Sky News’ Andrew Bolt tears into Meghan Markle over Ellen DeGeneres interview


Andrew Bolt tears into Meghan Markle for doing her second network TV interview in a year despite asking for ‘privacy’ and saying she would engage with ‘grassroots media organisations’


Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt wasn’t impressed by Meghan Markle’s softball interview with Ellen DeGeneres that aired in America on Thursday.

The right-wing commentator, 62, said it was interesting to see the Duchess of Sussex, 40, making yet another appearance on U.S. network television, after she and husband Prince Harry announced last year they would be engaging with ‘grassroots media organisations’ and ‘young, up-and-coming journalists’.

Mr Bolt noted that The Ellen Show was about as mainstream as you could get, and wondered why the former Suits actress didn’t choose another outlet to speak about her new life in California.

Having his say: Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt wasn’t impressed by Meghan Markle’s softball interview with Ellen DeGeneres that aired in America on Thursday

He said on the Bolt Report: ‘But wait, didn’t the same Meghan Markle and Prince Harry declare last year they’d adopted a “revised media approach to ensure diverse and open access to their work” and this “updated approach aims to engage with grassroots media organisations and young, up-and-coming journalists”?’

‘When did Ellen DeGeneres last get categorised as a “young, up-and-coming journalist”?’ he asked pointedly.

Mr Bolt also criticised Meghan for using an ‘official royal letterhead’ in a letter to American politicians asking for paid parental leave, despite the fact British royals are expected to stay out of politics.

Commentary: The right-wing pundit, 62, said it was interesting to see the Duchess of Sussex, 40, making yet another appearance on U.S. network television, after she and husband Prince Harry announced last year they would be engaging with 'grassroots media organisations'

Commentary: The right-wing pundit, 62, said it was interesting to see the Duchess of Sussex, 40, making yet another appearance on U.S. network television, after she and husband Prince Harry announced last year they would be engaging with ‘grassroots media organisations’

His guest, YouTuber and commentator Daisy Cousens, noted the ‘cognitive dissonance’ in asking for ‘privacy’ then doing two major TV interviews – one with Oprah Winfrey and another with Ellen – just eight months apart.

The Sussexes have said one of their main reasons for moving to the U.S. was to have the ‘privacy’ and ‘freedom’ they could never achieve in Britain.

Ms Cousens seconded Mr Bolt’s point about the Sussexes working with major media companies despite saying they would prioritising ‘grassroots’ outlets.

‘Where are they? Ever since then it’s been Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, Time magazine, Netflix, Apple TV’. 

Opinionated: His guest, YouTuber and commentator Daisy Cousens (right), noted the 'cognitive dissonance' in asking for 'privacy' then doing two major TV interviews - one with Oprah Winfrey and another with Ellen - just eight months apart

Opinionated: His guest, YouTuber and commentator Daisy Cousens (right), noted the ‘cognitive dissonance’ in asking for ‘privacy’ then doing two major TV interviews – one with Oprah Winfrey and another with Ellen – just eight months apart

During Meghan’s chat with Ellen, she discussed her early acting career, family life, friendship with Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, as well as her children’s book The Bench.

She did not drop any ‘truth bombs’ about the Royal Family, like she had done during her and Harry’s infamous interview with Oprah in March.

During that sit-down, the couple accused an unnamed royal of making a racist remark about their unborn son Archie and also claimed the family hadn’t provided adequate support when Meghan was feeling suicidal.

Buckingham Palace responded to the racism allegation with a 61-word statement on behalf of the Queen, which read: ‘The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

‘The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.’

Harry’s brother, Prince William, also said the Royal Family ‘is very much not racist’.

Informal: During Meghan's chat with Ellen, she discussed her early acting career, family life and friendship with Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. She also spoke about her children's book The Bench

Informal: During Meghan’s chat with Ellen, she discussed her early acting career, family life and friendship with Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. She also spoke about her children’s book The Bench

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