Last month, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly took the spotlight when she asked presidential candidate Donald Trump the following question about statements he made long ago in very different contexts:
Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.” Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?
The question was one of the most blatant examples of the bias Fox News showed against Trump during the August 6 debate. It simply attacked Trump for being politically incorrect and speaking his honest mind, perhaps when the context required.
It is hypothesized that the question and the overall debate was part of a campaign orchestrated by Fox News bigwigs Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes to hurt Trump’s candidacy and prevent his selection as the 2016 Republican Party presidential nominee. Trump’s immense wealth makes it nearly impossible for him to be beholden to the interests of Murdoch and Ailes. Thus, Murdoch and Ailes use what they control to defeat him.
That is where Kelly fits in. Unlike Trump, Kelly is beholden to Murdoch and Ailes. As their employee, her job depends on obedience. The question above might as well have come from the mouths of Murdoch and Ailes themselves. For it to come from Kelly only adds insult to injury as she was one of the last observers of reality through the clouds of political correctness.
Kelly was one to speak her own mind.
During a 2010 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, she acknowledged that show business is a “fickle business” and without taking any offense, engaged in civil conversation with Stern about her breast size and her husband’s penis size. That same year, she had a fair and balanced interview with free speech advocate Phil Davison.
In December 2013, on The Kelly File, she repeatedly asserted that Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were both racially white, attacking a contrary politically correct view.
Earlier this year while questioning former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (whom she once accidentally introduced as “Fuckabee”) about his puritanical stance on women speaking in public, she commented, “[Us women are] not only swearing. We’re drinking. We’re smoking. We’re having premarital sex with birth control before we go to work.”
More often than not, Kelly reported on reality, avoiding the fantasy twisted by political correctness.
Trump, who has successfully branded himself as the candidate against the insane political correctness of this era, provided the best moment of the August 6 debate when he responded to Kelly’s “gotcha” question. His response, included below, destroys political correctness as effectively as possible. It would be preaching to the choir had Kelly been present as herself rather than as Murdoch and Ailes’s Princess of Political Correctness.