O’Reilly and Hannity, before Kelly said “Let’s just say they tape earlier in the day, which is an advantage to us.”
At least one MSNBC competitor has suggested that comment was a knock on her colleagues:
.@megynkelly kind of (?) throwing shade at O'Reilly and Hannity for taping their shows.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 8, 2016
Kelly also talked about Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticized her since he objected to her questions after the first Fox News debate:
“The only thing I really wanted to ask him was — he recently said that his supporters are so devoted to him that he could go in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and he wouldn’t lose a single voter. In response, I want to ask him, ‘Were you talking about me?'”
Kelly will again go head-to-head with Trump at a March 3 Republican debate on Fox News, and she’s looking forward to it. At that debate, Kelly said she has her opening question ready. “I’m gonna start with, ‘Apology accepted,'” she told Colbert.