Megyn Kelly Profile

The New York Times’ Sunday Section has a Pamela Paul mega-profile of Megyn Kelly. You’d think the Times could come up with a more appropriate photo than the one at the top of the article. It plays down to all the negative stereotypes of the female news anchor.

“Confident” is the adjective most used to describe Ms. Kelly. Though she said she cried after online commenters made fun of a photo she posted of Yates, and abandoned Twitter as too vitriolic, Ms. Kelly can also come across as impervious. She said that Brit Hume once told her, “Your problem is you’re just as vulnerable as anyone else, but you project zero vulnerability.”

Her fans cheer her every personal moment in comments online; her detractors are equally impassioned. An interview on “The O’Reilly Factor” in November, in which Ms. Kelly characterized the pepper spray police used to disperse nonviolent protesters at the University of California at Davis as “a food product, essentially” incited a torrent of mockery on Gawker. (“Megyn Kelly on tasers: ‘It’s static cling, essentially!’ ”)

Though she read critical e-mails from viewers aloud during commercial breaks on her show, the comments do not bother her, she said: “They come from a place of hate.” Mr. Stewart’s show, she continued, is just comedy. She said she often hears on the street, “I hate Fox News — but I love you.”

4 Responses to “Megyn Kelly Profile”

  1. Really? You’re surprised that the NYT couldn’t come up with a more appropriate picture than the one they chose? You’re funny! Why would they want to make her look like a professional? This is a FOX NEWS anchor after all!

  2. To be fair, it was an article about juggling work and motherhood. I think the picture captured that in a way. Not that I want to defend NYT, but I don’t think they could show a photo of her breastfeeding.

  3. bushleaguer Says:

    I love it when Megyn goes on the O’Reilly Factor and Bill tries to argue cases regarding the Constitution (or the law in general, for that matter) with her….she makes him into mincemeat.

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