Yo Kelly, Get A Clue

Daphne Macklin
2 min readNov 7, 2018

Megan Kelly has stepped in it in her stillettos up to her ankles. Ok, make that her knees. Not at all pretty. You’ve even ruined your stockings and, I don’t need to remind you baby girl but I will, it stinks.

Word is that Kelly wants to go back home to Fox. This is proof that our current crop of television “journalists” are not very well educated. Ever heard of great American writer Thomas Wolfe’s “You Can’t Go Home Again”? Yeah, sort of applies to you. Besides, you going back to Fox would not be a good move nor would it be a good look. Remember Connie in the Godfather movies: she looked so much better as the widowed floozy as opposed to her brother’s loyal church-going henchwoman.

So here’s the thing girl: take a note from the Deborah Norville handbook, go independent and go solo. I realize that this may seem scary but Soledad O’Brien has also made it work. You need to go look for yourself: where did your attitudes come from? Christ is a white guy? Santa Claus is a white guy? Christ was Aramaic and of the Jewish faith which meant that he most likely had dark (read olive) skin and dark hair. The origins of Santa Claus are from what is now Turkey (more olive skinned dark haired people). Seriously, there is some work for you to do to get to the bottom of your (and other people’s) pre-conceptions, also known as misunderstandings.

I know this seems really hard and unfair but most people don’t sign employment contracts for something shy of $70 million for three years of work. Not by a long shot. Basically Megan, you need to climb down from the tower (they have ladders and stairs now) and go live among the ordinary people. You might learn something, along with how to keep your mouth shut when you don’t have anything to say. Most of us learned that a while back. It’s ok if you’re slow.

My point, which I would urge you to consider, even if you don’t like it, is this: You have a unique opportunity to figure out what made you you. Self-discovery is scary; it is also illuminating. If the past three years have taught us anything it is that not knowing what is triggering so much madness is not helping anyone. I suspect that if you, Ms. Kelly, commit yourself to objectively deconstructing the privileges and entitlements that you hold so dear, you may learn something: humility.