Is Fox News’ Cupcake Kelly’s shot at Newsweek’s Sullivan a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

So here you have it again, yet another elitist “professional” journalist calling into question a blogger’s credentials.

I am of course talking about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly who in criticizing the recent Newsweek cover story which asked “Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb,” questioned the credentials of its author Andrew Sullivan. Specifically Kelly, on a Fox broadcast, openly asked “why Newsweek had not put what she called an “actual journalist” on the cover, instead of Sullivan.”

Funny thing, and has it relates to questions of professional journalism, I cannot help but wonder if this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

After all wasn’t it Kelly who appeared in the December GQ magazine modelling black lingerie, prompting one newspaper to report that she “looked like a sex kitten as she posed for the revealing shoot.”

Megyn Kelly: Fox or Almost Naked News?

Correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I know there are no boudoir shots of Sullivan floating around anywhere . . . not that anyone would need to see that!

As a fan of the television series Everybody Loves Raymond, I am immediately reminded of the segment where Robert in protestation after being found in a compromising position with his girlfriend Amy, defiantly tells his mother that he is not out of control. Frank’s response “Hard to make that argument without pants” which can ironically be applied to this situation as well.

In the end, all Megyn Kelly’s repeated “quips” expressing her opinion that Sullivan isn’t a real journalist prove, is that anyone can get on TV . . . even without pants!

In the meantime, to really understand the impact that social media and in particular what is referred to as citizen journalism has and is having on traditional media such as newspapers and television, here is the link to a panel discussion I had hosted featuring amongst others The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur (Public Workshops and Roundtables: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?).

Additional Source; Daily Mail Online article “Hello boys! Newsreader Megyn Kelly goes from Fox to foxy as she strips off for magazine shoot


6 Responses to “Is Fox News’ Cupcake Kelly’s shot at Newsweek’s Sullivan a case of the pot calling the kettle black?”
  1. kstreet607 says:

    I’m wondering why Megyn Kelly didn’t have Andrew Sullivan on her show to defend himself from her and her two guests attack on him?

    Now that is very unprofessional and surely no where near “Fair & Balanced.”

    BTW, I’d like to place your blog on my blogroll if it’s ok.

    • piblogger says:

      Well stated kstreet! Besides not having Sullivan on the show to substantiate his position relative to the article (at least to this point in time), Kelly and guests did not even offer an alternative view relative to the content itself, which makes one wonder if they even read it?

      Their whole focus was on a headline, which is representative of the sensationalistic and superficial soundbite journalism that doesn’t engage or inform.

      This was of course the point of my post.

      Over the next few days I will be posting a follow-up article based on the Sullivan article’s content.

      In the meantime, please feel free to add my blog to your blogroll.

    • Jim says:

      The coward Sullivan dodged her thats why the moron wasn’t there…you idiot….

      • piblogger says:

        To begin, I am not a Sullivan supporter. As indicated in my previous comment, my issue is that the focus was on the headline and name-calling as opposed to anyone actually talking about the content of the article. Subject to third party confirmation (no disrespect but I do not know you) through other sources re Sullivan dodging Kelly, the fact is that whether Sullivan was or was not present it was Kelly who chose to focus on the headline and Sullivan’s credentials (or her belief of the lack thereof).

        It would have made more sense if she had said during the broadcast that “I had asked Mr. Sullivan to join me on air to discuss the veracity of his article but he has refused and therefore I am going to focus on what he wrote with my panel.” This of course represents an intelligent dialogue based on what was written as opposed to slinging insults, which as we discovered with her cheesecake pictures draws attention away from the real issues.

  2. Name calling… Here you go… You prove that even moron’s opinions can be heard. Newsweek, died a long time ago, because real Americans, with more knowledge and wisdom than their readers saw them for the scummy rag they are.

    And you know that she didn’t ask the weasel on her broadcast, how?

    • piblogger says:

      I am not certain as towards whom your comment is directed Push Back Now, but as far as I know there has been no definitive confirmation either way relative to whether Kelly did or did not invite Sullivan on her show.

      The real issue of course as I had indicated is that no one as focused their attention on the actual content of the Sullivan piece which at the end of the day should be the main focus as opposed to name calling and bickering.

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