Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly both experienced a slight drop in ratings this week for their shows, but it’s nothing to be concerned about, especially since this is the first week after Memorial Day Weekend.
An average of ratings at Showbuzz Daily shows Bill O’Reilly averaging 2.9 million viewers, while Megyn Kelly averaged 2.2 million. Both Fox News stars still have the highest ratings of any cable television personality.
Perhaps O’Reilly’s most talked about segment occurred on Tuesday evening, when he started off his show by angrily talking about how only 4 percent of Americans have faith in Congress. Then, he immediately led to a segment on Kate Steinle, a woman who was shot by an illegal immigrant who was deported five times, returned to San Francisco, and shot her in the back.
“You may remember last July when 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco. She was out for a walk with her father when an illegal alien felon convicted in the USA seven times and deported five times shot her in the back,” O’Reilly said with remorse.
“The San Francisco sheriff’s department released Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, despite the federal government’s request not to. I proposed Kate’s Law, where a convicted aggravated felon who defies deportation would face tough mandatory sentencing,” O’Reilly continued, noting that his plan would give law enforcement a powerful tool to sweep dangerous foreign nationals off the streets of America.
The Fox News star sadly revealed that Sen. Harry Reid blocked “Kate’s Law,” and Senator Mitch McConnell would not put the proposed law up for a standalone vote. Kate’s Law stalled in the House of Representatives as well.
Megyn Kelly dealt with the Kate Steinle situation, but not as in-depth as O’Reilly did. One of her most talked-about segments on The Kelly File this week dealt with the release of controversial documents regarding Trump University.
Kelly showed a video clip that shows Hillary Clinton making harsh accusations against Donald Trump.
“We’re learning about another scam. The so-called Trump University. Trump and his employees took advantage of vulnerable Americans. This is just more evidence that Donald Trump himself is a fraud. He is trying to scam America the way he scammed all those people at Trump U,” Hillary Clinton says.
Fox News correspondent James Rosen described to Kelly why the situation is so controversial for Mr. Trump.
“Trump University, a series of for profit real estate seminars, administered by a staff of 39 people launched in 2005. And as promised that Donald Trump would handpick the instructors. But the unsealed testimony shows he did not.”
As James Rosen noted, Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told Fox News much of the unsealed evidence demonstrates the high level of satisfaction of those who took the courses.
Kelly then had Mike Huckabee speak. Mr. Huckabee told Kelly that even though 32 percent of the people got their money back, there should be no scandal since they actually got their money back. He said that he thinks Hillary lecturing Donald on fraud is like Pee-Wee Herman trying to lecture James Bond on the art of masculinity.
“Hillary is the queen of fraud. And it has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not Donald Trump would be a great president,” he strongly continued.
Although many people have accused Megyn Kelly of being soft on Trump since their truce, this segment as well as others show that even though Kelly has been more objective, she has been anything but “soft” on Trump. What do you think of Megyn Kelly’s coverage of Donald Trump? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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