Appearing on Wednesday’s Megyn Kelly Today, NBC anchor Savannah Guhtrie assured her colleague that she was “trying to stay as fair-minded and neutral” as possible in her coverage of the Trump administration’s immigration policy. That pronouncement came in the wake of Guthrie’s Today show repeatedly touting video earlier that morning of left-wing activists screaming profanity at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
After cable news channels CNN and MSNBC made 22 references to Nazi concentration camps and other human rights atrocities during coverage of illegal immigrant detention centers along the U.S. southern border over the past few days, on Tuesday, NBC decided to join in touting the extreme rhetoric. Specifically, the Nazi death camp comparison was repeated four times in three hours, across two of its morning shows.
During interviews on both NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today and CBS This Morning on Monday, Barack Obama’s former communications director Dan Pfeiffer was treated to numerous softball questions that allowed him to promote his new book, political podcast, and blast the Trump administration.
Eager to defend the virtue of porn star Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani questioning her character and credibility, on her Thursday 9:00 a.m. ET hour show, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly actually compared First Lady Melania Trump to the adult film actress. The host claimed that the president’s wife “sold her body for sexual exploitation” when she once posed nude for GQ magazine 18 years ago.
On her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show on Thursday, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly called out left-wing Full Frontal host Samantha Bee for only “sort of” apologizing for the vile attack she launched against First Daughter Ivanka Trump. While giving Bee credit for showing some degree of remorse on her TBS show Wednesday night, Kelly made it clear that simply claiming to be a “comedian” was not “an adequate excuse” for hurling such “deeply offensive” invective.
On Monday, NBC anchors tore into former President Bill Clinton's response to the #MeToo movement in light of his contentious interview with reporter Craig Melvin on the Today show.
Appearing on Thursday’s Megyn Kelly Today, NBC reporter Jacob Soboroff couldn’t bring himself to condemn left-wing Full Frontal host Samantha Bee for calling First Daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” on the TBS show Wednesday night. Instead, he seemed to excuse the nasty attack, claiming: “Look, she’s a comedian and she said it on her show.”
During a glowing softball interview with controversial rapper Common on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, the hosts applauded the singer for serving as a spokesman for Starbucks training on racial bias, but failed to question him about his violent and misogynistic lyrics. In sharp contrast, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly blasted the coffee chain’s decision to partner with the performer.
While most celebrities readily declare themselves feminists, one famous TV judge is challenging the movement in a groundbreaking move. On Tuesday, Judge Judy Sheindlin appeared as a guest on Megyn Kelly Today. Host Megyn Kelly reminded viewers that the famous TV judge is in the 22nd season of her syndicated show that premiered in 1996. During their exchange, Judge Judy refused the feminist label.
In an attempt to rationalize the crude and offensive performance by comedian Michelle Wolf at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, on Monday, co-host Savannah Guthrie led off NBC’s Today show by noting that “the performer’s defenders say the President has said much worse.”
Reacting to ABC’s exclusive interview with former FBI Director James Comey, on her Monday morning show, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly blasted the ex-federal law enforcement official for his personal attacks against President Trump and his revelation that he looked at the polls in the final days of the 2016 election to determine whether or not to announce the reopening of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation.
Despite devoting two full segments, totaling over 11 minutes, to an interview with former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, on her Monday 9:00 a.m. ET hour show, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly failed to ask about the losing Democratic nominee’s recent bitter tirade against voters who did not support her in 2016.