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Megyn Kelly Speaks Out on the Fox News / Donald Trump Feud

Megyn Kelly Speaks Out on the Fox News / Donald Trump Feud

They “didn’t want any sort of a war with Donald Trump”

Oh boy, here we go—it’s time to talk about this mess again.

Remember back in October, when Megyn Kelly got into a fight with Donald Trump during a nationally televised debate, and everyone took a side?


Was there a gotcha question involved? Was Trump disrespectful? Do we even know why we’re fighting anymore? HAVE WE ALL LOST OUR MINDS?

Enter the ripple effect. The internet exploded, and everyone took a side. Ted Cruz hitched his surfboard to the media wave and made the most of it; meanwhile, Trump was disinvited from the RedState Gathering after no one in the media could decide if Trump made a period joke:

Those affiliated with Fox News publicly bashed Trump over his comments. Legal Insurrection readers say Kelly’s reputation was most damaged; but in the end Trump continued on to participate in another major debate, Kelly returned to her show, and we all finally stopped talking about blood coming out of our wherevers.


Last night Megyn Kelly sat down for an interview on PBS’s “Charlie Rose Show” to talk Trump, the feud, and the enigmatic Roger Ailes:

From Newsmax:

“Neither one of us wanted any sort of a war with Donald Trump,” Kelly said of herself and Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes. “We didn’t think that benefited the channel, we didn’t think it benefited me, and we don’t think it benefited Donald Trump, and I think Donald Trump would say that now.”

“We just wanted to forge forward and put it behind us and not pour any more fuel on that fire,” Kelly told Rose. She said she believes Trump will eventually appear on her show, and predicted it will be good TV when he does.

“I want to ask him all the things people want me to ask him, like why did you get so upset?” Kelly said. “What do you think about how it went in the days after? Any regrets on it? I think we both know the answer to that: No.”

When asked whether or not she believes Trump will ever appear on her show again, Kelly was optimistic, saying that she’s “looking forward to it,” and, “don’t you think that’ll be a big television moment?”


You can watch more footage from the interview here.

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It’s all about Megyn’s ratings and the ratings of the rest of the talking heads. I’m sure Murdoch’s frisky kitten has been schooled on this. Whether the peroxide has fried her brain cells rendering her unable to comprehend this is unknown.

    casualobserver in reply to ZurichMike. | October 8, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Wow. You could sub for Trump taking those kind of shots. Why didn’t you include any of her female body parts, too?

    I’m not Megyn fan, but good grief. I just don’t like her interview style and I did think she decided to come out and attack Trump for “good TV” during that first debate. But I’m mature enough to criticize her actions and not her body.

    Frisky kitten?

      Deranged Trump fans use the same tactics for putting down women like Carly & Megyn that deranged Obama fans used for putting down Sarah. It’s pretty creepy, grubby and immature no matter who does it.

        ZurichMike in reply to Amy in FL. | October 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

        Say the people who get off calling us vulgarians, stupid, lo-fo knuckledraggers, etc. So sorry your delicate sensibilities have been offended. Talking about someone rather than challenging them directly is immature, catty, and predictably girly. Oops. Did it again.

          NC Mountain Girl in reply to ZurichMike. | October 8, 2015 at 12:05 pm

          Until Trump supporter acknowledge what he is based upon his past record and not his current statements, the should expect to be treated with all the respect earned by fans of professional wrestling or TV evangelists.

          It takes two to create a controversy. Trump is at least as culpable as any of his media critics. Indeed, he is the one who tends to resort to ad hominem attacks, especially against women.

          Radegunda in reply to ZurichMike. | October 8, 2015 at 6:09 pm

          I’ve never called Trump fans any of those things. But I have noticed curious patterns in their mode of argument, starting with the angry tone, the knee-jerk use of Jeb! as a foil (absurdly claiming that any criticism of Trump is ipso facto proof of supporting Jeb), the weird pinning of the “RINO” label on anyone who points out that Trump is not the most conservative candidate, the confusion of brashness and braggadocio with honesty, the faith-based “logic” of notions like “Politicians break their promises; therefore I trust Trump to do what he says,” the strange proposition that Trump speaks for average voters more than any other candidate, and the equally strange idea that his being rich enough to finance his own campaign is a guarantee of integrity.

          I won’t say all that is “stupid.” But it isn’t entirely rational.

        Add Michelle Malkin to the list:

        I can’t stand watching her on video because she looks like she should have a fish hook in her mouth.

