Megyn Kelly: Barbara Walters A Media ‘Trailblazer,’ But A Rotten Mom

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly waits to begin the Republican presidential candidate debate at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Candidates from both parties are crisscrossing Iowa, an agricultural state of about 3 million people in the U.S. heartland that will hold the first votes of the 2016 election on Feb. 1. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At a glance

  • 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.”

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