While most media pundits focused on Megyn Kelly’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the debut of her new NBC News show on Sunday, “The Daily Show” called her out for trying to distance herself from her past Fox News tenure.
“Seeing someone so conniving trying to manipulate the American public was disgusting,” “The Daily Show” correspondent Michelle Wolf said on Monday.
“I agree with you, Michelle. Vladimir Putin is a slimy person,” host Trevor Noah responded.
“No, no, no, I’m not talking about Putin. I’m talking about Megyn Kelly,” Wolf said.
Wolf was especially annoyed by the opening of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” when the newswoman slammed the contentious arguments on TV news programs.
“Can’t we all just get along?” Kelly said.
“Oh, I’m sorry, now we’re all supposed to be friends?” Wolf responded. “Now that you’re at NBC, you’re acting all peaceful, like you’re some sort of Mahatma Blondie? Because let’s not forget before she was NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, for over a decade she was Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, basically a pretty, race-baiting puppet who Roger Ailes kept trying to put his hand up. Oh, don’t worry, she’s on network now and he’s dead. They’re both in better places.”
The show then played clips of Kelly arguing with guests and being generally combative on Fox News.
“Five months ago, she was part of the problem,” Wolf said. “Actually, she was the queen of the problem. Now she acts all high and mighty, saying she doesn’t watch TV news and she only consumes news by print. This is like finding out Ronald McDonald only eats broccoli rabe.”
“The Daily Show” continued to hit Kelly for supposed hypocrisy.
“Sorry, Megyn, you’re not the new Barbara Walters,” Wolf added. “You’re that Sprint-Verizon guy who follows the money: ‘I’m on NBC now. Can you hear me now?’ Maybe you thought doing this interview with Putin, because he’s so skilled at making journalists disappear. But Meggy, we still see you.”
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