        Seriously, you guys? Do you not even get how creepy this makes you all look?

          tom swift in reply to Amy in FL. | October 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

          Michelle Malkin writes something of questionable taste, and that makes guys look creepy.

          Riiight …

          Go ahead and criticize her or any other woman you disagree with on substance — but the constant sleazy focus on physical attributes just makes you all look, well, sleazy. Maybe you’d like to post current photos of yourselves and your wives/girlfriends/significant others here so that instead of taking on the substance of your statements, we can just make sleazy often-sexualized derogatory comments about you?

          forksdad in reply to Amy in FL. | October 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

          Wrong. She’s made her appearance and sex life part of her public image. She appeared on the Howard Stern show and talked about her sex life and listened to his fart jokes. She dove down into the sewer all on her own. If she doesn’t like what goes floating by maybe she should get out. Or maybe never started down that road in the first place.

          If she looked like Candy Crowley she wouldn’t have a job covering weather in North Dakota, for a newspaper. If she hadn’t promoted herself through Howard Stern I’d be willing to listen to her complaints as it is now? Meh. With a side of I don’t care and a big double helping of she’s made this bed and she can lay in it.

        tom swift in reply to Amy in FL. | October 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm

        The way you obsess about them and their imaginary habits, I have to wonder if you check under the bed for Trump fans before you knock off for the night.

      ZurichMike in reply to casualobserver. | October 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Megyn’s show needs Trump more than Trump needs to be a suck-up to someone who takes out-of-context quotes and turns it into a “war on women” meme. But she is waging war on herself: “When you say ‘feminist’ now, there is a message that if you are sexy and you acknowledge that part of your personality publicly, then it’s somehow an affront to women. And I reject that.” — Megyn Kelly

What could be more boring than a TV journalist interviewing another TV journalist?

Megyn would be a perfect fit for CNN. If we’re lucky Altho it seems Ailes has lost the conservative base he used to own and has gone to the dark side. Hiring Abby Huntsman…….blech. Geraldo makes me yearn for Beckel. As for Juan…..nuff said.

    casualobserver in reply to Lee Jan. | October 8, 2015 at 10:37 am

    FNC is still the most viewed news source by conservatives by a huge margin. Ailes has always wanted it to be the go to for all but the far left, and he seems to tinker to figure out how to keep that mix. Right now maybe some conservatives are put off. But the audience is still almost 50% who claim to be conservative, which may have been higher in the past. But that is always while the total audience expands. So the conservative eyeball count is at least the same if not more.

    Sad thing is, if FNC were to go away, there would be NO place for conservatives to tune in. Network news will never even attempt to draw in conservatives. So the remaining cable channels would simply fight harder for the middle and left audience. Most likely CNN would stop even trying to put conservative voices on and just focus more on the left.

      cantor4massat4 in reply to casualobserver. | October 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      FNC has been taken over by Murdoch’s two sons who are even more liberal than he is. They have an agenda just like the rest of them. OANN is supposed to be more conservative or, at least, not as biased. I stopped watching FNC about four years ago and get my news on the Internet.

        casualobserver in reply to cantor4massat4. | October 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

        Internet TV has a ways to go to have a similar influence. And what evidence do you have that Ailes won’t be his own man?

          cantor4massat4 in reply to casualobserver. | October 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm

          I read that on Canada Free Press. Ailes does not have influence; Murdoch’s sons do, according to the article. And I believe they’re Hillary supporters.

Megyn’s role in the Fox debate was shameful.

19 candidates needing to introduce themselves, and Megyn hogs the spotlight for herself.

Instead of real policy questions, we got a bunch of essentially bullshit gotcha questions.

With so many angry Trump fans promising to boycott Fox over that episode, I’m wondering whether their ratings have suffered? Or were they just ranting for the sake of ranting, but still tuning in if only to find new things to rant about?

It’s been two months, so any boycott should be showing up in their ratings by now if in fact those vowing to boycott followed through on their threats.

    casualobserver in reply to Amy in FL. | October 8, 2015 at 11:19 am

    FNC’s ratings have grown since the debate. Perhaps a few “angry conservatives” or a few “angry Trump acolytes” (two very different groups) have tuned out. But tens of thousands of new eyes show up every day and especially every night. After all, since the debate FNC won as the top cable channel in one month. Not just top news cable. Top cable for an entire 24/7 month.

    forksdad in reply to Amy in FL. | October 8, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Boycott Fox? Why, they came off far the worse in the exchange. They knew that that’s why they sent her on her little tail-tucked vacation.

