As Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow and Executive Stephen K. Bannon have noted, Megyn Kelly’s debate performance was not just “good journalism” by mainstream media standards — it was “great journalism.”
Between asking Sen. Ted Cruz if he personally “received word” from God if he should run for president and trying to stump frontrunner Donald Trump with insulting tweets directed at Rosie O’Donnell years ago, Kelly won loving sighs of approval from leftists while enraging the Republican base.
Kelly, like most women who market themselves successfully on television, is pretty, intelligent, and can banter with the best of them. What may strike long-time viewers as amusing is her sudden outrage at the pretend-insinuation that Trump made a period joke about her. It’s profitable for attractive, prominent women to boast of their bravery — then suddenly claim victimhood once someone challenges her. Sympathetic men did in fact rush to defend her.
During a funny and flippant interview with SiriusXM host Howard Stern in 2010, Kelly talked about her breasts and how big her husband’s penis was, and how much she liked aloof alpha bad boys.
“Did you ever think about being a stripper?” Stern asked. “Ever in your life?”
Kelly laughed, saying, “No, and I don’t think I’d be very good at it. No, no, no.”
“Would you ever get implants?” Stern said.
“No, I don’t think so,” Kelly said.
“Those are real breasts,” Stern continued.
“Yeah, these are real. I mean, they don’t look fake, please–” Kelly said, as Stern said, “Wow.” “When I got pregnant–”
“Well, you’re a C-cup, aren’t you?” Stern asked. “You are.”
Kelly laughed. “My husband calls them ‘killer Bs’.”
“Oh, they’re Bs. They look like Cs to me, don’t they? Tell her where that bra store is. They’ll upgrade her,” Stern joked.
“Did you ever feel pressure–” Stern began while Kelly replied: “We used to call them ‘Killer Bs,’ then when I got pregnant they became ‘Swimmin’ Cs,’ and Doug was frolicking in the ocean.”
“Really? So you and Doug still have a good sex life?” Stern asked. “Even after the baby — you know that’s a real issue.”
“Well, there’s a certain period of time where that’s not possible,” Kelly said matter-of-factly. Which is quite true. “You know, after you have the baby, you’re off-limits for a while.”
“You had sex during your pregnancy?” Stern asked. “Some guys–”
“There were no issues,” Kelly said. “No issues.”
“Really? Even in the third trimester?” Stern asked.
“Even in the third trimester,” Kelly said proudly. “But that’s all I’m going to say. Yes, yes.”
“Wow — no kidding,” Stern said. “Your husband’s a real man.”
“You know, I have to say — I don’t know, I think it’s Dr. Phil that says that, when the sex is bad, it’s 95 percent of a marriage. When it’s good, it’s five percent of a marriage. And for us, it’s five percent of the marriage.”
“When you make love — if your, if your husband had been small, physically; I’m talking about his penis–” Stern began.
“Ah!” Kelly interjected with a laugh.
“–would you not have married — was that, like, important to you? Like would you have said: ‘Look, I don’t think I could live with a penis this small,” he said.
“I reject the hypothetical. There’s no issues there,” Kelly said.
“It’s not important to you?” Stern said.
“I’ve never had to choose. Let’s put it that way,” Kelly said.
“Do you think Roger Ailes has a small penis?” Stern asked, as Kelly and his co-host laughed. “Did your husband ever come to you and say: ‘Look, I don’t care about your first husband or anything, but am I bigger than your first husband?’”
“He’s not insecure in that department,” Kelly said.
“Because when you said your husband is aloof, that to me signals he has a big penis,” Stern said.
“He’s the perfect amount of aloof, though, you know?” Kelly said. “You don’t want somebody’s who’s going to be too clingy. That’s the problem.”
“That’s me. I wouldn’t leave you alone, right,” Stern said.
“That’s not that hot,” Kelly said. “You gotta be at arm’s length a little, like maybe not call every time, and maybe take a little while before you return the phone calls, and–”
“Sounds like he has a big penis,” Stern said. “Sounds about seven inches.”
“You like all those games, anticipation and wonder?” Stern’s co-host asked.
“Well, he’s not playing games. He genuinely is that way. He’s just not somebody who would be frolicking after you like a puppy dog, which I like!” Kelly said. “You have to work a little to get him.”
“And you also don’t want to be his mother, and sit there, and mother him,” Stern said.
“No, no,” Kelly stressed. “I want somebody who’s going to bring it. Confident, exactly. Smart. He’s very smart. That’s a turn-on.”
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