"That Kelly crossed a rhetorical line should come as no surprise," Daniel D'Addario says of Kelly's blackface controversy. "After launching her show with the insistence that she no longer wanted to cover political topics at all, Kelly found herself drawn, by some combination of ratings necessity and trollish temperament, towards controversy, sitting as the moderator of a rotating panel she dominates through force of opinion." He adds that through all of Kelly's controversies, NBC and its stars stood by her. "She seemed to have recovered each time," he adds, "but to have learned precisely the wrong lesson: That the attention she gets from ruffling feathers is its own reward. But dust-ups are different from real, meaningful offense, and the end of NBC’s unstinting goodwill may well have come....It goes back to the original sin of Megyn Kelly Today — that in enticing the ambitious Kelly to their air, NBC offered the host the one format of television least suited to her talents. Kelly is too inherently adversarial an interviewer, too fueled by the desire to simply be oppositional, to handle anything but hot-button political topics, and she has a tendency to provoke in a manner that flatters the self-selecting partisan audience of Fox News but not Today’s broader constituency." ALSO: Kelly's apology was B.S., as proven by her mentioning political correctness.
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