Megyn Kelly speared Jon Stewart during an episode of his Apple TV+ show for allegedly “ambushing” a journalist. Kelly also recalled a conversation she had with Stewart years ago, after she blasted the former “The Daily Show” host as a “dishonest” review-hungry expert offering “a lot of bull**t with no accountability.”
Journalist Andrew Sullivan appeared on The Megyn Kelly Show this week, where they talked about people “distorting the news.” Kelly then brought up Sullivan’s appearance on “The Problem with Jon Stewart” in late March.
Sullivan was a panelist on a special edition of Stewart’s show called “The Problem with White People,” which the columnist claimed was not made aware of until after he was already on the show.
Sullivan was a panelist with Lisa Bond – who serves as the “resident white woman” in the Race2Dinner organization. That Race2Dinner Organization sells dinners priced at thousands of dollars to white women who are told they “recognize how we are complicit in creating, enabling and participating in oppression.”
The high-priced, anti-racist dinner parties have the white women “describe racist things they’ve been doing lately,” and if one of the women cries, she’s banished to a designated crying room The cut.
Also on the podium was Charles A. “Chip” Gallagher – a sociologist professor at La Salle University, where his research focuses on social inequality, race relations, and immigration.
After his performance, Sullivan claimed he was “ambushed” in the episode.
In his substackSullivan claimed he was told by a booker for Stewart’s show that it would be a “one-on-one with Jon” and “not a debate.”
But just prior to taping the show in front of a live audience, Sullivan said he “actually figured out that there would be two other guests and that there would actually be a debate.” Surprise!”
“When the show started, I also realized for the first time that there was a live audience in the studio and that the episode was called ‘The Problem With White People’ – a title I would never have participated in,” he revealed.
“I protested to the producers that I was ambushed,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan wrote of his performance: “Stewart called me a racist and told me I don’t ‘live in the same f***ing country as us,’ and then angrily called me a ‘motherf***er.’ “
Sullivan went on to say that Stewart was acting “unprofessionally” and “joined the waking cult.”
He also asked, “How painful does a comedian have to be to stay relevant?
Stewart further denied the allegations Twitter and claimed they were “nonsense”.
“Our booker handled this last minute request impeccably. Mr. Sullivan was given, texted and emailed a detailed account of the participants in the program, the content and intent of the discussion,” Stewart wrote. “She handled his high-maintenance shenanigans patiently and gave him every opportunity to apologize. This man was not mugged. Any damage caused was self-inflicted. And can we stop lazily “waking up” when someone disagrees with a conservative. F*** man.””
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Megyn Kelly slammed Stewart over the alleged ambush on her show.
“You described it as an ambush. It felt like an ambush where they had him, two super, super left, bright people who hate white people and then you,” Kelly said Sullivan on Tuesday. “They treated you like David Duke showed up. It was crazy.”
Sullivan said, “To go on a television show and be attacked because of your race and gender, a dismissal of the entire group of people because of their race and gender. The definition of this is bigotry. And he gave a platform for that kind of bigotry.”
“The show was called – and they stopped us – ‘The Problem with White People.’ Do you think they do The Trouble with Jews, The Trouble with African Americans? No, it’s as if they’ve decided that this one racial group should be demonized, marginalized and the target of hate,” he noted.
“They have become everything they fought against. They’re racists, they’re sexists, and they really despise this country,” Sullivan continued.
Sullivan acknowledged that the “history of slavery and segregation” in the United States was terrible, but added that there was “goodness” in America.
Kelly explained, “I think people tend to be more sensible and maybe even a little bit more conservative as they get older, not Jon Stewart, man. “
Kelly recalled her days as a Fox News anchor when Stewart would regularly attack her on The Daily Show.
“Jon Stewart is not an honest broker,” Kelly explained. “I know I’ve told this story before … I said on the air that I don’t like him and that he’s not an honest broker and that he’s hiding behind the veil of ‘I’m a comedian.’ offering a lot of bulls**t without accountability.”
“And he called me at Fox,” she continued. “He called me and was upset that I called him all those things.”
“Of course I stood by every word,” Kelly added. “I know he’s dishonest because he said things about me that I know aren’t true. And he had no answer as to why he had so misrepresented me on so many occasions. No answer at all. He just wanted to get views. That’s it. It’s just about building an audience.”
“And even on the phone, he tried to hide behind the comedian trophy, which I didn’t accept,” Kelly said. “And that’s just who he is.”
“I think people found something charming about his comedy routine on this show and that legacy stayed with him. He did a good job for the veterans. Nobody would take that away from him.
“But he’s an idiot,” slammed Kelly Stewart. “I’m sorry, but he’s an idiot and it shows in full measure.”
The conversation on The Megyn Kelly Show about Jon Stewart starts at the 57 minute mark.
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Kelly and Stewart’s feud dates back more than a decade.
During a 2014 Reuters In an interview, Kelly was asked if Stewart constantly slams Fox News on “The Daily Show.”
“Stewart doesn’t bother me as much as he used to,” Kelly replied. “He was doing these segments about me all the time, and then one day I said on the air that he’s mean, and then he called me and we had an hour-long conversation.”
“He explained that he didn’t mean to be mean and that he does satire and that he claimed I was ‘one of the three journalists he respects,'” she recalled. “I said, ‘Well, it sounds like you’re looking for absolution and I’m not giving it.’ We laughed a lot. He was very good natured. But I understand what he’s doing.”
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