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Fox News Anchor Poses In Her Underwear: This Is Journalism?

Fox News Anchor Poses In Her Underwear: This Is Journalism?

If there was any lingering doubt that Fox News is nothing more than tabloid television, the December issue of GQ should put those doubts to rest.  In it Fox News “darling” Megyn Kelly poses in her underwear for a feature titled “She Reports, We Decided She’s Hot.”

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is the state of cable news.  Underwear spreads of our “darlings” in a men’s magazine.  Can you picture Dan Rather doing such a spread?  How about Tom Brokow?  Katie Couric?  Heck, Jon Stewart?

In the article Kelly pokes fun at rumors she’s had an affair with Britt Hume and vigorously defends Glenn Beck, going so far as suggesting that if a person has a problem with Beck then they must not like the First Amendment.

The problem with Kelly’s appearance in GQ is not so much her decision to show a lot of skin (at least I’m going to assume the decision was hers), but that the entire nature of the article and accompanying pictures debases an already troubled medium.  Despite the existence of more and more avenues for gathering information, political reporting has de-evolved into infotainment rather than actually informing or educating the public.  Fox News and similarly partisan outlets have played a major role in the dumbing down of the American political debate despite their focus on bringing citizens “news” around the clock.

And Kelly’s role in this is especially troubling for women reporters or journalists everywhere.  It’s nearly impossible to distinguish whether Kelly’s popularity stems from her good looks or her journalism chops.  But if she’s hoping to be taken seriously as a professional, posing in your underwear is probably not the way to go.

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9:50PM PDT on Mar 30, 2011

Oh heck, where's her picture? ;-)

8:41PM PDT on Mar 30, 2011

Who cares?

7:01PM PDT on Mar 30, 2011

I don't think (?) she has ever identified herself as a "journalist".

She was / is (?) an attorney that covered the Supreme Court, before joining FOX.

6:56PM PDT on Mar 30, 2011

I have never seen or heard of her so I could care less but I have to admit there is something really wrong with fox news to even allow this but then again who really believes fox even has news?

10:18AM PST on Mar 4, 2011

When did Rupert Murdock team up with Hugh Hefner? lol

10:16AM PST on Mar 4, 2011

OMG!! It's Sex, Lies, and Videotape all over again. Thanks for the entertainment Kelly (and Rupert) although I don't watch your disgusting channel so sorry but I missed the centerfold.

3:16AM PST on Mar 3, 2011


2:50PM PST on Mar 2, 2011

What we now call "anchors" used to be called "news readers."
That is, people hired for their voices (and since TV for their looks) to read the text placed in front of them, with expression.

1:33PM PST on Mar 2, 2011

Yeah she looks good so what Fox still Sux

6:09AM PST on Mar 2, 2011

Why don't you show the pictures so we can all judge for ourselves? I would give her a 12 out of 10!!!!!!

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