David Horsey, the Los Angeles Times journalist, last week was harshly criticized about his comments on Sarah Huckabee, the White House Press Secretary and an employee at Fox News.
In his comlumn, he wrote, “Much like Roger Ailes when he was stocking the Fox News lineup with blond Barbie dolls in short, tight skirts, the president has generally exhibited a preference for sleek beauties with long legs and stiletto heels to represent his interests and act as his arm candy.”
He added, “Trump’s daughter Ivanka and wife Melania are the apotheoses of this type. By comparison, Sanders looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids’ games.”
Not long after, Horsey apologized about his column and said he will revise it.
Concerning his column, Horsey was invited on “Megyn Kelly Today” but Kelly didn’t give him an easy road out.
Horsey replying on a part of the question, said, “I grew up in the same sexist world everybody else did and stuff just comes out. You know this is a lifelong process where you just try to get better every day. Sometimes your brain goes crazy or you get into a difficult spot that you didn’t expect to get into.”
Kelly had a perfect response to Horsey’s criticism about women employed at Fox News.
“You refer to them as blonde Barbie dolls in short tight skirts. And I have to tell you I asked myself when I saw that, who does he mean?
Does he mean Jamie Colby who graduated high school at age 16 and practiced law for 10 years before becoming a journalist and winning a Murrow award?
Does he mean Leah Gabriel, 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? Katherine Herridge who has a Stanford and Harvard degree and gave part of her liver to her sick infant child?”
Anyhow, that was not the end. Kelly continued. “To me, these are not blonde Barbie dolls in short tight skirts, and I think I speak for a lot of them when I say that part was equally offensive.” Kelly’s dismantling of Horsey’s argument received a resounding applause.
What was his answer?
Horsey lost his words and had nothing else to say, but to agree with Kelly.
Horsey then tried to explain how he sees himself after the reactions of the column:
Horsey said that the reaction concerning his post came to him as a “self-inflicted wound.” “There is a better way to have a political discussion,” he said.
Kelly might no longer be with Fox News, but she will continue to defend her ex-coworkers.
Watch the interview in the video below.