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Source: Today

Megyn Kelly Premiered On 'Today' This Morning And People Weren't Having It

By Jaime Lutz

This morning, Megyn Kelly—formerly of Fox, but of course, after her breakout 2016, you probably know that—began her debut hosting an hour of the Today show. She talked to the stars of Will and Grace, as well as fellow Today anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, but all their charm combined apparently wasn't enough to save her from rough initial reviews. And the big question everyone seems to have is: Why are we pretending that the conservative anchor who famously once insisted that Santa Claus was white isn't political?

Consider how harsh this review of her initial performance was: "The debut was like watching a network try to assemble its own Bride of Frankenstein, using parts of Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Ripa and whatever else it can find. The resultant lovely creature, dressed in a mauve, pussy-bow blouse and skintight pants, moved stiffly and waved her arms around in broad gestures in a bizarre attempt to generate excitement from an audience that was already standing and cheering as duly instructed. She interviewed people nervously and so awkwardly that they were cowed into giving monosyllabic answers. She also never missed an opportunity to talk about herself."

That's not from a blog. That's from The Washington Post. Time, CNN, and even USA Today had similar reservations.