Fox News’ Megyn Kelly had a bone to pick with radio host Mike Gallagher when he called her maternity leave a “racket,” but turns out Jon Stewart has assembled some flip-floppery on Megyn’s stance in this video clip from The Daily Show.
Yes, mama bear Megyn Kelly came out with both guns blazing at Gallagher, shooting down his beef with the maternity leave racket, but in the past, Kelly has had complaints about worker benefits, including… wait for it… maternity leave for men!
Jon Stewart’s team pulled together the evidence of Megyn Kelly yammering on about entitlements being anti-capitalist and slamming the notion that men should get a lengthy parental leave.
Seems she was singing a different tune when she defended her own maternity leave and set Gallagher straight that men are entitled to leave as well.
Stewart called out Kelly, noting: “They’re really only entitlements when they’re something other people want. When it’s something you want, they’re a hallmark of a civilized society.”
In the end, Jon Stewart chalked up Megyn Kelly’s change of heart to a case of “postpartum compassion.”
I love you, Jon Stewart.
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