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Ann Curry has weighed in on the ongoing Megyn Kelly/Jane Fonda drama — and she thinks Kelly’s decision to blast the actress on air this week was “not journalism.”
“Journalists are not supposed to be the story,” the former Today show anchor said during a Tuesday appearance on The View. “We’re supposed to be — and it’s a struggle, I think, for everyone to be — but we’re supposed to be humble. We’re supposed to use whatever time we’re given to shine a light on other stories. I mean, there are so many stories that we’re not covering. And to take time with this — this is not journalism.”
On Monday, nearly four months after Fonda shut down a question about her plastic surgery during an awkward interview on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today, the former Fox News anchor concluded her 9 a.m. hour with a three-minute aside on Fonda in which she brought up the actress’ controversial past, invoking the “Hanoi Jane” nickname that was used against her during and after the Vietnam War.
Kelly’s comments came after Fonda, 80, brought up the initial interview twice in the last week — during a Today appearance with co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, and in a Variety interview over the weekend, calling Kelly’s question “so inappropriate.”