Megyn Kelly Defends Former Fox News Colleagues After Columnist Calls Them as ‘Blonde Barbie Dolls’

By A.J. Katz 

Megyn Kelly may no longer be a Fox Newser, but she’s still more than happy to stick up for her former female colleagues.

The Today show host interviewed two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times cartoonist David Horsey this morning. Horsey recently penned a story critical of Trump Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Fox News’ women anchors.

Horsey described Sanders as a “slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids games” and also wrote that she “does not look like the kind of woman Donald Trump would choose as his chief spokesperson.”

The LA Times has included a note at the top of the column with Horsey’s apology:

I want to apologize to Times readers — and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders — for a description that was insensitive and failed to meet the standards of our newspaper. It also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself. It surely won’t be my last mistake, but this particular error will be scrupulously avoided in my future commentaries. I’ve removed the offending description.

This morning, Kelly called him out for that, and for the knocks on her former FNC colleagues. “Does he mean Jamie Colby, who graduated high school at age 16, before becoming a journalist and winning a Murrow Award? Does he mean Lea Gabrielle, who fought as a Navy fighter pilot for our country in Afghanistan before becoming a Fox News personality? Melissa Francis, who graduated with an economics degree from Harvard? Catherine Herridge, who has a Stanford and Harvard degree, and gave part of her liver to an infant child? To me, these are not blonde Barbie dolls in short tight skirts.”


Kelly’s former colleagues took to Twitter to thank her for using NBC’s valuable airtime to defend them.