Megyn Kelly did a little “straight news anchor” sneering and jeering about Senator Harry Reid’s eye injury. Fox host Greg Gutfeld was on hand to help with the personal attacks.
KELLY: Let’s talk about Harry Reid (her voice dripped with disdain) who, of course, told the nation that Mitt Romney never paid taxes for 10 years and Mitt Romney lost – maybe not directly attributable but couldn’t have helped – and in yet another interview, he doubles down. Watch.
She played a brief clip of Reid talking to Jorge Ramos on Fusion (a fuller clip is below).
Guest Gutfeld used that to start smearing Reid’s eye injury. In his Fusion interview, Reid said he has lost sight in one eye. But that seemed to be one big joke to Kelly and Gutfeld.
GUTFELD: You can speculate about Mitt’s taxes and be wrong, you can speculate about how he got injured, Harry Reid got injured. He said he was injured exercising.
KELLY: Who goes blind on a treadmill?
GUTFELD: I don’t know. I mean, well, unless you work out really, really hard. But you’re just raising questions, like he did! You can raise any question as long as you’re a jerk. His medical condition isn’t his eye. It’s that he’s a jerk and it’s incurable.
Had Kelly or Gutfeld bothered to watch Reid’s interview, they would know how his accident happened, how serious it was and how lucky he is not to have been killed. Or maybe those details just made it all the merrier for these two.
Kelly did not challenge Gutfeld’s smear. She did kinda, sorta moderate it by adding, “You know what they say? In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." Then she said sarcastically, “It’s a terrible time for him to retire,” and laughed at her own joke.
Gutfeld went along with the joke. “No, it is, it is,” he agreed. He continued, “I think he could voice a cartoon for Ghost Cat. He has a really cool voice.”
Kelly said she was not familiar with Ghost Cat but that she thought the glasses made Reid look “a little cooler.” Then she gratuitously added, “But as big a jerk as ever.”
Watch “straight news anchor” Kelly below.