    When she asked the inane questions I would have looked around and asked her, “Sorry I thought you were talking to Mrs Clinton’s husband” or something similar. She was given a stupid question to ask by the producers who wanted ratings rather than substance.

    We’re just now getting to Trump’s stance on Kelo. That is ridiculous. It is a huge thing to most conservatives but instead asked him about things he said (and some he didn’t). His party and positions have changed multiple times but instead of that we get the faux war on women thing.

    I’ll tell you this right now. If he does somehow get the nom and elected he’ll win a bigger portion of unmarried women than any republican since Reagan. Why? Because women don’t give two hoots in hell about ‘the war on women’ and vote as a group for the candidate they think will serve their interests best.

    Note I don’t say he’ll get a majority of unmarried women. That’s a pipe dream for a republican. Unmarried women are too insecure by and large to vote for less nanny state but he’ll get more than modern reps for sure.

She should get into pole dancing for a living.

    ZurichMike in reply to Old0311. | October 8, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Google old photos of Megyn, who thought nothing of wearing short skirts sitting on podium chairs when interviewing people or doing the news — doing her Sharon Stone schtick crossing and uncrossing her legs. And yet she decries the war on women? She brought it on herself.

    casualobserver in reply to Old0311. | October 8, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Brilliant. Shouldn’t you be in study hall?

    tom swift in reply to Old0311. | October 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    She should get into pole dancing for a living.

    I’d say that in a very real (though non-literal) sense, that’s exactly what she’s doing here.

      Only in your disturbing fantasies, which you should probably keep to yourself if you want any actual adults here to take you seriously.

        jayjerome66 in reply to Amy in FL. | October 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm

        Per the thumbs vote it looks like the adults aren’t taking you seriously, Amy.
        Is Gloria Steinum your aunt?
        Turn and face the camera so we can see if there’s a resemblance

          Ragspierre in reply to jayjerome66. | October 8, 2015 at 6:27 pm

          You should have Amy’s votes, you lying moron!

          Whadda putz holster!

          jayjerome66 in reply to jayjerome66. | October 8, 2015 at 6:54 pm

          And you should have Amy’s hat, to help with that cross-dressing impulse you’ve been trying to deal with along with those homoerotic urges you mentioned on previous posts.

          There are support groups for that you know….

          “Per the thumbs vote it looks like the adults aren’t taking you seriously”

          Picture a Venn diagram featuring one circle for “adults” and another one for “those concerned with ‘thumb votes'”.

          I am not seeing much overlap there. Are you? Anyone?

      casualobserver in reply to tom swift. | October 8, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I know for certain there is at least one she won’t dance anywhere near. Tom Swift’s.

    Dagwood in reply to Old0311. | October 8, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    So you won’t feel so self-conscious about your pole swallowing?

“Lest you think conservatives are happy with Donald Trump‘s re-entrance into the presidential race, conservative pundit/blogger Michelle Malkin was extremely critical of Trump’s antics on Twitter earlier today. Malkin was set off after Trump tweeted out to his followers, “How does [Malkin] get a conservative platform? She is a dummy–just look at her past.”’

But note the year! It’s like déjà vu all over again!

Isn’t it interesting that T-rump is so consistent in his attacks on ladies who cross him…???

He’s a pussy.

    ZurichMike in reply to Ragspierre. | October 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Google “Salem Media Group” and try to connect the dots. Or just keep rushing to the defense of every GOPe cheerleader and beltway know-it-all.

      Ragspierre in reply to ZurichMike. | October 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      What does that have to do with T-rump’s conduct relative to ladies who in any way cross him?

      How am I “rushing to the defense of every GOPe cheerleader and beltway know-it-all” by noting T-rump is himself a pussy?

      Is Michelle Malkin a GOPe cheerleader? She lives in Colorado, so she can’t be a “beltway know-it-all”.

      When did you lose your mind?

      casualobserver in reply to ZurichMike. | October 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Conspiracies everywhere!!!! You just gotta be as smart as some to connect the dots…..or find dots to connect…..

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to ZurichMike. | October 9, 2015 at 1:08 am

      You under-educated tools are so buffaloed by charlatan and circus barker extraordinaire Trump, you’ll believe and say anything. Every imagined conspiracy and lunatic grievance against Trump that you losers work your dander up over just makes Trump look more and more like obastard and you people look like the “Trump University” enrollees. Yeah go look up “Trump University and find the prototype dumbassed dreamers that he depends on to rope in stupid suckers like you.

        Grrrr Woof Woof, an elitist Terrier baring his fangs at the under-educated.
        And what was your educational degree, a BA in BS?

        No wonder America at large has such a low opinion of fringe Conservatives… You can’t even act civil to your fellow Republicans.

    jayjerome66 in reply to Ragspierre. | October 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Well he’s a pussy who continues to lead the pack.

    Yesterday’s Quinnipiac University Poll has trump continuing to lead not only in Iowa and New Hampshire, but in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

    This despite your ignorant prognostication he was going to fade into obscurity by now. Duh. Your mental masterbations have proved as reliable as tea-leaf readings, and I hereby rename you: WrongWayPierre.

That’s one scary looking broad.

casualobserver | October 8, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Brilliant. Shouldn’t you be in study hall?

Its simple … don’t kick Trump in the shin and he won’t kick you back … don’t make it personal in your questions … make it about policy not personal … you get personal and he’ll get personal … but of course she wanted it to get personal since her ratings depend on that …

    cantor4massat4 in reply to dorsaighost. | October 8, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I am not a Kelly fan, but Trump confirmed what she accused him of when he called her a “bimbo” on Twitter. Not smart. He acts like a man who has never grown up. But he can get away with it because he has money and influence.

    Ragspierre in reply to dorsaighost. | October 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Bullshit! You ask anything that Duh Donald doesn’t like, and you’re a dirty name.

    He’s just a pussy. He runs to the FCC when you say something he doesn’t like. OR, if you’re a female, he calls you a bimbo or stupid or dumb.

    There’s only ONE kind of personality like that…a BIG GOVERNMENT guy who can’t deal with strong women or criticize generally!

    Remind you of someone?

“I want to ask him all the things people want me to ask him, like why did you get so upset?” Kelly said.

“People” want her to waste everyone’s time with such dross? I’m afraid Megyn is coming across as quite a hammerhead.

It’s about ratings. Want to become a household name? Do stupid stuff which gets you on TV. Well, it works for Miley Cyrus, it should work for Megyn Kelly, right? Unfortunately, no, not if one is trying to establish oneself as anything but a freak.

    Ragspierre in reply to tom swift. | October 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Well, it works for Miley Cyrus, it should work for Megyn Kelly, right?

    Yep. It works for Duh Donald, star of “reality TV”.

    Seriously, tom, how stupid are you?

    Want to become a household name? Do stupid stuff which gets you on TV.


    MouseTheLuckyDog in reply to tom swift. | October 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    “I want to ask him all the things people want me to ask him, like why did you get so upset?” Kelly said.

    When I heard that it sounded to me like she was saying, “I was right you were wrong. Why did you get upset?”

    If I were Trump I would be thinking “No I was right you were wrong. Why do I want to appear on your show, when you are just going to keep rehashing this until you come out on top?”

MouseTheLuckyDog | October 8, 2015 at 1:35 pm

News! McCarthy has taken himself out.

Henry Hawkins | October 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Repeating ‘it’s about ratings’ is the same as saying life is about oxygen. Well, duh.

Lamenting over controversy and tension on cable TV news is equally moronic. Cable TV, including the news, IS controversy and tension, on purpose, for the ratings, beause dog bites man isn’t news and poor ratings put you off the air.

The media and politicians, in this case Kelly and Trump, are in general cahoots to generate viewership and ratings for the networks and TV face time for the politicians.

Stop sopping it up like breathless soap opera fans who forget it’s all a stage show.

    Anonamom in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 8, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I disagree. I actually enjoyed watching Megyn Kelly at first. She was tough, but respectful. It seemed that her focus really was on content. Now? Frankly, I think she just a bimbo-fied version of O’Reilly. Bleh. I guess it’s a good thing that we watch virtually no t.v., eh?

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Anonamom. | October 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      I watch Special Report w/Brett Baier and get the rest of my news online. I watch football and hockey on TV, too. And that’s about it. Oh, and the weather channel when I don’t feel like getting up and checking online. Sometimes I watch Judging Amy reruns with Mrs. H, but I have ulterior motives for that.

        MouseTheLuckyDog in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 8, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        Well I like “The Big Bang Theory” too. Though it’s highly inaccurate it’s more to real life then a lot of other shows and often times funny.

