Although Megyn Kelly is a professional working mom, she is still part of the ladies auxiliary in the "war on women." The day before Rush started his three day full frontal attack on Sandra Fluke, Kelly, with her trademark snark, mocked Fluke and that was the beginning of Fox News' crusade against Fluke which, like the rest of the right wing slime factory, advanced the bogus talking point that Fluke wanted free birth control for herself - a notion that morphed into ongoing claims that Fluke was, as Rush asserted, a slut. Kelly and other Fox talkers also accused Fluke of having a sense of "entitlement." Now that Sandra Fluke has been nominated for Time Magazine's "Person of the Year," the right wing is ballistic. The Five's, Andrea Tantaros smeared Fluke by promoting the false and defamatory meme that Fluke wants free birth control for herself. And earlier this week, during a panel discussion on Fluke, Megyn Kelly didn't disappoint!
Kelly was agitated as she announced that "voting is under say for Time's person of the year." She sneered as she said "guess who made the cut." She referenced how Fluke said that "paying for birth control is a hardship for female students" and played video of part of Fluke's testimony to a Democratic House committee and Fluke's speech, about reproductive rights, at the Democratic convention.. Kelly didn't mention that Fluke was not invited to speak about the issue before a Republican House committee which, for the first session, was all male. She didn't mention that Fluke already paid for her health care which, for Georgetown employees, covers birth control.
After she introduced her guests, liberal radio host Leslie Marshall and right wing radio host Lars Larson, Kelly went into snark mode. She sneered as she said "ya got JFK, ya got Gandhi, and maybe now Sandra Fluke." Kelly smirked while Larson lied that Fluke says "my country can buy me birth control at Georgetown at all places." He asked Kelly if, in law school, she learned about the constitutional provision that guarantees free birth control "at tax payer expense." Rather than inform Larson that he was wrong about Fluke advocating for herself and that the HHS mandate isn't about "free birth control at taxpayer expense," Kelly whined about how the starting salary out of her lawschool wasn't as large as that of Georgetown's - a subject that she invoked during her past discussions of Fluke.
When Marshall said that it is appropriate for Fluke to be on the list, Kelly interjected loudly, "why." Marshall said that if Jay-Z and John Stewart could be on the list, Fluke certainly could. Kelly looked disgusted as Marshall said that Fluke started a conversation about reproductive rights. Kelly claimed that "many women felt that Sandra Fluke of what women value and how they feel about society and there was a tone in a lot of her remarks that was akin to that of a victim." She said that even though Fluke could be a victim, "there was controversy about that." (ROFLMAO, controversy generated by Fox and the rabid anti-choice right wing.)
While Larson advanced the Obama gives free gifts to lazy slackers meme with this comment that Fluke is the "poster child" for the "food stamp president" Barack Obama, Kelly chuckled. He compared Fluke's "logic" to having the government buy guns for people. Larson, who is a 2nd amendment fan, isn't a fan of reproductive rights. He said that after the Supreme Court gets rid of Roe (good luck with that) the government has the right to prohibit the "extermination of baby children." He noted that if Fluke, an "elite" graduate of Georgetown, is a public interest lawyer that's her choice; but she can go to place like Wal-Mart to buy her birth control. After saying yeah, Kelly did say that Fluke was speaking on behalf of all Georgetown students. She didn't mention that if Fluke is using birth control, it is paying paid for by her company's health care plan as is the case for women who have Fox News health care.
As did Andrea Tantaros, Kelly mentioned that the Time list includes the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy for women's education and asked if Time "cheapens" its award "having, with all due respect to Ms. Fluke and what she stands for, by even having Jay-Z and Sandra Fluke and John Stewart on the same list as that little girl?"
"With all due respect" - Ya think!