Megyn Kelly calls Don Lemon 'bigot', Internet says 'once a Karen, always a Karen'

Megyn Kelly said CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS are not 'what they were when I left cable. They are no longer trustworthy'


                            Megyn Kelly calls Don Lemon 'bigot', Internet says 'once a Karen, always a Karen'
Megyn Kelly slammed Don Lemon in a new interview (Photos by Phillip Faraone and Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Back in July, it was announced that former Fox News host Megyn Kelly signed with SiriusXM to host a daily talk show, taking her podcast to the satellite network’s Triumph channel alongside other hosts like Dr Laura, Dave Ramsey, Nancy Grace, and Glenn Beck. On Tuesday, September 7, ‘The Megyn Kelly Show’ made its debut.

Kelly, who was with Fox News from 2004 to 2017, sat for an interview with OutKick about her decision to partner with SiriusXM. She said, “I wanted a company that wasn’t going to fold if and when the cancel culture mobsters come for me. Sirius has a good history in that department. I wanted someone who is as close to my old bosses, Rupert and Lachlan [Murdoch], in terms of their unwillingness to be cowed by the mob, as possible. Also, I knew that I wanted to stay independent. I didn’t want anybody to own me or to eventually sell my show or business.”

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She also spoke about “the complete collapse of the American media as a trustworthy source of information.” Kelly, who suggested that the media exaggerated the events of the 6 January Capitol riot, told OutKick that CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS are not "what they were when I left cable. They are no longer trustworthy. And I think it’s had catastrophic consequences on our society.”

She also slammed other TV journalists like Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo and Joy Reid. She said “Don Lemon is out there every night telling everybody what bigots they are. Meanwhile, this is a man who has been credibly accused of shoving his hands down the pants, fondling the genitals, and rubbing his hands all over a stranger in a bar. He denies it, but he’s been accused and there was an independent eye witness who said he saw Lemon do it. Who is Don Lemon to lecture us on anything?”

Last year, Lemon denied even knowing the bartender, 39-year-old Dustin Hice, who sued him for the alleged incident that Hice claimed took place at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor in July of 2018. Lemon officially responded to the suit, denying the allegations and saying Hice is a “complete stranger” to him. Lemon's legal team sent a letter to Judge Steven Locke asking for Hice's claims of negligent infliction of emotional distress to be dismissed, explaining the two parties had come to an agreement. They later asked for the entire case to be thrown out.



 

Kelly further said, “Don’t even get me started on Chris Cuomo. These are our moral arbiters who are casting judgment on regular American citizens who, for the most part, are powerless to fight back.” She also called Joy Reid “absolutely one of the worst offenders.” 

Speaking about Donald Trump’s chances of running for the Oval Office again in 2024, Kelly said, “If I could predict what was in Trump’s head, I would have lived my life very differently for the past few years.” But she speculated nonetheless, “If Trump thinks for a minute he wouldn’t win, there’s no way he would run. I don’t think he would do that. I think Trump would much rather see a Republican beat Joe Biden than Kamala Harris take on what would effectively be Biden 2.0. He does not want a second term for Biden or a first term for Harris. So if he thinks somebody like DeSantis has a better shot, I think he’d want them to run.”

She added, “however, I can’t see Trump ever thinking he’s not the best man for the job. I just can’t. He would have to have a medical issue to think that. Or think his life in Mar-a-Lago with Melania is too amazing. But he’s hard to figure out.”

Her interview received a mixed response on social media. One person tweeted, “This poor lady is trying so hard to be relevant and have a voice. She made a lot of money, but her talent is questionable at best.  What a disaster when she went to NBC.” Another person said, “Once a Karen, always a Karen.” Another tweet read, “Kelly is back on the far-right grift.”