Victory for Megyn Kelly

She's leaving Fox News for NBC News. Whether this is good or bad seems quaintly and spectacularly beside the point.

Megyn Kelly.
(Image credit: AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

As news spread of Megyn Kelly's move from her 12-year stint at Fox News to NBC News, what struck me was how eager everyone was to pronounce the change a Good or a Bad Thing when it is, at most, an Interesting Thing.

It's an epilogue to a long, ugly psychodrama at Fox News, and a weathervane for what news coverage promises to be at NBC. It's interesting, because Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump — enemies who reconciled over an interview until Kelly released details of his intimidation tactics in her book — will be colleagues at the same network. In an age of executive-producing reality television presidents, whether Kelly's move is good or bad seems quaintly and spectacularly beside the point. This isn't ethics, it's drama. And it sounds — to paraphrase Kelly herself — like great TV.

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