Hannity called out Kelly as a closet Clinton supporter for “negativity” on Donald Trump, who she pointed out appears only on friendly Fox shows.
Kelly said: “Donald Trump, with all due respect to my friend at 10, will go on Hannity, and pretty much only Hannity, and will not venture out to the unsafe spaces these days, which doesn’t exactly expand the tent.”
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 6, 2016
As Brian Stelter noted on CNNMoney:
“As Mediaite reported right after it happened, Kelly also called out Clinton for limiting her TV interviews. She specifically mentioned a Clinton appearance on ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ that was partly scripted by the daytime talk show’s producers. The Washington Free Beacon obtained a memo about the interview production and wrote about it on Wednesday. Kelly has been lobbying for an interview with Clinton all year long.”
The New York Times reported: “Television news is a bare-knuckle business, but it is considered a breach of decorum for an anchor to publicly assail a colleague. The exchange also hinted at generational tensions with Fox News. Mr. Hannity, a network stalwart, is close to Mr. Ailes; Ms. Kelly, a newer addition, became one of Fox’s biggest stars by appealing to a younger audience, and she is widely seen as an important figure for the network’s future.”
A Fox News spokeswoman did not respond to a CNN request for comment on Wednesday night. When asked by CNNMoney to elaborate on his tweet, “Hannity replied with a blank email,” Stelter wrote.
The debate continued elsewhere:
Nobody Is More Sensitive Than a White Man Who Complains About Political Correctness, Vol. CXXIV https://t.co/Vwdz8TLu1H
— pending kitchen fire (@jbradfield) October 6, 2016
— Les Dep Tamara Leigh (@tamaraleighllc) October 6, 2016
Fox News spokespeople officially say they are “not commenting” on Hannity/Kelly
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) October 6, 2016
Fox on Fox crime is one of the few joys of an otherwise wretched election season. https://t.co/X4WAoUboil
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 6, 2016
So how thrilled is Fox PR about Hannity feuding with Megyn Kelly on Twitter? https://t.co/12D4853PMW
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) October 6, 2016
Megyn Kelly vs Sean Hannity is like Cersei vs the High Sparrow. I don’t really like her but I would revel in his destruction at her hands.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) October 6, 2016
Megyn Kelly’s observation about Trump/Hannity was accurate. Which makes Hannity’s reply all the stranger. My story: https://t.co/UpAfBoOH3y
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 6, 2016
Everyone knows that Megyn Kelly is in it for herself and her career — reporting the truth is not her priority. https://t.co/WMtUP5TpTL
— ✞♕In God I Trust♕✞ (@InGodIDoTrust) October 6, 2016
— AZrider in basket (@azrider1) September 26, 2016