Fox News analyst Brit Hume complimented his colleague Megyn Kelly in an interview published Wednesday, placing her firmly in the category of “attractive-looking blond anchorwomen” who speak authoritatively.
“Attractive-looking blond anchorwomen are not rare,” Hume told the New York Times in a profile on Fox-superstar Kelly. “Attractive-looking blond anchorwomen who speak with a fierce authority are rare.”
“In fact, attractive-looking anybody who speaks with that kind of authority are rare,” he added.
Hume, who sent Kelly’s demo tape to Fox president Roger Ailes in 2004, also told the Times that Kelly’s meteoric rise came from the fact that “she believed in our mission.”
The profile contained gushing praise from other Fox News giants, such as Ailes himself and Bill O’Reilly, who reportedly once warned the newly-successful Kelly, “They’re going to come after you.”