Fox News Announces Megyn Kelly’s Surprise Replacement … Megyn INSTANTLY Responds

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Now, this is what a smooth transition looks like.

While President Obama spends his time planting booby traps for President-elect Donald Trump, and Chuck Schumer’s Democrats plot nasty rearguard fights in the Senate, the country’s number one cable news channel just announced how it’s going to fill the gap left by the departure of one of its biggest names.

And Fox News fans sound thrilled.

After an intense two days of internet-consuming speculation about the cable operation’s program lineup — following word that Megyn Kelly is decamping for a new, yet-to-be-ironed-out job at NBC — the “fair and balanced” network announced that rising star Tucker Carlson will be moving into Kelly’s slot in the primetime lineup.

Curiously, Carlson’s move to the 9PM ET time slot starting Monday, Jan. 9, coincides with the start of former Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren’s new show on MSNBC, just announced Thursday. Van Susteren’s new program, “For the Record,” will fill an hour starting at 6PM ET.

Carlson, 47, had just started hosting his own nightly show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which debuted in November to barn-burning ratings. Among cable news programs, the show was second only to the venerable “The O’Reilly Factor” in the prime 25-54 demographic for the month of December, according to Fox. The show will continue under its current name, and still be broadcast from Washington, only an hour later when audience-building opportunities are greater.

What’s really interesting about this is that Kelly’s departure opened the door for a wild guessing game about which of Fox’s female hosts would be taking Kelly’s place, like Fox was some sort of Democrat outfit that required race and gender quotas to be filled. Obviously, the business-minded network put ratings performance over gender sensitivities in making the selection — a pretty good formula for success.

Meanwhile, “America’s Newsroom” co-anchor Martha MacCallum will be moving into Carlson’s 7 p.m. slot with a show called “The First 100 Days” covering the beginning of the Trump presidency. (There’s obviously a short shelf life planned there, so more announcements can’t be far off.)

In a sharp contrast to the show of presidential petulance and self-congratulatory strutting America is getting from the White House these days, with Barack Obama doing his best to string trip wires for the Trump administration, Kelly published a Twitter posting Thursday congratulating Carlson and MacCallum on their new assignments.

Granted, Kelly made her move more or less of her own volition, while Obama had to watch his favored successor go down in defeat, but considering Kelly’s relationship with Fox over the past few months, things could have gotten ugly. They haven’t.

Carlson’s legion of Fox News fans were cheering (including some in very high places).

Here’s a sample.

Carlson, a television broadcast veteran who also helped found the conservative, Washington-based website The Daily Caller in 2010, has obviously made a name for himself on the right end of the political spectrum.

Kelly, who went from media figure to household name thanks to her dustup with Donald Trump at the beginning of the GOP primary season in 2015, is moving into a chance to establish herself in the non-Fox mainstream media now, too. And publicly at least seems to be handling the situation with grace.

The liberal adolescents in the White House could take a few lessons in transitions.

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Source: westernjournalism.com

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