The women of “The View” took aim at Megyn Kelly’s controversial attempt to save face amid her feud with Jane Fonda, and blasted the host’s skills as a journalist.
Kelly kicked off her Monday episode of NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” with a lengthy defense against Jane Fonda that called out the actress for publicly dissing Kelly and dragged her Vietnam history into the mix.
The rant was the first time Kelly acknowledged the fact that Fonda has publicly expressed her displeasure with a September interview that touched on the actress’s plastic surgery history.
But for Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and the rest of the ladies of the ABC chat fest, Kelly’s attack on Fonda was misguided — in particular her decision to resurface the “Hanoi Jane” controversy.
“To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch, Megyn,” Behar said.
Former “Today” anchor Ann Curry, who was on the talk show as a guest, added that she believed Kelly’s decision to focus on a personal argument was poor journalism.
“The reason you don’t see it is because journalists are not supposed to be the story. We’re supposed to be, and it’s a struggle I think, humble. We’re supposed to use whatever time we’re given to shine a light on other stories. I mean, there’s so many stories that we’re not covering. To take time with this … this is not journalism,” Curry said.
Curry also suggested that Kelly’s segment was inspired in part by a recent acceptance of “meanness” that’s swept throughout society.
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