Without a major debate, both Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly took a dip in the ratings this week, although their numbers are nothing to be concerned about. When averaging nightly ratings at ShowBuzz Daily, O’Reilly averaged 3.82 million viewers a night, while Megyn Kelly averaged 3.02 million. Both offered their opinions on the FBI investigation on Hillary Clinton at the end of the week.
Eric Bolling usually takes over for The O’Reilly Factor on Friday evenings while Bill O’Reilly himself takes an early weekend. However, since this was the first episode of The Factor since the FBI has decided to renew its investigation of Hillary Clinton just days before the election, O’Reilly appeared by telephone.
O’Reilly explained how Comey messed up the previous investigation by not calling for a grand jury. Bill O’Reilly indicated that through his research, he discovered that the lack of a grand jury was extremely unusual. He then talked about the effects this can have on the upcoming election.
“If you look at the new Fox News poll, the enthusiasm deficit between Trump and Clinton is about seven percent. That means seven percent of Trump voters are more enthusiastic to vote for him than Clinton’s supporters are to vote for her,” O’Reilly indicated, adding that something like this erodes enthusiasm for Clinton and could make people who were going to vote for her as the least objectionable candidate not vote at all.
O’Reilly added that if Trump seizes on Clinton’s latest troubles, doesn’t blow it in the next 10 days, and emphasized that she could be indicted if elected, Trump could win the election. Sky News also believes that Friday’s revelations could cause a seismic shift in the election.
Megyn Kelly also began her show on Friday evening by announcing that the new FBI bombshell could change the race as we know it. She described the FBI surprise as “unlike anything we’ve ever seen.” Kelly noted that these emails were discovered in a different investigation than the one over her emails in which she was cleared this past summer. These particular emails were being sent to or from Huma Abedin, Hillary’s top aide. The emails were reportedly found on one of the computers belonging to her husband, Anthony Weiner, who is under investigation for sexting an underage female.
Kelly then turned the show over to Ed Henry, a Fox News correspondent, who indicated that several officials he spoke to are questioning how thorough the first email investigation on Hillary Clinton was. He said that FBI Director James Comey has found himself in a nearly impossible position.
Democrats have condemned Comey for announcing his new inquiry days before the election, and Republicans would have accused him of favoring Hillary by holding off if he took action after the election. Politico describes the feelings a lot of people have towards Comey.
“Since July, by repeatedly caving to political pressures as he sought to resolve an investigation that has now been grievously compromised by his own public statements, the director has led the bureau into its most politically perilous chapter in generations—with the presidential campaign hanging in the balance.”
Kelly then had several guests on her show who all came to the same conclusion: Hillary Clinton has dug her own (political) grave by not being honest about things in the first place. Kelly and her guests concluded that this isn’t something that can be resolved before the election, and the latest events may give the presidency to Donald Trump. Do you agree with Megyn Kelly and her guests? Let us know in the comments section.
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