Business Insider called her Fox News Channel’s “darling” and a “rising star,” and after returning from maternity leave in 2011, raved about her “new snazzy haircut” – rather tame compared with GQ’s assessment in 2010 that “she’s hot.”
At the time, Kelly defending the sexual nature of her role as a Faux Beauty, claiming, “Well, it’s a visual business. People want to see the anchor” – and not just people, but Roger Ailes especially, who once infamously ranted, of another Fox(y) News reporter, “I can’t see her legs!”
And according to Gabriel Sherman’s biography of Roger Ailes, election night 2012 found one Fox News employee exclaiming, “This is Fox News, so anytime there’s a chance to show off Megyn Kelly’s legs they’ll go for it.”
To judge from how women dress on Fox News, they want to see a LOT of their anchor, and more than just legs. Kelly eagerly obliges.
They love their legs on Fox News. Watch the woman on the left pull her already very short skirt up her thigh):
And Megyn Kelly is not without her own “Oh, is that MY vagina?” moments (because you can’t talk about vaginas but you can show them):
Kelly has a degree in political science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Albany Law School, which makes her defense of conservative positions all the more perplexing. It only goes to show, liberals, that education has its limits, and that an advanced degree does not guarantee either a) intelligence; or b) honesty, though it does bestow a degree of verisimilitude, at least among those wishing to have their preconceptions validated by an attractive, half-dressed woman.
There is more to Megyn Kelly than body parts, however. It is with good reason Media Matters called her, in 2013, “more dangerous than Bill O’Reilly.” And it’s not just because of her looks, but because she does not act deranged like Hannity, O’Reilly, and others:
Kelly does not breathe fire like her primetime cohorts, but she can be every bit as partisan and misleading. The recent comments from Kelly and from the network are part of a deliberate effort to set her apart from the partisanship and moralism of Hannity and O’Reilly and cast her as a voice of factual authority. Anyone who’s watched enough of Kelly’s news programming knows how insidious a message that is. And, unfortunately, it appears to be working.
But if not visibly unhinged, she is every bit as deranged when it comes to making assertions the base will gobble up like Limbaugh does OxyContin. After making Salon’s “Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013,” for telling the world that Jesus was white, and then in time-honored Republican fashion, non-apologizing, she topped that this April when she called the gender pay gap a “meme,” something she must clearly know to be false.
But hey, it would not be the first time a lawyer lied. And who, by the way, can forget her telling Bill O’Reilly in 2011 that pepper spray is a “food product”? And how are food products in the eyes a good thing anyway? Do you rub ketchup or mustard in your eyes, let alone pepper? Would you want other people to do it?
I think that Megyn Kelly is to professional journalism and professional journalism ethics what Clive Bundy and Donald Sterling are to race relations in this country.
Weinstein held nothing back:
I think that Megyn Kelly is a pathetic and disgusting entity that continues to spew absolute and total lies.
And he’s absolutely right. She is.
And on another level, disgusting as she is, it is also all rather funny: Kelly is afraid of dark-skinned people, gays, atheists and others, and Fox News, busily dehumanizing her by selling not her brain (arguably not her best asset) but her sexuality (or at least her breasts and her legs), is afraid of women and the sexuality her half-clothed body represents.
Of course, her sexuality is not free and unbridled, but harnessed by white patriarchal males. Her body is owned.
As the Bible says it should be.
It is difficult, sometimes, to not sympathize with the radical feminist concept of female “collaborators” with the patriarchal power structure.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.