Back in early March, Jon Stewart devoted more than ten minutes of Comedy Central's Daily Show to illustrating just how Fox News blurs the lines of opinion and news, using Megyn Kelly as a particularly compelling case in point:
A week later, Kelly was featured in another of Stewart's comedic take-downs.
Kelly has finally responded to Stewarts criticism and she's none to... well, actually, she's "flattered."
From an interview with the Fox News "anchor" conducted by Mediaite:
Mediaite: The Daily Show criticized you recently in a very lengthy segment, not necessarily for having an opinion but for the topics, the tone. Do you think that was a fair criticism?
Kelly: I have to tell you I enjoy Jon Stewart. That's the truth. I actually think he's very funny. I've paid to see him do his stand-up routine. So when he turned his attention to me I was flattered. For me, it's a big deal to be 10 minutes on the Jon Stewart show. I think it was actually two nights. And as an aside, it helped my ratings both times, so the truth is, I was flattered.
It's telling that Kelly didn't respond directly to the criticism -- what could she possibly say? Well, Mediaite was there to help her out:
Mediaite: I tuned in the next day. I wanted to break it down, see if he was selective editing. This is the impression I got - you're sort of a neo-anchor. Obviously the style is far from the mold of the O'Reilly and Hannity's but there is this passion you could see, that could fit into a prime time role down the road. How would you describe your style?