“There are times when words do not do complete justice to a moment. Tuesday night’s Newt Gingrich-Megyn Kelly showdown is one of those times,” writes Rebecca Sinderbrand in the Washington Post.
The story says, “Gingrich, on Fox in his role as a Donald Trump surrogate, had questioned the stories of women who’ve come forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault — and the relative importance of the controversy itself, relative to Hillary Clinton’s alleged misdeeds.
“Kelly pushed back. ‘As a media story, we don’t get to say that 10 women are lying. We have to cover that story, sir,’ said the Fox anchor.”
There was a little more back and forth and then Gingrich said, “…I mean, you want to go back through the tapes of your show recently, you are fascinated with sex, and you don’t care about public policy.”
The story continues, “At that point, Kelly glanced up and past the camera, with the look of someone who wasn’t quite sure she’d heard what she thought she’d heard, and needed an instant replay on reality. (We know this look well.) ‘Me? Really?’ she said, laughing.”
Later, at the end of the interview Kelly said, “We’re going to have to leave it at that, and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker. Thanks for being here.”
Here’s the video. The fireworks begin at about the 4:30 mark: