Fox News star Megyn Kelly continued to get under the skin of her primetime colleagues over the weekend, when an interview prompted Sean Hannity to defend himself on Twitter.
During an appearance on the network’s “Media Buzz” on Sunday, Kelly said that pro-Donald Trump television hosts “would arrange with Trump in advance to ask him certain critical questions or do certain hits on him so they would appear to have some credibility.”
Hannity, who is about as pro-Trump as a TV host can be, seems to have assumed Kelly was referring to him.
I would love to know who was "Acting". https://t.co/AZxax2rpur
I never asked a question from a TelePrompTer in my life. I cannot speak for others. https://t.co/OSs0sO9tDS
Curious who she was referring to. I am transparent, I want to defeat Isis, protect the homeland and get people out of poverty and working! https://t.co/tranPp7y2k
Kelly has been all over television recently while promoting her book “Settle for More,” and also drew criticism from Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
O’Reilly took shots at Kelly twice last week, starting with an appearance on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday. “I’m not interested in making my network look bad at all,” he said when Norah O’Donnell asked about Kelly’s book, which contains details about sexual harassment by former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Later in the day, O’Reilly made similar comments on his show, “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Kelly addressed O’Reilly’s comment, saying, “I believe that Roger Ailes made the company look bad.”
She also said that while O’Reilly might have the No. 1 show on cable news, she has the No. 1 “news show” on cable news.
“His is an opinion show and there is a difference because, let me tell you, as a news person sometimes its harder to put ratings on the board because you just report the news,” Kelly said. “If the news is boring, it’s boring.”
Last month, Hannity and Kelly appeared to make up after a different Twitter battle when he accused Kelly of being biased toward Hillary Clinton in the heated presidential race. The “Kelly File” host tweeted a cheery photo of the pair together with the caption, “We’re Irish. It’s complicated. #friends.”
Hannity even denied one Twitter user’s accusation that they had been ordered to make nice by their “corporate masters.” He wrote, “Actually, that’s just not true. 2 friends just worked out a MINOR disagreement.”
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