Former Today Show Anchor Ann Curry Says Megyn Kelly's Jane Fonda Clapback Was 'Not Journalism'

From TIME - January 23, 2018

Ann Curry has weighed in on the ongoing Megyn Kelly/Jane Fonda dramaand she thinks Kellys decision to blast the actress on air this week was not journalism.

Journalists are not supposed to be the story, the former Today show anchor said during a Tuesday appearance on ABCs The View. Were supposed to beand its a struggle, I think, for everyone to bebut were supposed to be humble. Were supposed to use whatever time were given to shine a light on other stories. I mean, there are so many stories that were not covering. And to take time with thisthis is not journalism.

On Monday, nearly four months after Fonda shut down a question about her plastic surgery during an awkward interview on NBCs Megyn Kelly Today, the former Fox News anchor concluded her 9 a.m. hour with athree-minute aside on Fonda in which she brought up the actress controversial past, invoking the Hanoi Jane nickname that was used against her during and after the Vietnam War.

Kellys comments came after Fonda, 80, brought up the initial interview twice in the last weekduring a Today appearance with co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, and in a Variety interview over the weekend, calling Kellys question so inappropriate.

I have no regrets about that question, nor am I in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate, Kelly, 47, said Monday. This is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage. Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.

And Curry, 61, wasnt the only View panelist who took issue with Kelly. Co-host Meghan McCain, 33, agreed with Curry, arguing that there are so many more provocative and interesting topics Megyn should be covering.

To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch, said Joy Behar, 75. Jane should have just said to her, And how much work have you had, b-?


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