Greg Kelly has undergone a transformation.
Formerly a straight-news anchor on Fox’s flagship local station, WNYW, Kelly has recently gained fame in MAGA circles as one of the leading defenders of President Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was rigged.
From his nightly show on Newsmax, Kelly has led the charge in airing theories that Trump’s own attorney general has now dismissed. The strategy that has paid off for Newsmax — whose CEO has admitted that his network sees the election-fraud storyline as “great for news” and justified his indulgence of conspiracy theories by appealing to Russiagate whataboutism.
When Kelly began his show in