Thank God and Greyhound You’re Gone

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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Now I have yet another reason to dislike Megyn Kelly. Just as I was putting together some notes for an article in which I was going to predict she would leave Fox News for an exalted slot at one of the major networks, she broke the news to viewers that her last show with Fox would be January 6.

She proudly went on to say that she would be jumping into the Radical Left snake pit at NBC — a perfect choice for her. It’s only fitting that Kelly should go to the Dirty Dems’ leading PR firm, where she will be free to come out of the closet as a true-believing lefty.

Except for a rare segment here and there, I long ago stopped watching the angry, narcissistic, megalomaniac who’s cup runneth over with self-love. However, when I heard that January 6 would be her last show on Fox, I yielded to curiosity and tuned in. When the show mercifully ended, I had the same thought that I’m sure I’ll have on January 20th — a line right out of Roy Clark’s classic song, “Thank God and Greyhound You’re gone.”

But perhaps Kelly won’t completely abandon her ideological closet when she goes to work at NBC, because it might just be that one of the ways in which NBC hopes to recoup its huge investment in her is that it believes she can periodically lure Donald Trump into appearing on her show. And even if he’s smart enough to resist that temptation, she very possibly could taunt him into a Twitter war that would get her tons of publicity.

After all, Kelly, who would do anything to get ahead (heads up to her current stay-at-home husband), cleverly and successfully used Donald Trump, the world’s biggest news draw by light years, to further her own career. And she did it by employing her stock in trade — making herself part of the story rather than just reporting the news.

So it’s possible that she’ll try to use Trump’s Achilles Heel — his vulnerability to sycophantism — to lure him into coming on her new show, then brawling with him on a regular basis on Twitter. Kelly is a master at riding the coattails of important people, and Trump has the longest coattails in the world right now.

Advice to DT: Be prepared for Kelly’s attempts to get you to acknowledge her — and don’t take the bait. Ignore her requests for interviews and don’t lower yourself to even mention her name.

After Kelly’s announcement that she would be leaving Fox, the big question became, who will her replacement be? I had my own list prepared, but in a surprising and brilliant move, the Murdochs immediately shifted Tucker Carlson into the 9:00 pm slot.

Tucker’s ratings have been through the roof, so the likelihood is that he will be the permanent host at 9:00 pm. He thrives on having Radical Left guys on as guests, then annihilating them with his unmatched debating skills. His knowledge and verbal prowess are nothing short of amazing. I would not want to get him mad at me.

That said, since I had already started the article on Kelly’s replacement, I’ll use the material to pass along to you who my top female picks were for her job:

At the top of the list, based on brains, humor, a willingness to call out the bad guys, and unparalleled talent in making sarcastic and sardonic comments, is the legendary Laura Ingraham. Based on her history with Fox News to date, however, I doubted she would be the choice. Fox gave her the five o’clock hour some years ago, only to quickly replace her with Glenn Beck, who was a phenomenon for about a year before suddenly losing his mind.

After Laura Ingraham, my first choice would have been the incomparable Judge Jeanine Pirro, the sexiest 65-year-old woman ever to appear on television. She’s brilliant, fearless when it comes to using politically incorrect language (especially when it comes to referring to Obama and other high-profile radical leftists), and effusively entertaining.

However, I doubt Fox would have put a 65-year-old woman in its prime slot for fear she would grow old on them — despite the fact that right now she looks better than most women half her age. I love Judge Jeanine.

Third on my Female Fox Talent list would be Trish Regan — good looking, smart as a whip, a willingness to go after everyone from Obama on down, and hardcore pro-liberty. She has it all.

I would put Andrea Tantaros right up there with Regan, but since she had a falling out with Fox, it’s unlikely they would consider her for employment again. I hope I’m wrong about that.

Then there’s Lisa Boothe, who, like Barack Obama, seems to have appeared out of nowhere — though I doubt she’s from Kenya. Seriously, there is hardly any information about her business or personal life on the Internet. Nevertheless, she is super great.

Boothe just popped up one day on Fox News and immediately became a regular contributor on its biggest shows. She is extremely smart, knows the facts cold, and gets an A+ when it comes to expressing herself — and, of course, her good looks don’t hurt her.

Next is Shannon Bream, whom I adore. She’s the antithesis of Kelly — very likeable and always focused on the news rather than herself. Though she was a state beauty queen in both Florida and Virginia, she comes across as the girl next door — very sweet, very pleasant. In my opinion, she’s a very underutilized talent.

Sandra Smith would be my next pick. She substituted for Kelly many times, and was like a breath of fresh air when she did. She also co-hosts the terrific Fox News show, Outnumbered, at noon. Like Shannon Bream, Smith is not only smart and talented, but very likeable.

