Aw, Crap -- Here's Proof That Megyn Kelly Is Kind of a Feminist Role Model Now

Sometimes, Fox News does not suck. Sometimes, Megyn Kelly gets Newt Gingrich onto her show and tears him to pieces, and we sort of actually end up cheering for her. And then we have to drink heavily to deal with these confusing feelings, because weirdly, Megyn Kelly has become somewhat of a champion for women during this election, and we're ... kind of glad we have her around. And it's weird.

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Before we go further, however, we should be clear: Megyn Kelly is not a saint. She's one of the most prominent faces of Fox News, for God's sake. She also has a history of saying some sort-of racist things and only standing up for issues when they directly benefit her. 

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Considering that, it makes sense that Kelly would be on the ball for women during this election because she's a woman, too. Her livelihood is on the line as much as anyone's. We aren't ready to say we're behind her without question -- and we won't be until she apologizes for what she's done and said in the past -- but we are definitely, 100 percent behind her interview with Newt Gingrich on The Kelly File, which was essentially an 8-minute-long eye roll at his quivering jowls and unchecked sexism.

 

The real treat comes around 19:24 after Kelly brings up the allegations of sexual assault against Trump. Gingrich says to Kelly, "You are fascinated with sex and you don't care about public policy."

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Kelly absorbs this, blinks a silent "f*ck off" at Gingrich, and says, "You know what, Mr. Speaker, I'm not fascinated by sex. But I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we're getting in the Oval Office."

Yeah, so. Megyn gets it.

The past 12 months have been pretty tough on Kelly's previously buddy-buddy relationship with Fox News' favorite conservative leaders -- not only did she wage a major war on Trump's sexism, but she kept noticeably quiet during the Roger Ailes scandal -- making her one of only two current Fox News personalities to not voice support for their former CEO.

Kelly has taken (and given, by equal measure) a lot of heat on behalf of women this election. And despite saying some not great stuff in the past, we kind of have to thank her for using her platform to battle it out with the gigantic sexist forces that are Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump.

And for teaching us how to blink threats. That's a valuable talent, we're telling you.

 

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