If there is going to be a Chris Matthews–Megyn Kelly showdown my money is on Kelly.
Today Kelly took Matthews to task for calling Michele Bachmann a ‘balloon head’ last week. And just to make sure you don’t think she is simply standing up for Bachmann’s politics she made it clear that it’s OK to question a person’s intelligence as long as you don’t link it to their sex. And she’s right.
Also, to prove this criticism was coming not just from Bachmann supporters (it wasn’t, Matthews has a not admirable record where this stuff is concerned) she had on Jehmu Greene, President of the Women’s Media centre to speak about it.
Greene: “Let’s call it like it is…Chris Matthews is a bully and his favourite target is women.”
Here is the short version: You can call Bachmann dumb, or historically challenged, but not because she’s a woman.
Video below. Next question: Does Chris Matthews know who Megyn Kelly is? And if so, how far into his mouth will he stick his foot.
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