Irish American news anchor Megyn Kelly made negative remarks about Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity this week about how they taped their shows while she was live.
She also stated her disappointment that O’Reilly never defended her from Donald Trump’s vicious attacks after the very first Fox presidential debate.
She hardly bargained for Trump unleashing another of his patented nuclear attacks on her which led Fox to claim he has a “sick obsession” with her.
But let me tell you Kelly is right--she is the only journalist without fear or favor covering Trump as he should be covered---by seeking the facts.
Meanwhile. O’Reilly has gone in the tank for Trump. Witness his bizarre behavior when Trump dismissed him after the last Fox debate when O’Reilly appeared to be slurring his words.
Hannity is no better being played as an obedient monkey by the Trump organ grinders who make sure he nods in agreement with whatever Trump says no matter how outrageous.
O’Reilly is usually a far better journalist but his cowardly lion interviewing with Trump is something he will live to regret.
Kelly has had the only pair of cojones over Fox way in taking on Trump and the old boys network. She’s young, serious and female and has tackled Trump the way a Tim Russert would have, just the facts, and there can be no greater compliment.
Now Donald Trump, the old boy's club defender of Sean and Bill has come roaring back at Kelly in an astonishing outburst. "Everybody should boycott the @megynkelly show. Never worth watching. Always hit on Trump! She is sick, & the most overrated person on tv."
Previously he had accused her of menstruating as the reason why she gave him such a hard time in the first Fox presidential debate when she pressed him on negative comments he had made about women.
In the last Fox debate she ripped his Trump University as little more than a scam. She does not mince words.
Now he is refusing to go on any Fox debate where Kelly is part of the panel. To their credit Fox is standing firm.
“Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land,” said Irena Briganti, a spokeswoman for the network.
“Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America — we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults.
As the mother of three young children, with a successful law career and the second highest rated show in cable news, it’s especially deplorable for her to be repeatedly abused just for doing her job.”
Trump of course called for a boycott of Kelly’s show, throwing the toys out of the stroller when someone criticizes him.
Here is Trump’s latest attack: “Megyn Kelly is a highly overrated reporter and anchor that constantly disparages Mr. Trump with negative and inaccurate reports. Despite the fact he wants nothing to do with her and will not appear on her show due to her extremely biased reporting, much of the program is about him anyway on a nightly basis.”
“Unlike Megyn Kelly, who resorts to putting out statements via FOX News, Mr. Trump will continue to defend himself against the inordinate amount of unfair and inaccurate coverage he receives on her second-rate show each night.”
"How in the world does anyone think this unstable man could be president of the United States with his finger on the nuclear button?
I hope America wakes up before it is too late.