Former Fox News star Megyn Kelly had decidedly mixed praise for the late Barbara Walters, who died Dec. 30.
Kelly called Walters a journalism “trailblazer,” adding that “all of us who have come in her wake owe her a debt of gratitude on that front.”
But Kelly said she was disturbed by Walters’ own description of her mothering habits, as described in her 2008 memoir “Audition.”
“I actually read that book cover to cover. I read every word in it. And I was deeply disturbed by what I saw,” Kelly said. “What I saw was an incredible person professionally. And I would never take one moment of that away from her. But a woman who completely fell down on the job when it came to her mothering.”