        I’m watching Quantico now, but it seems like half the writers want me to really like it and half the writers want me to really hate it.

    forksdad in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 8, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    This blog has brought up at least half a dozen substantive issues people should be asking Trump about. But they focus on BS issues. In fact I see signs of Trump derangement syndrome and wonder, why?

    It’s not like he’s not a known commodity. The only thing he has going for him is his stance on immigration and American outsourcing and his unabashed America first attitude.

    If any of his opponents adopted the same unapologetic America First attitude it would take the wind out of his sails. But no the establishment goes with a guy who can’t speak English in his own house. Who calls criminal invasion an ‘act of love’.

    This is the sole reason for Trump’s support past the fact he is not a career politician. Although, if you are in real estate at any level you are dealing with the political. That is a stone cold fact. He has far more political ties than most people realize and is far deeper into the political world than most of his supporters would like to admit.

Megyn Kelly has proven to be just another news bunny pushing the media line. If she wanted to “expose” Trump she should have asked some substantive questions about real issues. No bogus talking points about the “war on woman” straight out of the main stream media play book.

She has fatally damaged her brand in the eyes of many conservative and should move to ABC. She can be the new Diane Sawyer. Another phony who pretended to be Republican because she worked for Nixon but who in fact is as left wing as Comrade Bill De Blasio.

Or maybe she can get a gig on the View. They need to replace Whoopie with another moron.

Kelly started it. She was abhorrent. She had it coming.

MouseTheLuckyDog | October 8, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Conservative media viewers despise MSM behavior.

The incident with Trump did not start with Trumps comment, but with Megyn’s attitude that she would knock Trump out and her little surprise question about Trump replying “I would like to see that.” to a “on her knees comment”.

Even in this interview her attitude isa “I was right you were wrong.” . Like good old Dan who is rehashing his Bush fighter pilot story.

It does not endear her to the group she is aiming at.

It appears that Kelly is not the center of attention any more because of the lies in her question to Trump at the debate. So, now she is coming out trying to gin up more Trump controversy, hoping Trump will respond.

I hope Trump ignores her.

The problem is that Kelly made herself a part of the story. The day after the debates, I wanted analysis of what the candidate’s position was on important issues. Instead, I was treated to a 24/7 spat between two celebrity blowhards.

Kelly has a career and wants to be famous, like Bill O’Reilly. I get that. But she promoted herself at our expense. I actually liked her reporting before this instance revealed her true nature – I am tired of Celebrity Journalists.

FOX has become especially bad at this of late. I want more Antonin Scalia, instead they give us Judge Judy.

Pretending Donald only strikes out at woman who cross him.
He responds to men and women with equal insults when angered
He’s no pussy, but you must be pussy-whipped to use that feminist double standard meme.

Don’t forget to do the vacuuming and dusting this weekend, Ragmop.

    jayjerome66 in reply to jayjerome66. | October 8, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    should have been posted at Ragpierre comment calling Donald a pussy.

    (Beware new OS9 update.
    Web problems keep popping up.)

I thought the first debate was pretty much a farce to begin with.
Too many candidates to have on at once. Should have been two or three different debates at an hour each. This isn’t even counting the “kids” table of candidates that missed the cutoff on poll numbers.
The first half hour was the talking heads and not questions of the candidates. Stupid and wasteful.
Then there was no “ask each candidate” to respond in a 3 minute period to the same question or whatever time frame would work best. Each candidate should have answered the same question for comparisons.
And lastly it was stupid to have more than one moderator. Should have had only one moderator asking the question and keeping time on the responses. Do the postmortem after the debate is over. The candidates would have happily gone on whatever show offered to speak to them.
Just go back and look at the times each candidate got and you can how utterly stupid the format was.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to 4fun. | October 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    When I was doing science-related debates they used a system where you had a certain time limit and a dinger gave you a ‘ten seconds to go’ warning. When that ten seconds was up your mike went dead whether you were still speaking or not. Knowing we had ten seconds or less, we all made the deadline easily. In political debates they just keep gabbing, cramming in those talking points, and I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that candidates have media coach specialists who teach them how to milk the most time, including profiles on various TV reporters explaining what works/doesn’t work with each. Media causes a lot of bullshit in society.

      forksdad in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 9, 2015 at 1:07 am

      Of course they have debate consultants. They have consultants tell them what to wear, what book to be holding in their hand, what to say they eat, what they actually eat etc. If they don’t they’re old school and either have good instincts or they are losing a couple of points they could be carrying just for what they respond to.