Fox News host Megyn Kelly isn’t afraid to let MSNBC know exactly what she thought of a recent interview with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, calling the truly bizarre television moment “humiliating.”
Of course, there is little love to be found between the conservative network and the liberal network, but MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s interview with Attorney General Holder is really one of the strangest moments in recent television history.
During her interview with the Attorney General, Perry informed Holder that she refers to him as “the duck” — which is bad enough — but then the MSNBC host proceeds to ask if Holder would quack for her.
“You know, we call you the duck, in nerdland, we call you the duck. In nerdland, we say you have a very placid and even way of presenting, but you are just working for justice underneath. Would you quack for us?”
Yes, that happened. Check out the video below to see it, and Megyn Kelly’s reaction to it.
Because, of course, Megyn Kelly wasn’t going to let the moment slide, and she truly seems appalled. In fact, as she replayed the clip for Fox viewers on Monday night, she could hardly get through the segment.
Clapping one hand over her eyes, Kelly repeatedly cries, “Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Is it over? Is it over?” Turning to her guest Howard Kurtz, she yells, “It’s terrible!”
Kurtz quickly agreed, and referred to Perry’s request for a quack one of the “the most cringe-inducing” things he’s ever seen. He compared the moment to a skit from Saturday Night Live.
And Kelly must agree, since she couldn’t seem to stop laughing. “What was she doing?” Kelly asked through her laughter. “How humiliating for her. Does she know how she just humiliated herself?”
Holder kindly declined Perry’s request that he quack for her viewers. He said that he liked the “duck” analogy, and actually helped her out as he seemed to clarify what she meant — and he didn’t have to quack to do it.
“Things don’t bother you and so on the surface I like to think that that’s the way I appear to be. But you’re absolutely right those little duck feet are just moving as fast as they can underneath and things are going as fast as they can behind the scenes. And I may have been cool in congressional hearings on the outside but I was pissed off a lot of the time too you know and there was a question of trying to reign in those feelings and make sure that on the outside I was cool.”
Chalk this round up to Fox News. Sometimes, even if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it’s still probably not the Attorney General of the United States.
Megyn Kelly has done more than just read headlines lately — she’s made headlines of her own. Click here to see her shoot down Mike Huckabee and his views on women (maybe that time she accidentally dropped the f-bomb when trying to say “Huckabee” wasn’t such an accident!), and click here to watch her confront the issues on vaccinations.
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