Kelly's apperance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight last night was a "meandering comeback bid," says Daniel D'Addario. "Kelly, a star on Fox whose NBC morning hour failed to suit her prosecutorial zeal, ought to know how to do this," says D'Addario. "Interviewed by a host as fundamentally congenial to his ideological allies as Tucker Carlson, Kelly was presented softball after softball about NBC’s mishandling of the Harvey Weinstein story — a story recounted in Ronan Farrow’s new book that happened to be unfolding while Kelly, who’d previously been near the center of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment inquiry, was in the building. And yet she was at times uncharacteristically tongue-tied. Speaking with care about an employer from whom she’d had a contentious split (saying, for instance, that 'the question is open as to whether they put dollars ahead of decency'), Kelly seemed to be stopping short; in issuing a terse 'no comment' to a provocative question implying she’d been let go from NBC for being outspoken, she made herself clear." UPDATE: 4 million watched Kelly's appearance, making Tucker Carlson Tonight Wednesday's No. 1 cable news show.
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