Megyn Kelly: ‘I’m A Big Girl … I Can Take It’, Asked Other Hosts Not To Assist Her If She Came Under Fire
Megyn Kelly, who quite frankly and candidly asked Donald Trump about comments that he had made that she perceived as sexist, has been under heavy fire from many people. The Fox News anchor addressed Trump about comments that he had made about obese women, in which Trump replied he was only talking about Rosie O’Donnell. Trump and O’Donnell have a longstanding mutual dislike of each other. As reported by the Inquisitr, Megyn Kelly was charged by Trump supporters as being unfair to Trump and that she “singled him out” during the question and answer portion of the televised debate for presidential candidates. She states that simply wasn’t the case, according to the Huffington Post.
“I don’t think my history as a journalist supports bias on my part toward either party. I think I had questions that the left loved [Thursday] night and questions that the right loved. My job is to go out there and ask probing questions that are hopefully smart and help the people learn something about this person and in this context, their weaknesses. My question to Trump wasn’t an attack; it was a fair question. We were trying to drill down to their most vulnerable areas and then give them a chance to explain them and also give the audience the chance to see how they would handle that. The job is to get past the talking points and go to the place they might be the most vulnerable… and then give them the chance to knock that ball back to us. The reason it’s good to have a panel that is somewhat diverse — and people will make this argument in other contexts, but you just bring another set of experiences with you. … I think it’s important to have a diverse panel because we all bring different life experiences. That’s why it’s important not to have just a bunch of white guys in a situation like that.”
Howard Kurtz, host of Media Buzz, which sponsored the Republican candidate debate, revealed that Kelly had asked Brett Baer and Chris Wallace not to intervene if she came under fire for her particular questions, knowing they would be not well received.
“It’s OK. I’m a big girl. I can take it. I understand why people get upset. The stakes are very high here. We’re talking about the Oval Office.”
Kelly says she feels she also went hard after Ben Carson and Jeb Bush, and that it is her job to do so, according to the New York Daily News. What do you think, readers? Was she especially unfair to Trump, or is he being too sensitive?
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