Don't Let Racist Megyn Kelly Replace Matt Lauer!

  • by: Rebecca G.
  • recipient: NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
Multiple sources are reporting that Megyn Kelly is hoping to replace Matt Lauer as the lead anchor on NBC's Today show following sexual harassment allegations against the former anchor that led to his ouster. She has struggled with ratings since she left Fox news and joined NBC News. According to analysts, securing a position on Today would help bolster Kelly's image and career.

But over the years, especially during her tenure on Fox, Megyn Kelly has stoked racial tensions and propelled damaging stereotypes in her reporting. We cannot let her have a larger platform than she already has. Please join in asking NBC to not hire Kelly as Lauer's replacement!

After video footage showing a white police officer tackling a young black girl at a pool party went viral, Kelly justified the violence by saying the girl was "no saint" - as if only saints reserve the right to not be tackled by police for non-violent and non-aggressive behavior.

On top of that, Kelly has repeatedly mishandled her reporting on emboldened white supremacists. Not only did she accuse an Elle reporter of misquoting Trump's horrifying comments about Charlottesville, when the reporter in fact got the quote right, she also purposefully avoided addressing Trump's attack on ESPN's Jemele Hill after Hill called Trump a white supremacist.

Megyn Kelly has proven herself to be a lousy journalist in many ways, but her history of racist reporting is enough of a reason to not hire her as the new lead anchor of the Today show. Please sign and let's make sure NBC finds a more suitable replacement!
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