In her latest bid for relevance, former Fox News host/failed NBC morning show host Megyn Kelly once again attacked First Lady Jill Biden for, wait for it, having a doctorate degree. She also took a swipe at trans and nonbinary people, as well, because that’s just who she is.
On her podcast this week, Kelly ranted for three and a half minutes straight about Dr. Biden before awkwardly transitioning into a segment about an online olive oil subscription service.
While the rest of the right-wing has moved on from this topic, Kelly is still furious about Dr. Biden’s doctorate of education, calling it a “fake title” and accusing her of having an “inferiority complex.”
“That’s why she got her doctorate to begin with,” Kelly said. “She wanted to feel important. And now we all have to participate in this fiction that she’s a ‘doctor’, as we understand that word.”
On the contrary, most people don’t care. Those that do, however, understand that there are many different kinds of doctors and that the title “doctor” is used to refer to someone with a doctoral degree. The term derives from Latin, meaning “teacher” or “instructor”, and dates back to the Middle Ages.
Kelly understands this too, but she’s choosing to ignore it because it doesn’t fit into the “anti-woke” agenda she’s built her entire career on.
“It’s so typical of the left these days,” she continued. “We have to use the exact words that they tell us to or we are being disrespectful. We have to engage in their fantasies about themselves, whether it’s the men who are now women, the pronouns have to be said, words like ‘field’ and ‘rule of thumb’ have to be banned. Oh, just shut up!”
Yes, Megyn. Please. Shut up.
From there, she launched into a weird commercial for T.J. Hunter (a.k.a. “The Olive Oil Hunter”) who runs an online olive oil subscription service.
“Like many people, I am trying to eat healthier,” she said, “and that is why I love good olive oil. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.”
You know I’m right. https://t.co/SMvGK2AF3K
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 31, 2023
Kelly is obviously just trying to stir up hate and divisiveness surrounding Dr. Biden’s doctorate degree to keep right wingnuts tuned into her crappy podcast and advertisers like T.J. Hunter lining her pockets. Unfortunately for her, most people on Twitter saw right through her act.
Here’s how they’ve been reacting…
Without watching the clip I can say, with great confidence, I highly doubt it.
— Sandee (@SandeeGE) February 1, 2023
Do you think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a self esteem problem or a desperate need to have the title Doctor?
I hope you don’t think he was an MD.
I’m so embarrassed for you.
— Leslieoo7 (@Leslieoo7) January 31, 2023
What is the difference between saying something provocative every day – your current occupation – and where you once hoped your career would take you?
— Rob Kilmer (@rob_kilmer) January 31, 2023
But why does it bother you so much?
— Robert Windon (@robertwindon) January 31, 2023
If they’ve earned the title they’re entitled to be addressed as such.
— Destry (@DestryBrod) January 31, 2023
You’re not getting your Fox gig back. Now twirl!
— GStrange (@strange_george) January 31, 2023
Megyn, you are the one with the issue. It is the proper thing to do when someone has earned their PHD! Its a form of respect and proper manners. You clearly are intimidated by educated women. I suggest you work on why this is such an issue for you.
— Harriet (@harriet75) January 31, 2023
This is so petty. You don’t have to do things like this anymore, you’re no longer at Fox News.
— Gina Villalobos (@GinaVillalobos) January 31, 2023
I dislike all Bidens. And maybe Jill is obsessive. But you’re wrong that PhDs & even EdDs should not be called “Dr.” PhDs certainly have, going back to medieval times. The fact MDs don’t like it doesn’t change that.
— The Occidental Jihadist (@Occidentaljihad) January 31, 2023
Stop hating and go enjoy life.
— Tom Gill 8 dollaz (@T6tommyGill) January 31, 2023
Since leaving Fox News in 2017 and then being let go by NBC in 2018 following racist remarks she made about wearing blackface, Kelly has struggled to find her footing. In 2020, she launched a weekday podcast from her basement that caters to the fringe right.
Ahh, Megyn Kelly. Who is only successful because she got on her knees and/or back for Roger Ailes.
