Fox News Megyn Kelly Impersonates a Democrat – Claims Jon Stewart Took Her Out of Context

Fox News Megyn Kelly Impersonates a Democrat - Claims Jon Stewart Took Her Out of ContextEither Republicans and Democrats are exactly the same when it comes to their beliefs on entitlements, or somebody is playing a sick and twisted game of “Now I’ve Got You, You Son of a Bitch.” In a recent, exclusive, detailed interview with Mediaite, Fox NewsMegyn Kelly sat down to discuss a myriad of issues including her recent “appearance” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

In the interview, Kelly maintains that not only did Stewart take her comments about maternity leave and entitlements out of context in order to create his own narrative, but that his narrative was wrong. Mind you his narrative was that she had different opinions on entitlements and maternity leave which is exactly how Mediaite phrased the question:

MEDIAITE: You received kind of a warm welcome from your old friend, Jon Stewart.

KELLY: Yes, I saw that.

MEDIAITE: Because he suggested you had different opinions on entitlements and maternity leave. What are your thoughts to what he had to say in his critique of you?

KELLY: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I actually find him funny except when he’s making fun of me. [laughs] … And so while it’s never enjoyable to be taken out of context, as he clearly does, I get the joke…

I think the only trouble that there is with Stewart is when they treat his commentary as news. And he’s not in the news business, he’s not committed to presenting the real picture. And I think he would admit that.

But on the substance of it, it got me thinking, because all my remarks were clearly out of context and he was trying to create a narrative. It is not actually inconsistent for somebody to be pro-entitlement reform and pro-strong maternity leave. And Bill Clinton is the best example of that, because he was the one who signed welfare reform into law, and yet also signed the FMLA, which is very controversial and a lot of conservatives didn’t like it.

While you may not be somebody who wants a lot of government tentacles in your life, you may also be somebody who thinks that a working woman who has just given birth to a baby shouldn’t have to choose between keeping her job and having her physical recovery and bonding time with her infant child. [read the full, unedited interview here]

No sh!t, Sherlock! However, Clinton reluctantly signed Gingrich’s Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) expressing that he felt the bill was too conservative for his liking. Nevertheless, he had already vetoed two other proposals sent to him by Gingrich and, considering he wanted to pass some form of welfare reform and the fact that he did not want to veto a third bill for political reasons, he signed PRWORA.

Now remember from above that Jon Stewart’s narrative was that Kelly had different opinions on entitlements and maternity leave? What did Kelly say? First she says he got the narrative wrong, but then she adds, “It is not actually inconsistent for somebody to be pro-entitlement reform and pro-strong maternity leave.”

You’re right, Megyn, that’s not inconsistent. But what is inconsistent is to continually argue that entitlements should be based on what the free market will support until it messes with your maternity leave.

So maybe Republicans and Democrats aren’t the same after all.