Late-Night Hosts Mock Newt Gingrich For Saying Megyn Kelly Is Fascinated With Sex

Megyn Kelly Newt Gingrich Clip on Colbert — H 2016
Courtesy of 'The Late Show'

Stephen Colbert said Kelly "isn't talking about fun-time-bedroom-whoopee-making, she's talking about assault."

On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah weighed in on Tuesday night's Fox News dustup between Megyn Kelly Newt Gingrich.

Colbert addressed the on-air clash during his monologue, calling Gingrich a "talking bag of laundry." He played the clip, in which Gingrich accuses Kelly of being obsessed with sex and not focusing on public policy.

"First off, everybody is more fascinated with sex than public policy," said Colbert. "If you're not, there's a pill for that now."

He said that the point is, Kelly "isn't talking about fun-time-bedroom-whoopee-making, she's talking about assault." The Late Show host surmises that Gingrich might not know the difference between the two, maybe because nobody gave him "the talk."

Taking it upon himself to educate Gingrich, Colbert turns to the camera and says, "Newt, sweetheart, you're growing up so fast." Colbert says that since Gingrich is 73, he's "old enough to learn about the birds and the bees and the consent." 

"Grabbing a lady because you're a TV star is not sex, it's assault," Colbert continues, "And fun fact — assault is a matter of public policy 'cause its illegal. Even if you use Tic-Tacs."

Trevor Noah spoke about the conflict in the context of a larger piece about the media. He said when everyone consumes news "in their bubble" they don't get the news, they get their respective version of the news. For example, depending on which outlet consumers read, some outlets depicted the argument as Kelly taking down Gingrich, while others saw the reverse happening.

As for Noah, he thinks it's unfair of Gingrich to say Kelly is fascinated by sex, joking that just because she "invites people who look like swollen testicles on her show, does not mean she's obsessed with sex."

He said Gingrich should not be complaining that anybody is fascinated with sex, calling the former speaker the "same dude who cheated on two different wives." The Daily Show host played a clip of Gingrich saying he cheated partly because of how passionate he was about America, that he worked too hard and inappropriate things happened as a result.

"Get the f— out of here, man," Noah said, mocking Gingrich. "'Why'd you cheat on your wife?' 'For America, that's why I did it. In fact, I only do it to the national anthem.'"