The 37-year-old referenced David Horsey’s widely panned Los Angeles Times column published on November 1 where he wrote;
Much like Roger Ailes when he was stocking the Fox News lineup with blond Barbie dolls in short, tight skirts, the president has generally exhibited a preference for sleek beauties with long legs and stiletto heels to represent his interests and act as his arm candy.
Martha MacCallum Wants Personal Apology For David Horsey’s “Blonde Barbies” Column Crack
David took a lot of heat for the line where he described Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, as looking “more like a slightly chunky soccer mom.”
David apologized for that remark and removed it from the post.
Martha wrote in an op-ed piece published on Wednesday;
The women of Fox news – commodified as ‘Blonde Barbie Dolls’ – also deserve a public apology,
David has already apologized for that crack too. November 8, Megyn Kelly Today. Martha is not impressed, writing;
When pressed, Horsey finally expressed remorse for his comments about Fox News hosts, but did not apologize to me or any other current Fox News anchors directly.
She further wrote;
We’re experienced journalists and reporters, most of us have been at it a long time. Between us, we’ve worked at all the networks and most prominent newspapers and publications. We’re proud that our ‘lineup’ is ‘stocked’ with some of the sharpest, brightest women in the business,
Our success is not about hair color or skirts. It’s about elbow grease, dedication and sacrificing time with our families and friends. We are fine with that, it goes with the territory,
David’s column “lands hard in an ongoing national conversation about the treatment of women in the workplace," she wrote.