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Megyn Kelly Has a Few Words for Those Who May Dismiss Fox News as a Right-Wing Stronghold

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“When Roger Ailes hired me..."

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Fox News host Megyn Kelly provided a wide-ranging interview to Variety which was published Monday, and in it she addresses critics who skewer the cable-news network as a Republican stronghold.

“Nobody asked me about my political stripes,” Kelly told the magazine, referring to when she first was hired at the network.

[sharequote align="center"]“Nobody asked me about my political stripes."[/sharequote]

“When Roger Ailes hired me, he knew I was the daughter of a college professor and a nurse," she continued. "There was nothing in this resume that would telegraph she’s a secret conservative.”

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Kelly noted that she has gone after conservative guests on numerous occasions.

“There have been so many times when I challenged Republicans on air — in big moments,” she told Variety. “And my boss keeps promoting me.”

The "Kelly File" host also discussed her political views with the magazine.

“I have voted for both Democrats and Republicans,” she said. “I’m an independent.”

“I’m not rooting for anybody,” Kelly added. “I’m a Fox News anchor, and I have no horse in the race. I can give anyone a hard time.”

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