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Daily Beast: NBC 'Taking Revenge' on Megyn Kelly

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By    |   Thursday, 25 October 2018 12:07 PM

Amid NBC News' disenchantment with the $69 million hire of Megyn Kelly, the man who brought her over from Fox News, Chairman Andy Lack, is now taking the opportunity to slam her to the company, The Daily Beast reported.

"This was Andy taking revenge on Megyn," a source told TDB. "It was payback."

Lack's comments during an NBC News town hall sets up an out to cover for the embarrassment of the hire and her soon-to-be canceled program, and opportunistically punishing her for comments about wearing "blackface" costumes for Halloween.

"There is no other way to put this, but I condemn those remarks," Lack said, according to a transcript provided to TDB. "There is no place on our air or in this workplace for them. Very unfortunate."

Kelly is midway through a three-year contract but reports have surfaced of disappointment in the ratings of her morning show and a miscalculation on giving her a large contract. Kelly was not on the air Thursday.

"As we sort through this with Megyn, let there be no doubt that this is a workplace in which you need to be proud and in which we respect each other in all the ways we know is foundational to who we are," Lack told the NBC News town hall Wednesday, according to the transcript.

The strong response from NBC News also is potentially related to Kelly's position on Ronan Farrow's reporting of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct and the call for an independent investigation at NBC.

"They are trying to use this as a platform to restore their credibility," the source told TBD. "They have never before come out as strongly as this.

"For them to have had it on 'Nightly' and the 'TODAY' show, it would have been discussed by Andy and Noah. She was going very hard on the #MeToo stuff, and they didn't like that, and they couldn't stop her, and now this is payback."

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Amid NBC News' disenchantment with the $69 million hire of Megyn Kelly, the man who brought her over from Fox News, Chairman Andy Lack, is now taking the opportunity to slam her to the company, The Daily Beast reported.
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