In full disclosure, this writer CANNOT STAND Megyn Kelly. I mean, the ultimate compliment from this quarter is to want to go shopping with someone. Frankly, Megyn Kelly dresses like she is a fugitive from a trailer park, and has no concept of what is appropriate attire for a person of her stature (and KT McFarland hasn’t mentored her on it, either, obviously). On top of it, she questions people like they are on the stand facing cross-examination and she is pacing a courtroom. That is just not appealing.
To make matters more annoying, this is a woman who seems to get sympathy from men simply because she is a woman who shows off too much of her assets, at least that’s the way it seems. See, Megyn Kelly is like a lot of people out there who can dish it, but not take it when her performance is criticized, especially by her target. Such is the premise of a short from Andrea Peyser of the New York Post:
Or, if you’re Megyn Kelly, all you need to fixate the world’s attention on your brains or your boobs and butt — the kind of fame-whoredom practiced by dames from Hillary Clinton to Kim Kardashian — is to metaphorically crush the naughty bits of Donald Trump.
At the first Republican candidates’ debate in August, Kelly staged a microaggression, driving The Donald to seek a safe space. The Fox News Channel blonde, a debate co-moderator, unloaded on the GOP front-runner with a “question’’ that amounted to an oral spanking.
“You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals,” Kelly charged in her now-infamous assault.
Trump tried to laugh it off by interjecting, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” But Kelly was relentless.
“Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?’’
Of course, The Donald was not happy with that shot, and, being a healthy, normal, New York male, he fired back. It was mischaracterized and taken wrong, and then all of a sudden Trump was in the wrong for “attacking a woman.”
Well, here’s the thing – and Andrea Peyser is right on this – if Kelly, or any other woman for that matter – is going to work in a man’s world, she needs to either act like a lady and dress lady-like if she expects to be treated as one, or develop a thicker skin. (Getting out of the heat of the kitchen is another option.) Journalism, for all the advances in life of the 20th century, is still a cut-throat male-type profession. One must be aggressive to make it. Megyn Kelly is aggressive, and seems to want to be one of the guys. Well, if that’s the case, this sort of stuff has to go.
A funny thing happened on the way to the feminist consciousness-raising session. Megyn Kelly became a star!
With a sporty new short haircut that clashes with Trump’s gnarly corn-colored ’do, Kelly began bragging publicly about riding Trump’s coattails into the stratosphere.
“Yes. I mean, listen, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t cool to see myself on the cover of Vanity Fair, right?’’ she crowed to Charlie Rose on “CBS Sunday Morning.’’ She continued boasting about her good fortune in a chick-forum chat with Katie Couric Wednesday night.
So, sweetheart, do you want to be on the cover of Vanity Fair or be taken seriously as a news person who got to the top on her own merit. After all, her show is not nearly as highly rated as Bill O’Reilly – who has been decried for not defending her – or Sean Hannity’s.
I think that a lady who wants the public to see her as being as capable as the guys has to stop the bubblehead act and grow a pair.
Agreed, Andrea Peyser. Agreed. (Oh, and her new haircut is not sporty, it’s hideous.)