Megyn Kelly is impressing more than just the average right-leaning Fox News viewer with her recent behavior. In fact, the writers over at Jezebel have taken note of her elegant ability to give someone a reality check with just a simple collection of words. In a recent segment on her show The Kelly File, the host welcomed Mike Huckabee to clarify on some things he had said about “trashy women” in a recent radio interview. The former Arkansas Governor spoke for at least five minutes about his opinions on how women should behave and how he is “pushing back against a culture that is explicitly crude.”
Megyn’s response to Huckabee’s comments was short and very to the point.
“Well I do have news for you before I let you go. We are not only swearing. We’re drinking, we’re smoking, we’re having premarital sex with birth control before we go to work — and sometimes boss around a bunch of men!”
When the former Arkansas Governor visibly cringed and said he didn’t want to hear those things, Megyn’s response was still to the point.
“Sorry. That’s just the reality, Gov.”
This reality check is the second incident regarding Megyn Kelly and Mike Huckabee that garnered the attention of media and bloggers. Back in November of last year, she accidentally mispronounced his last name to sound like a vulgar expletive. Salon wrote about the slip-up, and even shared Kelly’s response to the Twitter backlash that resulted from the on-air mistake.
“Something else that happened on the program is also getting a lot of attention on Twitter and including this tweet from some nice man named Sean who said, ‘Megyn you’re a delight to watch and gave a stoic performance after your slip up with Governor Huckabee’s name.’ I thought I was stoic too – I have a heart of a 12-year-old boy.”
Megyn Kelly’s no holds barred attitude and her way with words have attracted a lot of gossip surrounding whether or not she’s a feminist. Of course, bloggers have called her a feminist for many years, especially in 2011 when she called out a Fox News guest who called her maternity leave a racket. She reportedly told the guest that his words were moronic and took him to task for trying to minimize (in debate) the need for women to have maternity leave in the workplace. Whether or not she’s a feminist, she is certainly attracting positive reactions from people who otherwise lean left.
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