Before she was let go from NBC due to insensitive remarks about blackface, former “Today” show host Megyn Kelly was slated to head the network’s election night coverage, alongside esteemed anchors as Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie. Allegedly, Kelly’s rating were abysmal and the network decided to try and find an arena where she could soar, like political news. A press release sent out before the scandal, which occurred ahead of Halloween, even announced Kelly as one of several broadcasters who would cover the midterm elections, which are tonight.
Yesterday, a video ad spot was released and Kelly was, of course, nowhere to be found. NBC is reportedly still negotiating Kelly’s plight, but she is allegedly going to receive 69 million fucking dollars as a result of her terminated contract. I, along with Bill O’Reilly, believe that the decision to axe Kelly was one prompted by her show’s lackluster ratings, not conscience; the network spotted the chance to rid itself of a technical failure and swiftly acted. (“NBC wanted out and they found a way,” said the racist old man, referring to Kelly’s termination as “pre-ordained.”) As it stands, with Kelly ousted, supposedly due to a racialized comment, NBC is freed of the flailing anchor, and a move of pragmatism has been loosely spun as condemnation of her racism. Bye!
Rihanna Sent Trump a Cease and Desist
After catching wind that one of her songs, “Please Don’t Stop the Music,” was played at a Trump rally on Sunday, Rihanna served the president with a cease and desist. The legal action came after Rihanna vowed to end the playing of her music at Trump’s “tragic rallies.” Excerpts from the letter read:
“It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized [Rihanna’s] musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ in connection with a number of political events held across the United States. As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper...”
Sue him, Robyn, sue him to death!
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