@Mack more like Roger nailed it. Now if someone would nail her mouth shut permanently
“We have to engage in their fantasies about themselves…”
Like someone who pretends to be blond when she’s a brunette? Got it!
Germans have always been particular about the Dr. title. Not only is every Ph.D. routinely called Dr. by everyone, if you have two Ph.D.s you get to call yourself “Dr. Dr. So-und-So”!
This pretty much confirms how stupid it is haha.
Maybe Megyn is upset that she does not have a Ph.D. Maybe one of the far-right universities like Liberty will give her one. May I suggest that it be a Ph.D. in Bullshit.
People often reveal themselves when criticizing others. Megyn and most ego-centric people can’t tolerate other people’s opinions. Ask Cam and his family of cohorts why he/she/they consistently attack others accusing them of being logged-in as multiple people. Ad hominem attacks from the likes of Megyn are just signs that they can’t address issues. Mistakenly (or by choice) confusing people with issues is how they justify their misbegotten opinions, hate and division.
Opinion preservation is the opposite of education. Anyone see smart people following Megyn?
i’m going to cal t j hunter dr olive oil from now on
“It’s so typical of the left these days,” she continued. “We have to use the exact words that they tell us to or we are being disrespectful.”
Oh honey, we’ve been politely anyone w/ a doctorate “doctor” for generations. This isn’t a left or right thing, it’s just been a thing for ages. Gawd she’s a dumb bitch.
Put a pin in her she’s done
Sister Bertha Bedderthanyu
The problem with this fool is she now realizes that she could have made millions jumping to the other side after her brazen on air war with Trump and Newt Gingrich seven years ago. It serves her right because she is too stupid to see once you piss off the right, that’s it as far as they will ever be concerned.
Why can’t this irrelevant bish take the millions that NBC gleefully handed her to get out…..and stay out? Her career is a bigger flop than turning the Geico cavemen into a TV Series. And now she’s just a victim with a YouTube channel hating on Dr. Biden? You and Anne Coulter go fight over who’s night it is to wear the strap on, and get Joe Biden’s wife’s name out your m***f**ing mouth.
Man About Town
If you want to see an even bigger example of her stupidity, check out her interview with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, who were there to promote and discuss their film “Our Souls at Night.” All she wanted to hear about was Redford’s status as a “movie hunk” and Fonda’s plastic surgery. I was suprised they didn’t get up and walk out.
Of course, if they had, she would have faced the camera and said “What just happened?”
She’s been on a really stupid tear lately.
She’s a Trump Republican what do you expect?
She’s trying to attract attention in hopes of getting a TV job again. She will need to be a lot crazier than this.
Don’t like her. The Dr. Biden rant is ludicrous. Her point on pronouns is fair. Sorry lemmings.
I read Kelly just got her own doctorate in American Stupidification.
Megyn Kelly, in addition to being a racist, has an inferiority complex. She’s clearly very envious of Dr. Jill Biden and makes clear how bitter she is that she threw her career away several years ago. America’s the land of second chances for some, but Kelly’s idiocy keeps torpedoing her chances.
At least the pretense that she was demonstrably more palatable than Tucker Carlson et al has been firmly rejected. I don’t care if she’s only doing this because the only people who will support her are rightwing nut jobs, she’s lost all credibility and her opinions are meaningless. There’s no point covering her anymore.
That one Twitter user was correct in calling out Dr Martin Luther King and his correct use of his well earned title. I’m surprised Kelly didn’t dispute that either and doing it in black face. Oh wait, nobody wants that fugly face on tv anymore. She has a face for radio (or podcasts)
Hum. I wonder how many people who read and especially comment on Queerty have a PhD?
If it stands for Pretty Huge D***, yes!
Since you raised the question, do you have one?
Wish I was a guest. Would make micro-expressions of enduring abject clamshell smells whenever she spoke…randomly ask about her $1 store mascara.
Fuss about her name spelled backwards—Nygem.
She needs to launch with a rebrand using her new name, Maybe yawn & stretch as I compliment her Botox..? hhhmm.