Megyn Kelly's latest comment prompts 'a lot of eye rolls' at NBC: report

Megyn Kelly's latest comment prompts 'a lot of eye rolls' at NBC: report

Megyn Kelly's cryptic comment about Matt Lauer prompted "a lot of eye rolls" inside NBC this week.

When asked by Us Weekly if she thought that Lauer could mount a successful comeback after being fired for sexual misconduct in the workplace, the "Megyn Kelly Today" host implied that there was more to the story than people realize.

"I know too much that others don't know," she said slyly. "All I'm going to say is that I feel very strongly about the #MeToo coverage, the importance of doing it without fear or favor."

According to Page Six, her comment rubbed a lot of people at NBC the wrong way.

"There were a lot of eye rolls," an inside told the outlet. "What does she really know? She's not close to anyone here. She's milking the #MeToo movement. People are counting down the days until she's gone."

Kelly, who left Fox News after accusing former CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, has routinely welcomed #MeToo accusers and survivors onto her hour of the "Today" show and frequently discusses the latest developments of the movement on her show. She turned heads recently during NBC News' coverage of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, during which she served as the roundtable's de factor conservative voice and expressed sympathy for the Supreme Court justice nominee.

As for sources close to Kelly, they believe that the insiders rolling their eyes at her comments are those who were sympathetic to Lauer.

"Whoever is saying this is trying to start a war that doesn't exist," an NBC rep said. "Her show is empowering and engaging, and we're especially proud of her coverage of ... #MeToo."