RUSH: Here’s Betty in Fort Myers. It’s great to have you. Hi.
CALLER: I’m a longtime Dittohead. I listened to you since 1988, my husband and I.
RUSH: You’re a lifer. Thank you so much.
CALLER: And we really love you.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: I’m honored to be able to finally call. I’m calling to say that we’ve watched Fox News since it came on the air, and we loved it, and I loved Megyn Kelly. But now Megyn Kelly has become the queen of Fox News. And the things that she’s done, all the shows have been, you know, not as nice as we used to think it was. When she doesn’t like you, her eyes go up, her rudeness is there, and she’s become very… If I was her, I would have said, “Let me stand aside.”
RUSH: Let me, Betty, if I may, give you a couple things here in reaction. And tell me what you think. I’m trying to change your mind, not tell you you’re wrong or any of that. I just want to get your thoughts on maybe another way of looking at this. Megyn Kelly is… Would you agree that she’s a beautiful woman?
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: Okay. Would you also agree that that may not be an asset when it comes to perceptions of talent and professionalism and competence, that people might be sidetracked by that and so she might feel the need to do things that would cement and convey that she is not just a pretty face, that she’s far more substantive and deeper than just her appearance? And in that sense, remember her first show, when she got this nine o’clock show?
RUSH: Her first guest was Ted Cruz. And Ted Cruz opened by congratulating her, and she wanted none of it. She didn’t want to get into it. No chumminess. She asked him, her first question, “What’s it like to be the most hated man in America?” and he was just trying to be nice. And people mention that. “Why?” And I said, I think she’s just trying to establish she’s serious here. She’s not just a pretty face on television that’s gonna go buddy-buddy and chummy-chummy getting along. She’s serious, and she wants to be taken seriously, and given that, you might see her do or say certain things that rub you wrong. But it may just be her effort to cut through noise and be taken seriously as a journalist, as a professional rather than a pretty face occupying a chair.
CALLER: Well, you know, yes. I can see where that would be, because she is very lovely. But I think that she’s been very disrespectful of Trump, and I think Trump is really outgoing and outsmarts them all, and I think that the rudeness that she’s had when she keeps saying, “I’m gonna there. I’m gonna there.”
RUSH: All right. Well, I… That’s… Unfortunately, I’m up against the constraints of the programming format. I’m out of time.