Kennedy (full name Lisa Kennedy Montgomery) is all-around great. She is both smart and humorous — and a libertarian to boot. She hosts her own show on Fox Business and is a frequent co-host of Outnumbered. I’d be happy to see her in any time slot.

Harris Faulkner is classy, smart, and strong, but probably a bit dull for a prime-time solo hosting job. She is, however, a sleeper, because I’ve watched her dramatically improve her skills over the past several years.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, also beautiful, smart, and the possessor of great verbal skills, has improved a lot since she lost her first show some years ago, but there’s something about her voice that’s a bit irritating. She’s been an excellent utility infielder, but stardom is likely beyond her reach at this point.

Two sleepers are Ainsley Earhardt, who is very likeable, and firebrand Tomi Lahren, the 24-year-old Glenn Beck discovery. Earhardt may be too likeable for a tough news show, and Lahren, though she’s making a huge splash, is probably a few years away from being ready for prime time.

There are a number of others at Fox who are very good, including Katie Pavlich, Eboni Williams, and Melissa Francis, to name a few, but right now I’ll stand by my list above. And, of course, it goes without saying that any of the women I’ve mentioned in this article tower over Megyn the Malevolent.

On the negative side, now that the greatest accident in TV history, Greta, has gone back to her ultra-liberal roots by signing with MSNBC, Dana Perino is deserving of her title as Most Unwatchable. Perino is Republican establishment to the core and has an air about her that suggests she envisions herself as the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary. She is one of two reasons (the other being moron Juan Williams) that I don’t watch The Five.

In any event, if Tucker Carlson keeps moving up in the ratings, he’s likely to still be in the 9:00 pm time slot when O’Reilly is in a nursing home. Good luck to you, Tucker. You’ve always been brilliant and bold, and you deserve all the success you can garner.

In the meantime, MK, we really do thank God and Greyhound you’re gone.

Robert Ringer

+Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

31 responses to “Thank God and Greyhound You’re Gone”

  1. DICK BARRY says:

    Bob…your comments and thinking are congruent to mine. Too bad I didn't know you better way back in 1955…as I do today…from reading your comments. ~Dick Barry

  2. Richard Van Der says:

    'What an excellent anaysis and commentary! It was a joy to read! I follow FOX News, so I am especially interested in the topic. Yes, my thoughts exactly RE MK. I too am VERY happy she is GONE! I've often wondered if she just might flip out on one of her shows. She seems to border on losing it at times when offended. Attractive? In what way? I don't get guys saying she is "eye candy". I find her repulsive to look at.

  3. Marte says:

    The only negative about her being gone is that I will no longer have the pleasure of turning off the TV when I see her face.

    • Joan Ferrante says:

      I like the picks you made very interesting group!!!..,.It's.nice to see I'm not alone not liking meglyn Kelly! I did the very same thing!! Love Tucker Carlsom in the 9pm time slot!!!!!Congrats Tucker!!

  4. larajf says:

    I read somewhere that a lot of the "battles" (like with Rosie) were scripted to boost the name in the media. I'm cynical but I'm not sure I'm that cynical. I think Megyn Kelly was, as you say, only focused on Megyn and how she could get ahead and would say and do anything to that end.

  5. Rick G says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with Robert in this article. Also, I think that they have too many Radic-Libs anymore on Fox News. I detest Radic-Libs to the max! Another annoying Radic-Lib who needs to go is Geraldo Rivera. He should never have been hired in the first place. Fox News really scraped the bottom of the Radic-Lib barrel when they picked him. Same with Juan Williams. Both would be a better fit for the Clinton News Network, (that's Japanese for CNN).

    I can't wait for January 20 when Barry Soetoro (aka. Barack Hussein Nobama) is out the door, and my.advice to him and his man-wife, Michael (aka. Michelle) Robinson, is "Don't let the door hit you both in the *ss on the way out!!! He is without a doubt THEEE sorriest excuse for a "president" I have ever seen.

    • Jim Hallett says:

      Rather than watch the Marxist narcissist give his farewell address in his home "shooting gallery" town, I just kept singing, "Hit the road, Barack, and don't you come back no more, no more, Hit the road, Barack!!" I have already purchased my bottle of single malt scotch (I drink hard liquor RARELY) to toast his departure from the White House next Friday at noon.

      • JoeyBronx says:

        Yes, Chicago is a "shooting gallery, but think how much worse it would be if Obama wasn't such a great "Community Organizer?"

  6. Lana says:

    While everyone is wondering who will replace Kelly on Fox, you have failed to mention the fact that rumor has it she will take over a time slot of 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM pacific time on NBC. That slot is now occupied by Days of Our Lives, which is the longest running soap opera (since 1965). Although I know it won't have a big effect on a lot of people, anything thing they say or do on Days of Our Lives is of more class and intelligence than what comes out of Megyn Kelly's mouth. My hope is that the rumors are false. If not, I will not watch anything on NBC. Since I have no other influence, I will just leave them to their idiocy.

