Et Tu, Megyn?

Kelly told him
(righty hatemonger “Doctor” Keith Ablow), “There’s so much hate out there. There’s so much hate for gays and lesbians and transgendered people.” She added, “The thing is, Doc, you seem to be adding to the hate.”

Now, I’ve never been a fan of Fox News’ Megyn Kelly; she set the standard for right wing attack Barbie that has infected all of Fox and most of the rest of the media.  Prettier than Ann Coulter, smarter than Gretchen Carlson (by a country mile…), and less grating than lesser lights like Michelle Malkin and Laura Ingraham, Kelly struck me as the most sinister of them all, until here lately.  Maybe it was motherhood; her most recent attack on righty classlessness and cruelty was a searing rebuttal of some sexist stupid remarks made by Bernie Goldberg about maternity leave.  As righties are reliably wont to do, ol’ Megyn suddenly got to rather like a hated liberal idea when it happened to directly benefit her.  As self-serving as her epiphany may have been, though, seeing her take down Goldberg with tapes of his own words and shame him, repeatedly, for saying them was undoubtedly the best thing I’ve seen out of Fox since Jeremy Glick slaughtered Bill O’Reilly years ago.  But she wasn’t just slapping a perceived critic around for personal revenge as they usually do on Fox; she came out not only forcefully defending and explaining the hated Bill Clinton’s Family Medical Leave Act, but even adding how stingy it was, because every other civilized country provides paid leave for new parents, as does that commie outfit she works for.   It was the first positive thing anyone has said about France on Fox since 2002.  I naturally assumed she’d promptly get a formal warning and cut this sort of thing out.

But she didn’t, as the above quote* shows.  She went after the aptly named Ablow with every tool ordinarily left out of the Fox toolbox, except the vitriol.  Facts.  Science.  Experts.  What’s the world coming to?  Better yet, she did so defending Chaz Bono’s appearance on “Dancing With the Stars,” affirming that transgendered people, who rank several ranks higher on Fox News’ Hate List than, say, regular gays, Mexican drug lords, and Al Gore, are human, too.  Rather than opining on Fox, she could have been speaking at, well, at least a Log Cabin Republican event; she spoke forcefully against hate, even.  Call me crazy, but I think this sort of thing is going to go over like a fart in church with the “folks,” given how Fox is America’s 24-Hour Hate Channel, when Megyn Kelly starts acting like hate is a bad thing.  It’s ruinous to the brand.

I’m guessing that pretty soon she’ll find herself caring about the unemployed, too.

*Sorry, I couldn’t get the video to embed; I hope my computer isn’t in its final throes….

One Comment

  1. michlib says:

    Haven’t seen the clip, but it sounds reminiscent of Sheppard Smith’s birth pangs whilst covering hurricane Katrina in 2006. Faux News does offer that rare incident when anchors stray from his obeseness Ailes’ party line.
    More telling has been the audience reactions at recent Replutocrat presidential debates. One week it’s hundreds of state executions getting applause, the next it’s cheering the hypothetical death of an uninsured 30 year old. It’s time to recognize the tea baggers for what they are – evolutionary cul-de-sacs.