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Megyn Kelly Reportedly Wanted Ronan Farrow to Help Negotiate Her Exit at NBC

On Thursday, NBC pulled Megyn Kelly’s Today segment but was planning on moving the former Fox News anchor to the news division. That now seems unlikely, and the most likely scenario is that Kelly is done at NBC altogether.

Somewhat bizzarely, Megyn Kelly’s lawyer allegedly wanted Ronan Farrow to be present at Kelly’s meeting to negotiate her exit from NBC News.

“Megyn Kelly’s litigator Bryan Freedman is meeting with NBC execs [Friday] and has requested that Ronan Farrow attend, so he can be a witness,” a source told Page Six.

What the hell did she think was going to happen in that meeting that Ronan Farrow needed to be there for? He’s a reporter, not a lawyer. Was someone planning on sexually harassing her on her way out of the building? It was probably just a final “fuck you” to the peacock because they spiked Farrow’s report on Harvey Weinstein.

But no one had thought to ask Farrow before demanding he be in attendance.

A source familiar with the situation told Page Six on Thursday evening: “Ronan knows nothing about this.”

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But an insider at the network told us: “Megyn’s pattern of racial insensitivity has bitten her badly here and this transparent attempt to distract from the pain she has caused with her comments is really unseemly.”

Of course, NBC was aware of that history when they hired her. Remember the time she had a breakdown on the air on Fox because someone suggested Santa be depicted as black? It lead to her saying Jesus was white, too, which is… an interesting take considering Jesus was absolutely not white, despite what the Norwegian-looking statues of him in American churches might lead you to believe.

You know, when you lie down with dogs, you get fleas. NBC shouldn’t get to act shocked that the woman with the long history of saying racist things they paid $69 million (nice) to be on their network said something racist.

And if things weren’t bad enough for Kelly, NBC published an op-ed by students at her former high school saying that, no, Meygn, blackface wasn’t okay when you were a kid, either.

On Tuesday, she referenced our shared hometown when she said, “You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was OK just as long as you were dressing as a character.”

Those comments definitely do not speak to who we are in Bethlehem or at Bethlehem Central High School, from which she graduated in 1988. Blackface is not acceptable anywhere in America, and it is not acceptable in our town. We weren’t alive when Megyn was in high school but, in the recollection of many of our parents who grew up around here, it was not acceptable even in the 1980s town that she knew.

That makes sense. I was a kid in the 80s and no one was wearing blackface on Halloween. Sure, you might go out as Dudley Ramsey in that bike shop owner’s bathtub from that one episode of Diff’rent Strokes, but you didn’t wear blackface when you did it. We weren’t racist, after all.

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