31 May 2013

Megyn Kelly for the Win

I can hate on Fox News with the best of 'em, but Megyn Kelly keeps showing a willingness to not deal with hack punditry. The latest example is her grilling of Lou Dobbs and Eric Erickson for their absurd ideas on gender roles in the American family following a new studying showing that the number of female breadwinners is on the rise in the US.

To get a sense of how things go, Kelly opens her segment asking Erickson, “What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist in chief?” It is a reminder that it is very easy to hate on hack work done by a cable news network seeking to pander to a single group and forget that there are actually people doing what some might remember as journalism.

The segment is long, but Kelly taking apart the two men and the flippant responses from both panel members while Kelly stays in control of the conversation is as good of evidence as any that she is certainly not playing a complementary role to the supposedly dominant men.

Here is the original segment from Lou Dobbs Tonight that has caused a stir: