Fox Newsbot Megyn Kelly Hands Misogynists Their Asses on a Plate


Fuck, Marry, Kill: Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs, or Erick Erickson? Kelly just made the HARDEST QUESTION EVER POSED a little easier by slamming the two other contenders for arguing that it’s unnatural for women to be breadwinners because Erickson has mommy issues and preschool-level science expertise. Bonus: Kelly’s the only one that would let you keep your job.

Today, Kelly called Dobbs and Erickson out for being ignorant misogynist dicks. “What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and makes you scientist-in-chief?” she asked. “Why are we supposed to take your word for it, Erick Erickson’s science, instead of all these experts?” She even brought Obama into it:

In this country in the ’50s and ’60s there were huge numbers of people that believed that the children of interracial marriages were biologically inferior and that is why it was illegal for blacks and whites to marry in some states in the country up until 1967. And they said it was science and fact if you were the child of a black father and white mother or vice versa you were inferior and not set up for success. Tell that to Barack Obama.

The best part of the takedown is when Kelly asked why Dobbs attributed the downfall of society to women in the workforce. His response? “Excuse me. Let me just finish what I was saying, if I may, oh dominant one.” Her face = priceless.

Another wonderful back-and-forth:

“Megyn, I don’t view this as judging. I view it as a statement of fact,” Erickson said. “I think three-quarters of the American public agree that—”

“Just because you have people who agree with you doesn’t mean it’s not offensive,” Kelly interrupted “I don’t think I’m an ‘emo liberal’ and I don’t consider myself a feminist but I will tell you I was offended by your piece nonetheless. I didn’t like what you wrote one bit and I do think you are judging people.”

Then, holding up a piece of paper: “This is a list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong. Lou, do you agree with this? Because you certainly sounded like you agreed with him when he was on your show.”

Kelly, who has stood up for paid-maternity leave in the past, is basically only interested in feminist issues that affect policies that affect her. Still, she made us “emo liberals” cringe a little less today.

[Think Progress]

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