Jon Stewart Sees Something Different About Fox's Megyn Kelly
Kelly's defense of maternity leave strikes The Daily Show host as inconsistent
On Monday, Fox News host Megyn Kelly returned from maternity leave and called out her guest, radio talk show host Mike Gallagher, for deeming her leave a "racket" on his show while she was off the air. After noting that it was a "moronic thing to say," Kelly explained that both men and women are entitled to take a few months off with their newborn. She concluded: "What is it about getting pregnant and carrying a baby for nine months, that you don't think deserves a few months off so bonding and recovery can take place?" Gallagher backed off. Last night, Jon Stewart applauded Kelly's defense of maternity-leave policies, but then played it against her previous skepticism toward other government-mandated employee benefits. "This is the problem with entitlements, they're really only entitlements when they're something other people want," said Stewart. "When it's something you want, they're a hallmark of a society and foundation of a great people."