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For Kelly, Even Seppuku Would Not Be Enough for the PC Horde

Doug Kimball By Doug Kimball

I feel sorry for Megyn Kelly. Beloved on Fox News, she drew criticism from then-candidate Trump for her debate questions (one of Trump’s worst moments – he was vulgar and petty) and then left Fox amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations that pushed out two powerful men, Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, and forced Fox to pay an alleged $32 million to victims. She was at the peak of popularity on the Fox News network with her own prime-time show but left for NBC.

Hijacked this post from over there because Doug was always a favorite of mine but he is dead wrong here. In light of all the chaos going on in the world, Kelly wasted our time talking about the #metoo agenda.

Big yawn.

The Donald was hilarious with his response re: Rosie O’Donnell, but I would have preferred if he’d stopped while he was ahead. But that turned out to be ok; his voters didn’t mind and even a few of us did fuggedaboutit because the question was so inane and not remotely relevant to the critical issues.

I, for one, am grateful Kelly got her just deserves.

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  1. I kinda liked her years ago, but gradually started to dislike her because of her obvious ego and affected style.

    That she constantly played the role of hot-chick anchor, showing leg and calf with heels, meticulous make-up and hair, the vanity was superfluous.

    She clearly had at least a mild contempt for men, and certain males she showed definite distain for, all the while playing on her sex appeal ( which for me vanished completely at some point, making her appear cartoonish in my eyes).

    I absolutely hate when journalists ( a loose term here) champion causes and craft loaded questions while grandstanding for their own brand.

    I also despise Fox News journos, like Chris Wallace who feel a special need to attack a certain kind of Republican unfairly to burnish their credentials as “objective”. The pattern shows that anyone not on board with mainstream moderate statist neoconservative agenda (Rand Paul, Trump,  Cruz, Gingrich, Ben Carson) is an open target for their snide attacks.

    So she alienated too many at Fox with her outsized ego, while at the same time alienating many Fox viewers with her dripping contempt for Trump, and doesn’t realize the Democrats who watch NBC won’t trust her – ever, because Fox has been successfully demonized, and she’s not likable.

    She wasn’t fired for her blackface remarks. That is the facade. She was fired because she had bad ratings and no one liked her.

    I don’t feel one smidgeon of sorrow for her.

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  2. I think it’s difficult to assess when those in the entertainment industry are acting from any motive beyond financial compensation. I think Kelly probably enjoyed her work at Fox before the 2016 presidential campaign and I liked her then but not after. But she has made much money.

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  3. I was turned off by her arrogant attitude before the first R presidential debate in 2015.  It’s up to the voters to reject candidates.  The media should not attempt to do that for them.  And the outfit she wore to interview Putin was ridiculous.

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  4. Franco:
    She wasn’t fired for her blackface remarks. That is the facade. She was fired because she had bad ratings and no one liked her.

    I liked your comment previously, but have to point out that you are spot on regarding her ratings. I didn’t find her comments about Diana Ross the least offensive so it was blatantly obvious they were looking to get rid of her.

    Moral of the story: Stay true to something and you will always have a job. She had no clue or compass.

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  5. Franco:
    I kinda liked her years ago, but gradually started to dislike her because of her obvious ego and affected style.

    That she constantly played the role of hot-chick anchor, showing leg and calf with heels, meticulous make-up and hair, the vanity was superfluous.

    She clearly had at least a mild contempt for men, and certain males she showed definite distain for, all the while playing on her sex appeal ( which for me vanished completely at some point, making her appear cartoonish in my eyes).

    I absolutely hate when journalists ( a loose term here) champion causes and craft loaded questions while grandstanding for their own brand.

    I also despise Fox News journos, like Chris Wallace who feel a special need to attack a certain kind of Republican unfairly to burnish their credentials as “objective”. The pattern shows that anyone not on board with mainstream moderate statist neoconservative agenda (Rand Paul, Trump,  Cruz, Gingrich, Ben Carson) is an open target for their snide attacks.

    So she alienated too many at Fox with her outsized ego, while at the same time alienating many Fox viewers with her dripping contempt for Trump, and doesn’t realize the Democrats who watch NBC won’t trust her – ever, because Fox has been successfully demonized, and she’s not likable.

    She wasn’t fired for her blackface remarks. That is the facade. She was fired because she had bad ratings and no one liked her.

    I don’t feel one smidgeon of sorrow for her.

    You mean folks who stray off of the 3×5 card of allowable opinion?

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  6. EThompson:
    The Donald was hilarious with his response re: Rosie O’Donnell, but I would have preferred if he’d stopped while he was ahead. But that turned out to be ok; his voters didn’t mind and even a few of us did fuggedaboutit because the question was so inane and not remotely relevant to the critical issues.

    Well, some of his voters did mind that he seemed to go out of his way to be crude and boorish.

    But in a situation in which the choice was binary, we chose him.   He has rewarded us by exceeding our expectations.

    Regarding Ms. M. Kelly, she is simply what Rush Limbaugh famously calls an info-babe.   She is in the infotainment business.   I wish her no ill will.   I don’t understand her business or how it works, so it is hard to judge how fairly or unfairly she was treated, but it is clear that her (now former) employers are rank hypocrites.

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  7. Back when she would discuss & debate legal matters with O’Reilly on his show she appeared smart and in control. That evaporated after she got her own slot. Her best years were with the O’Reilly show.

    I say that because 1) it’s true and 2) it would probably frost her royally to hear it.

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  8. MJBubba:
    Well, some of his voters did mind that he seemed to go out of his way to be crude and boorish.

    Won’t argue with you on this point. He would have done well to stop with the Rosie O’Donnell joke. That had the whole crowd laughing.

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  9. Pencilvania:
    Back when she would discuss & debate legal matters with O’Reilly on his show she appeared smart and in control. That evaporated after she got her own slot. Her best years were with the O’Reilly show.

    At least we still have Laura Ingraham who I consider one of the best in the business regardless of gender.

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