October 6, 2015
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. —George Orwell
“American journalism (like the journalism of any other country) is predominantly paltry and worthless. Its pretensions are enormous, but its achievements are insignificant.” —H.L. Mencken
“What you read in the newspapers, hear on the radio and see on television, is hardly even the truth as seen by experts; it is the wishful thinking of journalists, seen through filters of prejudice and ignorance.” —Hans Jürgen Eysenck,
Donald Trump maintained several times after the Fox GOP debate, that he would not apologize for "totally appropriate," yet widely criticized, comments about Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who questioned him during the first GOP presidential debate about the way he’s talked about women over the years.
"You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs,’ and ‘disgusting animals,’ " Kelly said.
Trump cut her off with his index finger in the air, quipping it was "only Rosie O’Donnell." When the crowd’s roar settled, Kelly continued. She went after him tooth and nail and it was an obvious and purposeful smear of the number one leading GOP candidate.
In what was likely the biggest and most unusual presidential primary debate in U.S. history, 24 million Americans tuned in to Fox to see if double-digit front-runner Donald Trump could sustain his campaign of speaking to the American people. The establishment Republicans speak only to the pundits, but the Donald speaks to those of us who matter, the American people.
Viewers got the expected fireworks from the very moment the debate began. But it wasn’t the nine other GOP candidates on stage who had launched a full-blown assault on the billionaire businessman. It was Fox News, and Megyn Kelly was the catalyst.
Kelly's attack on Trump was vitriolic and purposeful. I would surmise that the three moderators, Brett Baier, Chris Wallace, and Megyn Kelly, were told to make sure they slammed Trump in every possible way. They did it with every antagonistic question they could throw at him. Undoubtedly, Rupert Murdoch issued the order to go after Trump.
Whoever was behind their questions, it was not a debate, it was an all out attack on the front runner, Donald Trump. Every question was designed to embarrass Trump in front of the Republican audience.
• No one bothered to ask Mike Huckabee about his sexism, although personally I don't think Mike is really a sexist.
• Nobody asked Jeb Bush how he could have hired a racist and sexist chief technology officer for his campaign, or the fact that Scott Walker got rid of Wisconsin’s equal pay law.
• Trump was asked about his bankruptcies, but no one questioned Marco Rubio on the dozens of financial skeletons in his closet.
Kelly said she would not apologize to Trump for "doing good journalism." What good journalism? A good journalist would have focused on the top issues, not on personal attacks.
Fox News is not “fair and balanced.” Only an unbalanced partisan would believe that they are. Megyn Kelly needed to ask hard questions of all of the Republican candidates, instead of picking just on Trump. The moderators were so obvious in their hatred of Trump and their desire to bring him down, that the public saw right through it.
If you were wondering why Brett Baier and Megan Kelly did all they could to kneecap Trump in the first debate, maybe this news will help to explain it.
to Federal Election Commission and Center for Responsive Politics data,
21st Century Fox News Corp. has donated more than $3 million to Clinton
family accounts. Overall, this lands Fox as the Clinton family’s
donor over the course of the family’s political involvement."
Allegedly, 96% of the employees of Fox News vote democrat.
The Republican Party is in chaos because one candidate is exposing and exploiting all of the divisions and failures within their party. Trump is saying the exact things the citizens of America are saying to each other, and he's the only candidate with the chutzpah to speak the truth. The rest of the elitists hate him for speaking out, but the American public loves him.
Trump has called Megyn Kelly a bimbo, and he may be right. I would certainly say she lacks class. Let's take a closer look at the real Megyn Kelly who claims she was just doing her journalistic job during the first GOP primary candidate debate. Yet she overtly attacked Donald Trump regarding his attitude towards women.
Megyn Kelly Talks Trash with Howard Stern
Walid and Ted Shoebat found a five year old interview of Meghan Kelly when she was climbing up the ladder. She did not mind going on the Howard Stern Show to gain fame while allowing Stern to discuss with her every sort of smut, including her personal sex life with her husband. She laughs and is okay with Stern discussing penises, breasts, etc., in the most vulgar and nonchalant way. Stern even asked her about Roger Ailes' penis. Listener be advised, this is graphic sexual talk. You can tell Megyn Kelly is not comfortable, yet she never got up and walked out of the studio. She sat there and giggled...is that a real class act lady?
Megyn Kelly's Sexual Poses for GQ Magazine
In 2010, Megyn Kelly was interviewed by Greg Veis for GQ Magazine. Here is the entire article which discussed Kelly leaving the practice of law, and joining Fox News as a journalist. She even talks about Brit Hume joking about the rumor of him having an affair with her. The interview was fairly innocent, but the provocative photos of Megyn Kelly were really over the top.
Photos by Alei Hay for GQ Magazine
I have to say the 1987 photo of Diane Sawyer on Vanity Fair's cover was far classier than the photos of Megyn Kelly. At the time, it was considered scandalous because of the off-the-shoulder dress she was wearing in the photo.
To be fair, Melania Knauss Trump also posed for GQ Magazine, in a far more risqué photo than Megyn's. However, this was five years before she married Donald Trump and while she was still modeling.
According to sources, Murdoch has tried, and failed, to rein in Fox News Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes, who, insiders say, is pushing Fox to defend Trump. Ailes told his senior executives during a meeting that Murdoch recently called him and asked if Fox could "back off the Trump coverage." Ailes is said to have boasted to his executives that he told Murdoch he was covering Trump "the way he wanted to." Sean Hannity seems to really like Trump and has done some excellent interviews with him. So either Sean really likes him, or he's following Roger Ailes' orders.
Ailes certainly didn't seem to have any input on the first GOP debate on Fox News. All three moderators were overtly in attack mode against Donald Trump, but Megyn Kelly's comments were corrosive and bitter. This was no debate, no real issue oriented questions, but instead a personal blitzkrieg against the leading GOP candidate by a woman who very well may fit the description of "bimbo."
Megyn Kelly and two other guys on Fox defended Trump’s wife, Melania, when the New York Times and Washington Post both published a demeaning article about her.
Trump tweeted his thanks to Megyn for defending his wife. Attached is a snapshot of the tweet. Maybe fences will be mended, or perhaps Roger Ailes told Megyn Kelly to play nice.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.
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