January 17, 2019

The Many Times Megyn Kelly Became the Story

Here is a look at the times Ms. Kelly became the story.

December 2013

On her Fox News show, “The Kelly File,” Ms. Kelly took issue with an essay in Slate arguing that the popular image of Santa Claus as a white man was due for a makeover.

“For all of you kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Ms. Kelly said.

Later in the discussion, she added, “Jesus was a white man, too.”

In the panel discussion that followed, she did not acknowledge research that traces St. Nicholas to a fourth-century bishop in what is now Turkey and scholarship that has long debated what Jesus actually looked like.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who hosted shows on Comedy Central at the time, led the rhetorical charge against Ms. Kelly’s remarks. “You do know Jesus wasn’t born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, right?” Mr. Stewart said.

May 2016

Ms. Kelly’s feud with Donald J. Trump — which broadened her appeal beyond her Fox News base — began in Cleveland during the first Republican presidential debate in August 2015. Before a prime-time audience, Ms. Kelly questioned the candidate about his history of denigrating women as pigs, dogs and “slobs.”

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/business/media/controversies-megyn-kelly.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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