  7. MM from Georgia says:

    Good observations. When Juan Quota Hire Williams pops up on the screen, I change the channel for an hour or so to make sure he's gone. Of course we could wait for him to say something intelligent but why bother.

  8. Donna Ping says:

    Good article. I really like Judge Jeanine also. MK is the worst!!

  9. CHARLES SELF says:

    I agree with you Robert, except one thing, I will cover shortly, The others who have made comment I agree completely with all of them, therefore , no need to repeat. However, Robert, I would have put Shannon Bream at the top of the list, I am madly in love with Shannon, she makes my 75 year old heart beat faster, and those beautiful eyes, I would love to have dinner with her so I could look into her eyes. Every time she come on Fox, I stop an watch, some of the time, I don't remember what she is reporting on, I just want to watch her and look into those beautiful eyes.

    • Robert Ringer RJR says:

      You won't get any argument from me on that. As I said, she's the most underutilized talent at Fox.

    • Dol Montero says:

      THE THING ABOUT BREAM IS HER ACCENT (AND TONE) WHICH I PERSONALLY FIND ANNOYING (VERY). IT IS SLIGHT, BUT IT IS THERE. MY PERFECT PITCH IS HARD TO LIVE WITH SOMETIMES.

  10. Jim Hallett says:

    I agree with your assessment about Tucker Carlson and the incomparable Jeannine Pirro. I do not watch Fox News much at all, but enjoy them very much (also like Judge Napolitano, Neil Cavuto, and John Stossel – if he is still there). Carlson can shred most libtard "logic" and I enjoy watching their jaws drop and their grasping for more straw men arguments. As a trained debater myself, it is a nice breath of fresh air, since most of what is called a "debate" is anything but – just a regurgitation of propaganda.

  11. Reality Seeker says:

    Don't worry about Trump. He's got this. Did you see him today at his news conference? He called CNN " fake news " and BuzzFeed a "pile of garbage"…

    The next four years is going to be so much fun watching Trump take a two-x-four to the skulls of the talking heads… The only thing that can stop Trump is assassination. And the only thing that can slow him is the economy tanking.

    Other than an act of God or WW3 ending the world, Trump is going to put on the greatest show on earth for the next four years…..

  12. Kevan Rowlee says:

    Not a bad line up of potential lady replacements for a news show on Faux News, but not one of them compare to the live wire, firecracker Ann Coulter. Laura Ingraham would come the closest after Ann.

  13. Kevan Rowlee says:

    Oops, my bad. I forgot a gal who would tie Ann Coulter to replace Megyn Kelly <(gal with a great hair cut) that's a hard hitting REAL lady journalist and that would be Abigail Suzanne "Abby" Martin the former news star on RT (Russia Today).

    Sharing this article to FB.

  14. Bill Reynolds says:

    I'm toasting you again Mr. Ringer. Your article depicts my sentiments precisely.

  15. Jose Jackson says:

    Wonder if MK has PMS or peri menstrual cycles; at times she looked like that movie character Francis in Stripes. She needs to lighten up.

  16. John says:

    Mr. Ringer, you nailed it again! I also toasted to the departure of Megyn Kelly the walking talking human tabloid of the news media industry! She is certainly no journalist or responsible news reporter. I really do not know why anyone would hire her over anyone else in the business. I doubt she will last very long and give her about a year before she is moved on.

  17. DICK BARRY says:

    After watching Shepard Smith make comments about President-elect Trump & CNN today, you may want to add Shepard to your Megyn Kelly list.

  18. joyce smith says:

    Robert, honey, don't hold back! Tell me how you really feel! MK is perfect for the snake pit at NBC and I
    also share your view of Dana and her " Dog." I pity her husband. The five is unwatchable because Juan
    is a moron and Dana judges us and we all fall short of her perfect views! Oh dear, I do so hate to be sooo
    judgmental!!!

  19. Jon says:

    Good assessment but one point needs to be made: I never cared for Juan Williams, but for the necessity of the liberal point of view. Then we learned that his kids are Republicans!! They probably read him the riot act when
    he gets home every night!

  20. Rock Roach says:

    Since she was a track star at my alma mater(Lsu), it would be hard for me not to want Sandra Smith.And she is definitely a breath of fresh air-as I noted on several other posts several monthe ago.My question is now that
    MK is gone,why couldn't she take Sheppard Smith with her ?

  21. Robert Ringer RJR says:

    I second that.

  22. Harley says:

    NBC=No Body Cares!

  23. patg2 says:

    I'll take Judge Jeanine any day. 65? She sure fooled me! As for Juan Williams, his book says he gets it, and then he applies all his principles bass ackwards.

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