Megyn Kelly has had a rough year. Her Sunday NBC show was canceled and her morning show has gotten off to a terrible start. And it all goes back to her time at Fox News when she famously sparred with then-candidate Donald Trump. She lost her conservative base and the moderate, left-wing in the country has been slow to embrace her.
So it may have been a calculated decision to try to mend fences. With rumors that she could be canceled filtering for months, a change was desperately needed. It is unclear if this is going to be a trend or if this was an anomaly but we have to give credit where credit is due – this was awesome.
LA Times writer David Horsey found himself in hot water the other day when he called White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders a “Chunky soccer mom” and referred to Fox News anchors as ““blonde Barbie dolls in short tight skirts.” So Kell had him on her show and embarrassed him with three words, “what were you thinking?”
Horsey was clearly embarrassed. He went into a monologue about supporting feminism and showed remorse for his comments. But Kelly was not having any of it and took particular offense to the Fox News comments:
“’I asked myself when I saw that, ‘who does he mean?’ Kelly said. ‘Does he mean Jamie Colby, who graduated high school at age 16 and practiced law for ten years before becoming a journalist and winning a Murrow Award? Does he mean Lea Gabrielle, who fought as a Navy fighter pilot for our country in Afghanistan before becoming a Fox News personality?’
“She continued, ‘Melissa Francis, who graduated with an economics degree from Harvard, Catherine Herridge who has a Stanford and Harvard degree and gave part of her liver to her sick infant child?’
“’To me, these are not Barbie dolls in short tight skirts and I think I speak for all of us when I say that part was equally offensive,’ Kelly closed to applause.”
Bravo, Megyn. This may be the first time she has stuck up for Sarah Sanders, a Trump loyalist. It might just be a small move in the right direction but at least it is a step in the right direction.