Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin excoriated the Fox News Channel and “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly days after Kelly and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, had a heated exchange over accusations Trump was a “sexual predator.”
Levin declared Fox News was “imploding” and called Kelly “out of control.”
“I think it is fair to say the Fox News Channel is imploding,” Levin said. “I think it is fair to say the Murdoch boys, both of whom are liberals are slowly but surely ruining that network, not that I’m a Roger Ailes fan. I’m just saying it is quite obvious. Their top star is Megyn Kelly. Megyn Kelly is out of control. Megyn Kelly pretends to represent women. I want you all to go listen to her 2010 interview on ‘The Howard Stern Show.’”
Levin recalled Kelly’s dust-up with Trump at the beginning of the GOP primary, which she went after Trump for some of the things he had said about women at the first primary debate.
“At the beginning of the Republican primary, she set a fuse,” he added. “She was so obsessed with Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump and things that were said back and forth, she set the stage for what became month after month of vicious personal, nasty attacks. And she’s doing it again.”
He added Kelly’s remarks on Stern’s radio show disqualified her to be a leader of “some feminist movement.”
“So she’s not some leader of some feminist movement,” he said. “She’s hardly in a position to be representing anybody.”
Levin added he sees Kelly with her eye on “a bigger forum.”
“She is auditioning, in my opinion, for a bigger forum,” he added. “That’s not exactly a state secret, whether it’s ‘Good Morning America’ or the ‘Today Show’ or even CNN — and a huge payday. Fine. But please don’t pretend you’re a journalist. And if this is the future of Fox, then Fox will be dead because this kind of National Enquirer stuff dressed up as journalism doesn’t fly.”
Levin also criticized Shep Smith of the network, which he called a “sarcastic, snarky liberal.”
(h/t The Right Scoop)
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