The sad answer to the question in the headline is probably not. But Breitbart’s latest attack on Fox News host Megyn Kelly is certainly a doozy.
“Perhaps Ms. Kelly would prefer to think of herself as a ‘journalist’ or as an ‘anchor’ or at least as a ‘host,’” the author hyperventilates. “But apparently that is not how she is thought of by the Fox News Channel brass. To them, she is ‘talent.’”
Anyone with even the smallest amount of exposure to the media world should know that ‘talent’ is an extremely common way of referring to on-air reporters and hosts alike. MSNBC, for example, has a list of “talent bios” on its website. Presumably they don’t believe that reporters like Richard Lui aren’t journalists (or that Alex Witt is actually talented). CNN also refers to its hard news journalists as “talent.”